Show Me The Shekels

My buddy KD just wrote a piece about the importance of the Employee Development Plan when targeting the performance “middle-class.” It makes a lot of sense; you have 20% of… Get the Rest

Win the War for Talent: Double Down on Benefits

If you haven't heard, we are in a war for talent. I spend my time with recruiters and HR professionals who don't know how to compete with big

Using the Sunk Costs Concept to Manage Performance

Want a little insight into the educational background of your FOT contributor today? I started off as a business major at a state school, took Accounting 101, flunked

Musing On The Candidate Experience… In Parental Recruiting Mode

I have two teenagers... both were gainfully employed last summer.  Which meant I had a summer of bliss.  You know what I mean if you have teenagers. Both did

You Hate Your Job: Welcome to Camp Suck It Up

It's the end of 2014, and I've been traveling for the last week.  There's one trend I've picked up on. A lot of people in my life are generally

Don’t Fall In Love

You've heard the meme before, "people don't leave companies, they leave managers..." right? Sure you have, we all have---it's repeated more times than you can count. Two things about

Why Leaders Can Take Vacations, Even Us Americans

It's August. Europe is on holiday. I'm just back from a week+ vacation myself. While away, I came across this article explaining why Europeans are better at taking

You Have So Much Potential

If you were MENSA eligible, would you join the organization? For me, the answer is a resounding NO. The main reason is... it would screw with me, and

Pay to Quit. Pay to Stay. Or Just Pay Me to Work For An Awesome Boss.

Jeff Bezos, Founder & CEO of Amazon, boldly announced he was cloning the Zappos practice of offering employees money to leave.  He outlined the program in his annual

Why a Sucker Pay Plan Made Me Hate Teaching

I was a sorta teacher for a few years. While I did my masters, I taught some composition and literature courses. If you have any sort of ego