Conceit Is The Downfall of Great Recruiting

Tim Sackett Bad HR, candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Communication, HR, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, The FOT Soap Box, This Week in HR

I think one of the worst things anyone can say about a person is that they are conceited in a negative way. Being labeled as conceited doesn’t go away easily. You can do hundreds of genuine things, and people will still remember the one conceited way you acted from five years ago! Corporate talent acquisition has a major conceit problem …

You’re Boring Me

Matt Charney Audacious Ideas, Culture, Current Affairs, Employment Branding and Culture, Good HR, HR, HR & Marketing, Matt Charney, The FOT Soap Box

My freshman year of college, I lived in a high-rise dorm in the middle of the hood. I loved every minute of it. My favorite part, however, was the fact I could see the Hollywood sign from the window of the shared bathroom. Every morning I looked out and thought to myself how awesome it was to be so close …

Lose Your Illusion III*

Paul Hebert Current Affairs, Good HR, HR, Paul Hebert, Science, The FOT Soap Box

I spend an inordinate amount of time studying humans. My job is to help companies connect with them, engage them, provide reasons for them to change and adopt new behaviors. My passion is helping people get what they want. Those two things are pretty congruent and overlapping. When I do a great job, I also reinforce my passion. I’m lucky …

Read Less – Know More – Think Better

Paul Hebert Communication, Learning and Development, Paul Hebert, Seat at the Table, The FOT Soap Box

I have over 300 feeds in my Feedly reader (FYI—I still hold a grudge against Google for dropping Google reader). And I disagree with almost everything written on each of them (except this one, of course). In fact… I am unhappy, depressed, angry and in some cases—stupid (or more stupid)—for quite a while after I read through my feed. (You …

Maybe the Ignorant Have the Best HR Answers

Paul Hebert Change Management, Good HR, HR, Influence, Innovation, Paul Hebert, The FOT Soap Box, The HR Profession

I am ignorant. I’m not stupid.  I’m not slow.  I’m just ignorant. I’m ignorant of what HR practitioners go through every day.  I don’t know what they hear from their bosses.  I don’t know what they hear from their direct reports.  I don’t know what they hear from other employees. I do know what I hear from my HR buddies.  …

HR – Suffering from Corporate Middle Child Syndrome?

Paul Hebert Good HR, HR, Paul Hebert, Seat at the Table, Social Media, The FOT Soap Box, The HR Profession

HR is stuck in the middle – between the C-Suite and the rank and file. Between strategy and tactics. Between valuable and costly. HR is the ultimate middle child. Middle Child Syndrome Me, being one of six kids – 2nd in the birth order and oldest son – have never had the experience of being the middle child.  In our family, …

This Cynic’s Top Ten 2014 Predictions for HR

Paul Hebert Bad HR, HR, Paul Hebert, Pop Culture, Seat at the Table, The FOT Soap Box

I know I’m stealing some juice from Ms. Ruettimann—the original cynic—but  Tincup and Dunn (sounds like a country and western band, no?) have laid the groundwork for stealing art as a meme this week so I’m going with it.  Sue me.  Stone = no blood. But, in true end-of-year-fashion, I feel it is my duty to lay out my top …

The FOT Soap Box – Episode 3 [Video]

Holland Dombeck McCue Marisa Keegan, The FOT Soap Box, Tim Sackett

We’re back with Episode 3 of The FOT Soap Box. Today’s lineup: We drop the name tags form our videos. Crazy, we know. Marisa Keegan shares her inspiration for her post Trapped in a Box Tim Sackett rehashes his Frist Time Job Regrets If you – our valued reader – would like to come on The FOT Soap Box and riff on …

The FOT Soap Box – Episode 2 [Video]

Holland Dombeck McCue Holland Dombeck, Meredith Soleau, The FOT Soap Box, William Tincup

We're back as promised with Episode 2 of the The FOT Soap Box. Today's lineup: Meredith reveals a chapter of her book and deals with her employee's wives William serves up solutions to The Noise We extend #TimSackettDay and take a moment to honor the great Paul Hebert How The FOT Soap Box works: Three FOT contributors, one microphone Bi-weekly G …