I’m Good Enough, I’m Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me!

Kathy Rapp Change, Change Management, Coaching, Employee Coaching, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Learning, Pop Culture, The HR Profession

“Daily Affirmation with Stuart Smalley” is one of the reasons I continued to watch SNL in the 90’s.  Al Franken invented and acted out Stuart in a way that made you laugh and cringe at the same time. I’m not an affirmation gal.  The closest I get is coaching my daughter to tell me to “Buck up, Mommy!” whenever I …

5 Things You Should Know This Week

Cara Lucas Cara Lucas, The HR Profession, This Week in HR

Welcome back to another great week with your favorite blogging team here at FOT! Get your Monday morning started right with these 5 articles below: 1.Former Facebook Workers: We Routinely Suppressed Conservative News: Imposing human editorial values onto the lists of topics an algorithm spits out is by no means a bad thing—but it is in stark contrast to the company’s …

The 5 Biggest Mistakes (Almost) Every Recruiter Makes

Matt Charney Always Be Closing, Hiring Managers, HR, Matt Charney, Recruiting, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, The HR Profession

Recruiting is never easy, but for some reason, many talent acquisition professionals make it somehow much harder than it really needs to be. The fact that recruiters inherently work in silos and are largely forced to figure out the intricacies of talent sourcing and screening independently means that we tend to all make the same mistakes. For the most part, …

5 Things You Should Know This Week

Cara Lucas Cara Lucas, The HR Profession, This Week in HR

Welcome back to another great week with your favorite blogging team! Get your morning started with these 5 must-reads: 1. How Politically Correct Should the Workplace Be?: A tough test-case from Denmark is an opportunity for teasing out the questions that surround off-color jokes made in the workplace. 2. The Case for a New WPA: When the government pays for people to work, …

PREACH IT: March Madness Means Half Your Employees Are Back to Mailing It In…

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Coaching, Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, Employee Engagement, FOT Reads, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kris Dunn, Performance, T+D, The HR Profession

It’s mid-March in the United States. That means the following things: – Some of your employees are about to get absolutely hammered this Thursday on St. Patrick’s Day. Green dye in the liquid of their choice?  Absolutely no problem. If there’s one thing Americans can do, it’s celebrate days that are centered around other countries. We’re Irish on 3/17. We celebrate …

What I Learned From AC/DC

Kathy Rapp Communication, Culture, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, Generations, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Innovation, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Learning, Organizational Development, Pop Culture, The HR Profession

If you read my bio,  you know I’m a music fan.  In particular, I get excited by loud, vibrant and heart-stopping tunes.  So when a former colleague messaged me he was touring with AC/DC and they’d be in Houston, I had no shame in asking (ok… begging) him for tickets. Not only did we have amazing seats, but he also hooked …

Pack Up Your Pipeline: Reefer Madness & Recruiting

Matt Charney Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, HR, Matt Charney, The HR Profession

There are few topics more taboo in the strange sweater-and-swag-filled world of HR than smoking weed, or “ingesting marijuana,” if you’re an employee handbook or an SPHR.  While stuff like pre-employment testing and after-hours activities among workers were in heavy rotation, Bogarting much of the coverage, what was passed to the left hand side was the fact that, like cell …