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 …

5 Things You Should Know This Week

Cara Lucas The HR Profession, This Week in HR

Welcome back to another week with your favorite blogging team! Get your morning started with these 5 must-reads: 1.Corporations Want Love (and Free Marketing on Instagram): Companies once asked only their employees to feign heartfelt devotion to their products. Now their customers are expected to do so too. 2. Five Execs Leave Twitter: Five major executives abruptly left Twitter in a surprising …

Happy #TimSackettDay – Put Your Paws Together For Recruiting Animal

Cara Lucas Cara Lucas, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett Day

It’s Tim Sackett Day. Aka #TimSackettDay2016. Aka that one day each year where we pour some out for that HR Pro doing his or her thing and doing it well. This year, our honoree is Recruiting Animal (Michael Kelemen)! And that’s why, in honor of #TimSackettDay, FOT is joining forces with other HR and Talent leaders to honor the living legend himself. Learn …

5 Things You Should Know This Week

Cara Lucas The HR Profession, This Week in HR

Welcome back to another week with your favorite blogging team—get your morning started with these 5 must-reads!: 1.Why Are So Many Zappos Employees Leaving?: The online shoe retailer Zappos has always stood out for its unconventional human-resources philosophy. 2. The Silver Tsunami – Recruiting An Aging Labor Force: USA Today reports that a survey of American workers found that 82 percent of the respondents age …

5 Things You Should Know This Week

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

Welcome back to another great week at FOT! Before you get your day started, check out these 5 must-reads: 1.Native Advertising — The Next Big Thing In Recruitment Advertising: You should test using native advertising in recruiting primarily because, in a world where most ads are never even viewed, they work. 2. Why Do Americans Work So Much?: The economist John Maynard Keynes …

Employee Experience vs. Candidate Experience

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Recruitment Marketing, Talent Strategy, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett

If 2015 taught us anything as HR and Talent Pros it’s that you better be minding your candidate experience!  I mean, you couldn’t open an article or blog post without hearing why CE was so important, and how you were failing at it. I think we’ve completely killed candidate experience. Is there really anything left to say about it? It’s …

Screw The Gym. 3 Healthier Ways To Keep Your 2016 HR Resolutions

Kathy Rapp Candidate Pool, Change, Contingent Workforce, Culture, Employment Branding and Culture, HR, HR & Sports, HR (& Life!) Advice, Innovation, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Talent Strategy, The HR Profession, wellness

January 1st.  My gym is packed.  Brand new workout gear is on display.  There’s a line for the adduction lever machine. Fitness resolutions are certainly worthy, but, like most well-intentioned resolutions, are hard to keep without help.  You’ve also probably got some HR resolutions on your list.  Why not kill two birds… and forget the gym!  Here are three ways …