Why So Serious?! 5 Ways To Inject A Little Sex Appeal Into Your Training Program

Chelsea Rowe Audacious Ideas, Chelsea Rowe, Employee Coaching, HR, HR Tech, Learning, Learning and Development, Talent Strategy, Training and Development

A few months back, I was chatting with an HR manager and they shared with me that their company was considering bulking up their training program. That’s when they said the words that left me puzzling: “Maybe I could be talked into including some discussion, but definitely no exercises, no role play… none of that happy horse shit. We’re going corporate …

“Provided By Management For Your Safety”

Kathy Rapp Communication, Culture, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Training and Development, wellness

I was in an airport restroom last week and the seat cover holder made me laugh.  I’d never noticed it before, but this particular one actually said, “Provided By Management For Your Safety.”  I even took a picture of it. So many things struck me as stupid about this sign. Is the airport leadership really concerned about the safety of …

New Requirement for HR Managers… Be Over 40

Kelly Dingee Employee Relations, Generations, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kelly Dingee, Training and Development, Workforce Management Articles

What?!? Oh yeah, I’m serious!  I want HR Managers to be over 40. But I have a method to that madness as millenials start to curse me out.  It’s the experience factor… both of life and work. I look at HR, and I see an industry encumbered by policies, rules and regulations.  Get your Bachelor’s, your Master’s and a PHR. …

Why the Tony Robbins “You Can Be Great” Employee Goal-Setting Approach is BS

Kris Dunn Coaching, Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, Engagement and Satisfaction, FOT Reads, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Kris Dunn, Labor, Leadership, Performance, T+D, Talent Strategy, Training and Development, Workforce Management Articles

FOT Note: This Rant is brought to you by the good folks at Halogen Software, who like us enough to be an annual sponsor at FOT for all content in our performance management track (and don’t expect that we run any of this by them ahead of time). They’re also up for having fun to the extent that they’re sponsoring a …

Sackadamus Gives His 2015 Predictions

Tim Sackett Cara Lucas, Change, Digital Interviewing, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, HR Technology, in the news, Kris Dunn, Learning and Development, Recruiting, Seat at the Table, SHRM, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Training and Development, Uncategorized, Video Interviewing

The Annual Sackadamus FOT Predictions have become legendary, primarily for their uncanny accuracy and for the simple fact no one is willing to go out on such a limb within the industry. Back in 2009, it was I who predicted the take off of video interviewing/video profiles!  I also predicted Healthcare reform would go nowhere, so 50/50 seems to be …

The Real Reason That Training Didn’t Stick: YOU

Chelsea Rowe Chelsea Rowe, Talent Management Power Rankings, Training and Development, Work Life Balance, Workforce Management Articles

You spend a few days going through some training. Maybe it’s excellent training—compelling and engaging, with high fidelity exercises that reinforce your new found skill set. You vow to use these skills… boy/girl scouts honor. Fast forward 90 days and you’re right back where you started. Ahh… the age-old transfer of training dilemma.  Old habits die hard, right? Our default …

Anarchy In The J.O.B

Dawn Burke Culture, Dawn Hrdlica, Generations, Good HR, HR, Influence, Learning and Development, Organizational Development, Seat at the Table, The HR Profession, Training and Development, Workforce Management Articles

Anarchist: A person who rebels against any authority, established order, or ruling power. Guess what? Anarchists are alive and well in your company. And HR is SICK OF IT. Every time we try to do something good, we get criticism. Why? Because we have the “appearance” of some sort of control—no other reason. It’s like I work for an entire …

3 Reasons Your Training Class Sucked

Chelsea Rowe Chelsea Rowe, Organizational Development, T+D, Training and Development

Employee development and training classes are notoriously boring, ineffective time-sucks. I’m tired of boring training classes that cost the company money, bore people to tears, and don’t change behavior. I’m tired of seeing employees lectured by disconnected instructors who don’t relate to the participants. I’m also really tired of lame Powerpoints. I think there are 3 areas most training and development classes …

Scrap The Cat Pics If You Want To Be Taken Seriously

Kathy Rapp Communication, Conferences, Employee Communications, Employment Branding and Culture, Kathy Rapp, Learning and Development, Training and Development

I attended a HR forum recently with some decent topics and speakers.  There was good energy in the room, most everyone was engaged and then… the cat picture! A HR speaker from a well-known, global organization got up to talk about talent management and her second slide was some stupid cat image. To add insult to injury, she says, “I …

3 Parenting Lessons For a Career in HR

John Whitaker HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, John Whitaker, Leadership, Performance, Seat at the Table, The HR Profession, Training and Development

Here at FOT, we’re all about the children… you might even say that we believe that children are our future, so teach them well and let them lead the way. And as parents like you, we are constantly seeking ways to make sure our little apples are prepared for the day they fall from the tree. But how often do you roll out …