Business Travel Is Like Mexican Food (Everyone’s Got A Favorite)

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Travel, Trench HR, You Want Me To Pay For What!?

My wife and I, like many of you, have traditions. One of those traditions was that we ate at the same Mexican restaurant repeatedly.  So often, if fact, we assigned a specific night to it.  That night was Friday night. The place we frequented was a dive. You had to drive through an alley and park in the back of …

You Hate Your Job: Welcome to Camp Suck It Up

Kris Dunn Driving Productivity, Employee Engagement, Kris Dunn, Labor, Learning, Learning and Development, Retention, Travel

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 negative about work.  A little mad, a little disenchanted about where they find themselves in life—and work is always a part of it. Is that you? Are you having a Christmas …

Why Leaders Can Take Vacations, Even Us Americans

Kathy Rapp Culture, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Performance, Retention, Travel, Vacation, Work Life Balance

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 vacations than Americans.  This should not be news to anyone. In fact, I’d say most everyone is better at taking time off than those of us in the states. The article talks …

Recruit Me Like You Mean It!

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Change, College Recruiting, Executive Search, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, Innovation, Job Fairs, Job Market, Recruiting, Resumes, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Sports, Tim Sackett, Travel, Trench HR, War for Talent, Working With Recruiters

Have you guys ever seen a top level athlete in high school get recruited to play college sports?  I'm not talking about your best friend Mary's son, Billy, who hit .338 his senior at Northern High and is getting a partial scholarship to St. Mary's Western Community College.  I'm talking top 100 kids who have offers from USC, Notre Dame, …

Sackett's Guide to International HR

Tim Sackett Change, China, Communication, Conferences, Culture, Diversity, Don't Feed the Vendors, EEO, Generations, Good HR, HR, Personal Brand, Policies, Recruiting, SHRM, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Travel, Trench HR

I traveled to Canada last week to speak at the Achievers user conference – so, basically, I now have International HR experience and I wanted to share it with the FOT nation! (BTW – side note – HR vendor user conferences might be the best kept secret in HR conference action!  You get some great Trench HR pros speaking, folks …

When “The Customer is Always Right” Goes All Wrong…

Tanya Barham Bad HR, Change, Culture, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Social Media, Social Recruiting, Tanya Barham, Travel

Unless you live in a remote corner of Yosemite National Park and spend your days oggling double rainbows, you probably heard a newsy little tidbit about a fedup JetBlue employee and his beer swilling, f bomb dropping, emergency chute pulling, and in-all-ways dramatic exit from a JetBlue aircraft. After an encounter that he describes as the straw that broke the …