Kiss My Grit: Why Grit Should Be a Consideration When Hiring

Growing up in the 1970s, I watched the t.v. show Alice.  Each time over-the-top waitress Flo would tell diner owner Mel to “Kiss my grits,” I’d laugh.  I loved grits,… Get the Rest

Fear and Loathing for Talent Pros from the Fed’s Beige Book

Because I often have nothing more interesting to do in my spare time, I like to peruse the Federal Reserve Board’s Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions,

Call Me! The Lost Art of Picking Up The Phone.

Gen X version: "Call me (call me) on the line Call me, call me any, anytime" Millennial version: "Hey, I just met you, And this is crazy, But here's my number, So call me, maybe!" Aside

Baby Boomers Leaving Doesn’t Equal Lack of Workers!

You're finally feeling it, aren't you?  Those older workers, the ones we call the Baby Boomers, are finally retiring. The great famed "White Wave" is upon us, about

The Gig Economy – Where Uber Drivers All Drive Teslas

In 2013, a Tesla burst into flames when it ran over a metal object. Then it happened again a few weeks later.  A federal investigation was launched and

If Playboy Can Give Up Nudity, You Can Toss An Outdated Vacation Policy

"I only read it for the articles" may soon be true for Playboy fans! Playboy has officially announced it will be PG-13 as of 2016 and no longer print

You Don’t Know A-Players From Your A-Hole

Lots of buzzwords out there in the new, fast, bold, dynamic, disruptive world of human resources. The one buzzword that's been around for many years? A-players. As in, "I need

5 Ways to Botch a Hiring Decision

The tide has turned.  It's officially a candidate's market, which means you need to be even more on your game when it comes to hiring decisions.  Think you're

Recruiting Is Not the Dirty Part of HR.

The HR content machine, Tim Sackett, wrote over at his blog a few weeks ago about the need for corporate recruiters to aggressively go after talent in the

I Got Hired On Match.com

During the recent break I got to watch a ton of of TV, and I noticed that dating websites ramp up the commercials during the holidays! I also