FOT in the News….

Kris Dunn Recognition

You know, the grind here at FOT is such that I forget that these people have lives, even after they run into the virtual newsroom 3 minutes before deadline with their copy… It’s an active bunch – here are some headlines about the FOT crowd from other locales…. -Kelly Dingee has the AIRS Sourcing report going strong… -Jennifer McClure is …

The 5 Worst Reasons To Quit Your Job…

Kris Dunn Culture, Kris Dunn, Retention

I’ve been on the phone with many candidates over the last two weeks and have this conclusion – it’s amazing what people will tell you as a recruiter, if you have the moxie to frame the question in the right way and then S.H.U.T.U.P.   Seriously, stop talking.  You’re ruining the brutal honesty that is forthcoming, if you would only use …

Sexy Like Timberlake? No, Sexy Like FOT….

Kris Dunn Recognition

The Carnival of HR is up over at Jon Ingham’s house.  In a sure sign that FOT is poised to become the world’s next Google, or at least the next Dollar General, FOT’s Jessica Lee is at the center of the Carnival theme.  Her "Bring Sexy Back to HR" series is the backdrop for the entire Carnival. I’d like to …

Your Most Disgruntled Employees – Now Drinking With CareerBuilder…

Jessica Lee Engagement and Satisfaction, Generations, HR Technology, Jessica Lee, Sourcing, Working With Recruiters

Careerbuilder’s recent R-rated video was cheap and lame… and I really didn’t want to give them any (more) attention for such a low attempt to drive traffic to their site. But, when surfing around Facebook the other day, I came across another CareerBuilder marketing ploy – “Unhappy Hours.” Says CareerBuilder: “CareerBuilder.com sponsored Unhappy Hours are here to stay! We’ll be …

Meet Maren Hogan – Covering Recruiting and Gen Y for Fistful of Talent…

Maren Hogan Maren Hogan

Maren Hogan is a millennial living the dream in Omaha, Nebraska.  When she’s not plotting the downfall of Gen Xer’s like me, she’s doing marketing and development for an IT recruiting and outsourcing firm called HCI.   When she’s not at HCI, she’s blogging at Big O Recruiting and becoming addicted to Twitter… See Maren’s Rants and Riffs on Fistful of …

Kobe Bryant and Ruthless Employees – Competitive or Toxic?

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Culture, Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Kris Dunn, Leadership, Performance

And so it goes…Kobe Bryant is in the Finals… Think about the employees you know who would run over you with a truck to make their quarterly bonus… Some (many) would say that’s Kobe in the NBA.  Isn’t it funny how ruthless employees get classified as "competitive" when the organization is winning? For those of you who don’t follow basketball, …