Don’t Blame Your Talent Failure on Your ATS

Today I will share the story of how my part-time employer, a major university, tried to pass the blame of a botched search on their ATS. As a result, I… Get the Rest

How to Screw Up the Management Off-Site

For decades, the leadership off-site meeting has been a favorite tool of management consultants worldwide. “We have issues, so let's get the team together away from the office

Amateur Hour at Uber: Too Many Managers With Too Little Experience

Managers don't get much respect at Uber. How else would you explain the fact that 63 percent of the ride-share company's management team is, according to head of global

Attention Walmart: It’s Managerial Malpractice When You Push Sick People to Work

Here's a leadership lesson that every manager should have drilled into their head: You don't let employees work when they're sick. Sounds pretty simple, doesn't it? Of course it does,

Some Hires Might Not Be Worth the Trouble – Lawsuit Uber is Fighting Proves It

I’m a House of Cards fan…power, subterfuge, shady deals and intrigue. Sign me up. Can’t wait for the new season. I like drama and backroom politics. It’s fun

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How Talent (or Lack Thereof) Can Lead to Systemic Business Failure

The legend, John Hollon, tore into United here at FOT earlier this week, accurately writing that culture problems are the core reason Satan ranks higher than United in

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Ask Your Team Why You Suck – The Next Great HR Technique

Sometimes the universe has a way of conspiring to bring you what you need when you need it. I know some of you are thinking the universe did exactly

North Carolina, HB2 and HR

I live in North Carolina, a state so beautiful that people like me visit from desperate hell holes in the Midwest and say things like, “I’m never going

Bobby Petrino, Hiring Manager, Thought HR Was Way Too Slow

Not sure who Bobby Petrino is?  He's the former Arkansas football Coach who was fired for a variety of things - hiring a mistress (former volleyball player at