Kicking It Old School

There is an email that occasionally makes the circuit in the HR community.  The content of this email is an amusing excerpt from a 1940’s transportation magazine article entitled Guide… Get the Rest

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HR Bedside Manner

"Tell me the truth, Doc... how long do I have?" Have you ever been under the knife? Consider your state of mind when you feel especially vulnerable. Not only

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Breaking Rules is Not a Bad Thing (Sometimes)

I break rules, more than I probably admit to. A couple of weeks ago I did a Selfie interview on my blog and then posted it on the

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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

HR, Take Some Risks and Just Say “What the ****”

My favorite movie line of all time and something every HR practitioner needs to do, "Sometimes you need to just say 'what the ****' and take some risks." The

“Elect” to Make Change For The Better

Hey there FOT'ers, Whitaker here, being decidedly un-hip. You know what IS "hip" right now? The emotionally wrought, hyperbolic, "end of the world" post. President-Elect Donald Trump had

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Meet The New Boss….

Being the "new guy" is always an exciting position - something about that clean slate is invigorating, and you have the added benefit of saying "I'm new" for that

Welcome? 3 (More) Challenges For the FNG

Back in June, I wrote a post describing some of the initial pain points of re-entering the corporate world after years in a role as a consultant. Much

Incentive Program Design – Here’s your Big-A** Award!

Quick – how many milliliters of morphine should you give to dull the pain of surgery? Don’t know? Let’s try this –which chemotherapy drug do you give for

Finding “Fit” in Your Life

My friend, Jason Seiden, is a good man. He recently said, "In 2016, I'm finding that if something in my life doesn't fit a little bit, it doesn't fit