The Ballad of Phil Robertson

Jason Pankow Bad HR, Communication, Current Affairs, Employee Communications, Jason Pankow, Pop Culture, Religion, Television

DISCLAIMER: Jason is not a poet.  And he knows it! ______________ Now, sit back kids, grab a chair and relax. Have a beer and a banana. Cuz, I’m gonna tell you bout a man named Phil From the country of Louisiana. (said Loo-Siana for cadence purposes.) You see, Phil was born to a poor family, All their food came from …

‘Tis The Season To Be Learning

Dan Carusi Business Development, Candidate Pool, Coaching, Communication, Dan Carusi, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Influence, Leadership, Learning and Development

Image this scenario: You are sitting at home enjoying some quiet time right before the holidays. Perhaps you are wrapping gifts, baking some cookies or taking a nap. Then the silence is shattered by the ring of the doorbell.  You slowly open the door and crashing in comes your family, dogs, luggage, gifts, and lots of noise as they arrive …

Forget Casual Friday. What You Really Need is Honest Friday!

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Communication, Culture

You’ve all heard of causal Friday, right?  You know, the day of the week when Bob wears his ripped Wranglers and Julie thinks it’s Saturday night and leaves very little to the imagination.  It’s a nice little perk I suppose, but it really doesn’t do anything for the company other than giving them some insight into what you look like …

Cover Letters, Thank You Notes and Mariam Yak

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Communication, Culture, Employee Communications, William Tincup

What can we learn from SPAM? Turns out, a lot – about us, about how to and how not to get folks to care about our message, cause, and/or communication. Herewith is what I honestly believe in my heart of hearts to be an actual SPAM message. I’ll dissect it to see what all we can learn from said SPAM …

What’d you say?

Guest: Jim Fox Communication, HR (& Life!) Advice

post by jim fox “Words have meaning” is a mantra from my consulting days, a statement I usually reflected on when a client would recant something they’d committed to publicly. Why? Because someone is always listening. And while it may not be the people we necessarily want to be listening, and what people take-away from our communication may not always …

5 Sourcing Resolutions for 2013…Moving Beyond Process

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing, Training and Development

I, like many of you, sat down with the boss pre-holiday to talk about performance and what 2013 will bring.  In 2012, my sourcing work life was completely focused on process improvement and an inherent “need for speed”.  At some point it felt like I was living a mash-up of The Bionic Woman and Top Gun, completely focused on being …

Wooooo….what's the scariest thing for HR this Halloween?

Kelly Dingee Communication, HR, Kelly Dingee, Social Media, Social Recruiting

Oh I've got this nailed….a lawyer with your social media policy in their hand. Haha! You think I jest, don't you? I'm not.  Not at all.  HR is running scared from Social Media.  And the lawyers are making them do it.  Bad for Corporate, outstanding for me.  (I'm in retained search, no rules remember? Just those moral ones I impose…) …

What is a Baller?

Paul Hebert Career Paths, Communication, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Paul Hebert, Performance, Work Life Balance

If you hang around the FOT water cooler enough you’re bound to run into a few sports terms now and then.  Baller is one of those.  Originally used to reference a street basketball player who makes it big and goes pro now it is used to reference just about anyone who is extremely proficient at the game – whether business …

The Bonus Rules

Tim Sackett Compensation/Cash Money, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Performance, Recognition, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett

If you’ve been in HR for at least 30 minutes you’ve heard someone in your organization bitch about a bonus.  It comes part and parcel with the gig – from the beginning of time when the first caveman decided he needed some additional incentive for his cave drawers and developed the 5 drawings and you get an extra brontosaurus burger …