The Uber CEO Search Was the Most Uber Thing Ever

Uber has been HR blog fodder for months, mostly for their toxic culture and former CEO Travis Kalanick being a jerk.  Better writers than me took their shots, so I… Get the Rest

Best Motivation for a Top HR Pro > A Young, Ambitious Employee

I’m not a boxing fan.  I’m not a Mixed-Martial-Arts fan nor a UFC fan.  I am a fan of great theatre, however, so I was interested to see

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VIDEO: SmashUps with Mary Faulkner – The HR Fallout of Charlottesville

This month on SmashUps, Tim Sackett sits down with Mary Faulkner, Director of Talent Acquisition at Denver Water. In light of the recent events in Charlottesville and the

Remember, Clueless Management Never Goes Out of Style

It's late summer, everybody out here in the People's Republic of California seem to be on vacation, and Labor Day is still a couple of weeks away. So, it's

Punish an Employee For a CEO’s Bad Behavior? Yes.

Or no? I waited for Uber for so long.  Despite being the largest city in Alabama, it took a while to get to Birmingham. However, as a frequent traveler,

Yes, I Have a F***ing Problem With People Who Swear at Work

Last September, Fast Company published a story that intrigued me just as it should intrigue anyone who has navigated the day-to-day rants and mutterings of co-workers on the

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

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It’s College Graduation Season

Plastics The infamous one word line from the movie “The Graduate” with Dustin Hoffman. This year is the 40th anniversary of one of the most iconic movies of the

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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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I Was Fed Up With United Airlines’ Culture Even Before They Started Dragging People Off Planes

Believe me when I tell you this: I soured on the customer service practices of United Airlines long before they decided that dragging people off planes would enhance the