bedside manner communication

HR Bedside Manner

John Whitaker Communication, John Whitaker

“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 are you subjected to physical exposure via hospital gown ass-flap, your mental state reminds you that everything can change—you are figuratively and emotional exposed. Being at the mercy of others can …

Will The Apple Watch Finally Be The Device That Makes Us Get To The Point?

Steve Boese Audacious Ideas, Communication, Employee Communications, HR, HR Tech, Steve Boese

In a few weeks, Apple will once again attempt to redefine an existing technology category, in this case wearable tech, with the launch of the Apple Watch. Just as MP3 players, smartphones, and tablet computers existed prior to the launch of (respectively) the iPod, iPhone, and iPad, numerous and competing “smart” watches have been on the market for some time. …

Employee Communications: It’s Not Enough to Update People

Laurie Ruettimann Communication, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, Laurie Ruettimann, RACI

Are you a human resources professional who toils over plan documents, cafeteria posters, email campaigns—and even schedules tweets—with the hope that employees will feel empowered, consulted and informed? I have bad news for you: no one likes to hear important news through a laptop or a mobile device. It doesn’t matter whether it’s good news or bad news. Your HR …

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 …

William the Disgruntled

William Tincup Bad HR, Communication, Culture, Good HR, Influence, Leadership, Performance, Personal Brand, William Tincup

I haven’t posted on Fistful of Talent in a few weeks. Turns out, I’ve been in a funk lately. See, my boss – in this case, Kris Dunn, really pissed me off. Here’s the backstory… As most of you know, I’ve been contributing, ahem offending, the Fistful of Talent audience for about 2 years now. Recently, I wrote an article… …