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Why Innovation Requires Rules

When you hear the word innovation most people think, new, groundbreaking, disruptive, interesting, free-form. The word doesn’t evoke images of strict processes and rules. Yet my experience working with most… Get the Rest

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Hey HR – Slow Your Roll! These are people’s lives.

Are you feelin’ groovy? Are you feeling like the hep cat who ate the canary? Are you one of the first movers who stopped doing annual performance reviews and

3 Questions to Ask Before Looking for a New HR Gig

The audience here at FOT is made up of HR and Talent pros, so we don’t usually write job seeker advice. Today’s post, however, is geared towards the

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Office Holiday Parties? They’re OK, But I’m a Big Fan of the Office Holiday Lunch

We're deep into the holiday season, and nothing gives me pause as much as my fellow FOTer Laurie Ruettimann's recent post on the perils of the office holiday

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Alcohol and Holiday Parties

Holiday parties are tough for me because I struggle with alcohol. I am a petite woman, so it's tough for me to hold my liquor. It just takes a

Thanksgiving – The First Employee Engagement Event

In a couple of days many of us will be pulling our chairs up to a table full of food that seems designed to turn on every single

The Hidden Employee – What We Learned from Last Night

I had a post locked and loaded for today but after listening to the pundits on a variety of channels discuss the surprise outcome of the Presidential election

Put a Fork in Millennials – They’re Done

I wish I wrote better headlines. A great headline assures readership no matter how poorly written and researched a post/article is. I could have put a number in it

HR Creepiness – Don’t Be That Guy (Gal)

Clowns. It’s probably been a long time since you gave clowns a second thought. But now, with the Presidential election and headlines like this from my neck of

Is Pointing out a Problem More Valuable Than Fixing it? Asking for a Friend…

A lot is written on employee engagement. Probably too much. Check that. Not probably, actually. As an HR pro and someone your company probably relies on for engagement ideas, I