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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 are… Get the Rest

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Nobody Gets a Great Idea When They’re Being Chased by a Lion

I subscribe to the old adage that there's nothing new under the sun. But once in awhile even I get gobsmacked (as the British like to say) by a new

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Are You Earning Your HR Badges?

A friend of mine, and a true friend of HR, recently posted on Facebook that he received a mentorship badge. That friend was Steve Browne (AKA - @sbrowneHR –

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True Sign of a Great Leader > How Well They Protect PTO

To me there is one way to know if a leader is worth their salt.  It is something I don’t recall seeing in leadership books, white papers, or

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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

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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