4 Questions To Ask Your Employee Who Just Quit

Sometimes it’s a shock when a star employee leaves your company to pursue another opportunity. Sometimes it’s not (and you kinda wanted them to leave, know what I’m sayin’?) Shocked… Get the Rest

I Still Don’t Have TSA Pre-Check! Why Procrastination Blinds You From The Basics.

I usually travel about 10 times a year. Not enough times to earn me a cocktail in the super-secret, velvet-rope sky lounge, but all-in-all, a lot of times.

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Anatomy of the Counter Offer – What the Employee Hears…

A top candidate of mine just had “the talk” with his boss. He put in his notice, and the response was so very predictable. The boss offered apologies,

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Lunch is for Wimps, So Keep Staring at Your Phone

Remember when owning a mobile phone was a symbol of success? You know, the Motorola monster Michael Douglas, aka Gordon Gekko, aka "Awww, lunch is for wimps", wielded

The Bad Stack of Pancakes in Talent Management

As my kids were growing up, I bet I watched the original Toy Story, where Woody first meets Buzz Lightyear….oh, about 653 times. Given other brutal options like

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Labor Market Novelty and Candidate Confidence

I started off my week yesterday reviewing the typical brilliance from fellow FOT contributor, Steve Boese, over at his personal site, Steve Boese's HR Technology. Steve and I

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I’ve Never Lost a Candidate Because Our Process Was Slow

The headline might surprise some people. Time kills all deals, right? We have heard about it since we were fresh baby-faced HR professionals. Article after article tells you

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“Do You Want To Be Here?” and Other Loaded Questions Heard From Managers of People

There's a list of questions somewhere. When your manager fires one of these questions at you, it's a signal of the following: --You're not as special to the organization

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Here’s Why Life — and HR — Is So Very Different in the Aloha State

HONOLULU -- It's been 20 years since I've been in Hawaii, but the moment I arrived back in Honolulu last week, it felt like I had never left. My connection

Talent Acquisition Is The Only HR Function That Matters

Sorda. I’m a generalist. I’m a grinder. I’m a leader. As a generalist at heart I do it all. Many of you do as well. So when I’m asked