A Memorial Day Weekend Thank You!

Mark Fogel Current Affairs, Good HR, Mark Fogel, politics, Uncategorized 1 Comment

You may have seen me post this picture before. It is my nephew Paul, a Naval Officer, with his son Mason standing on his feet. Paul has served our country for the past two decades, been wounded and recovered during the second Gulf War conflict, and has had many dangerous tours of duty during that time. He does this to …

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A Very Special Christmas Eve Story From the HR Capitalist…

Kris Dunn Corporate America, Holidays, Kris Dunn

Capitalist Note: This story is a Christmas Eve tradition at the HR Capitalist. Merry Christmas… Tomorrow is Christmas Eve. Time for anticipation. Time for reflection. Time for an outrageous demand towards a candidate that could only occur from the bowels of corporate America. Gather ’round the tree kids, because it’s story time, HR Capitalist style. Bring me a Diet Mountain Dew …

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

John Hollon Employee Engagement, Holidays, John Hollon

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 party. It’s a personal, no-holds-barred view of such annual get-togethers, and I pretty much agree with her sober words of warning. Yes, it’s always dangerous when you mix alcohol, co-workers, and a gathering …

In Case You Are Not Done Shopping, I’d Like A Flip Phone For Christmas

Steve Boese Audacious Ideas, FOTNation, HR Technology, Mobile, Steve Boese

So Christmas is a couple of days away, and I bet if you are actually reading this today it is only to provide a brief respite from your crazed last-minute preparations (if you are someone who celebrates the holiday) or your internal seething of having to be stuck at work picking up the slack for everyone else who has already …

FOT GROUP POST: The “Scariest” Music We’ve Listened to While Working…

Cara Lucas FOT Reads

It’s the day before Halloween, which means you’re probably seeing some pretty freaky costumes at work already today. (Exhibit A: Please check out Tim Sackett’s Instagram feed at your earliest convenience.) FOT wants to add to the HR Freak Show this Halloween by sharing some of the most scary (also known as lame) music we’ve listened to while doing the good …

Egg Hunting Advice That Could Change Your Career

Kathy Rapp Candidate Pool, Career Paths, Coaching, Counter-Offers, Interviewing, Job Seeker Advice, Kathy Rapp, Recruiting, Social Networking

My daughter is four, so Easter is a big deal. Still second to Christmas, but Santa doesn’t bring HUGE chocolate bunnies so… he might drop a notch this year. Because she is four she doesn’t quite understand the “art of the egg hunt.” She also doesn’t have an older sibling to emulate. After getting hosed at the neighborhood Easter party …

An ATS Saved My Bacon. No, Seriously.

RJ Morris Candidate Pool, Change, HR Technology, Innovation, RJ Morris

Today, for Christmas or whatever December-ish holiday you celebrate, I give you the present of a cool sounding but not yet overused buzzword: “System Agility.” Sounds slick, right? We all use buzzwords because we want to sound smart. There’s a fine line, however, between a phrase sounding new and smart before it turns into a buzzword. “War for Talent” was …

10 Things To Do At Work on Christmas EVE EVE and Christmas EVE

Chelsea Rowe Chelsea Rowe, Culture, Millenial Voice, Performance

If you’re reading this, you’re probably at work on this fine Christmas Eve Eve. That sucks, even if you don’t celebrate Christmas. Regardless of your religion (or lack thereof), you’re probably surrounded by empty cubes or melancholy colleagues, both of which serve as a reminder that you’re at work. If you’re not at the office, maybe you’re perusing HR blogs …