Giving a Christmas Bonus So Employees Don’t End Up Feeling Like Clark Griswold

John Hollon Compensation/Cash Money, Culture, Employee Communications, Employment Branding and Culture, Holidays, HR, Uncategorized 0 Comments

The more holiday seasons I work, the more I feel like Clark Griswold. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, the character certainly will. It’s the role Chevy Chase played numerous times, but most memorably in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. A major plot point was how Clark was anxiously waiting to hear how large his Christmas Bonus was going to …

Thanksgiving is Coming!

Paul Hebert Change, Culture, Current Affairs, Diversity, Email, Employment Law, Good HR, Holidays, HR, Paul Hebert 2 Comments

A few short weeks from now many of us will be sitting down with friends, the family we like (and may even love), engaging with new and old acquaintances, laughing, chatting, reveling, playing games and connecting on a truly human level. The rest of us will have Thanksgiving dinner at our own, or a relative’s house, arguing about politics, misremembering …

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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 …