How To Negotiate Like A 4-Year-Old… And Win

Kathy Rapp Change, Coaching, Communication, Compensation/Cash Money, Engagement and Satisfaction, Hiring Managers, Influence, Interviewing, Job Seeker Advice, Kathy Rapp, Making Offers, Negotiation, Recruiting

My daughter has her first loose tooth. She’s four, so it’s a bit early… but her dentist indicated it’s all genetic. So rest assured it’s not because she’s noshing on hard candy all day, nor are her teeth “advanced.” This loose tooth has caused some drama. I told her how my dad wrapped dental floss around my first loose tooth …

Kathy Rapp Named President of hrQ

Cara Lucas Worldwide FOT

FOT Note: Congrats to Kathy Rapp, who recently got promoted to the role of President of hrQ! We’re so proud we wanted all of FOTNation to know… check out the press release below for more info! hrQ, an award-winning professional services firm focused exclusively on the human resources profession, announced the promotion of Kathy Rapp to President of hrQ.  Kathy …

The Evolution of Hiring: Do It Differently

Kathy Rapp Audacious Ideas, Change, Culture, Employment Branding and Culture, Hiring Managers, HR & Marketing, Interviewing, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Recruiting

One of my favorite cartoons as a kid was The Jetsons.  George and family living in the sky, flying cars and best of all… Rosie, the loveable robot who made life less stressful.  I wonder what the hiring process was like in the Jetsons’ world? The evolution of hiring is critical to understand. How you identified, assessed, hired and onboarded …

How Do You Recover From a Crappy Day?

Kathy Rapp Change Management, Coaching, HR & Sports, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Performance, Sports, Work Life Balance

James Harden, arguably one of the top five players in the NBA this season, set a record for the most turnovers in a playoff game.  EVER.  13 terrible, 7th-grade-nightmare-type turnovers like dribbling off your foot with 40 seconds to go in the 4th quarter. As a result of his really, really crappy day, the Rockets were eliminated by the Warriors. …

Need Motivation? Mark Cuban Can Help.

Kathy Rapp Coaching, Communication, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR & Sports, Influence, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Learning, Learning and Development, Performance, Sports, Talent Strategy, Total Rewards, Training and Development

I think about the various things that motivate me and most are internally vs. externally driven.  For example, getting up at 5am five days a week to workout isn’t because I want to be first at the gym. It’s because I relieve stress and increase my happiness breaking a good sweat… and, secondarily, I don’t want to have to oil …

7 Tips To Ensure Success In HR

Kathy Rapp Career Paths, Coaching, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR (& Life!) Advice, Interviewing, Kathy Rapp, Recruiting, Seat at the Table

I don’t know about you, but I would have killed for someone to sit me down when I started my career in HR and simply tell me how to be successful.  Of course, success means different things to most people.  For me, starting out and in grad school—it was about making money!  And if I’m honest, it was about making …

Don’t Hide Your Crazy

Kathy Rapp Communication, Culture, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Onboarding

“Go and fix your makeup, well, it’s just a break up, Run and hide your crazy and start actin’ like a lady…” Miranda Lambert sings about it, there are t-shirts galore made in honor of it… and yet it’s a concept not readily exposed by corporate HR. Hide your crazy. Exposed? Why would HR want to bare their (collectively speaking) crazy? …

Running Wild: 3 Reasons I Keep Hitting The Pavement

Kathy Rapp Engagement and Satisfaction, HR & Sports, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Learning and Development, Sports, wellness

I hate running.  Honestly.  When it gets down to it, running hurts.  I have plantar fasciitis, a bad hip and my knees are going to flip me off any day now. Yet, it fuels me in a way that is beautifully addictive. I started running when I was in middle school as a result of my dad quitting smoking.  He …