It’s Only a Matter of Time Until You Hire a Digital Employee – What Does that Mean for Your “Analog” Employees?

CMS Wire recently posted an article titled, Ready or Not, Here Come the ‘Digital Employees’. It was the term ‘Digital Employees’ that caught my attention in the article’s title. HR has… Get the Rest

Punish an Employee For a CEO’s Bad Behavior? Yes.

Or no? I waited for Uber for so long.  Despite being the largest city in Alabama, it took a while to get to Birmingham. However, as a frequent traveler,

HR and FOT’s Law

Huh, you say. FOT’s Law. What is that? Hold on for a minute and I’ll clue you in. I don’t work in HR. I’ve never played one on TV

Yes, I Have a F***ing Problem With People Who Swear at Work

Last September, Fast Company published a story that intrigued me just as it should intrigue anyone who has navigated the day-to-day rants and mutterings of co-workers on the

RANT: Stop Being Weak When Announcing Resignations…

Ah yes. The voluntary resignation.  Of a good person.  Or maybe just an OK person. We love to wring our hands - both inside and outside HR - about

How to Screw Up the Management Off-Site

For decades, the leadership off-site meeting has been a favorite tool of management consultants worldwide. “We have issues, so let's get the team together away from the office

Amateur Hour at Uber: Too Many Managers With Too Little Experience

Managers don't get much respect at Uber. How else would you explain the fact that 63 percent of the ride-share company's management team is, according to head of global

Keep Your Culture From Becoming the Cult of Personality  

This is likely a no brainer to most, but it can be tricky, so worth exploring.  I am a big, big advocate for the concept of culture in

Telling High Potential Employees That They’re High Potential

One of the cool things about writing at FOT is that I get to meet tons of folks from around the country. I often get questions from those

The One Recruitment Marketing Strategy Almost No One is Using

Gallup tells us nearly 50% of people will leave a job at some point in their career to get away from a bad manager. Bad managers turnover more