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 diversity… Get the Rest

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

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HR Bedside Manner

"Tell me the truth, Doc... how long do I have?" Have you ever been under the knife? Consider your state of mind when you feel especially vulnerable. Not only

The Subtle Art of Moving Someone’s Office Location to Punish Them

It's a time-honored tradition - featuring passive-aggressiveness, avoiding pure confrontation and, at times, setting the stage for massive harassment lawsuits full of interesting details. Yes - I'm talking about

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Are You a “Day 1” Leader?

Jeff Bezos is the founder and CEO of Amazon. You might have heard of him, or at least you've heard of his company. This year Amazon will do

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I Was Fed Up With United Airlines’ Culture Even Before They Started Dragging People Off Planes

Believe me when I tell you this: I soured on the customer service practices of United Airlines long before they decided that dragging people off planes would enhance the

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Nobody Gets a Great Idea When They’re Being Chased by a Lion

I subscribe to the old adage that there's nothing new under the sun. But once in awhile even I get gobsmacked (as the British like to say) by a new

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Are You Earning Your HR Badges?

A friend of mine, and a true friend of HR, recently posted on Facebook that he received a mentorship badge. That friend was Steve Browne (AKA - @sbrowneHR –