There Is No Such Thing As “Overqualified”

Mark Fogel Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Mark Fogel, Recruiting 29 Comments

I’m jaded and don’t subscribe to the overqualified candidate debate. To me it is binary—you’re qualified or you are not. I am not sure when the term overqualified entered the Talent parlance. It may, by all accounts, be the must overused term in HR. More than “Engagement” or “Rigor” or “Agility”, and certainly near the historic “Seat at the Table” …

Should HR Take a Knee or Sit on the Sidelines?

Mark Fogel Corporate America, Good HR, HR & Sports, Mark Fogel, politics 2 Comments

Taking a knee during the national anthem at National Football games is today’s discussion. If you work in HR can you take a knee or do you need to sit, or rather stand, on the sidelines? HR folks are all about political correctness, but what if you disagree about what you’re being asked to defend daily? In professional football, we …

Moneyball for the Talent Function

Mark Fogel Mark Fogel, Metrics, Old School, Talent Strategy

Turnover continues to be a problem, engagement at an almost all-time low (if you don’t believe me check with The Gallup Organization), and very little has been done to crack the code of effective recruitment measurement or tactics. Adding to all this, it is a buyers’ market for applicants again with unemployment down to 4.3% nationally this May. All the …

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It’s College Graduation Season

Mark Fogel College Recruiting, Mark Fogel, Pop Culture

Plastics The infamous one word line from the movie “The Graduate” with Dustin Hoffman. This year is the 40th anniversary of one of the most iconic movies of the 1960s. I know many of you were not even born yet or have any idea about this time piece movie. Nor do most of you draw a connection between this movie …

HR and the Dark Side of Leadership

Mark Fogel Corporate Social Responsibility, Employee Relations, Good HR, Mark Fogel

I am speaking in June at #SHRM 2017 in New Orleans on “HR and the Dark Side of Leadership”. Dark topics are not new for me or for many of you who frequent the FOT site. I am pulling double duty this year at SHRM national. I am also doing a traditional presentation on “Moneyball for the Talent function” too. …

We Don’t Talk Anymore

Mark Fogel Communication, Email, Mark Fogel

Folks don’t talk anymore at work. It is just too easy to text or type email bombs to colleagues all day long. Some folks think this is more efficient or effective. I don’t. Even external client interactions are shying away from personal communication, hiding behind automated systems and online chat. Recently I had a bad experience with McGraw-Hill publishing that …

Moving from Disruption to Breakthrough HR

Mark Fogel Audacious Ideas, Change Management, Mark Fogel

For a couple of years, we have been talking about disruption, when we are actually looking for breakthrough ideas in the HR space. My discussion today is a call to action. To get there we need to move beyond just offering sexy ideas and put actionable programs to the test. The HR community loves sexy ideas, aren’t we the folks who …