With Friends Like Me…

John Whitaker Employee Relations, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, John Whitaker

“Always drink upstream from the herd.” – Will Rogers One of the lesser-known pitfalls for an HR professional working as a Business Partner is one not normally mentioned when the topic of “HR Competencies” is discussed. At least in a corporate HRBP role, you can actually run into the complication of being too damn friendly. Truthfully, it can be a …

Five Things You Need to Know This Week

Holland Dombeck McCue Holland Dombeck, This Week in HR

Hello and welcome to another fabulous week with the FOT tribe. Kick it off right with these five must-reads: 1. Paid Sick Leave: Solving a Health Issue or Another Burden on Employers? A number of states and cities across the country have recently passed bills that require employers to provide paid sick days, sparking much debate among employers, advocates and legislators. 2. Fox …

The CYA Report E41: How to Recruit Your Next Sales Pro [Podcast] #recruiting

Holland Dombeck McCue CYA Report, Podcast, Recruiting

The CYA Report is a free flowing, sometimes mature discussion of HR and talent issues. On today’s show we have Adam Luckeroth, VP of Sales at LinkUp, with advice on how to recruit your next sales pro.  Host:  Kris Dunn Producer: Holland Dombeck Music: intro  – The Mighty Mighty Bosstones “Someday I Suppose” close – The Black Keys “Tighten Up” Can’t see …

FOT Quiz: How To Spot A Fake Recruiter

Tim Sackett Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Candidate Pool, Good HR, HR, Influence, Mobile Recruiting, Recruiting, Resumes, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Tim Sackett, Trench HR

Sorry, HR and Talent Pros – this is an article for your Hiring Managers and your Executives.  Please pass it along to them – you can stop reading now. There are two types of recruiters in the world. 1. The Recruiter you want – The Recruiter you want finds talent and fills your openings. 2. The Fake Recruiter – The …

What If

William Tincup College Recruiting, Culture, Good HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, HR Vendors, Innovation, Mobile Recruiting, Recruiting, Resumes, Social Media, Social Recruiting, William Tincup

From time to time I like to think larger than one client, industry event and/or the current problem in front of me. I take 2 hours off and unplug. I usually start with a “big idea” or “big question” and I give it my undivided attention. In this case, I thought about recruiting technologies I’d like to see in the …

Recruiters And Refs

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Games, Hiring Managers, Recruiting, Sports, War for Talent, William Tincup

Let’s face it; a blown call is a blown call. Be it on the football field, basketball court or in hiring. Recruiters and refs get tainted with the one or two blown calls but seldom do we celebrate the hundreds of good calls they make. The other day I was watching a football match (soccer for all you neophytes) and …

American Idol Accused of Racism

Meredith Soleau Candidate Pool, EEO, Meredith Soleau, Pop Culture

Who better than to report on the latest American Idol scandal than FOT's best karaoke star? Nobody! I should have tried out for the show. Hindsight is always 20/20. Anyway, in case you haven't seen it on the news channels, American Idol has a complaint filed against them at the United States EEOC, charging racism, from nine African American contestants. New York attorney, …

5 Sourcing Resolutions for 2013…Moving Beyond Process

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing, Training and Development

I, like many of you, sat down with the boss pre-holiday to talk about performance and what 2013 will bring.  In 2012, my sourcing work life was completely focused on process improvement and an inherent “need for speed”.  At some point it felt like I was living a mash-up of The Bionic Woman and Top Gun, completely focused on being …