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Hire the Overqualified to Maximize Talent ROI

Virtually all companies want to hire the very best talent available.  Most have some version of this statement proudly displayed on their careers page. But we all know that there… Get the Rest

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How Talent (or Lack Thereof) Can Lead to Systemic Business Failure

The legend, John Hollon, tore into United here at FOT earlier this week, accurately writing that culture problems are the core reason Satan ranks higher than United in

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Here’s Why Life — and HR — Is So Very Different in the Aloha State

HONOLULU -- It's been 20 years since I've been in Hawaii, but the moment I arrived back in Honolulu last week, it felt like I had never left. My connection

Don’t Forget About Burr: Bringing New Talent & Longtime Employees Together

If you have any interest in today’s pop culture, chances are you’ve heard of a little Broadway musical called Hamilton. If you haven’t, here’s the quick rundown: musical genius Lin-Manuel

5 HR and Talent Management Lessons from NBA Free Agency 2016

Because you never, ever get tired of the ‘sports and HR/talent’ connection, strap in while I offer up the HR and talent management in the real world spin

The Cavaliers Fired The Best Coach In Their History, And What That Reminds Us About Talent

About two weeks or so ago, the NBA’s Cleveland LeBrons Cavaliers unceremoniously fired their head coach David Blatt. This was despite the team holding the Eastern Conference’s best

The Dream Chaser

I was just as shocked as all of you. I couldn't believe what had just happened. I finally got mad enough to walk out of that comfy-corner-office-HR-Director job...

The New York Times Dialect Map and Modern Talent Management

In 2013, the number one most popular piece of online content created by the venerable New York Times was not a typical news story, an editorial, a bombshell

Talent Management, 1989 Style

Once upon a time, in 1983, a track & field team was formed at a small division III school in Northeast, PA, named Moravian College.  Like most new

What Does HR Have To Unlearn?

I’ve been taking stock of the news about HR lately and trying to find a pattern in it.  I did. The pattern I found is the new topics about