How Do You Tell Someone They Suck?

Every Monday morning we have a recruiter meeting at HRU, the contract, technical staffing company I run. I get asked a lot, “What do you do?” Which makes me laugh… Get the Rest

Don’t Confuse Operation Leaders & Business Leaders 

The hardest decision Chief Executives and their talent pros make involves figuring out who to put in the big chairs in their companies.  A big chair means running

The Movie “Clerks” Proves The Innovators Are The Ones With Great Careers

We've said it in this space before. Follow along from home or the office: --Great performers/talent see the world differently than others... --Exceeds performance should be reserved for the game

Sometimes the Job You Really Want Just Isn’t Obtainable

We've all been told since we started school in pre-school or kindergarten (grade 1 if you're outside the U.S.) that if we worked really, really hard we could

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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

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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