I Hired This Totally Rad Guy

Meredith Soleau Change, Meredith Soleau, Policies, Social Media and Talent

I broke about five rules in the employee handbook to hire someone. And I don’t even care. Meet Rad:                   Rad is driving the creative bus at the dealership now. Which? Is awesome. We needed to hire someone for our digital marketing spot. We needed someone artistic, creative, and talented. I went to a …

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, …

Job Titles That Say What They Mean

Paul Hebert Culture, Employment Branding and Culture, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Job Market, Paul Hebert, Pop Culture

Job titles have achieved heights of ridiculousness never before reached. Each company in an effort to “outcool” the next company have created job descriptions that have more value as talking points in an interview with Forbes than they do to the oth er employees in the company – or – to the most important person – the customer of that …

What Would You Do if There Was No Government?

Paul Hebert Leadership, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Seat at the Table, Trench HR

One of the thought exercises I like to do with clients when trying to get to new ideas and new ways of solving problems is to eliminate the focus they currently have and see what happens. As an example, in the incentive industry, most companies get paid based on the value of the awards they sell.  Sell more awards, make …

02/14/11 – The Day IBM’s Watson Tapped Out the Boolean Cash Cow…

Josh Letourneau Current Affairs, HR Technology, Joshua Letourneau, Sourcing

Within the Recruiting, Sourcing, Talent Acquisition, and HR World, February 14 was likely a day that came and went without much notice. Yet make no mistake – 02/14/11 is the day that changed our profession forever as the Boolean Cash Cow was abruptly tapped out and fell over dead.  Let me explain… If you tuned into Jeopardy! during the early …

A CEO Keeps It Real — Here’s Why We Should Love It

Josh Letourneau Communication, Culture, Employee Communications, Engagement and Satisfaction, Innovation, Joshua Letourneau

Last September, Stephen Elop, former Head of Business Development at Microsoft, was hired into Nokia as their new turnaround CEO. My guess is that he took the last few months to assess the true challenges he was looking at. They are steep, make no mistake. Apple changed the mobile game and now owns the high-end market, growing from 25% market …