Just Stop Asking – Identity Theft Meets Your ATS

Steve Gifford ATS, Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Current Affairs, HR Technology, Steve Gifford

Does anyone want to be Equifax right now? Home Depot? The Office of Personnel Management? Or anyone else involved in identity theft news stories? No? Then fix your applicant tracking system. I wasn’t as successful as FOT Alumna Meredith Soleau at running my own business, so I’ve been applying to jobs again recently. Lots of jobs. And holy cow, the process …

Top 10 HR Pros For Deserted Island Stranded-Ness

Meredith Soleau Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Meredith Soleau

Light and fun post today. Isn’t that what you want before a holiday break? No one ever puts me on their HR-PEOPLE-WHO-ROCK-LIST. Bump you guys! I am making my own ridiculous HR list! And I am putting myself on it! Why? Because I can. But my list is for realsies important, unlike your dumb popularity lists. Why? Because this is life or …

Friday Shout Out: HRBN 40 Under 40

Holland Dombeck McCue Worldwide FOT

We wanted to take a minute to say congrats to all the talented 40 Under 40 bloggers out there keeping HR real. The list was compiled by The Starr Conspiracy, Retargeter and The HR Blogger Network and consists of publishers under 40 who were nominated by the HR blogging community. Making the 40 Under 40 list are a handful of  FOT's own – check them …

FOT 2013 Resolutions

Holland Dombeck McCue HR (& Life!) Advice

According to the most trusted resource on the web – Wikipedia, duh – a New Year's resolution is a commitment that a person makes to one or more personal goals, projects, or the reforming of a habit. A key element to a New Year's Resolution that sets it apart from other resolutions is that it is made in anticipation of the New Year and new beginnings. …

How To Amp Up Those #HR Socially Awkward Situations

Meredith Soleau Bad HR, Food and Drink, Meredith Soleau

We’ve all been there. You see that ex-employee out on the town, you try to avoid the person at all costs because you can’t really remember why they don’t work for you anymore, just that they don’t work for you anymore. For some reason. Dang it! Why doesn’t this person work for me anymore?! The ex-employee makes eye contact, you …

Twitter: Finding Your Talent & Your Peers

Meredith Soleau Meredith Soleau, Recruiting, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, War for Talent

I didn’t like Twitter when I first joined. It’s hard to sum up anything I want to say in 140 characters or less, and it didn’t feel personal like Facebook (where I actually knew all of my Friends). But, I stuck with it, and I tweeted things, and somehow, I created a little following.  The next thing I knew, I …

FOT Alumni Chart

Here’s a complete list of the HR/Recruiting/Talent Management stars who have written at FOT. The number represents the order in which they joined FOT, and we think the historical lineup makes us look like the Yankees of talent management content. Think of the number as an employee ID number of sorts, a McLovin ID for Team FOT. It’s an all-star …