Happy Festivus!

Mark Fogel Holidays, Mark Fogel, Pop Culture 2 Comments

Did you forget that December 23rd is the official holiday of Festivus? It is the one day a year to air your grievances! So, I will take a few minutes to air mine. But first a little history of Festivus. Festivus was conceived by author and editor Daniel O’Keefe, the father of TV writer Dan O’Keefe, and was celebrated by his family …

The Lies We Tell: Are You Really Open to Reasonable Accommodations?

Mark Fogel Hiring Bias, Mark Fogel, Talent Acquisition

Did you know only 19.3% of persons with a disability were employed in 2019? These sobering numbers are courtesy of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. What does that number tell us? That there is a great deal of talent available to fill your openings! We all know untapped resources for talent exist, including individuals with minor challenges and disabilities. …

Everyone Needs a Wingman or Wingwoman

Mark Fogel Career Advice, COVID-19, Engagement and Satisfaction, Kris Dunn, Mark Fogel, Tim Sackett

Did you see the last dance on ESPN? Michael Jordan had Scotty Pippen as his wingman. Six Championships, way to go! In the movie Top Gun, Maverick had Goose. Miranda Priestly in the Devil Wears Prada had Nigel. And here on FOT, Kris has Tim – or is it the other way around? My conversation for today centers around the …

Talent Management Lessons from the 2020 NFL Draft

Mark Fogel College Recruiting, Mark Fogel, Sourcing, Sports, Talent Management, Talent Strategy

Normally this time of year, I would be waxing poetically on the start of the baseball season. But this year I will, out of necessity, pivot to the NFL draft. There are a few important lessons to be learned. Most importantly the world moves on, even in the face of a pandemic. For HR and Talent folks, the main lesson …

From Adversity Comes Opportunity For HR

Mark Fogel Audacious Ideas, Change Management, Employee Development, HR Technology, Learning and Development, Mark Fogel, Paul Hebert, Telecommuting

“Every adversity contains, at the same time, a seed of equivalent opportunity”. One of many quotes from the controversial Napoleon Hill, an American Self-help author from the early 20th century. I know your probably saying – Mark where did that come from? No, I did not go to my “go to guy” at Fistful of Talent, Paul Herbert, for the …