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 …

March Madness Part 3: The “Dear Mark, You Are No Longer An HR Influencer” Episode

Mark Fogel Mark Fogel, politics, SHRM, Sports

Each year I do a post on March Madness and bring you a kaleidoscope of issues and musings across the HR landscape. Of course, I mingle in politics and the college basketball tournament to lighten things up. This year my post is a little darker than usual, as we see the effects of “the Circus” in Washington D.C. rattle all …

See Something, Say Something? (The Astros)

Mark Fogel Current Affairs, Mark Fogel, Personal Conduct Policy, Sports

I know it’s still Football season, but Baseball has stolen the backpage headlines with an epic cheating scandal. Today, I will spin a cautionary tale of seeing something and saying something for all my HR peeps… Getting an edge or cutting corners can start out innocently but can eventually lead to crossing the line. And then there is the BRO …

Welcome to the Circus, HR

Mark Fogel employee experience, Engagement and Satisfaction, Free Speech, in the news, Mark Fogel, Office Politics

HR, welcome to the proverbial circus of politics in the coming year. HR and Talent folks will be hard pressed to  ignore the firestorm created by our politicians in our country the past few months. It hit a crescendo this past week as Presidential Impeachment proceedings  took center stage. We always have been dealing with politics, specifically legislation and to …