Chill Out: It Really Doesn’t Matter Where Your Kids Go to College

Kris Dunn Career Advice, Career Paths, College Recruiting

I’ve got a junior in High School, and you know what that means – time for admission envy, parental handwringing and everything that goes with along with that. Sarah’s going to Vanderbilt/Harvard/Stanford. Man, I wish my kid would have worked harder… I get it – we all want more for our kids. To the extent they’ve worked hard, we want them …

What’s new on LinkedIn? The Personal Press Release!

Kelly Dingee Career Advice, COVID-19, Recruiting, Social Media and Talent, Talent Acquisition

Oh LinkedIn….our love/hate relationship continues.  I need you, I don’t want to need you, but I do for my recruiting role. You’re a resource for competitive intelligence and every once in a while, spark a great conversation with a potential job seeker or peer. And now….now in this crazy economic time, you bring me so many additional things. The Weird Network …

No Fa-Fa-Fa Foolin’ (Rapp Out)

Kathy Rapp Always Be Closing, Career Advice, Change, Change Management, Communication, Culture, Employee Engagement, employee experience, Engagement and Satisfaction, Giving Notice, HR, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Managing People, Offboarding, Onboarding, Retention

Almost 12 years ago, I wrote my first blog post for FOT. It was about Joe Elliott of Def Leppard and when he mistakenly placed the Stanley Cup upside down during an NHL event. I wrote: Why the blunder? Because no one coached him. No one took the time to pull him aside and whisper, “Hey Joe, this is the …

Does Great Talent Make It Without the Perfect First Job? (The HR Famous Podcast)

Kris Dunn Career Advice, Career Paths, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Talent Strategy, The HR Famous Podcast

In episode 24 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett, Kris Dunn and Jessica Lee are back to discuss the escalation of career expectations for college students (as well as the musical Hamilton and Glassdoor/Indeed changes).  Listen (click this link if you don’t see the player) and be sure to subscribe, rate, and review (Apple Podcasts) and …

Assessing Trust in Your Work Relationships

Ed Baldwin Books, Career Advice, Coaching, Culture, Ed Baldwin, Employee Development, Leadership

How do you assess the strength of the working relationships you have with your colleagues, your subordinates, and your boss?  When I assess the strength of my relationships, it all comes down to trust.  The trust I have in others and the trust they have in me.  If high trust exists in our relationship, then I will seek out opportunities …

When Trying to Switch Career Fields Makes You Feel Like D’Angelo From The Wire

Liz Desio Career Advice, Career Paths, Communication, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition

Why is it so hard to transition from the field you started in? Yep, you guessed it — I’m spending my quarantine days and newfound unemployment watching The Wire, and I can’t recommend it enough. Seriously, if your boyfriend is annoying you about watching it, you should actually listen to him, because it’s amazing, like possibly-better-than-breaking-bad amazing.re I began The …

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 …

THE HR FAMOUS PODCAST: E14 – Gen Z COVID Job Search and Recruiter Outplacement

Kris Dunn Career Advice, COVID-19, Generations, Job Seeker Advice, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition

In episode 14 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Jessica Lee, Tim Sackett, and Kris Dunn are joined by Tim’s son Cameron and HR professional Chris Hoyt to talk about holidays during quarantine, finding a job straight out of college during a recession, and recruitersrecruitingrecruiters.com. The team discusses the struggles of finding a job in a recession for …

You Might Need to Wake Up From Your Dream

Ben Martinez Career Advice, Change Management, COVID-19, Leadership, Talent Strategy

Times are strange.  The other day, the CHRO of a former F500 employer reached out to get the password for an 9 year-old Twitter account. Somehow, I remembered my password and got them what they needed. No thank you from them. I guess they had a dream they should have done something with that Twitter account and got what they …