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 …

What Did You Pack?

John Whitaker Change Management, Leadership, Onboarding

I’m still assimilating into my new role with my new company, in a new industry complete with its own lexicon, library of acronyms and secret handshakes and I am reminding myself constantly “none of that matters.” It’s a natural reaction to slow-play your integration into a new role. No one likes the guy/girl who comes in with guns blazing, a-whompin’ …

How Resilience At Work Will Save You And Your Team

Dawn Burke Change Management, COVID-19, Good HR, Managing People

We all need a little “saving” right now. But what if we changed our mindsets from being saved to being the person who saves? I’m not implying that we must be the “Saviors” of all around us, instead turn the script in our head from being a victim to victor. That mindset likely gives us a better chance of positively …

3 Ways to Change the Message in a Bottle

Kathy Rapp Change, Change Management, Communication, Corporate America, COVID-19, Culture, Current Affairs, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Managing People, Retention, Talent Strategy, wellness

Just a castaway, an island lost at sea, oh Another lonely day, no one here but me, oh More loneliness than any man could bear Rescue me before I fall into despair, oh These are the intro lyrics to “Message in a Bottle” by The Police. It’s about being alone on an island and sending a message in a bottle …

It’s Time to Act

Ed Baldwin Change, Change Management, Corporate Social Responsibility, Culture, Diversity, Ed Baldwin, Employment Branding and Culture, George Floyd, Hiring Bias, HR, Influence, Leadership, Talent Strategy, Trench HR

A pandemic. Senseless killings. People taking to the streets. Our foundational values being rocked. This is America 2020. And your workplace is a subset of the same environment. And for good reason. As HR professionals, we haven’t done enough. If we are honest with ourselves, equal opportunity has been little more than lip service and legal statements found in our …

The S-Storm Trifecta of 2020 (for HR and Everyone Else)

John Whitaker Change Management, COVID-19, Diversity, Employee Relations, politics, Race

So here we all are, this is really happening. A pandemic response of historic significance, social unrest like we haven’t seen since the 1960’s, and it’s less than six months until we have an election that promises to provide an explosive outcome – no matter who is found to be the victor. That’s one huge matzah ball. If it wasn’t …

The Strategic Evolution of HR

Kathy Rapp Change, Change Management, Communication, Corporate America, COVID-19, Current Affairs, Executive Search, Good HR, HR, Influence, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Organizational Development, Risks, Talent Strategy, The HR Profession, Workforce Management Articles

Anyone else feel like they’ve lived through 2 years in the last 4 months? Are you apprehensive about the next 6 months? You are normal if you answered “yes” to the above. You work in HR if you answered “HELL yes” while raising your beverage of choice in hand. HR leaders I know, and others who I’ve had the opportunity …

VIDEO: 3 Things Smart HR Leaders Are Focusing on During the COVID Recovery

Kris Dunn Change Management, Employee Communications, Good HR, Leadership, Talent Acquisition

FOT mainstays Kris Dunn and Tim Sackett talk shop in this video, riffing on 3 things HR Leaders are focusing on during the COVID recovery, including overall HR agility, HR Communications/Branding and topgrading talent in a down economy. Video below! (email subscribers click through if you don’t see the video player) ———————————- Looking for help in enhancing your brand as …

NEWTON’S WEIRD SCIENCE & YOUR TALENT STRATEGY

John Whitaker Change Management, COVID-19, Employee Relations, Leadership, Managing People, Recruiting, Talent Strategy

Years ago, I started writing about “The Physics of HR.” I based my theory on Newton’s Laws of Motion and their respective applicability to our work in Human Resources. In case you need a refresher, here’s a quick Schoolhouse Rock reminder of Newton’s three laws of motion: An object in a state of motion will remain in motion unless an …

THE HR FAMOUS PODCAST: e15 – Are You Ready for RTW?

Kris Dunn Change, Change Management, COVID-19, Managing People, Organizational Development, Performance

In episode 15 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Jessica Lee and Kris Dunn come together to discuss Tim’s extravagant Southern Utah adventure, return to work plans, Twitter’s WFH forever proclamation, and Microsoft Teams. The team discusses the different return to work plans and ideas, new office norms, and a potential boom in the workplace real estate market. …