Should You Ban an Employee Off Your Internal Slack/Teams?

Tim Sackett Communication, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Leadership, Performance 2 Comments

Twitter finally banned Donald Trump from its platform. Other social media platforms followed Twitter’s actions and banned DJT as well, basically taking away the megaphone he’s enjoyed for so long. Trump used social media like no other President before him. In the end, his social media use was his downfall. As leaders in Talent and HR, we all know how …

Calling Yourself “Dr.” in the Workplace, Best Work Christmas Stories

Kris Dunn Communication, Recruiting 0 Comments

In episode 43 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett, Kris Dunn and Jessica Lee come together to discuss Christmas shopping, the term ‘Dr.’ in corporate America, and HR Christmas horror stories. Listen (click this link if you don’t see the player below) and be sure to subscribe, rate, and review (Apple Podcasts) and follow (Spotify)! Show Highlights: 2:00 – Have …

It’s a Big Meeting! Maybe I’ll Wear Pants

Megan Leasher Communication, COVID-19, Culture, Performance 0 Comments

I remembered watching Anchorman and realizing that Ron Burgundy was not only a sexy beast, but a maverick and trailblazer beyond all measure.  He masterminded a polished, poised persona and he didn’t need to bother with such silliness as “wearing pants” to pull it off.  He was a true hero of the 1970s and his heroic nature lives on today, …

“I Am Not Uncertain” – Why Some Hidden Phrases Illustrate Your Culture To Perfection

Kris Dunn Change, Change Management, Coaching, Communication, Employee Coaching

“I am not uncertain.” The phrase is a workplace culture feature from the Showtime series Billions. I’m rewatching the series with Mrs. Dunn, and it might be better the second time around. “I am not uncertain” is what employees of the hedge fund Axe Capital featured in Billions say to their boss, Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis), when they’ve got potentially …

Intel In the Job Posting – 4 Tips for Job Seekers

Katrina Kibben Communication, Recruiting, Social Recruiting, Talent Acquisition

In the pantheon of awful things, looking for a job is right up there with waxing and breakups. It’s painful, full of uncertainty, and makes you question everything. Yes, waxing does that. Trust. I’ve been there. I was laid off twice before starting Three Ears Media, and both scenarios caught me off guard and turned my life plans in a …

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 …

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Watch Your Body Language in an Interview & Save the Head Bobbing for Bonnaroo.

Dawn Burke Communication, Dawn Burke, Hiring Managers, HR, Interviewing

I’ve noticed a recent, frightening phenomenon. And I think I may be a perpetrator (heaven help me). In an attempt to stage a preemptive intervention, I thought there could be no better time than the present to address this odd and interesting tick–one that HR professionals, interviewers, and interviewees abuse unabashedly. The head nod. Or as some others call it, …

Your Organization Is On A Political Rollercoaster, Hold on Tight

William J. Wiggins Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Social Responsiblity, Current Affairs, Diversity, Employment Branding and Culture, politics

From the boardroom to the men’s room; from the chat features of Zoom and Skype to text, employees are engaging in a political jousting of sorts. Unbridled pandemics and ongoing global social injustice protests have changed the rules of political correctness in the workplace. As organizations are declaring their position on racial and social injustice, they have invited more sharing …

Candidate Email Automation Disasters: Thanks, But No Thanks

Katrina Kibben ATS, candidate experience, Communication, Recruiting

Know what makes our industry look bad? Most candidate email automation, but especially saying “thanks, but no thanks” as an automatic reply to a job. We know candidates are putting it all on the line. I mean, no one wakes up and decides to quit their corporate jobs with great benefits and bonuses.  It takes vulnerability. Risk. That “change” thing we all …

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 …