Are Your Job Ads Cursed Like Nike’s?

Kathy Rapp Communication, Employment Branding and Culture, Executive Search, Innovation, Kathy Rapp, Recruiting, Social Recruiting

Nike is pulling yet another athlete’s ad campaign as news surfaced about Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius.  It seems Oscar is under scrutiny after being charged for murdering his girlfriend, who died from gunshot wounds. If the circumstances weren’t bad enough,  Nike’s ad featuring the double- amputee had the tag-line “I am a bullet in the chamber”. Some believe Nike might be …

I've Caught a Case of 'Newbulshit'

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Career Paths, Communication, Culture, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Giving Notice, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Innovation, Leadership, Onboarding, Organizational Development, Performance, Recruiting, Retention, SHRM, Sourcing, Tim Sackett, Trench HR, wellness

There's something that I think most employees experience from time to time, that feeling like no one is listening to me! It happens to everyone from the CEO down to the janitor.  I'm sure the lower down the career ladder you go, the more you experience this feeling.  Many times it really isn't that people aren't listening.  In fact, you're …

Have We Eliminated Real Recognition?

Paul Hebert Communication, Culture, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR Technology, Paul Hebert, Performance, Recognition, Training and Development

The blogosphere is full to the brim with studies, research, tea leaves and astrology charts that say employee engagement drives business success and that recognition drives engagement.  It is the siren’s call of 2011 and beyond.  Almost every HR person I talk with has engagement in one form or another on their to-do list.  In many cases it is about …

Marketing for HR (& Houston)

Kathy Rapp Communication, Employment Branding and Culture, Job Market, Kathy Rapp, Recruiting, Retention, Sports

cleaning your credit I'm a native Houstonian.  Very rare.  Very proud.  Very frustrated with my city. Houston was just recognized as THE best city for your career in 2013 according to survey data capturing wage growth and unemployment data over at Payscale.com.  Dallas came in #2.  Yet as we recruit outside of Houston for HR pros to come to Houston …

Improving HR by Fixing IT

Steve Gifford Audacious Ideas, Change, Communication, Driving Productivity, HR Tech, Influence, Organizational Development, Steve Gifford, Web/Tech

How many logins do your employees have? I sat down to think about it, and came up with the following list for a field supervisor: A Windows login A login to get into their Outlook email A login to access their sales SharePoint A login for the HR intranet (yes, a different system) A login to EZ Labor to approve …

HR's Dirty Little Secret – We don't like to hire Vets

Tim Sackett Bad HR, Candidate Pool, Career Paths, College Recruiting, Communication, Culture, Diversity, Employee Communications, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Interviewing, Job Fairs, Job Market, Job Seeker Advice, Recruiting, Sourcing, Tim Sackett, Trench HR, War for Talent

You know what I learned really early in my career in recruiting? Companies really don”t like to hire folks coming out of the military. Yeah, I just said that. That might be the most politically incorrect thing that a HR Pro can say nowadays! In fact, we hear the exact opposite from company executives, don”t we? In fact if you …

Words Are For Suckers

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Change, Communication, Culture, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Good HR, Organizational Development, Trench HR, William Tincup

Words mean everything and nothing. Actions however, always mean something. Always. We tell people we love them when clearly we don”t. We dole out praise to mediocre employees when we don”t really mean it. We talk about corporate values when we don “t have any. We talk too much. We use words to emphasize misguided points of view. Truth is, …

Video Killed the Radio Star: How Collaboration Tools and the BYOD Movement Are Reshaping the Way HR & Recruiting Pros Get S#*T Done

Holland Dombeck McCue Change, Communication, Employee Communications, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, HR Technology, Innovation, Webinar

Editor’s Note: FOT would like to thank everyone that registered for “Video Killed the Radio Star”. Our FOT Host, Holland Dombeck, had a great time presenting and would like to give a special shout out to her co-host, Jeremy Malan no prescription cialis der, and his team at Blue Jeans Network, for sponsoring the event. Registration information for our December …