3 Things Our Employees Hate to Do

Tim Sackett Change, Communication, Culture, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Leadership, Organizational Development, Performance, Policies, Recognition, SHRM, Tim Sackett

Do you ever feel like a Mom/Dad to your employees?  Wait, let me rephrase that – Do you ever not feel like a Mom/Dad to your employees?!  HR Pros tend to act in that manner in many ways, and usually our employees hate us for it. Don't do this, do this, sign this, bring this into work – we ask …

Sackett's Guide to International HR

Tim Sackett Change, China, Communication, Conferences, Culture, Diversity, Don't Feed the Vendors, EEO, Generations, Good HR, HR, Personal Brand, Policies, Recruiting, SHRM, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Travel, Trench HR

I traveled to Canada last week to speak at the Achievers user conference – so, basically, I now have International HR experience and I wanted to share it with the FOT nation! (BTW – side note – HR vendor user conferences might be the best kept secret in HR conference action!  You get some great Trench HR pros speaking, folks …

Second Chance to Raise Your Social Recruiting Game [Webinar]…

Kris Dunn Communication, Employee Communications, Employment Branding and Culture, Kris Dunn, Recruiting, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Webinar

Because great things come in pairs: shoes, Twix, Sonny & Cher, Tim Sackett & KD – we here at FOT will be hosting a second broadcasting of  That’s Your Pitch? How to Raise Your Social Recruiting Game By Acting Less Like ACME and More Like Apple, one week from today! Read on, register and raise your social recruiting game… (Oh! And …

In the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, ‘Au revoir, gopher’

Kathy Rapp Communication, Culture, Employee Communications, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kathy Rapp

OK, kids.  Time for some fun.  You should know by now from my bio I LOVE Caddyshack.  Given it is the end of summer and the beginning of year-end craziness in HR land I thought our loyal FOT followers needed some humor.  Plus, this post is scheduled to run on a Saturday…so I’m just gonna blow up some gophers with …

Class of 2016 – The Same But Different

Paul Hebert Change, College Recruiting, Communication, Culture, Current Affairs, Diversity, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Generations, HR, Paul Hebert

My grandparents had a party line at their house.  I remember picking up the phone and hearing other’s talking.  I also remember my Great Aunt getting on the phone just so she could eaves drop on the conversations the neighbors were having.  The neighbors knew she was on the line.  They didn’t care. Sounds a lot like twitter no? We …

Do Job Postings Matter? What About Other Marketing Elements to Your Openings?

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Change, Communication, Employment Branding and Culture, Harassment, Job Market, Kris Dunn, Recruiting, Social Media and Talent, Sourcing, Webinar

Seriously – Do job postings and other marketing elements even matter to the response you get to your open jobs? I suspect the world falls into three camps: –They absolutely matter.  Doing a better job marketing open jobs should be a priority. –They don’t  matter.  People try and get too cute and all people want is for you to hit …

Will Using Social Media in Your HR Strategy Open You Up to Self-Absorbed Whiners?

Paul Hebert Communication, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Generations, Paul Hebert, Policies, Social Media

The XXX Olympics (I snicker every time I type that.  Should I use the number 30 instead?) has been running for the last week and there have been some high points and low points.  The NBC coverage – both real-time and prime-time has been difficult to manage and some of the connectorati have voiced their outrage at how crappy some …

William the Disgruntled

William Tincup Bad HR, Communication, Culture, Good HR, Influence, Leadership, Performance, Personal Brand, William Tincup

I haven’t posted on Fistful of Talent in a few weeks. Turns out, I’ve been in a funk lately. See, my boss – in this case, Kris Dunn, really pissed me off. Here’s the backstory… As most of you know, I’ve been contributing, ahem offending, the Fistful of Talent audience for about 2 years now. Recently, I wrote an article… …

Employment Branding: Resources to Get the Recognition You Deserve!

Steve Gifford Always Be Closing, Business Development, Communication, Employee Communications, Employment Branding and Culture, Recognition, Steve Gifford

Bookmark this list and save it to get credit for the good things you’re doing anyway. We at FOT are focusing on your EVP this month, culminating in the Bootstrap Your Employment Brand the FOT Way webinar  (tickets are still available, but going fast!).  As great as you might think your employment brand is, though, external validation helps with these things. You’ve …