Hey Big Shot! Don’t Think You Have Impact? Think Again.

Paul Hebert Communication, Culture, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Paul Hebert, Performance, Recognition

Sometimes it’s the little things that matter. You do something you think is a toss-out, nothing big, nothing important.  But ya know what?  Even the very, very little things matter… and can matter a lot! Take a recent experience I had with someone I used to work with. I recently met with a friend from the ghost-of-employment-past to talk about …

Gettin’ Amish With ‘Em

Kathy Rapp Communication, Culture, Good HR, Kathy Rapp

Did you hear about Jake Reilly?  He’s a 24-year old college student who did the impossible.  He cut himself off from all social media and his cell phone for 90 days and chronicled his experience. The “Amish Project” went from a hassle to changing how he viewed his life and relationships. I know I’ve said many times I’m not sure …

The Secret to Successful HR Projects

Tim Sackett Bad HR, Change, Communication, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, HR Technology, Innovation, Leadership, Metrics, Onboarding, Performance, Recognition, Recruiting, Relocation, SHRM, Sourcing, Succession Planning, T+D, Tim Sackett

I think the world is broken into two types of people: 1. People who do things the hard way. 2. People who let other people do things the hard way. I’m going to tell you what kind of person I am, but I actually didn’t write this piece, I shopped it out to someone on FreeLance.com for $5. The Secret …

Engagement Surveys Are the Nielsen Rankings of HR – And That’s Not a Good Thing

Paul Hebert Communication, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Influence, Innovation, Paul Hebert, Social Media, Social Networking

If you are looking for additional reasons to include and manage social networks in your organization, think about this… The Nielsen rankings help networks and advertisers determine the value of a show – how much to invest in it – how much to charge advertisers – how much to pay the actors – basically everything.  The Nielsen ranking is the …

WEBINAR: Give FOT 60 Minutes, We’ll Give You A Clue On How to Recruit On Facebook

Kris Dunn Business Development, Candidate Pool, Career Paths, Change, Communication, Culture, Driving Productivity, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Executive Search, Good HR, HR, HR Technology, Influence, Innovation, Interviewing, Job Boards, Job Market, Recruiting, References, Resumes, Sourcing, Trench HR, War for Talent

That’s right – we’ve got a FOT Webinar coming up on February 2nd.  We call it “Social Recruiting MacGyver Style! No Money, a Paperclip and Facebook – all a Real HR Pro Needs to Recruit.”  Cute.  Jaded.  We’d like to you register, but first let’s manage expectations related to what you’re going to get. If you’ve already advanced your recruiting …

You’re not Mitt Romney…You Don’t Need to Sell Yourself By Bashing Your Competitors

Jason Pankow Always Be Closing, Communication, Employment Branding and Culture, Jason Pankow, Making Offers, Recruiting

Ah…the joys of election season. I love watching candidates try to convince us that the reason we should vote for them is because the other guy sucks. Mitt Romney thinks you should vote against Jon Huntsman because he worked for the other guy. Hunstman can’t take that sitting down so he will tell you about how you should vote against …

The Sourcer Says: Don’t Listen to Hebert, I Love Your “Out of Office” email…

Kelly Dingee Communication, Engagement and Satisfaction, Influence, Kelly Dingee

Paul Hebert is one of my favorite writers here at FOT.   He wrote this piece suggesting out of office emails are a subtle sign of disengagement. I’m going to encourage you to keep using them.  I use them.  Usually by the time I use them, it’s for an extended break, like Thanksgiving.  I’m usually at the point where I …

The Beatles, Lessons In Giving and FOT…

Dawn Burke Communication, Dawn Hrdlica, Influence

The last track on The Beatles last recorded album (Abbey Road) finished with the lyrics, “And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make” Simple, straightforward, and a source of inspiration to me anytime I feel a bit lost.  Work can be a grind and at time feel quite thankless.  If you can take …

Are You A Coach in HR?

Tim Sackett Communication, Tim Sackett

I read an article recently in The New Yorker, probably the best article I’ve read all year, on the importance of “Coaching” by Atul Gawande.  Atul is a writer and a surgeon, smart and creative – I should hate him, but he’s so freaking brilliant! From the article: The concept of a coach is slippery. Coaches are not teachers, but …