4 Things I Don’t Miss About the Office

Lauren Welgush COVID-19, Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Performance 0 Comments

‘I can’t believe the pandemic was renewed for another season’*. Thanks Conan O’Brien for giving us a laugh in this prolonged state of the world being turned upside down where it feels like this all can’t be real. It’s a tv show, right? A Truman show kind of thing? The reality is, the pandemic is still upon us and we …

Holistic Leadership During COVID, Politics, And Quite Frankly Everything Else

William Wiggins COVID-19, Culture, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Development, employee experience, This Week in HR

Lately I’ve been stressed with a mixture of first world problems, Black people problems, COVID concerns – you name it. There still seems to be the open-ended question if or not Black Lives Matter and I’m fearful for my GenZ and Millennial nephews out in the world trying to survive something akin to hunting season. I’m worried about the future …

21% of Parents Reduce Work Hours!

Tim Sackett COVID-19, Employee Relations, Performance, Women in the Workplace, Workplace Flexibilty 1 Comment

This past week, at my office, a bunch of my coworkers had their kids “return” to school, and by “return” I mean they put on their backpack, went out to the front porch, and took the first day of school picture for the Gram, and then marched right back inside and got a video call with their new class and …

What’s new on LinkedIn? The Personal Press Release!

Kelly Dingee Career Advice, COVID-19, Recruiting, Social Media and Talent, Talent Acquisition 0 Comments

Oh LinkedIn….our love/hate relationship continues.  I need you, I don’t want to need you, but I do for my recruiting role. You’re a resource for competitive intelligence and every once in a while, spark a great conversation with a potential job seeker or peer. And now….now in this crazy economic time, you bring me so many additional things. The Weird Network …

Why HR Generalists Are Winning During COVID! (The HR Famous Podcast)

Kris Dunn Career Paths, COVID-19, Good HR, HR 0 Comments

In episode 29 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett, Kris Dunn and Jessica Lee discuss how HR Generalists are rapidly becoming the preferred choice for HR Leaders with shrinking staff/team size due to their “do it all” mentality, and discuss how specialists in the HR field can protect themselves vs further cuts as furloughs turn into layoffs. The gang also provide a …

Two Jobs in 24 Hours

Ed Baldwin Change, COVID-19, Ed Baldwin, Generations, Job Market, Mobile Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, Uncategorized 2 Comments

With Paul Hebert’s last post here on FOT (Hebert Out) he challenged all writers to avoid “saying the same thing over and over, using different words”. He challenged us to create innovative content and not just drudge through the same topics, over and over again. Given that the HR blog world has been around more than a decade and has …

Despite What You Hear, the Jury is Still Out on Remote Work

John Hollon COVID-19, employee experience, Employee Relations, Organizational Development, Workplace Flexibilty

Here’s a confession: I was working remotely long before working remotely was cool. Way back in 2010, when I was Editor of Workforce Management, our corporate leadership decided they had enough of California, thank you very much, and decided to move Workforce from Southern California to Chicago — after first floating the possibility of moving to Detroit. The best thing …

Leadership 101 – Nobody wants to be told what to do

Ben Martinez COVID-19, Learning and Development

You will live a miserable life trying to control people by telling them what to do.  There is a time and place for inserting yourself into someone’s life or telling them what is needed to make their life better. The silver lining of all this work from home is that we have learned how to trust ourselves to get the …