If ‘Everyone’ is Responsible, is Anyone Responsible?

Steve Boese Current Affairs, Employee Relations, HR (& Life!) Advice, Leadership, Steve Boese

Hiring decisions are often lengthy, arduous, complex undertakings, where even the best, top-performing organizations can only hope to achieve more ‘wins’ than losses’. Think about it. What percentage of your organization’s hires in the last two years would you, (or more importantly, your managers), classify as quality hires? About half? More? Do you even know? Hiring is hard, while simultaneously …

Do You Keep the McGraths or the Buseys? Or, Are You Smarter Than a Trump?

Paul Hebert Career Paths, Current Affairs, Driving Productivity, Good HR, Paul Hebert, Performance

Celebrity Apprentice (CA) is entertainment. Let’s not forget that. Sometimes good entertainment. Sometimes cringe-worthy entertainment (see Clint Black commercial Season 2 – maybe NSFW.) But it is entertainment. And, like any good consultant, I take a lot of what I bring to the client’s table from the plethora of reality TV offered today (‘cept for the previously mentioned commercial.) Why …

McCritics Say Hiring 50K in a Day is a PR Stunt… But What’s Wrong with That?

Jessica Lee Candidate Pool, Communication, Current Affairs, Jessica Lee

I’ve heard lots of talk recently about McDonalds announcing that they’re looking to hire 50,000 new employees on April 19th… and not all positive chatter. Sure, I understand how and why it’s easy to poke holes at this. Because your first thought? You roll your eyes and call it a PR stunt that attempts to repair the negative image of …

For Japan, With Love.

Jessica Lee Current Affairs, HR, Jessica Lee

I happened to know some bloggers, non-HR related types, who are observing a blogger day of silence today. And I thought I’d kinda join in, on behalf of FOT. What happened in Japan is tragic, and shocking. The Japanese National Police Agency estimate 16,600+ are dead. Read that again. It makes me stomach churn, heart ache, and eyes well up. …

Hiring in Japan After the Crisis

RJ Morris Candidate Pool, Current Affairs, Recruiting, RJ Morris

We are still far from knowing the total impact of last Friday’s earthquake and tsunami, but “apocalyptic” seems appropriate, and our thoughts and prayers are with those in Japan. I do not want any readers to think I am minimizing the disaster by writing about it—trust me that my typical sarcasm is taking the week off. Before you dive too …