Nice is the New Cool – Especially if You Are Rockin’ a McJob…

Dawn Burke Career Paths, Culture, Current Affairs, Dawn Hrdlica, Job Market

Every morning, I go through my local McDonald’s drive-through. I love their coffee. I’ll rock a Starbucks if I need a great wifi spot, but for a quick cup of delicious coffee, McDonald’s is my go-to place. I don’t care that the coffee is cheaper (which it is)… I just like it. So, every morning, between 6:00 and 7:30am, I …

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 …

HR Owns This One. Bellweathers – Charlie Sheen – HR Capitalist

Paul Hebert Culture, Current Affairs, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Kris Dunn, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Performance, Recognition, War for Talent

You are what you eat. You are what you drive. You are where you live. You are who you put up with. Is Charlie Sheen an Employee Bellwether? At first Charlie Sheen was an interesting side note to all the crazy stuff associated with the star-laden left coast. Then he became something more. He became headline news.  He became a …

What Charlie Sheen Forgot (Duh?!) – The Importance of Supply and Demand. #WINNING

Dawn Burke Current Affairs, Dawn Hrdlica, Labor, Leadership

Charlie Sheen, you have been such a pleasure to watch and hear. And for that I thank you, you narcissistic schmuck. However narcissistic though, you are a trailblazer. As you would say, an “Epic” trailblazer, for you have pushed Hollywood to a new brink. The viewing public is finally seeing something that is rare — a Hollywood firing. You have …

02/14/11 – The Day IBM’s Watson Tapped Out the Boolean Cash Cow…

Josh Letourneau Current Affairs, HR Technology, Joshua Letourneau, Sourcing

Within the Recruiting, Sourcing, Talent Acquisition, and HR World, February 14 was likely a day that came and went without much notice. Yet make no mistake – 02/14/11 is the day that changed our profession forever as the Boolean Cash Cow was abruptly tapped out and fell over dead.  Let me explain… If you tuned into Jeopardy! during the early …

Employee Retention – Are Surveys CAUSING the Problem or Just Reporting It?

Paul Hebert Current Affairs, Employee Communications, Good HR, Influence, Labor, Paul Hebert

Probably the most explosive statistic HR folks have been exposed to recently is the Manpower Survey announcing that 84% of employees plan to look for a job in 2011. That’s quite a few. It’s not the only place you can find that data, and it’s not just the good ol’ USA. In India the statistic is 40% who plan on quitting. …