I've Caught a Case of 'Newbulshit'

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Career Paths, Communication, Culture, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Giving Notice, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Innovation, Leadership, Onboarding, Organizational Development, Performance, Recruiting, Retention, SHRM, Sourcing, Tim Sackett, Trench HR, wellness

There's something that I think most employees experience from time to time, that feeling like no one is listening to me! It happens to everyone from the CEO down to the janitor.  I'm sure the lower down the career ladder you go, the more you experience this feeling.  Many times it really isn't that people aren't listening.  In fact, you're …

Why Existing Leaders Don't Innovate

Paul Hebert Audacious Ideas, Employee Coaching, HR, Innovation, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Performance, Training and Development

I recently saw an interesting indie film that was first released in 2011. The film received positive reviews from critics, including Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times, who gave the film 3 ½ stars out of four, and ultimately grossed about $2 milli on worldwide. Not a big hit. The film is called Another Earth. It is pitched as a …

3 Ways Your Interview Process is Scaring Away Great Talent

Tim Sackett Dawn Hrdlica, Employee Coaching, Good HR, HR, HR Tech, Influence, Innovation, Interviewing, Leadership, Recruiting, References, SHRM, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Training and Development, Trench HR, Uncategorized, War for Talent, Webinar

KD and I were at the HR Technology Conference this past week in Chicago – if you get the chance to go you have to – it is different than any other HR Conference you've ever been to in a very good way!  While we were there we sat down with the gang from HireVue and hatched up another webinar …

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 …

The Management Auditors are Here!

Steve Gifford Culture, Employee Coaching, Leadership, Organizational Development, Performance, Steve Gifford

Your organizational development case study of the day is this: You have offices in nearly every country in the world, ranging from a staff of a few dozen to over a thousand.  Few people last at a given office for more than three or four years, although there is substantial rotation between offices.  The person in charge of the office …

Should a Company Protect a Talented Player from Himself?

RJ Morris Employee Coaching, Influence, Leadership, Paul Hebert, RJ Morris

As you would guess from the title of the blog, we talk a lot about talent around here.  Want to know how to identify, attract, interview, select, hire and develop talent?  Yep, that we got.   I do not, however, recall anyone around the FOT clubhouse writing about a company protecting a talented individual from himself or herself. Well, here you …

5 Excuses To Miss a Co-worker’s Wedding

Tim Sackett Bad HR, Culture, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Generations, Good HR, HR, Innovation, Personal Brand, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Trench HR, Uncategorized, Work Life Balance

I had one of my Recruiters ask for some advice this week – it wasn’t work advice – a little more personal.  She had told a person she would attend a wedding of a family member with them, but was having second thoughts – basically – a Holy Crap moment – I don’t really like this person that much, and …

Management Training When You’re Not Doing Management Training

Steve Gifford 60-Second SPHR, Bad HR, Culture, Employee Coaching, Hiring Managers, Interviewing, Leadership, Organizational Development, Policies, Steve Gifford

Your organization’s managers have many shortcomings.  They refuse to make a decision without having a meeting and cc-ing the whole world on an email about it.  They desperately need someone to fill that open position, then go two weeks without reviewing resumes, only to decide that maybe they  don’t need someone after all.  They can’t coach, avoid confrontation, and point …

The HR Olympics

Tim Sackett Benefits, Compensation/Cash Money, Conferences, Culture, Diversity, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Games, Good HR, Harassment, Hiring Managers, HR, Innovation, Making Offers, Metrics, Onboarding, Organizational Development, Recruiting, SHRM, Sourcing, Succession Planning, T+D, Tim Sackett

Oh, I got me some Olympic Fever!  The Summer Olympics are the best – it’s like NCAA Tournament time but with sports we only care about once every four years!  This Summer Olympics I’m even more invested than usual because we have a local athlete from our hometown of DeWitt, MI, Gymnast Jordyn Weiber, competing, so I expect I’ll be …