Engagement Is Real – And You Help Make It So.

Jessica Lee Audacious Ideas, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Jessica Lee, The HR Profession, Trench HR, William Tincup

So my FOT colleague William Tincup thinks “engagement” is a bunch of crock. I beg to differ. What can I say? My glass is half full. A few baseline notes which are mentioned in the comment thread of his post before I go on. Engagement isn’t happiness. I think this is true. We shouldn’t confuse the two. But a standard …

Will Using Social Media in Your HR Strategy Open You Up to Self-Absorbed Whiners?

Paul Hebert Communication, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Generations, Paul Hebert, Policies, Social Media

The XXX Olympics (I snicker every time I type that.  Should I use the number 30 instead?) has been running for the last week and there have been some high points and low points.  The NBC coverage – both real-time and prime-time has been difficult to manage and some of the connectorati have voiced their outrage at how crappy some …

We Get It Already, You’re Awesome…Now Simmer Down

Marisa Keegan Employment Branding and Culture, Marisa Keegan

Sometimes when I read about the perks being offered at power-house technology companies like Google, Zynga, and Facebook I roll my eyes and wonder when the one-upping is going to end. Isn’t that a terrible reaction?! I mean, I’m supposed to love when companies dole out the perks, add to their culture, and show employees that they’re the center of it all …

Employment Branding: Resources to Get the Recognition You Deserve!

Steve Gifford Always Be Closing, Business Development, Communication, Employee Communications, Employment Branding and Culture, Recognition, Steve Gifford

Bookmark this list and save it to get credit for the good things you’re doing anyway. We at FOT are focusing on your EVP this month, culminating in the Bootstrap Your Employment Brand the FOT Way webinar  (tickets are still available, but going fast!).  As great as you might think your employment brand is, though, external validation helps with these things. You’ve …

WEBINAR: Bootstrap Your Employment Brand the FOT Way

Steve Boese Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, Kris Dunn, Social Media, Steve Boese, Webinar

It’s July, it’s hot, (at least in most of the Western Hemisphere), and you’re possibly feeling a little less-than-inspired. You look around the office and see a bunch of empty cubes, left unattended as your colleagues with more seniority and better ability to plan, (and schmooze the boss), are taking a nice, long summer holiday, leaving you to pick up …

First Day on the Job Blues

Tim Sackett Communication, Culture, Employee Communications, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, Leadership, Onboarding, Organizational Development, Retention, Tim Sackett, Trench HR

I was reminded recently on how much your first day on the jobs sucks! I hear you – “What Tim?!” – the first day is the best!  No, it’s not – more than likely if you’re reading this, you’re an HR or Talent Pro so you “think” the first day on the job is wonderful – because you’ve designed orientation …

The FOT July Webinar: Bootstrap Your Employment Brand the FOT Way

Kris Dunn Culture, Employment Branding and Culture, Good HR, HR, Influence, Innovation, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Recruiting, Webinar

Editor’s Note: FOT would like to thank everyone that registered for “Bootstrap Your Employment Brand Your Brand the FOT Way” – you are now the few, the proud, the employment brand elite. Our FOT Hosts, Steve Boese and Kris Dunn, had a great time presenting and would like to give a special shout out to the fine folks at TweetMyJobs, for sponsoring the event. If …

Having trouble blending social into your HR and Recruiting game? Soon, you can be there without actually being there.

Steve Boese Employment Branding and Culture, Recruiting, Social Media and Talent, Steve Boese

This past Friday night while I was drafting this post, (I know what you’re thinking, what an incredible loser with nothing better to do on a Friday night that write a blog post. Lay off. I was desperate for entertainment since Game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals was not up until Saturday.), I checked over on to Twitter …

FOT WEBINAR: Make your Lame Management Training Not Suck By Using Video

Kris Dunn Change, Communication, Culture, Employee Communications, Employment Branding and Culture, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, HR Tech, HR Technology, HR Vendors, Influence, Innovation, Interviewing, Recruiting, The HR Profession, Training and Development

Short version: Tim Sackett and I are doing a webinar this Wednesday, May 23rd, at 1pm EST on using video in your HR practice – sign up here. You’ll be glad you did. Long version – the name of the webinar is Five Ways to Use Video to Raise Your HR and Recruiting Game. You know you need it.  So sign …