PREACH IT: March Madness Means Half Your Employees Are Back to Mailing It In…

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Coaching, Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, Employee Engagement, FOT Reads, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kris Dunn, Performance, T+D, The HR Profession

It’s mid-March in the United States. That means the following things: – Some of your employees are about to get absolutely hammered this Thursday on St. Patrick’s Day. Green dye in the liquid of their choice?  Absolutely no problem. If there’s one thing Americans can do, it’s celebrate days that are centered around other countries. We’re Irish on 3/17. We celebrate …

Say My Name…

John Whitaker Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, FOT Reads, HR, Innovation, John Whitaker

Before the magic of Vince Gilligan forever bastardized the name “Heisenberg,” the actual man was one of the more recognized and respected names in the field of physics, and a flat-out pioneer in quantum mechanics. Check out the big brain on Werner is what I’m saying. Google “Herr Heisenberg” and chances are you’re going to find the “Uncertainty Principle” listed at the …

FOT Trades Tim Sackett to Detroit SHRM for 2 Chapter Members To Be Named Later

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Driving Productivity, FOT Reads, FOT Shoutout, Kris Dunn, Tim Sackett

PRESS RELEASE ATLANTA, GA FEBRUARY 18, 11:58AM ET Fistful of Talent, a premiere site offering news, thought and opinion in the world of talent management and talent acquisition, has announced the trade of longtime FOT contributor Tim Sackett in conjunction with the NBA Trade Deadline. Sackett will be traded (pending physical) to Detroit SHRM for 2 new members joining the …

Leadership Lessons From Limp Bizkit

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, FOT Reads, HR, Kris Dunn, Leadership, Learning, Learning and Development

I’m Generation X.  If there was ever any doubt about that, this post should put that doubt to rest. One day last year found me rolling through airports in Baton Rouge and Philadelphia.  As I was running through the Philadelphia airport to catch a plane, I spotted a bunch of old school autographed photos on the edge of a depressing …

Recruiting Technology Company You’ve Never Heard Of Releases Product You Don’t Care About

Matt Charney Audacious Ideas, FOT Reads, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, in the news, Matt Charney

TALENT, OREGON – December 8, 2015 (WORTHLESS WIRE) — GenericTech, a leading provider of people empowerment solutions, announced today that the company is putting out a press release simply for the purposes of putting out a press release.   This revolutionary PR approach goes far beyond traditional content marketing to focus on an engaging user experience for any clients who …

Diverse Erection Careers (And Other Misfortunate Employer Brands).

Matt Charney Audacious Ideas, Employment Branding and Culture, FOT Reads, HR, Matt Charney

If you think you have a hard time overcoming stuff like negative Glassdoor reviews, compensation that’s not competitive with the market or some of the other challenges most commonly ascribed to employer branding initiatives, trust me, you have nothing to worry about—some recruiters out there have it way worse. Like the guy who has to do the hiring for Louisville, …

FOT GROUP POST: The “Scariest” Music We’ve Listened to While Working…

Cara Lucas FOT Reads

It’s the day before Halloween, which means you’re probably seeing some pretty freaky costumes at work already today. (Exhibit A: Please check out Tim Sackett’s Instagram feed at your earliest convenience.) FOT wants to add to the HR Freak Show this Halloween by sharing some of the most scary (also known as lame) music we’ve listened to while doing the good …

I Miss ERE Media

Laurie Ruettimann Conferences, FOT Reads, HR, Influence, Laurie Ruettimann

The world of HR blogging is messy, and the streets of the HR social world are littered with the decaying bodies of failed websites, broken media partnerships, and neglected conferences. This week, my friend Lars Schmidt is hosting the LinkedIn Talent Connect live stream. Lars is a recruiting nerd, tech geek, and ruthless entertainer. It should be fun. But before …

Candidate Experience Is Not A Product

Matt Charney Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, FOT Reads, HR Tech, HR Technology, Matt Charney

Fun fact: I own the trademark on the “slogan” (their term) candidate experience in the United States. I’m pretty sure that it’s unenforceable, but I’ve got the paperwork to prove that I at least paid the filing fee and was issued an e-mail confirming my registration was a success. Why did I pay $159 for the rights to intellectual property …

Six Ways To Make Your Recruiting/Talent Metrics More Strategic – And Make Managers Own Their New Hires

Kris Dunn FOT Reads, Good HR, Hiring Bias, HR, Interviewing, Kris Dunn, Labor, Metrics, Performance

Let’s face it—the recruiting metrics you use at your company are either non-existent or stale.  Sure, you tried to roll out the basics—time to hire, cost per hire—but all that did was put the focus on your HR/Recruiting function, not the people who actually make the final hiring decision.  Flash forward 12 months since the launch of those basic recruiting …