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Watch Your Body Language in an Interview & Save the Head Bobbing for Bonnaroo.

Dawn Burke Communication, Dawn Burke, Hiring Managers, HR, Interviewing 1 Comment

I’ve noticed a recent, frightening phenomenon. And I think I may be a perpetrator (heaven help me). In an attempt to stage a preemptive intervention, I thought there could be no better time than the present to address this odd and interesting tick–one that HR professionals, interviewers, and interviewees abuse unabashedly. The head nod. Or as some others call it, …

SHRM Isn’t Dead, But It’s in Need of Major Change

Adam Rosenfield Bad HR, Good HR, HR, SHRM 2 Comments

The earth-shattering events always expose the problems under the hood. It’s what you do when those problems are exposed that matters. COVID-19 and the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain, and Ahmaud Aubrey flipped the United States and the world on its head.  It’s a difficult time for HR professionals, many who have entered into this new world …

If I Were Looking for an HR Pro I’d Recruit Teachers

Paul Hebert HR, Paul Hebert, Recruiting 0 Comments

Disruption sucks. We’re in the middle of arguably the most disruptive period in 50 years for business. While some might counter with the advent of the internet as the biggest disruption, I’d mention that change happened over the course of a decade. We had time to watch it unfold. We say things happen in internet time. Everything, except the adoption …

Facts of (Work) Life: “Manager Pass-Through”

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Coaching, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kris Dunn, Workforce Management Articles 2 Comments

I wrote about the manager pass-through in 2011.  It’s an important fact of life in every organization, so I’m writing about it again today. Here’s the trick: Imagine you could film every manager in your organization trying to defend a strategy, action, change, etc. taken by the company to their team.  Would they own it or point to a higher power …

3 Ways to Change the Message in a Bottle

Kathy Rapp Change, Change Management, Communication, Corporate America, COVID-19, Culture, Current Affairs, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Managing People, Retention, Talent Strategy, wellness 0 Comments

Just a castaway, an island lost at sea, oh Another lonely day, no one here but me, oh More loneliness than any man could bear Rescue me before I fall into despair, oh These are the intro lyrics to “Message in a Bottle” by The Police. It’s about being alone on an island and sending a message in a bottle …

Do You Really Need College-Educated Workers?

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Good HR, Hiring Bias, HR, Recruiting, Tim Sackett 10 Comments

FOT Note: This post comes straight out of the FOT vault. Every now and then, we like to re-run golden nuggets of insight to keep the message alive. What you’re about to read is one of them.  I’m a huge advocate for formal education. My 3 sons have gone, will go to college, or get beat until they go to …

It’s Time to Act

Ed Baldwin Change, Change Management, Corporate Social Responsibility, Culture, Diversity, Ed Baldwin, Employment Branding and Culture, George Floyd, Hiring Bias, HR, Influence, Leadership, Talent Strategy, Trench HR 4 Comments

A pandemic. Senseless killings. People taking to the streets. Our foundational values being rocked. This is America 2020. And your workplace is a subset of the same environment. And for good reason. As HR professionals, we haven’t done enough. If we are honest with ourselves, equal opportunity has been little more than lip service and legal statements found in our …

The HR Famous Podcast: e20 – Adidas CHRO on the Ropes, SCOTUS Decision and Pronouns

Kris Dunn Diversity, Employment Law, HR, Leadership, The HR Famous Podcast 0 Comments

In episode 20 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett, Kris Dunn, and Jessica Lee come together to discuss this week’s Supreme Court ruling, pronouns, and Zoom fatigue. The trio talk about the new developments that may come out of the SCOTUS ruling, the calling for the resignation of Adidas’ CHRO, and micromanaging WFH employees.  Listen …

The Strategic Evolution of HR

Kathy Rapp Change, Change Management, Communication, Corporate America, COVID-19, Current Affairs, Executive Search, Good HR, HR, Influence, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Organizational Development, Risks, Talent Strategy, The HR Profession, Workforce Management Articles 0 Comments

Anyone else feel like they’ve lived through 2 years in the last 4 months? Are you apprehensive about the next 6 months? You are normal if you answered “yes” to the above. You work in HR if you answered “HELL yes” while raising your beverage of choice in hand. HR leaders I know, and others who I’ve had the opportunity …