You Think You Have High EQ? Sure You Do!

Corey Burns Corey Burns, Culture, Employee Coaching, Employee Development, HR, Training and Development 0 Comments

Over the past decade, there has been a meteoric rise in the use of the concept “emotional intelligence” or “EQ” in the workplace, which has led to a wave of unintended narcissism. Just like IQ (Intelligence Quotient), everyone wants to have high-levels of EQ. I get it – who wants to say they are emotionally unintelligent? No one. I was …

VIDEO – 21 Future HR Jobs and What HR Pros Can Do to Prepare

Kris Dunn 60-Second SPHR, Good HR, HR, HR & Marketing, HR (& Life!) Advice 0 Comments

In this video, FOT leaders Kris Dunn and Tim Sackett talk about future jobs in the world of HR, recruiting and talent (from HBR), then discuss how HR Pros should get ready for the trends by upskilling through continuing education and development. Click this Link for the video if you don’t see the player below. Also, episode 33 of The …

Is Johnny Taylor Good for SHRM and HR?

Kris Dunn Good HR, HR, HR & Marketing, SHRM, The HR Famous Podcast 0 Comments

In episode 30 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett, Kris Dunn and Jessica Lee link up to discuss Senator Tom Carper’s senate hearing mishap with Zoom and Johnny Taylor’s time at SHRM, asking and discussing the question “is Johnny Taylor for good for SHRM and HR?” The gang discusses Johnny Taylor’s leadership of the mega HR association SHRM based on this …

Why HR Generalists Are Winning During COVID! (The HR Famous Podcast)

Kris Dunn Career Paths, COVID-19, Good HR, HR 0 Comments

In episode 29 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett, Kris Dunn and Jessica Lee discuss how HR Generalists are rapidly becoming the preferred choice for HR Leaders with shrinking staff/team size due to their “do it all” mentality, and discuss how specialists in the HR field can protect themselves vs further cuts as furloughs turn into layoffs. The gang also provide a …

No Fa-Fa-Fa Foolin’ (Rapp Out)

Kathy Rapp Always Be Closing, Career Advice, Change, Change Management, Communication, Culture, Employee Engagement, employee experience, Engagement and Satisfaction, Giving Notice, HR, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Managing People, Offboarding, Onboarding, Retention 16 Comments

Almost 12 years ago, I wrote my first blog post for FOT. It was about Joe Elliott of Def Leppard and when he mistakenly placed the Stanley Cup upside down during an NHL event. I wrote: Why the blunder? Because no one coached him. No one took the time to pull him aside and whisper, “Hey Joe, this is the …

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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

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

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

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

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

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 …