Out of the Mouths of Babes

Dan Carusi HR, Leadership

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to accompany my son to the Boy Scouts of America’s annual Camp O’ Ree. Over the weekend, the Scouts planned activities that included fire starting, survival, ready man, rope climbing, etc. What caught my attention was how the activities were planned and run by the Scouts, not the adults. It was the older boys’ …

The resume looks good, but she only got two stars on LinkedIn

Steve Boese Candidate Pool, HR, Recruiting, Social Media and Talent, Steve Boese

Most Fistful of Talent readers I am sure by now are familiar with and have probably spent some time on the quasi-addictive new LinkedIn feature called ‘Endorsements’. For those folks looking for a little more background on the LinkedIn Endorsement game check our fearless leader Kris Dunn’s take over on the HR Capitalist. Kris’ piece, as well as a few others I …

What HR Expects From Universities

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Career Paths, College Recruiting, Culture, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, Interviewing, Job Fairs, Job Seeker Advice, Making Offers, Organizational Development, Recruiting, Resumes, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Training and Development, Trench HR, War for Talent

I was talking recently to a head of HR of a manufacturing company in the Midwest about some recruiting challenges they were having.  You see, I don't know if you know this or not, but I'm kind of a big deal when it comes to providing solutions for people's recruiting challenges. Anyway – my solution for her was she needed …

Open Mic Night – HR Edition.

Ben Martinez HR

Calling all HR Lovers, Players and Haters. The time has come to embrace the digital era and take our profession to YouTube. After digging through trench HR jobs across the U.S. and Mexico I have experienced the good, the bad and the ugly  about our trade. So I did what any good HR Pro would do… I wrote a poem. …

Job Titles That Say What They Mean

Paul Hebert Culture, Employment Branding and Culture, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Job Market, Paul Hebert, Pop Culture

Job titles have achieved heights of ridiculousness never before reached. Each company in an effort to “outcool” the next company have created job descriptions that have more value as talking points in an interview with Forbes than they do to the oth er employees in the company – or – to the most important person – the customer of that …

HR's Dirty Little Secret – We don't like to hire Vets

Tim Sackett Bad HR, Candidate Pool, Career Paths, College Recruiting, Communication, Culture, Diversity, Employee Communications, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Interviewing, Job Fairs, Job Market, Job Seeker Advice, Recruiting, Sourcing, Tim Sackett, Trench HR, War for Talent

You know what I learned really early in my career in recruiting? Companies really don”t like to hire folks coming out of the military. Yeah, I just said that. That might be the most politically incorrect thing that a HR Pro can say nowadays! In fact, we hear the exact opposite from company executives, don”t we? In fact if you …

What the Talent Pro has to be thankful for in 2012

Steve Boese Culture, Good HR, HR, Steve Boese

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, at least in the USA, and in keeping with the spirit and the tradition of the holiday, (the ‘giving thanks’ part, not the acknowledgement that we will only survive the impending winter due to the benevolence and generosity of the locals), here at FOT we thought it fitting to run down the (partial) list of things that …

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 …

Tis the Season: 3 Ways You Can Leverage Video Collaboration Tools in Your Organization Today

Holland Dombeck McCue Employee Communications, Holland Dombeck, HR, HR Technology, Webinar

The holidays are right around the corner and the gang at FOT has already caught the giving spirit. That”s why we”re serving up a preview of our November webinar and laying out three ways y ou can leverage video collaboration tools in your organization today. 1. Show some love to your out of state players. Whether clients or members of …

Video Killed the Radio Star: How Collaboration Tools and the BYOD Movement Are Reshaping the Way HR & Recruiting Pros Get S#*T Done

Holland Dombeck McCue Change, Communication, Employee Communications, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, HR Technology, Innovation, Webinar

Editor’s Note: FOT would like to thank everyone that registered for “Video Killed the Radio Star”. Our FOT Host, Holland Dombeck, had a great time presenting and would like to give a special shout out to her co-host, Jeremy Malan no prescription cialis der, and his team at Blue Jeans Network, for sponsoring the event. Registration information for our December …