3 Ways Your Interview Process is Scaring Away Great Talent

Tim Sackett Dawn Hrdlica, Employee Coaching, Good HR, HR, HR Tech, Influence, Innovation, Interviewing, Leadership, Recruiting, References, SHRM, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Training and Development, Trench HR, Uncategorized, War for Talent, Webinar

KD and I were at the HR Technology Conference this past week in Chicago – if you get the chance to go you have to – it is different than any other HR Conference you've ever been to in a very good way!  While we were there we sat down with the gang from HireVue and hatched up another webinar …

Before the Rose Ceremony: How To Become an Employer of Choice Through Your Interview Process

Kris Dunn Good HR, HR, Interviewing, Webinar

Editor's Note: FOT would like to thank everyone that registered for “Before the Rose Ceremony”. Our FOT Hosts, Tim Sackett and Dawn Burke, had a great time presenting and would like to give a special shout out to the fine folks at HireVue, for sponsoring the event. Registration for our November webinar will be up shortly – stay tuned! ————————————————————————————————————————————————- Before the Rose Ceremony: How …

Lawn Mowers, Leverage, and Performance

Steve Boese Good HR, HR, Influence, Performance, Steve Boese

My Dad had a favorite saying – ‘Don’t take anything out of the shed unless you intend to use it the right way.’ He was talking about the riding lawn mower, mainly, but I think the saying has pretty solid grounding and near-universal meaning and relevance. And I would even suggest that the sentiment, the necessity to use tools the …

3 Things Our Employees Hate to Do

Tim Sackett Change, Communication, Culture, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Leadership, Organizational Development, Performance, Policies, Recognition, SHRM, Tim Sackett

Do you ever feel like a Mom/Dad to your employees?  Wait, let me rephrase that – Do you ever not feel like a Mom/Dad to your employees?!  HR Pros tend to act in that manner in many ways, and usually our employees hate us for it. Don't do this, do this, sign this, bring this into work – we ask …

Sackett's Guide to International HR

Tim Sackett Change, China, Communication, Conferences, Culture, Diversity, Don't Feed the Vendors, EEO, Generations, Good HR, HR, Personal Brand, Policies, Recruiting, SHRM, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Travel, Trench HR

I traveled to Canada last week to speak at the Achievers user conference – so, basically, I now have International HR experience and I wanted to share it with the FOT nation! (BTW – side note – HR vendor user conferences might be the best kept secret in HR conference action!  You get some great Trench HR pros speaking, folks …

Are you doing enough to find the hard-to-find talent?

Steve Boese HR, Recruiting, Steve Boese, T+D

You can’t swing a cat around the HR blogosphere, the workplace related trade mags or online sites, and even the mainstream business press without reading about the so-called ‘skills gap’; i.e. the stated or declared inability of many firms across numerous (and often technical) industries to locate, recruit, and hire the talent they need for at least some of their …

5 Excuses To Miss a Co-worker’s Wedding

Tim Sackett Bad HR, Culture, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Generations, Good HR, HR, Innovation, Personal Brand, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Trench HR, Uncategorized, Work Life Balance

I had one of my Recruiters ask for some advice this week – it wasn’t work advice – a little more personal.  She had told a person she would attend a wedding of a family member with them, but was having second thoughts – basically – a Holy Crap moment – I don’t really like this person that much, and …

Class of 2016 – The Same But Different

Paul Hebert Change, College Recruiting, Communication, Culture, Current Affairs, Diversity, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Generations, HR, Paul Hebert

My grandparents had a party line at their house.  I remember picking up the phone and hearing other’s talking.  I also remember my Great Aunt getting on the phone just so she could eaves drop on the conversations the neighbors were having.  The neighbors knew she was on the line.  They didn’t care. Sounds a lot like twitter no? We …