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 …

The HR Olympics

Tim Sackett Benefits, Compensation/Cash Money, Conferences, Culture, Diversity, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Games, Good HR, Harassment, Hiring Managers, HR, Innovation, Making Offers, Metrics, Onboarding, Organizational Development, Recruiting, SHRM, Sourcing, Succession Planning, T+D, Tim Sackett

Oh, I got me some Olympic Fever!  The Summer Olympics are the best – it’s like NCAA Tournament time but with sports we only care about once every four years!  This Summer Olympics I’m even more invested than usual because we have a local athlete from our hometown of DeWitt, MI, Gymnast Jordyn Weiber, competing, so I expect I’ll be …

WEBINAR: Bootstrap Your Employment Brand the FOT Way

Steve Boese Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, Kris Dunn, Social Media, Steve Boese, Webinar

It’s July, it’s hot, (at least in most of the Western Hemisphere), and you’re possibly feeling a little less-than-inspired. You look around the office and see a bunch of empty cubes, left unattended as your colleagues with more seniority and better ability to plan, (and schmooze the boss), are taking a nice, long summer holiday, leaving you to pick up …

First Day on the Job Blues

Tim Sackett Communication, Culture, Employee Communications, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, Leadership, Onboarding, Organizational Development, Retention, Tim Sackett, Trench HR

I was reminded recently on how much your first day on the jobs sucks! I hear you – “What Tim?!” – the first day is the best!  No, it’s not – more than likely if you’re reading this, you’re an HR or Talent Pro so you “think” the first day on the job is wonderful – because you’ve designed orientation …

The FOT July Webinar: Bootstrap Your Employment Brand the FOT Way

Kris Dunn Culture, Employment Branding and Culture, Good HR, HR, Influence, Innovation, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Recruiting, Webinar

Editor’s Note: FOT would like to thank everyone that registered for “Bootstrap Your Employment Brand Your Brand the FOT Way” – you are now the few, the proud, the employment brand elite. Our FOT Hosts, Steve Boese and Kris Dunn, had a great time presenting and would like to give a special shout out to the fine folks at TweetMyJobs, for sponsoring the event. If …

Do What You Love! Or don’t…

Tim Sackett Generations, Good HR, HR, Influence, Negotiation, Recognition, SHRM, Tim Sackett, Total Rewards, Trench HR, War for Talent

As an HR Professional I can’t tell you how many times over the past 2 decades I’ve either read or listen to some conference speaker go on poetically about how you need to “do what you love to at work.”  I’ve always called bullshit on this concept.  I’ve probably called bullshit because every single person that has told me this, …

Video Killed the HR Star – Q&A with HireVue Video Experts

Holland Dombeck McCue HR, HR Technology, Webinar

You asked (literally) and we delivered… FOT would like to give a special thanks to everyone who tuned into our webinar “5 Ways Video to Raise Your HR and Recruiting Game” this past Wed. Below you will find the questions we were unable to get to during the presentation along with answers from our video experts, Scot Sessions and Chip …