FOT WEBINAR: Make your Lame Management Training Not Suck By Using Video

Kris Dunn Change, Communication, Culture, Employee Communications, Employment Branding and Culture, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, HR Tech, HR Technology, HR Vendors, Influence, Innovation, Interviewing, Recruiting, The HR Profession, Training and Development

Short version: Tim Sackett and I are doing a webinar this Wednesday, May 23rd, at 1pm EST on using video in your HR practice – sign up here. You’ll be glad you did. Long version – the name of the webinar is Five Ways to Use Video to Raise Your HR and Recruiting Game. You know you need it.  So sign …

Say My Name, Say My Name…

Kelly Dingee HR (& Life!) Advice, Kelly Dingee, Sourcing

My boss was stunned recently because while we were reviewing candidates (online of course because that’s the perk of being virtual) he saw the number of messages I have in my LinkedIn mailbox.  It was at 179.  I told him to relax, it’d been at 254 when I started the day and I was weeding through them all…slowly but surely. …

Your Headcount Wishlist

Steve Gifford Always Be Closing, Driving Productivity, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Organizational Development, Recruiting, Steve Gifford, The HR Profession, Trench HR

When the day comes, who are you going to hire? We’re not always going to be cutting back.  Sure, it seems like it now, but at some point, the economy in general or your company specifically is going to grow.  And at long last, you’ll get to play hiring manager again!  But, what req do you ask for first? I …

Sage Wisdom for an HR Pro Turning 40

Holland Dombeck McCue Dawn Hrdlica, Good HR, HR (& Life!) Advice

Today FOT favorite, Dawn Burke, turns the big 4-0! Congrats Dawn, you have arrived – HR pro, noted speaker, blogger extraordinaire, rock star – the embodiment of forty and fabulous. You give us 20-somethings, something to strive for. Now that you’re in the “40 club”, your colleagues would like to offer you up some sage advice for navigating 40 as the HR …

The Bonus Rules

Tim Sackett Compensation/Cash Money, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Performance, Recognition, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett

If you’ve been in HR for at least 30 minutes you’ve heard someone in your organization bitch about a bonus.  It comes part and parcel with the gig – from the beginning of time when the first caveman decided he needed some additional incentive for his cave drawers and developed the 5 drawings and you get an extra brontosaurus burger …

Blinded By Facebook Ticker: Content Overload=Nuts

Dawn Burke Dawn Hrdlica, HR (& Life!) Advice, Social Media

One of our HR pals, Michael VanDervort, posted on Facebook, “After several months of not caring, I now officially detest the Facebook ticker”. You know the scrolling ticker, on the right side of the screen posting status updates in real time.  I’m guessing this is Facebook’s answer to twitter.  Why reinvent the wheel right? One of Michael’s friends, Rayanne Thorn, replied, …

The Secret to Successful HR Projects

Tim Sackett Bad HR, Change, Communication, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, HR Technology, Innovation, Leadership, Metrics, Onboarding, Performance, Recognition, Recruiting, Relocation, SHRM, Sourcing, Succession Planning, T+D, Tim Sackett

I think the world is broken into two types of people: 1. People who do things the hard way. 2. People who let other people do things the hard way. I’m going to tell you what kind of person I am, but I actually didn’t write this piece, I shopped it out to someone on FreeLance.com for $5. The Secret …

You, Your Social Media Presence, and Gosh Darn It…That Picture You Posted…

Kelly Dingee Candidate Pool, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kelly Dingee, Social Network Analysis

I’m looking at LinkedIn profiles this morning.  I’m actually re-verifying a list of candidates, the organizations they work for and Hoover’s information.  Good fun stuff early on a Friday.  It’s actually pretty tedious. But as I’m clicking and cross referencing, gosh darn it if I don’t see your LinkedIn profile pic.  Post whatever you want on Facebook and use your …