The True Cost of Turnover Revealed!

Tim Sackett Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Leadership, Metrics, Negotiation, Seat at the Table, SHRM, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Trench HR

I know, I know -It’s about Damn time right! Finally, I have the answer! First let me tell you, this is a hotly debated item around HR circles – where it is next to impossible to get anyone to agree on a formula or process for determining the cost of turnover for an individual within your organization.  Don’t get me …

Endearing Yourself At Work…

Tim Sackett HR (& Life!) Advice, Tim Sackett

It is December 29th – which means two things here at Fistful of Talent: 1. About 14 people are going to read this post. (no one actually works anymore between Xmas and New Years) and 2. It is Holland “The Kid” Dombeck’s 26th Birthday! (Happy Birthday Holland!) Holland joined the FOT crew in 2011 and has made all of our …

Just Rip the Band-Aid Off!

Jessica Lee HR (& Life!) Advice, Jessica Lee

I had a root canal the other week. Ugh. The pain pre-root canal? Awful. The relief afterward? Amazing. As I was lying back in the chair, endodontist drilling away to relieve me of my toothache, oddly enough, I started thinking about my decision making to get the root canal done, and what the lesson was, if anything… and then it …

HR Underdogs: Sometimes You Just Can’t Lose Your Game…

Dawn Burke Current Affairs, Dawn Hrdlica, HR (& Life!) Advice

Life throws you a bone every now and then.  This happened to me this college championship football weekend.  When my alma mater #24 ranked University of Southern Mississippi  beat the ever-living-crap out of #6 Houston for the Conference-USA championship. Southern Miss has always had a good football program, beating great teams like Bama (..roll tide..) many times and producing football …

Subtle Signals of Disengagement – The “Out of Office” Email…

Paul Hebert Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, HR (& Life!) Advice, Paul Hebert, Work Life Balance

Is there anything more self-serving and ridiculous than an “out of office” email reply? You send a message to someone and within two seconds a message hits your inbox that says something along the lines of… “I am out of the office with limited access to email.  If your message is important please contact May Jo Doesn’tCareAboutYourProblem in the Department …

I am the Queen of the Frebinar… Give Me Your Sourcing, Recruiting, HR Expertise!

Kelly Dingee Conferences, Don't Feed the Vendors, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kelly Dingee, T+D

What’s a frebinar? A free webinar. And I will admit that someday I may need a 12 step program to ween me from listening to them. Everyone’s offering them lately and I love ’em. I don’t have to leave my office, they’re definitely a nice workday change of pace from Pandora, and great to listen to while multi-tasking. The good …