If Playboy Can Give Up Nudity, You Can Toss An Outdated Vacation Policy

Kathy Rapp Audacious Ideas, Change, Change Management, Culture, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, Executive Search, HR, Innovation, Job Market, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Making Offers, Negotiation, Policies, Recruiting, Total Rewards, War for Talent

“I only read it for the articles” may soon be true for Playboy fans! Playboy has officially announced it will be PG-13 as of 2016 and no longer print nude pictures of women. As CNN reports: “This isn’t a story about nudity; it’s a story about disruption and innovation. Times, tastes and technology have changed everything. Even at 89, Hugh …

FOT Job of The Month: VP of Talent Acquisition (Denver)

Kris Dunn Job Boards, Job Market, Kris Dunn, Talent Strategy

FOT Note: We have no shame here at FOT in using our platform to sell a job. Nope, not one bit. Why would we? We’re all about giving you the facts straight, and if our “facts” line up with what you’re looking for in a new opportunity then color us tickled—we’ll hug it out and call it fate. If it doesn’t? Well, that’s on …

Use These 3 Marketing Skills To Attract Top Talent

Guest: Trisha Thompson Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Job Market, Recruiting

Fact: We live in a revolutionary time. We want things faster, better, and immediately like never before. With our 24/7 world, reaching talent from the start has never been more important. So how can your company drive traffic to your careers site and get more talent in your pipeline? More importantly, how can your company ensure a positive experience for …

Don’t Count Out The Unlikely

Kathy Rapp Candidate Pool, Coaching, Hiring Bias, Job Market, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Organizational Development, Recruiting, Sports, Talent Strategy

Dirk Nowitzki made history last week.  He scored enough points to pass my guy, the incredible Hakeem Olajuwon and move into 9th place on the NBA’s career scoring list.  He also became the top scoring player born outside the U.S. ever to play in the NBA. And guess what?  No one expected him to do much in the NBA. From …

Next Gen Headhunting – Hired.com

Tim Sackett Don't Feed the Vendors, HR Tech, HR Technology, Innovation, Job Market, Making Offers, Recruiting, Tim Sackett

If you haven’t read anything about Hired.com and you’re in Talent Acquisition, consider yourself to be living under a rock! Check out what others are saying here, here and here. Hired.com is a third-party type recruiting play that started in San Francisco in 2012 and has involved quickly into one of the hottest recruiting companies in the U.S.  The founders, Matt …

Unschooling? Does That Simply Mean UnJobbing?

Jason Pankow Candidate Pool, HR (& Life!) Advice, in the news, Jason Pankow, Job Market, Learning and Development, Uncategorized

Yesterday was a big day for me. It was my son’s very first day of school. First day of kindergarten, in fact. This isn’t little league, anymore. I’m not just making sure I find the right daycare where they will send him back home to me alive and fed. I’m not just sending him to preschool where he plays all …

Interns and Why They’re Awesome

Jason Pankow College Recruiting, Innovation, Jason Pankow, Job Market, Recruiting, Talent Strategy

It’s summertime!  That means it’s time for college students around the country to decide if they are going to take that class trip to Mazatlán or head out into the real world to find themselves a summer internship. Our intern program is currently underway.  My company has a tremendous intern program that teaches while giving highly valuable practical experience.  We also …

Can You Tell Your Boss You Can do a Bigger Job Somewhere Else?

RJ Morris Career Paths, Change, Job Market, RJ Morris

Company and HR leaders both talk a lot of about how we all want passionate, ambitious employees. We say that we would kill for engaged, driven, people that are always striving for more. We want people who are never satisfied and are always pushing themselves. Well, sorta. Here”s a dirty little secret for most companies: Be ambitious, but not too …