What’s My Sourcing Code? Let Me Tell Ya… Bull Durham style

Kelly Dingee Hiring Bias, Kelly Dingee, Learning and Development, Sourcing, Talent Strategy

Dear FOT Readers, Life can be trying, no? Every once in a while, personally or professionally, I have to circle back to who I am, and what my code is. I’m sharing with you today my sourcing code, Bull Durham style. I believe that keywords are paramount, with the right combination and the right search engine… the right candidates will surface. …

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 …

Scrap The Cat Pics If You Want To Be Taken Seriously

Kathy Rapp Communication, Conferences, Employee Communications, Employment Branding and Culture, Kathy Rapp, Learning and Development, Training and Development

I attended a HR forum recently with some decent topics and speakers.  There was good energy in the room, most everyone was engaged and then… the cat picture! A HR speaker from a well-known, global organization got up to talk about talent management and her second slide was some stupid cat image. To add insult to injury, she says, “I …

The Tale of Kitty Clark: And Some Brand Spankin’ New Research

Chelsea Rowe Current Affairs, Employment Law, Harassment, HR, in the news, Learning and Development, The HR Profession

$3 billion to $35.4 billion. Keep that number in the back of your mind. We’ll get there in a minute. For now, I want you to use your mind’s eye to imagine the following: Long straggly, dirty blond hair, gum chewing, ripped bell bottom jeans, flannel shirts, usually bare footed, trash-talking 8th grader. Even the teachers feared her. She never …

Hey Big Data, I’m Just Trying To Do My Job…

Holland Dombeck McCue Holland Dombeck, HR Tech, HR Technology, Learning and Development, Organizational Development

Pharmacy transactions, on average, account for around 70% of overall daily sales at stores like Walgreens; everything else is just really pennies on the dollar. So it’s not much of a shock that when a customer expresses that they are taking their pharmacy business up the road, it’s a pretty big deal. Once a week I was granted the privilege …

You Have So Much Potential

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Culture, Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Leadership, Learning and Development, Organizational Development, Recognition, Retention, Succession Planning, Talent Strategy, William Tincup

If you were MENSA eligible, would you join the organization? For me, the answer is a resounding NO. The main reason is… it would screw with me, and it would hinder my ability to have relationships with normal people. See… normal people. WTF. If you’re smart, turns out, you know it. Having an outside, third-party objective organization tell you that …

Read Less – Know More – Think Better

Paul Hebert Communication, Learning and Development, Paul Hebert, Seat at the Table, The FOT Soap Box

I have over 300 feeds in my Feedly reader (FYI—I still hold a grudge against Google for dropping Google reader). And I disagree with almost everything written on each of them (except this one, of course). In fact… I am unhappy, depressed, angry and in some cases—stupid (or more stupid)—for quite a while after I read through my feed. (You …

The Missing Ingredient with Failure: Leader Acceptance

Guest: David Van Rooy Audacious Ideas, Culture, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Leadership, Learning and Development

The idea that failure is a good thing has become a vogue topic of late. The hope that you can always “fail forward” or find growth from failure is both appealing and comforting. There are enough articles on this topic that it would be easy to jump to the false conclusion that failure is always good, so long as you …

March Madness For Learning & Development

Dan Carusi Dan Carusi, Leadership, Learning and Development

I look forward to the NCAA Tournament and March Madness every year. Who doesn’t?  The close games, upsets, excitement, Cinderella stories and just good basketball.  Okay, with the exception of my wife, who by now has realized that two minutes left in the game really means 30. I diligently completed my bracket picks and anxiously waited for the opening rounds, …

Talent Swag: Transparency in Identifying Leadership Potential

Guest: Michael Lamm Business Development, Coaching, Employee Coaching, HR, Leadership, Learning and Development, Recognition, Talent Management Power Rankings, Training and Development

Okay, let me start by saying I’m a pretty young guy and I feel as though I’m “hip to the jive.” I can also admit that some nights I sit with my fiancée and, without complaint, watch a full hour of E! News. But, what the heck is “swag?” When you turn to the millennial man’s best friend, Google, you …