It Gets Better, The Bullying Will Stop…Or Will It?

Marisa Keegan Harassment, Marisa Keegan

It’s hard to miss the fact that we have a bullying problem in our schools. It angers me to hear of another child who commits suicide because s/he was being stalked, bullied, beat up, and belittled by peers. I hate to think of tragic events that hit so close to home in my life that might have been prevented if …

If Your Company Sucks At Interviewing Candidates…

Marisa Keegan Interviewing, Marisa Keegan

Here’s the thing about interviewing candidates, it’s an art. You can’t just hand your employees a list of questions to ask the candidate and expect that you’re going to get solid information. Sure, you might be able to do that in the early stages but the farther along the candidate gets the more likely it is that they are skilled …

The CYA Report E25: The 2012 HR Conference Fantasy Draft

Holland Dombeck McCue Andy Porter, CYA Report, Dawn Hrdlica, Holland Dombeck, Jason Pankow, Kris Dunn, Marisa Keegan, Meredith Soleau, Paul Hebert, Podcast, Steve Boese, Tim Sackett, William Tincup

The CYA Report is a free flowing, sometimes mature discussion of HR and talent issues. On today's episode we commemorate our 25th podcast and the return of football, with The 2012 HR Conference Fantasy Draft. Listen in as FOT contributors select their conference dream team, complete with play-by-play commentary and analysis. Hosts: Kris Dunn & Dawn Burke Producer: Holland Dombeck Music: intro  – LL Cool J …

I Quit My Last Job When I Went To Jail

Marisa Keegan Marisa Keegan, Pop Culture

One time Red Bull called out of the blue and offered me the chance to fly to California, have all the blood-pumping-energy beverage I guzzle into my greedy mouth, and interview for a position they wanted to create. I jumped on the opportunity. Not because I was trying to move to California to work for Red Bull (though I might …

We Get It Already, You’re Awesome…Now Simmer Down

Marisa Keegan Employment Branding and Culture, Marisa Keegan

Sometimes when I read about the perks being offered at power-house technology companies like Google, Zynga, and Facebook I roll my eyes and wonder when the one-upping is going to end. Isn’t that a terrible reaction?! I mean, I’m supposed to love when companies dole out the perks, add to their culture, and show employees that they’re the center of it all …

Do You Need A Policy?

Marisa Keegan Culture, Marisa Keegan

It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of corporate policies and that I think HR professionals like to create them as a way to manage a large number of people without ever having to leave the comfort of their desk chair – god forbid we give that seat cushion a break and walk around the office once in a …

No More Mr. Nice Guy

Marisa Keegan Employee Coaching, Marisa Keegan

If you’re the kind of manager who wants to make everyone happy, you might want to find a new position. Seriously. It’s not good for anyone. And while no one wants to work for a jackass, people do want to work for someone who is decisive, confident, and willing to do what it takes to make the best moves for …

Half The Battle Is Showing Up…On Time

Marisa Keegan Audacious Ideas, Marisa Keegan

Nothing makes me crazier than a corporate culture where it’s socially acceptable to show up to meetings late.  When meetings start late, they typically end late, and that means another group of people are left waiting…for conference rooms to become available, for people to show up to their meetings, for interviewers to show up to interview a candidate. It’s such …

Five Years – HR Creating Clarity Out of Chaos

Marisa Keegan HR, Marisa Keegan

Five years ago. Damn. Five years ago today I was in a meeting with the President of my company when a police car flew by our office. Then a second, a third, and a fourth. And just as the two of us looked at each other with questioning looks on our faces, an employee flew through the door and told …