Oh No, I Have Been Placed at Table 19!

Mark Fogel A.I., ATS, Business Development, candidate experience, Communication, Conferences, Email, HR Technology, HR Vendors, Mark Fogel 0 Comments

Alright, you may ask what does being placed at table 19 mean. Well, it is a metaphor taken from the Movie “Table 19”. The table is a place for folks invited to a wedding or any type of celebration, and the hosts don’t know where to place them. Some might even say the folks placed at this table are unwanted …

HR, Take Some Risks and Just Say “What the ****”

Mark Fogel Audacious Ideas, Business Development, Candidate Pool, Career Paths, Change, Change Management, Communication, Conferences, Employee Development, HR, Mark Fogel, Risks 0 Comments

My favorite movie line of all time and something every HR practitioner needs to do, “Sometimes you need to just say ‘what the ****’ and take some risks.” The quote comes from the movie Risky Business. Joel, the character played by Tom Cruise, is much like a teenage version of an HR pansy. Coasting through life on smarts, good looks …

Trading Places (in HR)

Mark Fogel Bad HR, Business Development, employee experience, Employment Law, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Leadership, Mark Fogel

I have always been fascinated with the idea of trading places in business. The 1983 movie Trading Places, starring Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd, is a comedy classic. The concept of trading places in business is compelling. A few years ago, I traded places with a university colleague at Adelphi, where I teach HR as an adjunct professor. Part of …

You Have Been Spammed

Mark Fogel Communication, Don't Feed the Vendors, Email, HR Vendors, Mark Fogel, Networking, Profiles, Social Media, Social Networking, You Want Me To Pay For What!?

OK, maybe I deserved the last LinkedIn spam I got hit with this past week. Well to be transparent, I received a connection request with 40+ common connections and in my haste just clicked “Accept” on the screen. What a mistake. I have spent two days chastising this individual for his brazen actions. Here is a quick soundbite of this …

You Dropped the Ball

Mark Fogel HR & Sports, Mark Fogel, Performance

My painful summer of 2018 as a Met fan is highlighted by their shortstop dropping the ball after colliding with an outfielder in the 13th inning of a meaningless game against the San Francisco Giants. Or was it meaningless? Having spent 2 weeks this past month watching Little Leaguers on ESPN leading up to the Little League World Series, I …

Can HR Truly bring Their True Selves to Work?

Mark Fogel Diversity, Employee Relations, Free Speech, Mark Fogel, politics, Social Media, Uncategorized

One of my favorite songs on The Who’s magnificent rock opus Quadrophenia is The Real Me. It asks the question “Can you see the real me?” over and over as the central character, Jimmy, asks his doctor and others for clarity about his issues. Well, HR has some new issues to contend with too. Can HR bring their true selves to …

If You Want Me To Stay, Show Me The Money.

Mark Fogel Benefits, Career Paths, Compensation/Cash Money, Employee Coaching, Employee Development, Engagement and Satisfaction, Mark Fogel, Outmatch, Performance Reviews, Retention

Last week The Wall Street Journal reported a 17-year high for folks leaving their roles to take new positions this year. This comes with reports of 30 percent plus increases for those in executive and management level roles. The average annual increase for employees this past year across all organizations in the USA is under 4 %, with promotions less …

SHRM Goes Out on a Limb, or Should I say Wing

Mark Fogel Conferences, Mark Fogel, SHRM

For years SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management) has held a reputation as being risk averse and sometimes even Pollyanna. As the largest HR organization globally, with over 250,000 members in the USA, it has significant reach within the HR community. Its TV commercials the past few years have only added to its brand and visibility. They are also …