1st Time Job Regrets

Tim Sackett Candidate Pool, Career Paths, College Recruiting, Compensation/Cash Money, Generations, Interviewing, Job Market, Job Seeker Advice, Laurie Ruettimann, Negotiation, Onboarding, Recruiting, SHRM, Social Recruiting, Tim Sackett, Total Rewards, Trench HR, Work Life Balance, Working With Recruiters

how can i get back with my ex girlfriend One of the most read blog posts I've written in the last two years is: How To 'Really' Get An Entry Level Job.  It's pretty basic, straightforward advice on how I would go about finding an entry level job, if I was just coming out of college.  One piece of advice …

Do What You Love! Or don’t…

Tim Sackett Generations, Good HR, HR, Influence, Negotiation, Recognition, SHRM, Tim Sackett, Total Rewards, Trench HR, War for Talent

As an HR Professional I can’t tell you how many times over the past 2 decades I’ve either read or listen to some conference speaker go on poetically about how you need to “do what you love to at work.”  I’ve always called bullshit on this concept.  I’ve probably called bullshit because every single person that has told me this, …

Want To Improve Your Selection Process? Skip the Interview and Negotiate Instead.

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Employment Branding and Culture, Good HR, Interviewing, Making Offers, Negotiation

You ever wake up one day and suddenly have a clear answer for a challenge for which there seemed like there was no answer?  Well, I had that experience a couple of weeks ago about the interviewing and selection process.  You know the challenge – you design the “perfect” system to select only the right candidates for your company.  You’re …

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 …

You Assume Success, But Assume I’m Thinking Failure: Working Infertile Ground During Times of Change.

Dawn Burke Change, Communication, Dawn Hrdlica, Influence, Negotiation

FOT Nation:  Well, it’s looking like I may not be able to have kids.  I’m 39 and without going into a lot of detail, it may not medically be in the cards.  Now please know, I’m still fighting the good fight and don’t feel sunk.  There is still a lot to be done—so please no pity emails/responses/posts.  And please, I …

PLEASE SHUT UP: The Idiot-Proof Coaching Tool for Managers (FOT/HR Capitalist Webcast)

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Negotiation, Organizational Development, Performance, Steve Boese

Steve Boese (HR Technology Blog, HR Happy Hour) and I are rocking the casbah (that’s right, shareef don’t like it..) with Sonar6 at this month’s Fistful of Talent webinar entitled, “PLEASE SHUT UP: The Idiot-Proof Coaching Tool for Managers“.  Sonar6 is hosting this shindig, so I’ll link to the registration below and cut and paste the rundown they did.  It’s going to be good: “This month …

Salary Offers, Leverage and Betrayal: The Art of War…

RJ Morris Candidate Pool, Negotiation, Recruiting, Retention, RJ Morris

We almost went a whole week without a basketball post here at FOT. Rest easy, friends, disaster averted. Actually, people smarter than me at FOT have the “HR and Hoops” genre cornered, so this might be my last time on the topic. Today’s story is really more about leverage and betrayal than roundball. Quick background: The University of Missouri men’s basketball …