Sackadamus Gives His 2015 Predictions

Tim Sackett Cara Lucas, Change, Digital Interviewing, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, HR Technology, in the news, Kris Dunn, Learning and Development, Recruiting, Seat at the Table, SHRM, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Training and Development, Uncategorized, Video Interviewing

The Annual Sackadamus FOT Predictions have become legendary, primarily for their uncanny accuracy and for the simple fact no one is willing to go out on such a limb within the industry. Back in 2009, it was I who predicted the take off of video interviewing/video profiles!  I also predicted Healthcare reform would go nowhere, so 50/50 seems to be …

Negotiation/Influence Skills Separate Average HR Pros From Great Ones…

Kris Dunn Driving Productivity, Good HR, HR, Kris Dunn, Performance, Recruiting, Seat at the Table, Tim Sackett

Tim Sackett and I reprised a deck we’ve delivered multiple times (including at SHRM National) last week on a HR Executive Magazine webinar sponsored by our friends at SumTotal Systems: How to Raise Your HR Game by Thinking Like a Money-Hungry VP of Sales. Catchy hook, right?  It’s designed to trick you into being interested in negotiation and influence as critical …

HR Initiatives Fall Apart in the Middle

Laurie Ruettimann Always Be Closing, Business Development, Driving Productivity, Good HR, HR, Influence, Laurie Ruettimann, Organizational Development, Performance, Seat at the Table, Talent Management Power Rankings, Talent Strategy, The HR Profession, Workforce Management Articles

Your CEO loves HR. He is your number one fan. When it comes to initiatives such as performance management and wellness, he believes in your ideas. He knows you have potential. It’s his direct reports—the lazy ones, the cynical ones, the ones who have been bypassed for the role of CEO—who are your biggest enemies. They don’t like you. They …

3 Parenting Lessons For a Career in HR

John Whitaker HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, John Whitaker, Leadership, Performance, Seat at the Table, The HR Profession, Training and Development

Here at FOT, we’re all about the children… you might even say that we believe that children are our future, so teach them well and let them lead the way. And as parents like you, we are constantly seeking ways to make sure our little apples are prepared for the day they fall from the tree. But how often do you roll out …

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 …

Which HR Meme Are You?

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Culture, Good HR, HR, HR & Marketing, Personal Brand, Seat at the Table, William Tincup

Let’s face it… we’re all cartoon caricatures even when we’re not trying to be. You’re a meme, I’m a meme and everyone we know is a meme. Let’s have fun with it. In Buzzfeed fashion, let’s analyze some of the different HR memes we encounter at work. For time and memorial, let’s answer the question: What’s your HR meme? Streisand …

The Last HR Blog Post You’ll Ever Have To Read

Steve Boese Communication, Culture, Employee Engagement, Good HR, HR, Seat at the Table, Steve Boese

I started blogging about HR and workplace technology in about 2007 or so, and in the ensuing years I have written something like 1,500 blog posts. For each one I’ve written, I probably read 5 or 10 more–either for research for my own posts–trying to keep track of industry trends, or just because I enjoyed the content or writing style …

HR – Suffering from Corporate Middle Child Syndrome?

Paul Hebert Good HR, HR, Paul Hebert, Seat at the Table, Social Media, The FOT Soap Box, The HR Profession

HR is stuck in the middle – between the C-Suite and the rank and file. Between strategy and tactics. Between valuable and costly. HR is the ultimate middle child. Middle Child Syndrome Me, being one of six kids – 2nd in the birth order and oldest son – have never had the experience of being the middle child.  In our family, …

Roses, Thorns and Buds

Dan Carusi Business Development, Change, Dan Carusi, Seat at the Table, T+D

Happy New Year!  Hopefully, the fog from your New Year’s Eve festivities is wearing off and you are actually starting to think about 2014.  I’m not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions and setting unrealistic goals that will likely be abandoned before the end of January.  So, I follow the Boy Scout approach with a Roses, Thorns and Buds exercise. …

This Cynic’s Top Ten 2014 Predictions for HR

Paul Hebert Bad HR, HR, Paul Hebert, Pop Culture, Seat at the Table, The FOT Soap Box

I know I’m stealing some juice from Ms. Ruettimann—the original cynic—but  Tincup and Dunn (sounds like a country and western band, no?) have laid the groundwork for stealing art as a meme this week so I’m going with it.  Sue me.  Stone = no blood. But, in true end-of-year-fashion, I feel it is my duty to lay out my top …