Talent Management, 1989 Style

Dan Carusi Business Development, Candidate Pool, Change, Coaching, Dan Carusi, Employee Coaching, Generations, Influence, Learning and Development, Race, T+D, Talent Strategy

Once upon a time, in 1983, a track & field team was formed at a small division III school in Northeast, PA, named Moravian College.  Like most new athletic programs, recruiting was difficult with the absence of a championship and lack of big-name athletes.  The head coach, well aware he would not land the High School State Champion, decided to …

Stop Checking the Box

Dan Carusi Dan Carusi, HR, Learning and Development, T+D

I recently attended an industry conference and was enjoying some spirits with my peers when the topic of measuring training was put on the table.  I swear it was only minutes before everyone was sharing awesome percentage of completion numbers and giving each other high fives, even talking about winning awards.  Everyone seemed pleased by how many employees had checked …

WEBINAR: Do You Build Your Company Around People Who Can “Fake it Until They Make It”?

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, HR, Succession Planning, T+D, Webinar

CLICHE ALERT:  Stop me when you’ve heard these before… “We really are looking to hire smart people…” “Smart people figure things out….” “Smart people aren’t afraid of change..” Blah, blah, blah… The problem with all that?  The definition of smart people. Most people think that being smart is about IQ, most often demonstrated by academic achievement. If you’re trying to …

Learning nothing from Einstein

Steve Boese HR, Organizational Development, Steve Boese, T+D

Listen, you are a smart and talented and cutting edge Talent pro, I mean you’re reading FOT right? But like everyone else, there are still likely things to learn, areas of your craft you can improve, and new ways to extend or enhance your capability. And hopefully, after you finish reading this post, you will quit goofing off and set …

Are you doing enough to find the hard-to-find talent?

Steve Boese HR, Recruiting, Steve Boese, T+D

You can’t swing a cat around the HR blogosphere, the workplace related trade mags or online sites, and even the mainstream business press without reading about the so-called ‘skills gap’; i.e. the stated or declared inability of many firms across numerous (and often technical) industries to locate, recruit, and hire the talent they need for at least some of their …

The HR Olympics

Tim Sackett Benefits, Compensation/Cash Money, Conferences, Culture, Diversity, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Games, Good HR, Harassment, Hiring Managers, HR, Innovation, Making Offers, Metrics, Onboarding, Organizational Development, Recruiting, SHRM, Sourcing, Succession Planning, T+D, Tim Sackett

Oh, I got me some Olympic Fever!  The Summer Olympics are the best – it’s like NCAA Tournament time but with sports we only care about once every four years!  This Summer Olympics I’m even more invested than usual because we have a local athlete from our hometown of DeWitt, MI, Gymnast Jordyn Weiber, competing, so I expect I’ll be …

The Secret to Successful HR Projects

Tim Sackett Bad HR, Change, Communication, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, HR Technology, Innovation, Leadership, Metrics, Onboarding, Performance, Recognition, Recruiting, Relocation, SHRM, Sourcing, Succession Planning, T+D, Tim Sackett

I think the world is broken into two types of people: 1. People who do things the hard way. 2. People who let other people do things the hard way. I’m going to tell you what kind of person I am, but I actually didn’t write this piece, I shopped it out to someone on FreeLance.com for $5. The Secret …

I am the Queen of the Frebinar… Give Me Your Sourcing, Recruiting, HR Expertise!

Kelly Dingee Conferences, Don't Feed the Vendors, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kelly Dingee, T+D

What’s a frebinar? A free webinar. And I will admit that someday I may need a 12 step program to ween me from listening to them. Everyone’s offering them lately and I love ’em. I don’t have to leave my office, they’re definitely a nice workday change of pace from Pandora, and great to listen to while multi-tasking. The good …