The Back Story of The FOT Show

Jessica Lee Uncategorized

In case you missed it yesterday, we announced something big here on FOT – The FOT Show. June 26, 2011. Las Vegas. You can stay tuned here on the blog, or by heading to The FOT Show site. It's gonna be good. I promise you. You may wonder why though. What's the back story? Why have we decided to give …

Meet R.J. Morris

Kris Dunn Uncategorized

Meet R.J. Morris – Covering All Things Talent + Recruiting R.J. Morris is a staffing/talent acquisition director for McCarthy Building Companies based out of STL. Like many others in the FOT clan, he’s a sports nut who can endlessly draw the parallels between athletes, sports and the talent management game. I know, I know, as if we needed more of …

What Has the Recession Done to Your Pipeline?

RJ Morris Uncategorized

I have written before about data and the way HR should leverage it, but I am just a “low rent” data guy—Josh Letorneau handles the brilliant analysis around here. My data work is typically basic—I get with some smart partners and try to tell a story with data. Today’s post about figuring out capacity is no different—I make some assumptions …

When Keeping It Real In HR Goes Wrong…

Tim Sackett Uncategorized

****Trench HR Alert**** When Dave Chappelle had his show on Comedy Central, he had a segment that was called: When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong. He basically took everyday situations, like the one below and showed what happens when someone tries to thug-it-up in a normal environment.  For some reason, this reminds me of Front-line HR work – or how …

When the Employment Call You Screw Up Is Your Own…

RJ Morris Uncategorized

Folks in FOT nation make career and employment decisions daily—we make calls on whom to interview or reject, who gets an offer, what key questions to ask when looking at a candidate or an opportunity, etc. We’re pretty good at this. Everyone, however, blows a call sometime, and having all that experience and those skills in your back pocket doesn’t …

HR Tech: I Don’t Often Recommend Conferences, But When I Do…

Kris Dunn Uncategorized

Good news!  I’m going to be presenting at the 13th Annual HR Technology Conference in Chicago, September 29 – October 1. I like this show a lot, and I'm really happy to be presenting.  I've attended, and it was really worth it – something I don't say about a lot of shows.  The best way I can describe the show to you is that …

Meet Dawn Hrdlica Burke

Kris Dunn Uncategorized

Meet Dawn Hrdlica Burke – Covering HR and recruiting from the trenches for Fistful of Talent… Dawn Hrdlica (PHR) is VP of People at DAXKO. That’s right – the very DAXKO that our very own KD is an alum of because there are only so many people (okay, just one) in the big B’ham who are worthy of that VP …

Meet Steve Boese

Kris Dunn Uncategorized

Meet Steve Boese – Covering HR technology for Fistful of Talent… Steve Boese is fondly known to many as the HR Technology blogger. By day though, he is an HR Technology Consultant and part-time instructor at the Rochester Institute of Technology. That’s right, he’s educating some of HR’s future, folks. How’s that for literally shaping the future of HR? Steve can also be found …