If It’s 2012, It Must Be Time for a Site Revamp for FOT

Kris Dunn Uncategorized

Welcome to 2012, FOT Nation. So, it’s time.  We’re switching to a WordPress theme and a new look.  It’s like the functional gift you hoped you were getting from your Aunt Gladys, except she gave you the custom t-shirt from her trip to Little Rock. Highlights: Main Page: –Top menu bar gives you direct access to your favorite writers.  I’d …

TICK-TOCK: The Look and Feel of FOT Changes January 1, 2012…

Kris Dunn Uncategorized

We know, we don’t have sharing buttons on the site. We know, it would be great to do…. <insert your cool thing here>. Problem is, our format can’t handle it.  So we’re switching it up and doing a site redesign. It’s not going to solve all the problems with China.  It’s not even going to give you the warm feeling …

Sorry You Got RIF’d…But Here’s a Card…

Kathy Rapp Uncategorized

Do you send store-bought cards anymore?  I occasionally do, but typically only to kids or friends/family who need support or a laugh; otherwise, I prefer to make my own cards (yes, could be considered cheap but I prefer creative). I was in a Hallmark store looking for a sympathy card recently and you’ll never guess what I found. For $3.49 …

Europe Hates You, Ginger….or is the customer just always right?

Meredith Soleau Uncategorized

The world’s largest sperm bank, Cryos in Denmark, has recently stopped taking *ahem* deposits from redheads. Carrot tops around the world are outraged.  The kick in the pants has come as a shock to those who view redheads as a dying breed.  Is Daddy Warbucks the only one who would want a Little Orphan Annie? Is this creating a hardknock …

Unions…holding back the best employees since the 1800s….

Jason Pankow Uncategorized

I should start by pointing out that I have never had to work with a union…and I hope I never do. I have union friends however. We learned long ago that if we want to remain friends, union topics should be kept off the table. As a right-leaning HR guy, it's probably not hard to figure out how I feel …

The Honest Truth – Most Organizations Are Average

Andy Porter Uncategorized

Before I sit down to write an FOT post I generally take a look at recent news stories, think about random things I’m upset about or take a look at the blogs that I frequent to spark an idea.  This week I had to look no further than our own FOT blog and last weeks post Do You Have the …

Unions…holding back the best employees since the 1800s.

Jason Pankow Uncategorized

I should start by pointing out that I have never had to work with a union…and I hope I never do. I have union friends however. We learned long ago that if we want to remain friends, union topics should be kept off the table. As a right-leaning HR guy, it’s probably not hard to figure out how I feel …

The Sackett Job Plan

Tim Sackett Uncategorized

In HR we love plans and it seems like 2011 will be known as the “Year of the Job Plan”, and HR Pros should love that!  Everyone has a job plan – Obama, Bachmann, Romney, Palin and Perry (well Perry doesn’t actually have a job plan, he just wants to tell you how bad everyone elses plan is and if …