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 …

Hold up now…. Where’s your Social Media Policy?

Kelly Dingee Uncategorized

Alot of people like to talk about Social Media.  Alot of people like to talk about Sourcing and Recruiting on Social Media.  I count myself amongst them.  In fact, in September I have a presentation at HRA-NCA‘s fall kick-off meeting.  I’m excited…..I love to talk about using social media resources to do my job.  Everyone wants to know the “How”….and …

Talent Acquisition Leadership Means You Pedal and Steer…

RJ Morris Uncategorized

“Pedal and steer, just pedal and steer.” On a recent Saturday afternoon, I probably said that to my five year old 90 times. We had just taken the training wheels off, and she did not trust herself when she started, so she started to pedal with one foot but then put the other one down on the ground. No forward …

BRAVE NEW WORLD: Here’s Your HR Leadership Posting From: Netflix

Kris Dunn Uncategorized

Hey FOT Nation – You like Netflix, right?  Great news!  They’ve got an HR opening you can get involved in. OK – first things first.  Take off “SPHR” from your resume.  Turns out that counts against you.  Also, broad, sweeping generalizations about you being an agent of “change” probably aren’t going to fly either. From the looks of this JD, …

Point/Counterpoint – Should You Automatically Pay Severance to Anyone You Fire?

Kris Dunn Uncategorized

FOT Nation – today we've got a point/counterpoint related to whether you should automatically pay severance to anyone you fire.  Check out the posts from Steve Boese and Kris Dunn, they're riffing off a quote from Jonathan Kaplan (founder and chief executive of Pure Digital, the company that made the wildly successful Flip camcorders) related to how he dealt with the ‘bad hire’: …