Paul McCartney, Your New HR Employee Relations Manager Poster Child

Dawn Burke Uncategorized

All of your stereotypical HR Rockstars are typically pretty extroverted, kinetic, perpetually in-motion. I’m not saying HR Rockstars can’t be introverts, but most I know are loud and proud. If you are a recruiter, then the extrovert scale doubles (unless you are Jessica Lee from what I hear…who knew a kinetic introvert?) As an extroverted person, I am no exception …

Quality-of-Hire Quandary of 2009: What Went Wrong With Notre Dame and Charlie Weis?

Josh Letourneau Uncategorized

With last week’s announcement that Notre Dame will fill its recently vacated Head Coaching position with Brian Kelly of the University of Cincinatti, this begs the question: What ever went wrong with their selection of Charlie Weis? From a Quality-of-Hire standpoint, Charlie Weis was perfect when he accepted the position of Head Coach five years ago.  His accomplishments included three …

Thank You + Connect with Fistful of Talent on Facebook!

Jessica Lee Uncategorized

FOT nation!Happy belated Thanksgiving (at least for those of us celebrating the holiday in the U.S.)! We hope you are relaxing, maybe doing some shopping today and stimulating the economy, if not that… perhaps you're just now waking up from the tryptophan/turkey induced slumber which commenced yesterday after you gorged out on a Thanksgiving feast. Don't ya love Thanksgiving? For me, it's …

Don’t Get Caught With Your Pants Down – Employee Surveys Gone Bad.

admin Uncategorized

So you want to be transparent?  Think carefully. Here’s a story for you. You are a VP of Administration for a mid-size organization, with oversight of a collection of internal support departments (Finance, HR, Procurement, etc.). You have about 100 or so folks in your empire. Six months or so ago you conducted the standard annual online employee satisfaction survey, and …

Wanted: All-Star Forklift Driver. Only 700+ Credit Scores Need Apply…

Josh Letourneau Uncategorized

“Wanted: All-Star Forklift Driver. Only 700+ Credit Scores Need Apply.” Are you serious?  This has to be a joke, right?  If it’s not, give me a break.  Or better, wake up there, ole’ buddy, ole’ pal.  In fact, let me quickly introduce you to a little recessionary data-lemon for you to munch on with your morning coffee: According to the …

Final HR Tech Rundown: Stars, Superstars and Supernovas…

Kris Dunn Uncategorized

Hey – final day at HR Tech, and I thought I'd give you a rundown of who emerged as the superstars of the show from my perspective. BIG TIME DISCLAIMER: I'm not going to mention everyone in this post.  What makes HR Tech pretty unique is that there's no such thing as a weak presenter.  SHRM had over 200 presenters …

Tough Love: The First 100 Days of the Obama Administration

Kris Dunn Uncategorized

Fans and critics alike agree on one thing: President Obama means business. And his business is change. Change is practically smacking American employers in the face. For better or worse, the Obama Administration promises to bring dramatic changes to the American workplace and the courtrooms tasked with enforcing labor and employment laws. Employers must brace themselves for the new administration’s …