Matt Charney answers Why “Employee Engagement” Is The Successories Poster of HR

Matt Charney Matt Charney, Worldwide FOT

Employee engagement is one of those perpetual trending topics in HR and recruiting, probably because for years now, pundits and practitioners alike still haven’t figured out how to confront what seems to be a fairly endemic case of malaise and apathy perpetually plaguing our workforce. I’m not sure why it is that talent leaders and recruiting pros can’t to have a …

L&D Hangout: How To Get Managers To Support L&D Activities

Cara Lucas Learning, Learning and Development, Video, Worldwide FOT

We all want our employees to continuously develop their skills, but sometimes there just isn’t enough support and encouragement from management for people to take advantage of L&D activities. Watch this episode of our L&D Hangout series with Fistful of Talent’s Kris Dunn and Training Specialist from Kinetix, Ginger Knighton,  to hear some tips on how to get managers on board with their …

Tim Sackett talks T3 – Pimp My Job Descriptions

Tim Sackett Tim Sackett, Worldwide FOT

I think there is one thing we all still agree on, most job descriptions flat out suck! This leads to a conversation around job descriptions versus job postings. HR pros will say job descriptions are boring because a job description is a legal document. That can be debated, but it’s why most job descriptions are boring and awful and don’t …

Laurie Ruettimann talks Sales and HR

Laurie Ruettimann Laurie Ruettimann, Worldwide FOT

Do you guys know the Gaping Void cartoon? It’s sort of like The Oatmeal and Savage Chickens except that it was early to the internet. The humor is reminiscent of Catbert and xkcd. Basically, Gaping Void is royalty. And because the Obama economy is great, the founder started a consulting firm. I know, right? America is awesome. So I was totally …

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Kris Dunn explains Authoritarians: Why They Suck As Managers…

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Worldwide FOT

“There is an essential cowardice in all authoritarians, which becomes more obvious as they tighten their grip.” –Charles Pierce on David Stern at Grantland I love this quote I picked up, because there are so many levels you can explore.  And also because it’s true. Authoritarians suck as managers.  Let me more specific –  Authoritarians suck as developers of people, …