Good People Get Fired, But Is a “Failure Résumé” the Best Way to Cope With It?

John Hollon candidate experience, Career Advice, Communication, Email, Employment Branding and Culture, Job Market, Networking, Resumes, Selection, Social Media, Talent Acquisition 3 Comments

Here’s a workplace truism that’s hard to dispute: Good people frequently get fired. Steve Jobs got fired from Apple, eventually returning to build it into the highly profitable, trend-setting company that it is today. Oprah Winfrey, Walt Disney, and Harry Potter author JK Rowling all got fired too. Pointing out all the famous people who once were “involuntarily terminated” is …

It’s High Time We Give Up the Ghost on Employee Engagement

John Hollon Bad HR, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, employee experience, Engagement and Satisfaction, John Hollon

Aren’t we all sick and tired of employee engagement? I know I am. I’ve been writing about it for years (here’s one from July 2010), and the story never changes. A great many consultants and companies have gotten involved in helping organizations get more engaged employees, and a great deal of time and money has been spent. It should have really helped, …

Even Apple Needs to Get Their Employer Brand Game On.

Jessica Lee Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Employment Branding and Culture, HR, Jessica Lee

I got an Apple watch from my hubby, and I returned it. That’s another blog post. But while standing at the Apple store waiting for someone to help me, I became mesmerized by the buzz within the store.The products, the crowd, the happy smiles of their employees… and I couldn’t help but to wonder how all their employees ended up …

Will The Apple Watch Finally Be The Device That Makes Us Get To The Point?

Steve Boese Audacious Ideas, Communication, Employee Communications, HR, HR Tech, Steve Boese

In a few weeks, Apple will once again attempt to redefine an existing technology category, in this case wearable tech, with the launch of the Apple Watch. Just as MP3 players, smartphones, and tablet computers existed prior to the launch of (respectively) the iPod, iPhone, and iPad, numerous and competing “smart” watches have been on the market for some time. …

Five Things You Need to Know This Week…

Holland Dombeck McCue Holland Dombeck, This Week in HR

Hello and welcome to another great week with FOT. Kick your Monday off right with these five must-reads: 1. The World’s Most inDemand Employers: 2013. The most sought-after employers based on billions of interactions from LinkedIn’s 238M+ members. 2. Oil and Pregnancy Don’t Mix, But Apples and Berries Do. Within days of last month’s announcement of 4,500 upcoming layoffs by the sinking ship that was once …

A CEO Keeps It Real — Here’s Why We Should Love It

Josh Letourneau Communication, Culture, Employee Communications, Engagement and Satisfaction, Innovation, Joshua Letourneau

Last September, Stephen Elop, former Head of Business Development at Microsoft, was hired into Nokia as their new turnaround CEO. My guess is that he took the last few months to assess the true challenges he was looking at. They are steep, make no mistake. Apple changed the mobile game and now owns the high-end market, growing from 25% market …