Where Have All The People Gone?

William Wiggins Communication, COVID-19, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Telecommuting 0 Comments

Just months ago, I was sitting around the conference room table with my recruiting team. With coffee in hand, we went about our daily huddles, check-ins, shifting of the work when necessary, celebrating our victories and constantly strategizing about how to draw top talent. Before the virus that conference room was the gathering spot for some of the world’s best …

THE HR FAMOUS PODCAST: E16 – Ed Baldwin, HR Leader at Mikron (RTW in COVID America)

Kris Dunn COVID-19, Good HR, Workplace Flexibilty 0 Comments

In episode 16 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leader Kris Dunn speaks with the Head of HR for Mikron Ed Baldwin for a continuation discussion about return to work plans. Kris and Ed discuss Mikron’s early decision to start working remotely, what changes they have made in their manufacturing plants, and what tactics allowed them to be on top of …

NEWTON’S WEIRD SCIENCE & YOUR TALENT STRATEGY

John Whitaker Change Management, COVID-19, Employee Relations, Leadership, Managing People, Recruiting, Talent Strategy 2 Comments

Years ago, I started writing about “The Physics of HR.” I based my theory on Newton’s Laws of Motion and their respective applicability to our work in Human Resources. In case you need a refresher, here’s a quick Schoolhouse Rock reminder of Newton’s three laws of motion: An object in a state of motion will remain in motion unless an …

Making Peace With Getting Laid Off in HR/Recruiting During COVID (+Podcast Interview)

Liz Desio Change Management, COVID-19, Good HR, Organizational Development, Uncategorized 1 Comment

Editors note – Liz Desio is a NYC-based HR/Recruiting Pro who had her career impacted by COVID. She’s a triple threat – has actively recruited, wants a career in broader HR and can write. Pick her up for your team if you can. FOT founder Kris Dunn interviewed Liz to pick up the whole story on his podcast Best Hire …

When Employees Want COVID Unemployment Over a Job at Your Company

Kris Dunn COVID-19, Organizational Development, Talent Strategy 1 Comment

This post is for the business owners (and the HR pros who support them) that have lower paying jobs that have been thrown into turmoil by the COVID lockdown and the resulting recession. The company I’m a part of isn’t part of this situation, but I’ve been following the news closely. As expected, federal enhancements to unemployment meant to aid …

THE HR FAMOUS PODCAST: E14 – Gen Z COVID Job Search and Recruiter Outplacement

Kris Dunn Career Advice, COVID-19, Generations, Job Seeker Advice, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition 0 Comments

In episode 14 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Jessica Lee, Tim Sackett, and Kris Dunn are joined by Tim’s son Cameron and HR professional Chris Hoyt to talk about holidays during quarantine, finding a job straight out of college during a recession, and recruitersrecruitingrecruiters.com. The team discusses the struggles of finding a job in a recession for …

3 Reasons Not to Botch Breaking Up

Kathy Rapp Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Change, Change Management, Communication, Corporate America, COVID-19, Culture, Current Affairs, Driving Productivity, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, HR, Job Market, Kathy Rapp, Layoffs, Leadership, Managing People, Offboarding, Retention, Talent Strategy 0 Comments

We’ve watched in disbelief as unemployment spikes to record highs – with over 20.5 million jobs lost in April. In addition, there are many more with reduced hours or cut pay not represented in unemployment figures. Suffice it to say, a lot of breakup conversations are being had. By now we’ve all read about some very public horror stories, and …

Welcome to Zoom Fatigue, America! (from the Czar of Common Sense)

Kris Dunn Change Management, Communication, COVID-19, Employee Communications, Video 0 Comments

DATELINE: Day 43 of the great COVID Lockdown in America.MOOD: Salty.REASON: 5 Video calls on my calendar for the day. But Kris (you say), it’s a chance to connect with everyone at the company. It’s awesome! True. We’ve been connecting a lot for sure. But Kris, given the fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) during this time, it’s imperative to stay …

A Leaders’ Guide To Ethical Layoffs

Katie Augsburger COVID-19, Employee Relations, Layoffs, Organizational Development 0 Comments

Layoffs are going to happen, and unfortunately for a lot of organizations, they need to happen in order to survive. Unfortunately, most will be done brutally, unthoughtfully, and impersonally. This is because we do not train people to end relationships. When it comes to layoffs, what we often prioritize most is efficiency. But why? Why at the end of the …

When HR Staff Becomes Essential

William Wiggins Change Management, Communication, Contingent Workforce, Corporate Social Responsiblity, COVID-19, Good HR, Telecommuting 0 Comments

Essential employee: An employee that has been designated as critical because their responsibilities include non-deferrable services that must be performed despite a catastrophic event, a weather emergency, or a public health crisis. An essential employee is one who is vital to meeting operational requirements of the business. Could this be? Human Resources “vital to meeting operational requirements of the business” ? And …