Weird Science in Talent Management

John Whitaker John Whitaker, Science, Talent Management

It’s been a long time since I reached down into my bag of Physics metaphors, but like a bad penny or that weird dream about donuts and a water slide, a recurring set of principles continues to populate my mind. This time, the thanks goes to 6th grade Science homework – don’t make fun, it was actually quite difficult. For me, …

Will Fighter Pilot Shortage Change Military Retention Practices?

RJ Morris Outmatch, Policies, Recruiting, Retention, RJ Morris

If you get three talent acquisition folks around a table, they’re pretty often going to start talking about the hardest job they ever had to fill. “Oh yeah, I once had to fill a nuclear physicist who could read Sanskrit in Dubuque, IA.” I know….sexy, right? Downright hot. Bloomberg had an article last week that made me think of those …

The Cavaliers Fired The Best Coach In Their History, And What That Reminds Us About Talent

Steve Boese Coaching, HR, HR & Sports, Leadership, Steve Boese, Talent Strategy

About two weeks or so ago, the NBA’s Cleveland LeBrons Cavaliers unceremoniously fired their head coach David Blatt. This was despite the team holding the Eastern Conference’s best record (at the time of Blatt’s sacking, the team was a stellar 30-11). Last year, in Blatt’s first season as head coach the team made it to the NBA finals, eventually losing …

POUR SOME SUGAR ON ME: Setting Developmental Goals

Chelsea Rowe Chelsea Rowe, Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Engagement and Satisfaction, Hiring Managers, Learning and Development, Millenial Voice, Organizational Development, Performance, T+D, Talent Management Power Rankings

To get everything done in the next year, you’re going to need your people to perform at a high level. You also know that the people who report to you have some developmental needs (fancy HR speak for they’re not as good as you need them to be). For you to accomplish everything you (and your bosses) want, you’re going to have to …

I Hired This Totally Rad Guy

Meredith Soleau Change, Meredith Soleau, Policies, Social Media and Talent

I broke about five rules in the employee handbook to hire someone. And I don’t even care. Meet Rad:                   Rad is driving the creative bus at the dealership now. Which? Is awesome. We needed to hire someone for our digital marketing spot. We needed someone artistic, creative, and talented. I went to a …

5 Sourcing Resolutions for 2013…Moving Beyond Process

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing, Training and Development

I, like many of you, sat down with the boss pre-holiday to talk about performance and what 2013 will bring.  In 2012, my sourcing work life was completely focused on process improvement and an inherent “need for speed”.  At some point it felt like I was living a mash-up of The Bionic Woman and Top Gun, completely focused on being …

Want to really develop top notch sourcers? Throw’em a curve ball or two.

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing

Sometime last week, one of the recent FOT webinar attendees emailed me with a question, “What would you suggest I do to grow my sourcing team’s expertise?” The easy answer is training.  Especially since the writer of said question is from a huge PR firm that can probably pay for it. But what if you’ve done the training and got …