An ATS Saved My Bacon. No, Seriously.

RJ Morris Candidate Pool, Change, HR Technology, Innovation, RJ Morris

Today, for Christmas or whatever December-ish holiday you celebrate, I give you the present of a cool sounding but not yet overused buzzword: “System Agility.” Sounds slick, right? We all use buzzwords because we want to sound smart. There’s a fine line, however, between a phrase sounding new and smart before it turns into a buzzword. “War for Talent” was …

10 Things To Do At Work on Christmas EVE EVE and Christmas EVE

Chelsea Rowe Chelsea Rowe, Culture, Millenial Voice, Performance

If you’re reading this, you’re probably at work on this fine Christmas Eve Eve. That sucks, even if you don’t celebrate Christmas. Regardless of your religion (or lack thereof), you’re probably surrounded by empty cubes or melancholy colleagues, both of which serve as a reminder that you’re at work. If you’re not at the office, maybe you’re perusing HR blogs …

Don’t Be A HR Scrooge This Holiday Season!

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Communication, Employee Communications, Food and Drink, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Leadership, Organizational Development, The HR Profession

Welcome to my favorite time of the year!  The season of company holiday parties!  Otherwise known as the night when relationships are either solidified or ruined in the time it took to down one too many shots and insult your boss’s wife. It’s also the night when many people in HR reinforce all of the stereotypes about old school, policy-driven …

Are You Suffering From PTDD?

Chelsea Rowe Change, Chelsea Rowe, Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Labor

So, you spent the last few days binge eating turkey, mashed potatoes and (the ever so aptly named) stuffing. You even spent a few hours basking in the glory of family, at least until the pleasantries expired and your mother-in-law opted to rearrange your living room… again. The turkey and in-laws are gone, you’ve pulled out your holiday sweaters, returned the couch to its proper location, …

FOT 2014 Resolutions

Cara Lucas HR (& Life!) Advice

We are back with our annual resolve-to-be-better-and-do-more post, courtesy of our bloggers here at FOT. Some of the following 2014 resolutions are not so different than the ones you read last year, but some are… so make sure to check those out. Here we go: Kris Dunn Monitor the social channels of Tim Sackett more consistently to find good ideas worth …

If Santa Granted HR Wishes

Kathy Rapp Change, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Kathy Rapp, Organizational Development, Trench HR

How many of you still write Santa letters?  Unfortunately, I think it’s a dying tradition.  I’m guessing kids simply text St. Nick now.  I haven’t looked, but I bet there’s probably an app for that. I like writing and getting letters.  So, in the spirit of tradition I’m going to write Santa a letter (and yes, I know I’m a …

My 4 Sourcing Lessons From 2013

Kelly Dingee Business Development, Candidate Pool, Conferences, Kelly Dingee, Sourcing

I love this time of year. I enjoy taking stock and reflecting on the previous years’ highs and lows—and the times that everything was on cruise control. This year was a bit more of a roller coaster than I expected in my personal life, but wow… work life knocked the ball right out of the park!  We’re doing research faster—and smarter—than …

Black Friday at HR: Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

Kris Dunn Bad HR, Good HR, HR, HR & Marketing, Kris Dunn, Sexual Harassment

We’re two days away from crazy-town—from the experience that basically defines what a consumer-driven, non-savings-focused culture we’ve become in America. Two days from the time when suburban moms and drifters barely hanging on will find common ground standing outdoors at Target at 4am, in 25-degree temperatures, with a 15-mile an hour crosswind. It’s almost Black Friday in America. Which makes …

Employee Holiday Gifts – Yeah – You Should…

Paul Hebert Employee Relations, Engagement and Satisfaction, Influence, Paul Hebert, Performance, Recognition, Total Rewards

It’s that time of year again and we are staring down multiple barrels of holiday fun. Thanksgiving is soon upon us and Christmas, Hanukah, Bodhi Day, Festivus, Kwanza, Boxing Day, Feast of Winter Veil and a few other lesser known celebrations are following closely. It is that time of year when we reflect on the past and plan for the …