How To Speak CFO: A Primer For HR

William Tincup 60-Second SPHR, Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Trench HR, William Tincup

So here’s the thing: CFOs don’t actually hate HR professionals—they just don’t understand them. As a resource to you, the faithful Fistful of Talent reader, I’ve created a guide for the funny terms CFOs use. Take this moment to learn how they speak when you’re not around. Acid Test:  A stern measure of a company’s ability to pay its short-term debts, …

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. Why Hire An MBA When You Can Rent One? A growing number of companies are using freelance MBAs to access the same brain power they might find at a top-tier consulting firm. 2. LinkedIn Unleashes A Trio Of Apps To Connect The Modern …

Riddle me this…PHR, SPHR OR….MBA?

Kelly Dingee HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kelly Dingee, SHRM, Sourcing

I’m fortunate that at the retained search firm I work for we get several HR positions (at all levels…Generalist, Manager, Business Partner, Director, VP, CHRO..)  in the non-profit and for-profit arena to work on in any given year.  I enjoy them quite a bit and it’s interesting to me to hear the answer to this question I always ask of …

It’s HR Rant “Square Dancin” Time, Y’all – Grab Your Partner and Dosey Doe!

Josh Letourneau Bad HR, Influence, Joshua Letourneau

Gather round the HR Tractor campfire, y’all – it’s time for a square-dancin’ rant or two.  Don’t be scared – just let your feet go and “Dosey Doe“.  It don’t have to be pretty the first time.  All you have to do is hop up from your chair, clap loudly, approach your partner and circle to the back, and then …