5 Signs You Haven’t Let Go Of Your Old Job

Steve Boese Career Paths, Change, HR (& Life!) Advice, Steve Boese

About 79 years ago, I spent a fair bit of time working on a software implementation project in Saudi Arabia. It was a career-altering and—in some ways—life-changing experience for me back then. Consequently, I still remember my time working there really fondly, and as my pals on the 8 Man Rotation crew will attest, I can go on and on …

Steve Boese shares PODCAST – #HRHappyHour 224 – iCIMS and Talent Acquisition Technology

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This week on the show, HR Happy Hour hosts Steve Boese and Trish McFarlane were at the recent iCIMS Analyst Day in San Diego, where they sat down with fellow analyst and official ‘Friend of the HR Happy Hour’ Madeline Laurano in Part 1 of the show, to talk about trends in HR and recruiting technology, and followed by a conversation …

HR Tech on TV

Steve Boese Communication, HR Tech, HR Technology, Steve Boese, Television

With the proliferation over the last 15 years or so of TV networks followed more recently by satellite radio channels and online streaming services for both video and audio content (like Hulu or Spotify), there has been a commensurate increase in the amount and availability of advertisements. After all, just about all forms of “free” content we consume are ad-supported. With …

Steve Boese asks What Is Your One Wish For Your Ideal HR Technology Solution That You’d Love To See Created By 2020? #nextchat #HRTechConf

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I had a great time guesting and participating on yesterday’s #Nextchat Twitter chat that is put together each seek by the fantastic Mary Kaylor over at SHRM. Mary and the SHRM team have done an amazing job building a active, engaged, and large community of people with #Nextchat, and it is always fun to get to dive in with them. …

Soccer, Leadership, and Organizational Culture

Steve Boese Culture, Employee Engagement, HR & Sports, Steve Boese

In the debate on the relative importance of company culture as a contributor to an organization’s success (or failure), I have mostly come down on the side that culture is far, far overrated as a driver or performance. I have argued (and presented a few times), that more prosaic and definable elements like “strategy” and “talent” are, if not more …

Will HR and Talent One Day Take Their Cues From Walmart?

Steve Boese Audacious Ideas, Compensation/Cash Money, Employee Engagement, HR, Steve Boese, Talent Strategy

Always low prices. Always. I think that has been, more or less, the tagline for Walmart for the last 198 years. The world’s largest retailer and largest private sector employer in the USA with over 1.4M employees has competed on price (and massive selection and expansion to the point where just about everyone in the country lives within 15 minutes of …

Steve Boese says You Call It “Feedback;” They Hear It As “Criticism”

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Let’s start with some level setting and definitions: Feedback (noun) – reaction to a process or activity, or the information obtained from such a reaction Criticism (noun) – an ​opinion given about something or someone, esp. a ​negative ​opinion, or the ​activity of making such ​judgments Feedback, especially when you fold in the more technical elements or applications of the …

When Does Your Insane Work Ethic Backfire? When You Don’t Know When To Shut Up About It…

Steve Boese Communication, Steve Boese, Work Life Balance

Editor’s Note: We’re bringing this piece of gold back from the vault because it qualifies as a “Best Of FOT…” post. And because it’s good to be reminded that your work ethic can be super annoying… and kind of rude. Author Note: Although this post is running mid-week, it was written over the weekend, where some of the behavior that is described …