Calling the 2016 Presidential Election for HR!

Laurie Ruettimann Audacious Ideas, HR, Labor, Laurie Ruettimann

Last week, I spoke with HR and recruiting professionals in Omaha. Have you been there? It’s nice—if you like chain restaurants, which I do. Give me sweet potato fries and some good customer service, and I’m a happy gal on the road. So I was in Omaha, last week, seated at the bar of a chain restaurant when some dude looked at …

Musing On The Candidate Experience… In Parental Recruiting Mode

Kelly Dingee Benefits, Candidate Pool, Compensation/Cash Money, Good HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Millenial Voice, Payroll, Recognition, Retention, Salary Caps, Talent Strategy

I have two teenagers… both were gainfully employed last summer.  Which meant I had a summer of bliss.  You know what I mean if you have teenagers. Both did great at their jobs, their bosses loved them, and they were asked to come back this year. But there were some fails along the way that damaged their candidate experience. What …

I Wish I Would Have Used An Assessment: Everyone Has Something To Hide

Dawn Burke Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Dawn Burke, Dawn Hrdlica, Driving Productivity, FOT Reads, Good HR, Hiring Bias, Hiring Managers, HR, HR Technology, HR Vendors, Making Offers

FOT Note:  Who here hates bad hires? (#Everyone) That’s why we recently onboarded Chequed.com as an annual sponsor at FOT, where they’ll sponsor posts like this one, allowing FOT contributors to write without restriction on all things related to pre-hire screening and testing.  Since some FOTers call bad hires “scrubs,” Chequed.com has also signed up to sponsor a FOT video …

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 …

RESOLVED: Working Less in 2015

Steve Boese Audacious Ideas, Culture, Driving Productivity, HR, Steve Boese

As we wind down 2014 and you as an HR/Talent professional naturally take some time to assess the performance and productivity of the assembled talent in your organization (as well as review your own personal performance), there is one piece of workforce management advice that I would like to give that might seem counter-intuitive. Here it is: In 2015 you …

The Corporate Uniform… Or, Are you Brave Enough to Wear the Same Thing Everyday?

Steve Boese Audacious Ideas, Culture, HR, Steve Boese

Steve Jobs. Mark Zuckerberg. President Obama. Karl Stefanovic. (Okay, I bet you have no idea who this guy is… hang in there, we will come back to him). What are these four gentlemen all famous for? Check that—a better question is this: What do these four gentlemen all have in common? Besides being extremely successful in their chosen fields of …