work/life balance

Can You Choose Your Work/Life Balance? 3 Actions To Take

Can you? In this world where we are always on, is it possible to draw a line in the proverbial sand and give yourself that desired balance?  To feel like… Get the Rest

bobblehead body language

Watch Your Body Language in an Interview & Save the Head Bobbing for Bonnarroo…

So… I’ve noticed a new and frightening phenomenon.  And I think I may be a perpetrator (heaven help me). In an attempt to stage a preemptive intervention, I thought there… Get the Rest

jeff bezos day 1 leadership

Are You a “Day 1” Leader?

Jeff Bezos is the founder and CEO of Amazon. You might have heard of him, or at least you’ve heard of his company. This year Amazon will do over 100… Get the Rest

employer branding

3 Ways You’re Failing at Employer Branding

“Employer branding is a double-edged sword—it’s a great initiative to attract the best talent for your teams, but also it’s the perfect strategy to help retain current employees you have… Get the Rest

Hi, My Name Is…Low-Hanging Fruit

Yep – that’s me! The Low-Hanging Fruit on the LinkedIn tree. What’s it like being in Talent Acquisition and low-hanging fruit? Well, you’re popular with a variety of people. And… Get the Rest

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united talent

How Talent (or Lack Thereof) Can Lead to Systemic Business Failure

The legend, John Hollon, tore into United here at FOT earlier this week, accurately writing that culture problems are the core reason Satan ranks higher than United in popularity polls… Get the Rest

hr technique

Ask Your Team Why You Suck – The Next Great HR Technique

Sometimes the universe has a way of conspiring to bring you what you need when you need it. I know some of you are thinking the universe did exactly the… Get the Rest

annual reviews

Hey HR – Slow Your Roll! These are people’s lives.

Are you feelin’ groovy? Are you feeling like the hep cat who ate the canary? Are you one of the first movers who stopped doing annual performance reviews and become… Get the Rest

Cultural Meltdown: When Values Don’t Match Workers’ Day-to-Day Reality

“If there is one job that I as CEO must do for our team members, customers, communities, and shareholders, it is to be the keeper of our company’s culture. It… Get the Rest

Recruiting

labor market candidate confidence

Labor Market Novelty and Candidate Confidence

I started off my week yesterday reviewing the typical brilliance from fellow FOT contributor, Steve Boese, over at his personal site, Steve Boese’s HR Technology. Steve and I both enjoy… Get the Rest

bull market bear down

First In, First Out: Why Recruiters Need To Bear Down In A Bull Market

If talent acquisition is a leading economic indicator (and since job growth certainly is, one could argue so too is the state of our profession, by extension), then it seems… Get the Rest

phone call

On the Phone Again…

I am on the phone again…talking to people. IRL. Shocking I know. 18 years of being tucked away, often called “secret weapon” or “best kept secret” (laugh hysterically here), sourcing… Get the Rest

waiter accountability

3 Things Great Recruiters (and Waiters) Never Say

Waiting tables got me through college, being a recruiter got me through my early years in Human Resources. I was much better at one than the other, which is why… Get the Rest