FOT Webinar: Recruiting In Your FACEbook

Fellow Insomniacs… On Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 1:00PM ET, Fistful of Talent is about to get in your face.  Webinar style.  And when I say face, I’m talkin’ Facebook.  Many of you, including me, know the importance of having a social media recruiting strategy.  But Facebook, in all its glory usually takes a backseat to LinkedIn […]

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HR: Want A Promotion: Embrace Your Tim Sackett

I have always advised my team members to take control of their careers by speaking up.  Here is a good example of why it is important: #timsackettday that is why. My pal Tim Sackett… my partner in crime at Fistful of Talent and The CYA Report Podcast has the formula down for being noticed.  He is […]

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Personality Doesn’t Mean Nuthin’. Don’t Bother Assessing Pre-Hire.

I’d like to think I have a great personality.  Shocking to me and I know to you, some others just don’t think so.  The nerve…. I am a believer that personality does stand for something in the work world.  Naturally, personality does have a bigger role to play in some jobs than others.  In HR […]

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John Sumser: My Ego (and HR’s Ego) Thanks You

I know this will be a shocker…but I have an ego.  It’s the only thing that counter-balances my complete self-consciousness; the kind that is usually soothed by Ben and Jerry’s Chunky Monkey or a wheel of brie. John Sumser, founder of the HR Examiner, publishes Top 25 lists in a variety of HR disciplines.  With the […]

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Surgically Induced Reflections

So I had surgery last Tuesday and I got the greatest gift… a week off.  I didn’t ask for it, but I got it via doctors orders.  And since it was sandwiched  between two holidays my one week was really more like two.  Pure awesomeness.   I, like you, have little self-control when it comes […]

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Soc’s vs Greasers: HR C-Suite Snub Local HR Networks?

I read an interesting Forbes article on CEO networking.  It’s asks the question:  Does the boss even really need to network? The answer: Yes–and he needs to do it better than anyone else. Interesting, because there’s always been a problem with our local SHRM chapter.  I imagine others around the country have the same problem. […]

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If you, HR pro, cannot present >> you are a HACK…

I’ve had it with awful presentations.  In my career I have been to conferences ad nauseam and  have seen a lot of presenters.  Many peeps have written extensively on this topic so I will get to the quick of it. If you are an HR pro and cannot research, create, and present a point of view […]

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9.11. The collective pause that created unimaginable change… connected people.

 Not too much to say today about HR. Really nothing. Except maybe in some small way this tragedy (tragedy is likely too subtle a word) did bring us together in a more authentic way than ever. The new millennium bred a new kind of workforce. Bred a new type of worker. Our ability to receive […]

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I went on “stay-cation” and all I got was this stupid blogpost.

I’ve been on vacation this week.  I didn’t go anywhere.  I just stayed at home. 2 weeks ago I was pissed off and tired.  Today I am not.   Please all of you go take a vacation.  Then make your HR teams take a vacation.  Then your CEOs. You’re welcome.

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Social Media Zen from the HR Insomniac. Quiet Down Peeps.

Thought I would leave you all this week with a little social media zen.  It’s Friday. You’re beat. A little excited for the weekend (gonna hang out at the movie fest, or swim with your kid, or call your pops). But you can’t put down your phone. You can’t stop your tweet-brain. You feel compelled […]

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