Tag: fired

Talent Acquisition Leaders! When Was the Last Time You Fired a Hiring Manager?

In the third-party recruiting world, we like to talk all big and aggressive about “firing” clients. “Yeah, ABC Corp was a bunch of idiots to work with, they didn’t know what they really wanted, I fired them!” No, you didn’t, Timmy! Calm down! Okay, you’re probably right. I don’t really “fire” a client, I just stop working with them. Stop contacting them, just fade…

Should You Get Fired for Posting TikTok Videos at Work? (Um, yeah!) #HRFamous

In Episode 42 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends)  Tim Sackett, Kris Dunn, and Jessica Lee come together to discuss TikTokers getting fired from their jobs at Sherwin Williams, the new Microsoft productivity score, and how much they spend on gifts for their siblings during the holidays. Listen (click this link if you don’t see the player below) and be sure to subscribe, rate, and review (Apple…

You’re not fired, you’re uninvited!

I’m not terminating anyone ever again. I can’t terminate anyone, because I don’t hire anyone.  I do invite people to join me.  Join me on this journey, on this path. It’s going to be a great trip.  I invite them to be a part of my family.  Not my ‘work’ family, but my actual family.  I spend more time with my co-workers than I…

Good People Get Fired, But Is a “Failure Résumé” the Best Way to Cope With It?

Here’s a workplace truism that’s hard to dispute: Good people frequently get fired. Steve Jobs got fired from Apple, eventually returning to build it into the highly profitable, trend-setting company that it is today. Oprah Winfrey, Walt Disney, and Harry Potter author JK Rowling all got fired too. Pointing out all the famous people who once were “involuntarily terminated” is something that helps to…

Getting Fired and Promoted… for the Same Reasons

Have you ever been fired?  I have.  Three times.  The typical response when people hear this is “wow, for what?” always with a bit of trepidation in their voice for what they are about to hear.  When people think about being fired they think of the obvious bad stuff.  Fraud, harassment, not showing up or maybe just unacceptable performance.  I’ve never been fired for…

Tesla Fired Hundreds….To “Improve Morale”

When you geek out on talent like the folks here at FOT, it’s fun to sit back and watch high profile companies make big talent decisions.  Intrigue, strategy and risk are all embedded in public leadership transitions, succession planning, business strategy pivots, acquisitions, mass firings….wait, what? Mass firings?  Who announces those and makes them public?  Well, Tesla does.  Backstory intro from Fortune: Electric automaker…

Quality of Hire Matters When No One Gets Fired

No environment exists in America where people are fired dispassionately, quickly and easily. It just doesn’t happen, folks. Yes, there are boiler rooms and call centers where people smile and dial for dollars. Some sales quotas and metrics need to be attained in backroom offices and on showroom floors or somebody goes home unhappy. But most people quit before they are fired in America….

LinkedIn “Open Candidates” Is Going To Get People Fired

By now you’ve heard the news coming out last week’s LinkedIn Talent Connect where LI announced a new feature called “Open Candidates”. Here’s how LinkedIn explains Open Candidates: Open Candidates is a new feature that makes it easier to connect with your dream job by privately signaling to recruiters that you’re open to new job opportunities. You can specify the types of companies and…

16 Stupid Ways Employees Get Themselves Fired!

TheLaw.TV had an article recently of the “8 Stupid Moves that Get You Fired.” Two things about this came to mind: 1. What the hell is TheLaw.TV (is it a TV show on the Internet? If so, why the article? Why .TV? NBS, ABC, CBS, FOX, etc. don’t end in .TV) and 2. I’m pretty sure there are more than 8 stupid moves to…

Rerun – I Love Hiring People Who Have Been Fired!

It’s Spring Break in Michigan, so I’m going to step away from the daily grind and throw some Reruns at you! You guys remember Rerun, from What’s Happening? (look it up, kids!) So, enjoy the Reruns, they’re some of my favorites! Originally ran July 2013 –  There are few truisms I know in HR. 1. As soon as you think you’ll never be surprised…