Tag: Stupid

Momma always said, “Stupid is as stupid does”

Do you think we, Americans, will be able to self-quarantine? I don’t. Let me give you two examples of why not: It’s this past Saturday. We are getting ready to hunker down at Casa de Sackett. Part of our nesting process is to get some projects done which means a quick trip to the Container Store to get some materials. The Container Store is…

Guide Towards Career Fulfillment, Not a Stupid Job Title

As people professionals we often are tasked with helping guide our candidates and employees towards the right career paths. Often I find people are either chasing job titles or pushed into career development plans that they may not even be passionate about. One quick example – employees who strive for management positions when they actually don’t even like people. Many talented individuals walk into…

HR Mind Games: Does a Cognitive Assessment Tell Me a Candidate is Stupid?

HR Mind Games Hangout – Episode #2 – Does This Cognitive Assessment Tell Me a Candidate Is Stupid? HR Mind Games is a quick hitting, 20-30 minute hangout hosted by Kris Dunn, founder of FOT and the HR Capitalist and sponsored by Caliper, the leading provider of Assessments for Selection, Talent Management, and Leadership Development. In each episode of Mind Games, we’ll cover how…

HR Mind Games Hangout – Episode #2 – Does This Cognitive Assessment Tell Me a Candidate Is Stupid?

HR Mind Games is a quick hitting, 20-30 minute hangout hosted by Kris Dunn, founder of FOT and the HR Capitalist, and sponsored by Caliper, the leading provider of Assessments for Selection, Talent Management, and Leadership Development. In each episode of Mind Games, we’ll cover how general assessment geekiness/expertise helps HR, and Recruiting Pros make better hires as well as maximize performance once that…

GenZ Doesn’t Want Your Stupid Millennial Office Happy Hour!

Guess what 2018 will be the year GenZ’s get us to stop talking about Millennials and this just in, all those ‘after hour’ work happy hours you think your employees love so much, well, GenZ hates them and they’ll hate you for expecting them to go to them! Hello, Employee Experience! Turns out all of us don’t like the same things, and GenZ is…

Why Artificial Intelligence for Recruiting and HR is Really Stupid.

I’m sure you’ve heard by now, that artificial intelligence is coming to Human Resources. Of course, the manifold marketing materials and click baiting content dedicated to this growing, uh, phenomenon are predicated on the assumption that there was actual intelligence in the HR function to begin with. This point can probably be debated, which brings […]

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…

A.S.R. (Artificially Stupid Recruiting)

Recruiting industry analyst Rob McIntosh believes “AI recruiting” is the future of recruiting. Ah, another future of recruiting article! Another tome in the latest assembly line of predictions that the profession will be elevated to the one where Supreme Bot Beings sit atop the Totem of Talent. Alas, being a human recruiter is no longer considered to be sexy enough for the Futurists.

A Compensation Plan Where Everyone Earns More Is… Stupid

When I finished my undergrad, I wanted to be a college professor. Summers off, four or five classes to teach, the opportunity to do research, no high school punks to deal with—it seemed perfect for me. So, I entered grad school and taught two classes on my own while taking my classes. I loved teaching, but hated being a teacher. I worked my butt…