Tag: Walk

The Past-Employee Walk of Shame!

I’ve lost jobs and I’ve called old employers to see if they would want to hire me back. I’ve usually gotten a response that sounded something like, “Oh, boy would we want you back but we just don’t have anything. Good Luck!”  Many of us in the talent game talk about our employee Alumni and how we should engage our Alumni but very few…

The Employee Walk of Shame

I’ve lost jobs and I’ve called old employers to see if they would want to hire me back. I’ve usually gotten a response that sounded something like, “Oh, boy would we want you back but we just don’t have anything. Good Luck!”  Many of us in the talent game talk about our employee Alumni and how we should engage our Alumni but very few…

To Support Mental Health, Let Employees Walk out the Door.

Do you know what really makes my heart hurt?  The fact so many employees are still miserable at work. It’s not the fault of any one “thing,” but rather a systemic issue. In the US, both depression and loneliness epidemics are in full swing, which is exacerbated by many working environments. Somewhere in the intersection of technology, the demanding speed of work, and bad…

Walk This Way: What the #GoogleWalkout Means for HR Leaders

The irony of the Aerosmith reference in my title is not lost on me in the wake of the #GoogleWalkout over sexual harassment, gender and pay equality, and transparency in reporting. Check the lyrics if you were born in the ’90’s. What struck me as I was reading about this protest wasn’t necessarily the fact that Google paid executives to leave (although $90 million…

Employee Resigns: Walk Them Out the Door Or Let Them Work a Notice?

Editor’s Note: We’re pulling from the vault today, and sharing a “Best Of” post from FOT history–a post that we think stands the test of time and is good enough to still be interesting (and relevant) today! Enjoy!  It’s a morality tale that’s played out countless times across corporate America every day.  Employee resigns, and manager and HR figure out whether they’ll honor the…