I’m not what you’d call a “handy” guy, i.e., I can’t fix jacksquat. It’s actually a well known meme in our house; whenever something does need to be fixed, if my wife can’t fix it, I’m hiring someone to fix it.

(not a typical representation)

(or the lesser known “Miss Toolmonkey”)

And, as Mr. Toolmonkey is explaining the ins and outs of needed t-joints and the angle of the dangle, my reply is usually the same, “220, 221, whatever it takes.” If that quote means nothing to you, please reference the link provided while we wait…..

Are you back? Good (and you’re welcome.)

Now I know I’m not alone out there, men. For every guy who can install a sprinkler system, there’s another 3 of us that can’t properly program our DVR.

It’s not that I don’t want to fix things (well….that’s not exactly true, sometimes that’s exactly what it is), but I know there are people infinitely more qualified than me in these areas & as long as I’m drawing a paycheck these good men will be on my speed-dial. That’s life around the house…how about life at work? Well, about that Applicant Tracking System we’re using…

You may have heard, “Big Data” is the future of HR. And with big data comes the increased use and capabilities of HR Technology. I’m sure there are a few of you gear-heads out there (lookin’ at you, Boese) who are at the nape of the wave utilizing HR Tech in ways that would blow the minds of yokels like myself. For the rest of us, Fistful of Talent is here to help. Tim Sackett and Steve Boese, the Co-Chair of the HR Technology Conference, will break down the issues surrounding buying HR Tech in our latest webinar on August 28 at 12pm ET (sponsored by Bamboo HR), entitled Buyer’s Remorse: The  FOT 1st Timer’s Guide to Buying HR Technology.

They hit the high-level stuff:

  • Suite or Best-of-Breed?
  • The Decision Tree
  • Tips & Tricks the HR Vendor Community uses to suck you in…
  • Building the ROI needed for a “green light” from your leadership


Different arena, same concept – that which I can not do, I rely on experts to do. You’re guaranteed to get at least a handful of solid ideas from your hosts; we encourage you to steal those ideas, make them your own, and put a little extra horsepower in your HR engine.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to check out this Fetzer Valve. I’ll need some 3-in-1 oil and gauze pads, maybe about 10 quarts of anti-freeze.