I’m Jim Tait, and this where I write about, well… HR Stuff and Things. One of the coolest things about my job is the unique opportunity to speak with and visit HR professionals and leaders across numerous businesses and industries.  I listen, synthesize, and then project to 2012.  I’m not trying to be Ms.Cleo; just trying to think ahead.

When I’m not agitating here, I’m agitating my wife De Ann, our five kids, or the dog. 

I’m also the lucky founder of OPI National Outplacement.  OPI National Outplacement and Career Transition Services is based in Knoxville, Tennessee, and has served companies and individuals in multiple industries since 1999. Specializing in large, complex, project work OPI has supported groups from 2 to 2,000 throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Prior to OPI, I did time with Union Carbide, ABB, and AlliedSignal in various Operations and HR roles .

The books on the home page were inspired by “The Chad-Dog.”  Our little man who only speaks with his eyes, reminding us daily how much we take for granted.  Buy ’em if you like ’em.  If you can’t afford ’em, we’ll hook you up.  Especially you vets and the Combat to Career Book.

Jim.  865.531.9154.  LinkedIn.  Twitter.  Facebook.  Aboutme.

Email:  opijim@gmail.com.

“You’re not the boss of me. Oh  wait, my bad.”



“Son, drink your milk.”

“It’s lumpy Dad.”  

“Then chew it.”

“Young man.  One rule for dating.  You make her cry, I make you cry.”  

“Son, let’s compromise”

“Dad, I’m not French.”










“One day I’ll talk…and tell Mom where I keep hiding her #@$% keys.”



” Allie:  I think you’re outgrowing my lap.”

“It’s OK Dad, I won’t outgrow your heart.”

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