Kris Dunn asks Are “A” Players Repelled by Large Concentrations of “A” Players at Your Company?


Capitalist Note: Argued with someone about speaking the truth to their CEO about the reality of recruiting all “A” players yesterday, so this one is going back up…

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You want “A” players in your company, right?  We all do, even to the extent we make generalizations about having all “A” players, even though that is impossible for a couple of different reasons.  First, few companies can aggregate and sign all “A” players.  It’s a recruiting and economics issue.  Next, even if you had all “A” players, logic would suggest that to stretch them, you’d raise the bar on performance expectations, because you’re a puppet-master architect, right?

Well, don’t worry about it.  Watch the video relative to performance from Malcolm Gladwell.

Read the whole post over at Kris Dunn’s The HR Capitalist (an FOT contributor blog).

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Kris Dunn
 Kris Dunn is Chief Human Resources Officer at Kinetix and a blogger at The HR Capitalist and the Founder and Executive Editor of Fistful of Talent. That makes him a career VP of HR, a blogger, a dad and a hoops junkie, the order of which changes based on his mood. Tweet him @kris_dunn. Oh, and in case you hadn't heard the good word, he's also jumped into the RPO game as part owner of a rising shop out of ATL, Kinetix. Not your mama's recruiting process outsourcing, that's for sure... check 'em out.

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