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

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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).

Kris Dunn
Kris Dunn is a Partner and CHRO at Kinetix, a national RPO firm for growth companies headquartered in Atlanta. He's also the founder Fistful of Talent (founded in 2008) and The HR Capitalist (2007) – and has written over 70 feature columns at Workforce Management magazine. Prior to his investment at Kinetix, Kris served in HR leadership roles at DAXKO, Charter and Cingular. In his spare time, KD hits the road as a speaker and gives the world what it needs – pop culture references linked to Human Capital street smarts.