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How to Tell If A Recruiter Can Be Your Next HR Manager…

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Kris Dunn says NARCISSIST: Why the Best Candidates Don’t Always Become Leaders At Your Company…

There are a lot of assumptions out there that Narcissists make the best leaders in your company.  Turns out, narcissists are more likely to become leaders at your

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Six Ways To Make Your Recruiting/Talent Metrics More Strategic – And Make Managers Own Their New Hires

Let's face it---the recruiting metrics you use at your company are either non-existent or stale.  Sure, you tried to roll out the basics---time to hire, cost per hire---but


Kris Dunn talks Organizational Turnover Paranoia: What Would David Ogilvy Do?

I'm plowing through a book from Advertising giant David Ogilvy calledConfessions of an Advertising Man.  Ogilvy was considered the "father of advertising" and a creative genius by many

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Good to Great: Thinking About Employee Development Plans for Your Team…

You expect me to give it to you straight, right?  Of course you do. The biggest lie that HR ever told the world is that it's important to treat


Kris Dunn says Your Work Identity Is Defined By How Your Deal With Single Issues…

It would be nice if we were all judged by the collective good we do in our lives.  Unfortunately, when it comes to work, we're generally judged by

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5 Things You Should Have In Your ATS Messaging to Avoid Looking Like an ***

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Why the Tony Robbins “You Can Be Great” Employee Goal-Setting Approach is BS

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Kris Dunn says STUART SCOTT: The Real Innovators Are Always Hated Before Being Understood…

This post is about hating change.  This post is about growing up.  This post should be related to how you treat someone with ideas different from yours. Stu Scott,


You Hate Your Job: Welcome to Camp Suck It Up

It's the end of 2014, and I've been traveling for the last week.  There's one trend I've picked up on. A lot of people in my life are generally