Your Future Boss Thinks You Suck

Kris Dunn Business Development, Career Advice, Change, Change Management, Coaching, Employee Coaching, Employee Development, HR, Influence, Leadership, Managing People, Talent Management, The HR Profession 2 Comments

At some point in the future, all of you reading this site will get a new boss. Most of you will have 5-10 new bosses over the rest of your career, which is reflective of how chaotic work is for our generation and the general pace of change. Some of those new bosses are going to have manageable expectations. But …

5 Truths About Detail Orientation In the People You Hire

Kris Dunn Caliper, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Kris Dunn, Organizational Development, Recruiting 1 Comment

My company gets the opportunity to be involved in thousands of hires every year. It’s an interesting test tube, especially since we help other companies hire. So, it’s not our culture we’re hiring for most of the time, but the individual cultures of the clients who partner with Kinetix. As part of that, I’ve grown up a little bit when …

Absolutely No ####### One Grows Up Dreaming of a Career In HR

Kris Dunn Uncategorized 11 Comments

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” ==Steve Jobs “I Wanna Be a Cowboy” ==Single from Boys Don’t Cry (2002) ==Grand Theft Auto – Vice City Soundtrack ——————————————————– NOTE – Kris Dunn is running a “Falling Into HR” series this week at The HR …

I’m Not Sensitive, You’re Just Wrong

Kris Dunn Assessments, Performance Reviews, Retention, Talent Management 1 Comment

“I’m very laid back. I only care about two things:   1) everyone on earth and their opinion of me, and 2) the crushing psychological weight of being alive.”   –author unknown ______________________________ Let’s say you’re a hiring manager trying to fill a key position. You think you might want to know how well someone can take feedback? Of course …

Your Professional Conduct Policy > Freedom of Speech

Kris Dunn Free Speech, Kris Dunn, Personal Conduct Policy 2 Comments

The biggest lie the devil ever told your employees is that Freedom of Speech protects them from being fired. Nothing could be further from the truth. There are things that protect employees from being fired – things like employment contracts, friends in high places within your company, proactive lawsuits they’ve filed that are the equivalent of poison pills for companies …

The Subtle Art of Moving Someone’s Office Location to Punish Them

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Office Politics

It’s a time-honored tradition – featuring passive-aggressiveness, avoiding pure confrontation and, at times, setting the stage for massive harassment lawsuits full of interesting details. Yes – I’m talking about the Subtle Art of Moving Someone’s Office Location to Punish Them. You know you’ve seen this before. An executive holds ultimate authority over where people are located office/cube-wise at your office. That …

5 Things Your Exclamation Point (!!!) In Email Means to Me

Kris Dunn Communication, Email, Kris Dunn

You know who you are.  You love to use the exclamation point in emails and writing! Yes!!! You’re a peppy son of a gun.  We’re watching your enthusiasm for life and/or your sense of urgency. The thing is, you use the exclamation point so much that we’re not sure if all that enthusiasm and/or urgency is real. Let’s start with …

“I, Too, Am Qualified”: Are Old People The Talent World’s Most Undervalued Asset?

Kris Dunn Business Development, candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Culture, Diversity, Generations, Hiring Bias, Talent Acquisition

Moneyball – A term describing baseball operations in which a team endeavors to analyze the market for baseball players and buy what is undervalued and sell what is overvalued. Unlike a common misconception, it is not about on-base percentage, but whatever is undervalued at that time. It is most commonly used to refer to the strategy adopted by the front office of …

HR Mind Games Hangout – Episode #2 – Does This Cognitive Assessment Tell Me a Candidate Is Stupid?

Kris Dunn Assessments, Caliper, Candidate Pool, Employee Development, Games, Good HR, HR, HR Technology, Kris Dunn, Webinar

HR Mind Games is a quick hitting, 20-30 minute hangout hosted by Kris Dunn, founder of FOT and the HR Capitalist, and sponsored by Caliper, the leading provider of Assessments for Selection, Talent Management, and Leadership Development. In each episode of Mind Games, we’ll cover how general assessment geekiness/expertise helps HR, and Recruiting Pros make better hires as well as …

Cognitive Assessment Scores in Selection – Can You Handle the Truth?

Kris Dunn Assessments, Candidate Pool, Good HR, HR, Kris Dunn, Recruiting

“Pick the shape that best represents a continuation of the pattern displayed below.” What the… Oh boy – if you’ve seen these instructions recently, odds are that you are one of the following: 1. An industrial psychologist geeking out in the lab while creating some new assessment designed to protect the world from bad hires.  Godspeed to you, Skippy.   …