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

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Office Politics 3 Comments

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 6 Comments

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 5 Comments

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 1 Comment

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 2 Comments

“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.   …

Management By Best-Selling Leadership Book – They’re Laughing at You.

Kris Dunn Books, Culture, Employee Coaching, Employee Engagement, HR, Kris Dunn, Leadership, Learning and Development, Managing People, Robots 7 Comments

Let me start this post by making a disclaimer – I’m not anti-leadership book, nor am I anti-personal development. There’s a real need for all of us to look for ways to get better at what we do professionally. I believe enough in leadership/management skills that I actually created a training series for managers of people called the BOSS Series. …

The Art of Sales Hiring: Sell Me This Pen and Show Me Your W-2!!!

Kris Dunn Good HR, Influence, Kris Dunn, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition 1 Comment

Silk suit, black tie, I don’t need a reason why They come runnin’ just as fast as they can ‘Cause every girl crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man  –ZZ Top ______________________________ (Editor’s note – for a deeper dive on hiring salespeople, join KD as he hosts HR Mind Games next Thursday, June 28th at 1pm ET, Noon CT – click …

Facts of (Work) Life: “Manager Pass-Through”

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Coaching, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kris Dunn, Workforce Management Articles

I wrote about the manager pass-through in 2011.  It’s an important fact of life in every organization, so I’m writing about it again today. Here’s the trick: Imagine you could film every manager in your organization trying to defend a strategy, action, change, etc. taken by the company to their team.  Would they own it or point to a higher power …

Walmart to Provide Employees a College Education for $1 a Day…

Kris Dunn Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Kris Dunn, Learning and Development, Retention, Training and Development, Uncategorized

If you follow this space, you’ll know I think the following about Tuition Aid as a benefit: 1–It’s one of the most powerful benefits you can provide. 2–It will never cost you as much as you think it will because it is incredibly hard to use. People have families, people have lives once they get above the traditional age of …