Recruiting Brand 101 – Candidates Think Your Hiring Managers are L.A.M.E.

Kris Dunn Always Be Closing, Culture, Recruiting

How’s your recruiting brand?  Got the website, collateral for candidates, maybe even some video? Cool!!!! Do your hiring managers reinforce the brand you are trying to create?  Or are they lame, non-communicators destroying all the brand equity you’re building in your company as an “employer of choice?” Stop and think about this one.  A while back, I riffed that the …

Does Your Company Need More Stars or Ditch Diggers?

Kris Dunn Culture, Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Performance, Retention, Sourcing, Total Rewards

Check out my article at workforce.com answering the age-old stars vs. steady performers question here… Here’s how it starts: Quiz time today with the HR Capitalist. Pick the book that is not available on Amazon: The War for Talent Secrets for Hiring Top Talent The World Needs Ditch Diggers Too Hiring the Best Confirm your knowledge and see the rest …

Is Google Smarter Than Your Company With Talent?

Kris Dunn Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Onboarding, Recruiting

I may have to turn comments off on this one – such an obvious question for most people that I expect the caveman, ALL CAPS responses like "H#@! YEAH!!"… Thanks in advance, Nostradamus…. In news you might have missed in 2007, Google announced it was missing its quarterly earnings targets, in part because it overhired.  From the wire report: “We …

The NFL Patriots – A Team-Based Culture That Survives Employee Turnover…

Kris Dunn Culture, Leadership, Onboarding, Salary Caps, Sourcing, Succession Planning

So the Patriots did just enough over the weekend to get past the Giants and become the first pro football team in history to go 16-0.   You can hate them, as many pro football fans do.  You can’t deny their success.  Here’s another thing Patriots haters can’t deny – the Patriots have one the strongest "team-first" cultures in all of …

Too Sexy For This Job – Do You Discriminate In Hiring Based On Looks?

Kris Dunn Culture, Generations, Recruiting, Sourcing

I don’t. You?  I’m not so sure… There’s an article on Forbes detailing the land mines in hiring within the hospitality industry.  Here’s a shocker – the competition is fierce in Manhattan and elsewhere in pubs, coffee houses and eateries for attractive candidates.  It seems as if having attractive individuals work for you is good for business, but slippery from …

The Best Way to Lose Good Talent – Be Slow

Kris Dunn Always Be Closing, Culture, Interviewing

Ran into a joint study commissioned by DDI/Monster entitled (brace for cliche) Slugging Through the War for Talent.  The primary topic I was drawn to in the study?  Easy choice – "Interviewer Habits That Most Annoy Job Seekers" (see chart to the right for the top choices of the abused…) While most of the poll results aren’t surprising (hiring manager …

Talent Watch – What’s The Difference Between an Employee Who “Meets” and One Who “Exceeds”?

Kris Dunn Culture, Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Performance

One word – "Innovate" Two words – "Innovate" and "Create"  (I always think of the old "Think Different" campaign by Apple when I see these words). One of the hardest things to do related to getting a robust Performance Management system in place is develop the right kind of evaluation culture.   How do your managers rate employees?  Are they soft …

Talent Nugget: The Value of the Receptionist

Kris Dunn Always Be Closing, Culture, Recruiting

If you want to get upstream as a HR Pro, start reading Seth Godin.  Blog, books (some listed on the side), whatever.  Seth’s a marketing guy who understands the value of the brand in recruiting and talent. Case in point – One of Seth’s recent posts hits on the value of the receptionist (including value to your recruiting process): "Being …

Danny, The World Needs Ditch-Diggers Too…

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Culture, Sourcing

To quote Austin Powers, I’m a man, baby… As a guy, quoting movies is part of who I am… And I can work it into a HR/Talent blog entry… From Caddyshack: Judge Smails: The man is a menace! Cut that off! Music is a violation of our personal privacy! He’s breaking the law! Danny: I’ve always been fascinated with the …