When Dating and Recruiting Feel the Same….

Kris Dunn Engagement and Satisfaction, Generations, Interviewing, Making Offers, Onboarding, Retention

I was talking with a manager who had an accepted offer from a candidate late last week.  The conversation went like this: Me – How’s your guy doing?  Have you called him since he accepted the offer? (1 week ago at the time of this conversation)Manager – No.Me – Why not?  Don’t you think he’d like to hear from you …

Hiring Manager Sabotage – What’s It Mean When Hiring Gets Put on the Backburner?

Kris Dunn Driving Productivity, Interviewing, Recruiting

Here’s one I never get.  Hiring is critical at your company, and all parties are clamoring for candidates.  Like the progressive HR hack you are, you go get some candidates, get them phone screened and send sweet summaries to the hiring manager with recommendations. Then you wait.  And nothing happens.  Then you follow up.  Once, Twice, etc. Finally the message …

Should Direct Reports Help You Make Hiring Decisions?

Kris Dunn Culture, Interviewing, Leadership

Should you let your direct reports help you make hiring decisions?  I know, sounds obvious for most of you progressive talent managers out there. I’ve always been a part of fairly progressive teams in this area, where consensus-building interviewing was the norm.  My boss would be the one in charge, but all of his/her direct reports would have the ability …

All Stars, No Ditchdiggers – The Ocean’s Eleven/Netflix Staffing Model

Kris Dunn Culture, Interviewing, Leadership, Performance, Recruiting, Retention

Remember Danny Ocean from Ocean’s Eleven?  Ocean had all stars because he had referrals (he knew exactly who to hire for each job), he was offering lots of cash and gave each specialist lots of flexibility to run their part of the show. I recently riffed in my Workforce.com column that the world needs ditchdiggers too, meaning all of us …

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 …