Controlling Employee Turnover – Does It Help to Throw “Cold Water” on the Candidate?

Kris Dunn Culture, Interviewing, Kris Dunn, Onboarding, Retention

Everyone knows that realistic job previews are the way to go with your candidates – unless the environment you are selling is a total crapamatic 400…at which point you might want to think about a new gig/company/client/<fill in the blank>… But I digress.  Back to the point.  Realistic job previews – GOOD.  Selling candidates without providing any real world data …

Rejected Candidates with an IQ of 115 – Will They Ultimately Make Google Uncool?

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Culture, Interviewing, Kris Dunn

I’m on the record as agreeing with Former Netscape wonderboy, Marc Andreessen, that it’s dangerous to view Google’s approach to Talent as too special.  A focus on the PhD is OK at times, but when you have to have the heavy academic pedigree to get any job at a company, you’re going to miss out on some COLD BLOODED killers …

BCG Global Study – Managing Talent Most Critical HR Challenge Worldwide, But What’s the Definition?

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, HR Technology, Kris Dunn, Retention

You know when the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) identifies Managing Talent as the top business concern for companies worldwide, two things are true: 1.  Talent’s a real issue;2.  It’s an issue that will be a revenue driver for BCG moving forward. Here’s the breakdown from the BCG: "Managing talent is the most critical human resources (HR) challenge worldwide and will …

Can You Tell If a Company Is On Its Deathbed Based on Job Postings?

Kris Dunn Culture, Interviewing, Kris Dunn, Sourcing

Throwing up a careers site says something about your company.  It could say thousands of things, including the following: 1.  We’re hip, and you want to work here…2.  If we were a person, our nickname would be steady Eddie.  You’re not going to get a Matchbox Twenty show in the lunchroom, but we make payroll and have Blue Cross….3.  Damn, …

What Percentage Increase Does it Take to Steal A Passive Candidate?

Kris Dunn Always Be Closing, Compensation/Cash Money, Kris Dunn, Making Offers

I riffed last week over at The HR Capitalist about the self-reported compensation needs of candidates to accept your offer and leave their current company.  Here’s a taste: "More than one-third of workers would move for a 16 to 30 percent raise, according to a Salary.com survey. Another third would walk for 8 to 15 percent more in the pay …

The Economy’s Depressing – Like Grandma Eating Cat Food Depressing….

Kris Dunn Driving Productivity, Kris Dunn, Recruiting

You know, everyone’s held off as long as possible, but now it seems pretty evident that we are in a recession, as noted by these trends: –GE missed their profit targets last week.  When the company that gave the talent world Forced Ranking misses their targets, what hope is there for the more huggable? —Recruiter jobs are down, as reported …

Candidates Who Are “Twits”- Good Thing or Bad Thing?

Kris Dunn Always Be Closing, Candidate Pool, HR Technology, Interviewing, Kris Dunn, Recruiting, Social Media

Whether you are a recruiter or a HR pro, you look at resumes all day.  More and more, we’re exposed to candidates who have digital profiles and footprints as well  – which is one of the reasons I was drawn to Lisa Barone’s recent post on Twittering, and whether that’s a positive for a candidate you are considering for one …