Ann Bares of Compensation Force Joins the Workforce Lineup…

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Recognition

Ann Bares has a post up announcing the fact that her blog, Compensation Force, is joining the lineup at www.workforce.com. Congrads to Ann, who is the best interactive brand available in the critical world of compensation.  It’s good to see her join the team at Workforce, bringing the stability and measured approach long lacking in renegades like this blog, also …

Meets Vs. Exceeds Performance – Like Brushing Your Teeth While On The Treadmill..

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Performance

Like everything else in life, doing Performance Management the right way is a war of attrition.  My goal as a HR Pro with a Performance Management system?  Real objectives that can be measured, AND real feedback as to what is "meets" performance and what is "exceeds" performance (which hopefully drives real "exceeds" performance, which drives business results) Which is hard.  …

Title Inflation – It’s All About the Business Cards…

Kris Dunn Engagement and Satisfaction, Kris Dunn, Recognition, Total Rewards

A while back, I riffed on title inflation over at the Capitalist.  You know the drill, no centralized control of titles, and all of a sudden you’re the Associate Guru of Recruiting, I’m the Chief Pumbagh of People, and the mail guy is the VP of Written Communication Distribution Services. The rest of the employees?  Color them cynical, yet opportunistically …

Defining Talent Management – Time to Make the Donuts….

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Career Paths, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR Technology, Kris Dunn, Leadership, Onboarding, Performance, Sourcing, Succession Planning

Probably one of the biggest things to get our head around at Fistful of Talent is the whole definition thing.  After all, talent management has all the underpinnings for inclusion in buzzword bingo.  With that in mind, what the h#*l does it actually mean? For me, the definition of talent management is pretty simple at a top level.  It starts …

The Clock’s Ticking – Don’t Let Hiring Managers Delay the Offer…

Kris Dunn Always Be Closing, Culture, Interviewing, Kris Dunn, Making Offers, Recruiting

Pet Peeve time at Fistful of Talent today.  I hate it when I scrub up the employment brand, do phone interviews, get the right candidate in….wait for it…..then the hiring manager doesn’t want to make a call. He might be too busy.  He might be waiting for a purple squirrel to appear from the tree.  Whatever.. If you are slow, …

Ugly Candidates – First Impressions Rob You of Objectivity…

Kris Dunn Interviewing, Kris Dunn

Ugly is subjective.  Somewhere in the big database in the sky is an indexed ranking of how attractive we all are compared to each other.   Unfortunately, you aren’t a subscriber to that database.  You (whether as a recruiter, HR pro, hiring manager or candidate) have to rely on the subjective ability of people to separate what matters (knowledge, skills and …

Should Recruiters Work Through or Around HR? It’s Not Show Friends, It’s Show Business…

Kris Dunn Always Be Closing, Candidate Pool, Driving Productivity, Kris Dunn, Recruiting, Sourcing, Working With Recruiters

I’m a HR pro.  If you follow me over at the HR Capitalist, you probably get that.  I’m also a recruiter, because I think a huge part of any HR generalist’s job needs to be Talent Acquisition.  My opinion is that if you can’t recruit, you’re an administrator.  And administrators are pretty easy to replace – with outsourcing or with …