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 …

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, …