Do You Measure Your Manager’s Effectiveness at Hiring?

Kris Dunn Always Be Closing, Engagement and Satisfaction, Interviewing, Leadership, Performance, Retention

I know who my best interviewers/hiring managers are.  Or at least I think I do.   But that knowledge is more intuition than science, because I don’t measure the success of my hiring managers.  Do you?  Probably not, because you have a million things to do.   But for companies ramping up their hiring efforts, it makes sense to track which hiring …

Talent Management Rocks In the DC Public Schools… Well, Sorta…

Jessica Lee Culture, Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Jessica Lee, Leadership, Performance, Recruiting, Total Rewards

Washington D.C.’s public schools are a hot mess. Here in your nation’s capitol where you have a hub of amazing intellect and oodles of movers and shakers, the school system has been failing for years. You might ask why, as an HR pro, I would blog about this. First, I’m a proud DC resident. But second and more relevant to …

The Parable of Steve Jobs and Executive Health – Why It’s Okay To Tell Your CEO To Put The Donut Down

Jessica Lee Jessica Lee, Leadership, Succession Planning

Does the health of your CEO, or any of your C-suite members, matter? The President of the United States undergoes annual physicals every August with the results published to the public, so why not begin demanding the same of your CEO? Think about it – last week, talk of Steve Jobs’ rumored declining health was said to have possibly caused …

SHRM – Not Sexy, But I’d Settle for Interesting…

Jessica Lee Jessica Lee, Leadership

The SHRM National Convention is right around the corner with Lionel Richie performing on Tuesday night… I’ve let my SHRM membership lapse, and truthfully I’m not sure if there’s any reason to belong anymore. I mean, what do I get out of SHRM that I can’t get from my colleagues, folks on the web, or other free resources? No disrespect …

Kobe Bryant and Ruthless Employees – Competitive or Toxic?

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Culture, Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Kris Dunn, Leadership, Performance

And so it goes…Kobe Bryant is in the Finals… Think about the employees you know who would run over you with a truck to make their quarterly bonus… Some (many) would say that’s Kobe in the NBA.  Isn’t it funny how ruthless employees get classified as "competitive" when the organization is winning? For those of you who don’t follow basketball, …

The Scott McClellan of Your Workplace – Here’s How to Tell if Your Employees Think He’s Legit…

Kris Dunn Culture, Kris Dunn, Leadership, Retention

First up, this isn’t a political site; it’s a site about all things talent.  So, I’m not providing a political opinion on the news of Scott McClellan (former Bush press secretary) writing a scathing book on issues within the Bush Administration. Instead, I’m here to point out that every workplace has their Scott McClellan(s).  Not whisteblowers – those folks speak …

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 …

Semantics, Monikers and Confusion… Just Sell the Freaking Popsicles, People!!!

Maren Hogan Candidate Pool, Leadership, Maren Hogan

As in LOTS of other fields, title inflation and semantics reign in HR. Actually, there are some (and you know who you are) that would rail against a recruiting firm even attempting to bandy the term HR about, but I digress. Talent Management, Human Capital, Recruiting, Headhunting, Employee Relations, Onboarding. And on and on we go. Our spellcheckers can’t even …