Don’t Call Me Fat During the Relo Trip (From Mrs. HR Capitalist)

Kris Dunn Angela Dunn, Interviewing, Jason Pankow, Kris Dunn, Onboarding, Recruiting

I am married to the HR Capitalist.  And yes, I call him that around the house; as in, "Hey Capitalist, dinner is ready."  No, not really.  I’m the boss, and he’s lucky he gets to hang around… Actually, I am the copy editor for both blogs – HR Capitalist and Fistful of Talent, though I have no credentials listed on …

My Candidate’s Start Date? Like Bon Jovi, I’m Living On a Prayer…

timtolan Making Offers, Onboarding, Recruiting, Tim Tolan

I’m dying here… let me explain. We were retained to find a COO for a leading Nashville healthcare services company. Did I say niche player?  Didn’t think so. That means there are NOT hundreds of people who meet the clients’ requirements. We’re talking about that elusive “purple squirrel”. We launched the search with much fanfare (as usual) and started the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Is Google Smarter Than Your Company With Talent?

Kris Dunn Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Onboarding, Recruiting

I may have to turn comments off on this one – such an obvious question for most people that I expect the caveman, ALL CAPS responses like "H#@! YEAH!!"… Thanks in advance, Nostradamus…. In news you might have missed in 2007, Google announced it was missing its quarterly earnings targets, in part because it overhired.  From the wire report: “We …

The NFL Patriots – A Team-Based Culture That Survives Employee Turnover…

Kris Dunn Culture, Leadership, Onboarding, Salary Caps, Sourcing, Succession Planning

So the Patriots did just enough over the weekend to get past the Giants and become the first pro football team in history to go 16-0.   You can hate them, as many pro football fans do.  You can’t deny their success.  Here’s another thing Patriots haters can’t deny – the Patriots have one the strongest "team-first" cultures in all of …