5 Truths About Detail Orientation In the People You Hire

Kris Dunn Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Kris Dunn, Organizational Development, Recruiting

My company gets the opportunity to be involved in thousands of hires ever year.  It’s an interesting test tube, especially since we help other companies hire.  So, it’s not our culture we’re hiring for most of the time, but the individual cultures of the client who partner with Kinetix. As part of that, I’ve grown up a little bit related …

Weak-Link vs. Strong-Link Employee Programs

Holland Dombeck McCue Culture, Holland Dombeck, HR, Organizational Development, Recruiting, Succession Planning

On a recent road trip to Kentucky to watch my FSU Seminoles get absolutely slaughtered on the football field, I hopped on the Malcolm Gladwell Revisionist History podcast train. The podcast is a ten episode series where Gladwell revisits and reinterprets something from the past that has been universally misunderstood. My Little Hundred Million is the third episode in a …

(FOT Webinar!) Free Agent Nation: Using Talent Assessments To Build Your Superteam

Kris Dunn Employee Coaching, Onboarding, Organizational Development, Profiles, Recruiting, RJ Morris, Secret Sauce, Selection, Talent Strategy, Uncategorized

Anyone else amazed by the USA performance at the Rio Olympic Games?  Just us? If you’re responsible for hiring and developing people, then you’d love to build a dominating team of individuals like the USA Olympic Swimming and Women’s Gymnastics teams. But how do you do it?  Executives and hiring managers tell you that the world of talent selection and …

VIDEO: Secret Sauce with Kris Dunn – Talking About Using Assessments Post-Hire

RJ Morris Onboarding, Organizational Development, Outmatch, Performance, Secret Sauce, Selection

Welcome to our video series, Secret Sauce, brought to you by the awesome team at OutMatch! Each month, our host, R.J. Morris, will chat with a featured guest on ways you can apply predictive analytics and data to the people function of your business. This month on Secret Sauce, R.J. talks to Kris Dunn, CHRO at Kinetix, on simple and smart ways to use assessment …

4 Reasons to Abandon Anonymity in Employee Surveys

Jason Laurtisen Bad HR, Change Management, Employee Engagement, Jason Lauritsen, Organizational Development, Social Media

While we still have a long ways to go, I am encouraged by what’s happening in human resources.  Over the past few years, we’ve found the courage to admit that some of our old-school HR practices are B.S. From the uselessness of the break-room suggestion box to the ineffectiveness of annual reviews, when we admit that the old way is flawed, …

Welcome? 3 (More) Challenges For the FNG

John Whitaker employee experience, John Whitaker, Onboarding, Organizational Development, Personal Brand, Social Media and Talent

Back in June, I wrote a post describing some of the initial pain points of re-entering the corporate world after years in a role as a consultant. Much of the challenge is acclimating to the new physical environment – dress codes, standard work hours, staff meetings and the like. All of the brick & mortar adaptations that initially shock our …

Getting Rid of Managers Is a Bad Idea That Just Keeps Getting Worse

John Hollon John Hollon, Organizational Development

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Business fads predicated on eliminating managers are a bad idea. I know, I know — Zappos has generated a lot of media attention for embracing “holocracy” and getting rid of managers, and others have tried it too, but with the exception of W.L. Gore, the maker of Gore-Tex, virtually nobody has had much success …

How to Make Your Organization Better at Decisions

Ben Olds Ben Olds, Culture, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Innovation, Leadership, Learning, Learning and Development, Organizational Development

Why is it so easy to criticize the decisions of others but so difficult to make the tough calls ourselves? What is it that makes high-stakes decisions so difficult? I used to think it was because it was hard to decide the right solution. But as I’ve coached executives struggling with such decisions, I’ve noticed that often it’s fairly clear …

Dawn Burke Says All Your “Proactive” HR Talk is Garbage

Kris Dunn Dawn Burke, Organizational Development, Talent Strategy

Says the Bard known as Dawn H. Burke: “I have yet to see a proactive strategy actually work within 6 weeks of implementing it.  Why? Because at the end of the day, human emotion doesn’t follow any typical or predictable pattern you can trend forward. Do financial markets follow trends, yes. Your competition, yes.  How people buy your product, yes. …

Development Plans For HiPos: Complicated

Kris Dunn Engagement and Satisfaction, Innovation, Kris Dunn, Learning and Development, Organizational Development, Succession Planning, T+D

Let’s face it, most of you have high potentials at your company. Whether they work for you directly or are part of your extended team, they’re there.  Also, you may or may not have a formal succession plan in place and even if you do, you may or may not have told them they’re a part of it. Translation: Thinking …