You Haven’t Thought about Annual Reviews for 10 Months. Here’s Your Survival Cheat Sheet

Kris Dunn Halogen, Kris Dunn, Performance, Performance Reviews

Let’s face it, you’re a little bit behind as a manager of people this year. You had the thing in your family, you had to fire Jan for sexting Joan and then you were on the Kramerica Latex acquisition team that cost you a solid month in August. To add insult to injury, the deal didn’t even go through. In …

Are You Tracking Recruiters? Or Spying?

John Whitaker John Whitaker, Performance, Recruiting

Trackers. The bane of every recruiter. Call trackers, “activity” trackers, shared trackers, weekly trackers, monthly trackers, “tick” sheets….no matter the name or the purpose, most recruiters I’ve managed consider these administrative tasks a waste of time at best, or micromanaging at the very least. I don’t blame them, really, nobody likes to tediously document what he or she does throughout …

Cultural Meltdown: When Values Don’t Match Workers’ Day-to-Day Reality

John Hollon Always Be Closing, Bad HR, Change Management, Culture, Current Affairs, employee experience, John Hollon, Performance

“If there is one job that I as CEO must do for our team members, customers, communities, and shareholders, it is to be the keeper of our company’s culture. It is the role of all team members to understand our culture, internalize it, live it, teach it, and reinforce it.” — CEO John Stumpf, from Wells Fargo‘s statement of values If …

Low Employee Performance May Actually Be HR’s Fault

Paul Hebert Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, Paul Hebert, Performance

It strikes me that HR has had a long history of low self-esteem. How else do you explain the plethora of articles and blog posts calling for the end of HR, or the Re-imagining of HR, or the Re-purposing of HR, or the Re-HR-ing of HR? Blogger reputations have been made, and lost, making fun of HR. (I was going …

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 …

Hiring Former Athletes as a Recruiting Strategy – Genius or a Cop-Out?

Kris Dunn Hiring Bias, HR & Sports, Kris Dunn, Performance, Talent Strategy

Was with an SVP of a pretty cool company a couple of months back and he lamented what he considers to be a broken recruiting strategy—hiring former jocks for sales positions.  He considered the approach broken due to the track record of the “usual suspects” his company hired for AE spots—former jocks—but outlined that the primary reason for the systematic …

So You Want Innovation From the Peeps? The Way You Set Goals Will Have to Change.

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Good HR, Innovation, Kris Dunn, Learning and Development, Performance

Senior level course on performance and goal setting today, people. It’s not often that I hear people tell me they wish they could get more innovation from their direct reports.  It happens from time to time, but let’s face it – the world is moving pretty fast and for the most part, we’re all just trying to keep up.  Innovation …

The Customer Boundary Is Where EVERY Employee Should Start

Paul Hebert Employee Engagement, employee experience, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, Innovation, Onboarding, Paul Hebert, Performance, Trench HR

A big part of employee engagement is connecting the “why” of the company to the “why” of the individual. The better a company does that, the better the individual will engage and succeed. And, not coincidentally, the better the company will do as well. When you’re connected to the company and its mission, it’s easier to put up with minor …

Always High Employee Engagement. Always.

Steve Boese Audacious Ideas, Employee Engagement, employee experience, Good HR, Performance, Steve Boese

I am pretty sure I have written about this before, maybe even here at FOT, but even still it deserves at least a second take. After a couple of decades of research, 194,467 blog posts and articles written and probably hundreds of millions of dollars invested, most general and national surveys still report persistent and stubbornly low levels of employee …

Jon Snow Is Officially Tired of Everyone’s #### – FOT Webinar Preview

Kris Dunn Coaching, Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, HR, Kris Dunn, Performance, Talent Strategy, Webinar

“Let me give you some counsel, bastard,” Lannister said. “Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.” “Remember this, boy: ‘All dwarfs may be bastards, yet not all bastards need be dwarfs.’ And …