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 …

No Love from SBC to AT&T Employees – Gas is $3/Gallon and Telecommuting is No Longer an Option…

Kris Dunn Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Retention, Total Rewards

OK, here’s the situation.  Gas costs $3 per gallon, companies are under increasing pressure to show their "greenness" and studies show that telecommuting can boost productivity in most, if not all, jobs. Based on those facts, would you increase the amount of telecommuting, keep it the same, or start making your current crop of telecommuters come back to the office? …

Have You Tried to Relocate A Candidate Lately?

Kris Dunn Always Be Closing, Compensation/Cash Money, Making Offers, Total Rewards

Cross one category of candidates off your prospect list – homeowners you have to relocate… Relocating employees has always had a "haves" and "have-nots" type of feel.  Back in the 90’s, most Fortune 500 companies had the "gold-plated" standard of employee relocation – covered physical moves, lump sums to handle all types of misc. costs and the ultimate in closing …

Does Your Company Sponsor Employee Clubs? Not Even a Wine Club?

Kris Dunn Compensation/Cash Money, Engagement and Satisfaction, Retention, Total Rewards

Kristina Shevory has a cool article up at the New York Times about employee clubs.  From her article at the NYT: "Fat paychecks, pensions and health insurance are not enough to recruit and keep employees these days. Companies are again finding that adding a bit of social context to work is crucial to keeping employees happy and productive. That is …

President’s Day Special: Immigration and the Elections – A Rare Positive Story…

Kris Dunn Recruiting, Sourcing

Time for a little flag-waving on President’s Day… I’m not a big political person with this blog, so it stands to reason that I don’t talk a lot about  Democrats/Republicans, the policies of either party, or the ongoing presidential race.  One presidential topic that interests me a lot as a HR person is immigration.  But my interest in immigration has …

Tony Soprano, HR Manager – Negotiating Offers With Candidates

Kris Dunn Always Be Closing, Making Offers, Recruiting

Lots of strong professionals are looking for help when it comes to the art of negotiating offers with candidates…. My advice?  Be proactive and make them an offer they can’t refuse.  Tony Soprano would be proud. Here’s the reality behind that comment.  In the vast majority of hiring situations, both sides (candidate and employer) are looking to minimize the conversations …