Jay Leno and Messed Up Succession Planning – When Do You Kick the Old Guy (Who’s #1) Out?

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Succession Planning

Is it "Messed Up Succession Plan" month in the highly visible businesses of professional sports and broadcast TV? Brett Favre you’re aware of.  Have you heard of the succession plan drama unfolding with Jay Leno at NBC? Four years ago, someone at the network came up with the bright idea to replace the aging Leno with the up-and-coming O’Brien in …

Social Networking and Recruiting – Is Keeping People Out As Important As Getting People In?

Josh Letourneau Driving Productivity, HR Technology, Social Media

Back in the day of the BiG BiLLeR-dom, executive recruiters labored away conquering fire and creating inanimate communities of endless paper stacks and unsightly manila folders . . . and these stacks were full of “members” who never knew they were really community members. The 3-dimensional candidate stack was full of names, titles, written professional history, and phone numbers . …

Stop the Interview Lies (And Get A Fit For Your Culture) With These 2 Simple Questions…

Kris Dunn Engagement and Satisfaction, Interviewing, Kris Dunn, Recruiting

When it comes to interviewing, Tim Russert or Chris Matthews you are not… Fortunately, when interviewing for open positions in your company, you don’t have to be.  I was reminded of this when I was reading the current Workforce Recruiting article focused on how to maximize retention, by being a more effective/efficient recruiter. The primary thoughts?  It ain’t rocket science, …

6 Things To Think About Before You Ditch Corporate Life To Become A Recruiter….

Jennifer McClure Engagement and Satisfaction, Jennifer McClure, Recruiting, Working With Recruiters

Since I made the transition from Corporate America into recruiting a few years ago, I’m frequently contacted by people who want to pick my brain because they’re interested in making a similar change. I’m happy to have these conversations, and do my best to provide honest feedback to consider in making their decision. Often, there are a number of things …

Brett Favre – Now Wrecking a Succession Plan Near You…

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Retention, Succession Planning

By now, even the non-sports people have heard about the drama surrounding Brett Favre, the former Green Bay Packers (pro football) legend who has publicly flip-flopped on retirement, retiring earlier this year, then expressed interest in "un"-retiring, then got chippy with the Green Bay organization when they balked about taking him back immediately.  Favre’s a legend.  The Packer’s front office …