5 Truths About Detail Orientation In the People You Hire

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

My company gets the opportunity to be involved in thousands of hires every 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 clients who partner with Kinetix. As part of that, I’ve grown up a little bit when …

Your Professional Conduct Policy > Freedom of Speech

Kris Dunn Free Speech, Kris Dunn, Personal Conduct Policy

The biggest lie the devil ever told your employees is that Freedom of Speech protects them from being fired. Nothing could be further from the truth. There are things that protect employees from being fired – things like employment contracts, friends in high places within your company, proactive lawsuits they’ve filed that are the equivalent of poison pills for companies …

The Subtle Art of Moving Someone’s Office Location to Punish Them

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Office Politics

It’s a time-honored tradition – featuring passive-aggressiveness, avoiding pure confrontation and, at times, setting the stage for massive harassment lawsuits full of interesting details. Yes – I’m talking about the Subtle Art of Moving Someone’s Office Location to Punish Them. You know you’ve seen this before. An executive holds ultimate authority over where people are located office/cube-wise at your office. That …

Cognitive Assessment Scores in Selection – Can You Handle the Truth?

Kris Dunn Assessments, Candidate Pool, Good HR, HR, Kris Dunn, Recruiting

“Pick the shape that best represents a continuation of the pattern displayed below.” What the… Oh boy – if you’ve seen these instructions recently, odds are that you are one of the following: 1. An industrial psychologist geeking out in the lab while creating some new assessment designed to protect the world from bad hires.  Godspeed to you, Skippy.   …

The Art of Sales Hiring: Sell Me This Pen and Show Me Your W-2!!!

Kris Dunn Good HR, Influence, Kris Dunn, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition

Silk suit, black tie, I don’t need a reason why They come runnin’ just as fast as they can ‘Cause every girl crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man  –ZZ Top ______________________________ (Editor’s note – for a deeper dive on hiring salespeople, join KD as he hosts HR Mind Games next Thursday, June 28th at 1pm ET, Noon CT – click …

Facts of (Work) Life: “Manager Pass-Through”

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Coaching, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kris Dunn, Workforce Management Articles

I wrote about the manager pass-through in 2011.  It’s an important fact of life in every organization, so I’m writing about it again today. Here’s the trick: Imagine you could film every manager in your organization trying to defend a strategy, action, change, etc. taken by the company to their team.  Would they own it or point to a higher power …

Walmart to Provide Employees a College Education for $1 a Day…

Kris Dunn Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Kris Dunn, Learning and Development, Retention, Training and Development, Uncategorized

If you follow this space, you’ll know I think the following about Tuition Aid as a benefit: 1–It’s one of the most powerful benefits you can provide. 2–It will never cost you as much as you think it will because it is incredibly hard to use. People have families, people have lives once they get above the traditional age of …

Using Assessments in Your Recruiting/Talent Process for Good – Not Evil

Kris Dunn Assessments, Caliper, Kris Dunn

Do you use assessments in your company’s recruiting/talent platform?  If you’re like most of us on the HR/recruiting side, you probably fall into one of three camps related to assessments.  Check it out: 1–You love assessments.  You’re kind of an assessment geek/dork, and you’re unapologetic about the value you believe they can add to an already good recruiting/talent platform.  You’re …

When A Performance KPI Drives The Wrong Behaviors Related To Teamwork And Risk

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Performance

The decade is the mid-’90s.  A young Fistful of Talent writer, which may or may not be me, has landed his first job out of college in Division 1 college athletics.  It’s early in his first couple of weeks and he hears this coming out of the office of a more tenured peer (which, for all practical purposes, was this …