Risk Averse? Shy? Here’s the Social Strategy For You…

Kris Dunn Communication, Driving Productivity, Kris Dunn, Performance, Recognition

One of the biggest issues for HR pros, Recruiters and Talent professionals when it comes to using social media at work is the concept of RISK.  The problem goes something like this: The HR pro in question understands that social media is something they should be doing, but one of the following problems exists: 1. The HR pro works for …

Why Your Social Recruiting Efforts Suck

Kris Dunn Bad HR, Candidate Pool, Kris Dunn, Recruiting, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Sourcing

Note from FOT: The best social recruiting efforts give gifts of time, knowledge, community and transparency into the organization you recruit for. Need a story to have it all make sense? Fine. Gather round the campfire kids, ’cause KD is about to hit the refresh button in your FOT browser—get ready for some science in the blast-from-the-past post below.  Cliff notes first: Because …

Top 10 Questions To Ask HR Tech Vendors – #SHRM15 Edition!

Tim Sackett Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, HR Tech, HR Technology, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett

Kris and I got the opportunity to speak to a rather fun and active group at the SHRM National Conference in Vegas a few weeks back. Standing room only! We went live on Periscope with the “Pre-session” 15 minutes before the actual session for all those folks who came early to get a good seat. What is an HR technology …

VIDEO: Weird Science with Kris Dunn – Using Assessments To Build A Better Team (It’s Science!)

Tim Sackett HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, Recruiting, Selection, Tim Sackett

This month at the “Weird Science” Series, Tim Sackett chats via video with the one and only Kris Dunn, CHRO at the Atlanta-based RPO firm, Kinetix, and FOT founder, on assessments and the data/insight they give you around hiring the right candidate for your company. Listen to the dynamic duo talk about the science behind assessments and how to implement them …

VIDEO: Tips on Attracting, On-boarding and Training Seasonal Workers

Cara Lucas Cara Lucas, Learning, Learning and Development, The HR Profession, Worldwide FOT

Shout out to all my seasonal workers/hiring managers of seasonal workers in this month’s L&D hangout! This one goes out to you. In this episode of our L&D Hangout series, Kris Dunn and Mary Faulkner share some tips and real-world stories on how to target, onboard and train—you guessed it—seasonal workers. Good stuff here, so go ahead and play the video above to learn more! …

RIP CLASSROOM TRAINING: Average YouTube Session Now 40+ Minutes Long

Kris Dunn Cara Lucas, Driving Productivity, Learning, Learning and Development, The HR Profession, Training and Development, Video Interviewing, Web/Tech

So you’ve resisted the trend to move some of your training to video. Well played, my friend. After all, you know how to deliver this stuff—live and in person. Whether it’s the boring items in your new-hire orientation, skill training or notes on how to not harass your teammates, there’s nothing wrong with your focus on classroom style training. Wait—there …

FOT Job of The Month: VP of Talent Acquisition (Denver)

Kris Dunn Job Boards, Job Market, Kris Dunn, Talent Strategy

FOT Note: We have no shame here at FOT in using our platform to sell a job. Nope, not one bit. Why would we? We’re all about giving you the facts straight, and if our “facts” line up with what you’re looking for in a new opportunity then color us tickled—we’ll hug it out and call it fate. If it doesn’t? Well, that’s on …

HR Fatty > Make Some Tech Decisions And Take Action

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, Selection, SHRM

My HR and leader-friends, I am going to make a bold statement. I think technology scares the hell out of us. That fear is spooking us into lethargic, gooey submission. Our inaction is making our teams fat. Worst thing an HR pro can do regarding HR tech is nothing. You create value in taking action. I attended the #SHRM15 conference …

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 …

Why High-Potential Employees Fail

RJ Morris Audacious Ideas, Coaching, RJ Morris

I’ve been doing a bit more development and succession planning work lately, especially around internal leadership development candidates. If you have ever been involved in a succession planning process, you know this truth—that funnel gets a lot narrower as time goes on. Stan was a high potential four years ago, but he’s out of your funnel this year. As a …