5 FOT Reads to Start Your Week

Kris Dunn Uncategorized

You know it’s true. When people compare Pokemon Go to life, you either want to slap them or ask them to marry you.  Add FOT to that list, regardless of the side of the fence you’re sitting on.  Oh, yeah – shocking, but real estate agents are the most optimistic people in the workplace right now.

Welcome to peak economic cycle, people.  Your reads, courtesy of Amy Worthy at KD’s company, Kinetix:

  1. 5 Jobs That Will Be The Hardest To Fill In 2025 – With low labor-force participation, declining immigration levels, and the looming retirement of baby boomers on the horizon, the U.S. labor market is tightening and driving up wages. Over the next decade, the country will experience a labor shortage that will disproportionately affect some industries and professions, predicts an April 2016 report from The Conference Board.
  2. These Are The Most Optimistic Employees In The U.S. – PayScale found that the workers most likely to exhibit optimism were in the real estate industry, where 38% reported being optimistic in their employers’ future. Coming in next were those in finance and insurance, followed by construction.
  3. This woman’s tweet to a bookstore’s official Twitter account ended in wedding bells – It all started with a tweet. Back in 2012, Victoria Carlin took a shine to the contents of Waterstones’ nerdy tweets, and decided to tweet her mystery crush.
  4. What Pokemon Go Taught Me About Talent Management – Instead, I have to go to where the different Pokémon types are in the hopes of adding them to my team. The same holds true when it comes to recruiting; you have to go to where the candidates are in order to connect with them.
  5. The True Time Cost Of Multitasking – In this era of constant connectivity, the answer is probably no, something new time-tracking apps can reveal. We are starting to learn the true time cost of multitasking.

Have a great week FOT Nation!

Kris Dunn

Kris Dunn is a Partner and CHRO at Kinetix, a national RPO firm for growth companies headquartered in Atlanta. He’s also the founder Fistful of Talent (founded in 2008) and The HR Capitalist (2007) – and has written over 70 feature columns at Workforce Management magazine. Prior to his investment at Kinetix, Kris served in HR leadership roles at DAXKO, Charter and Cingular. In his spare time, KD hits the road as a speaker and gives the world what it needs – pop culture references linked to Human Capital street smarts.