QUICK QUITS: When You Recruit Hard But Onboard Soft

Kris Dunn candidate experience, Managing People, Onboarding, Recruiting, Retention, Talent Acquisition 1 Comment

I’m writing this post in the aftermath of COVID-19, as masks come off, people think about shaking hands again, and companies ramp up hiring post-recession. But this post is relevant anytime your company is coming off a long hiring freeze or downturn and starts hiring at warp speed again in a frothy economy. So, see you again in 2027, I …

HR Famous 67: Naomi Osaka and Mental Health in the Workplace

Kris Dunn Mental Health, Women in the Workplace, Workplace Flexibilty 0 Comments

On episode 67 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett, Kris Dunn and Jessica Lee  come together to discuss Zoom backgrounds, Naomi Osaka and mental health, and LinkedIn’s acquisition of the platform Hopin.  Listen below (click this link if you don’t see the player) and be sure to subscribe, rate, and review (Apple Podcasts) and follow (Spotify)! SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: 3:15 …

Ask FOT: How Do I Teach Execs That Recruiting at Scale Differs From What They’re Used To

Kris Dunn Recruiting, Talent Acquisition 1 Comment

Dear FOT: I’m working through something and wondered if you had something that might help. It’s obvious to me that our exec-level population doesn’t understand that you recruit high-volume, contact center kinds of CS positions differently than what they’re used to (1 to 1 wooing and talent pool development). I want to educate them on how you manage this at …

Hiring Recruiters at Your Company – Keys for Success

Kris Dunn Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, Working With Recruiters 1 Comment

In Episode 40 of BEST HIRE EVER, Kris Dunn talks with Tim Sackett (HRU Tech, Fistful of Talent, The Tim Sackett Project) on best practices when hiring recruiters at your company. Tim and Kris talk through important topcis of note when it comes to “recruiting recruiters”. Please subscribe, rate and review (Apple) and follow (Spotify) to get the latest delivered to you.  Click here if you don’t see the player below! SHOW …

Is This Recruiting Leadership Job a Dream or a Nightmare?

Kris Dunn Leadership, Negotiation, Performance, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition 1 Comment

Gather around the campfire/whiteboard team! It’s time to play the game we rarely get a chance to play, because there’s not enough transparency in the world. It’s time to play “IS THIS RECRUITING LEADERSHIP JOB A DREAM OR A NIGHTMARE?” If there’s one thing that’s almost always true as any of us switch jobs, it’s that you never have perfect …

Five Things I’ve Learned by Using Gig Marketplaces Like Fivver and Upwork

Kris Dunn Contingent Workforce, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition

You can’t talk TA/Recruiting strategies today without talking about the Gig Economy. While use of contract labor, in the traditional sense, allows you to bring in talent that’s employed by someone else, use of gig workers allows you to bring in talent that’s employed by—wait for it—themselves. Is using the gig economy a viable alternative to traditional recruiting strategies? The …

Live Recruiting Events (for Candidates) Are About To Come Back to Life

Kris Dunn Job Fairs, Job Market, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition

Think about it. It make sense that if we’re about to take off the masks and convert some WFH people back to the office, a dinosaur in the recruiting process— THE LIVE EVENT—is about to make a comeback. You remember the live event, right? It’s also known as a JOB FAIR by the kids who aren’t looking to be cool. …

STEAL THESE SLIDES: We’re Making PPT Decks on Recruiting For You to Use (as your own)

Kris Dunn Leadership, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Talent Strategy

Admit it – you loved the Netflix Culture deck back in the day, right? The simplicity, the great ideas, the black and white slides. But you don’t have enough time to spend on presentation decks. You have other stuff to do. That’s why we created the Steal These Slides series!  Hit this link to get the first deck! Every time we do a roadmap, a tool …

What Sales Rep Title Will Generate the Most Traffic to Your Job Posting?

Kris Dunn Recruiting, Talent Acquisition

Great research and post over at OnGig related to which Sales Titles generate the most traffic to job postings. You can click on the image to the right to blow up the pie charts to a more readable view. To summarize what OnGig found, here’s some numbers on the most prevalent sales job titles and the traffic they generated.  Take a look …

Fast, Good and Cheap: Pick 2 for Recruiting in a Post-COVID World

Kris Dunn Hiring Managers, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, Talent Strategy

I’m on record as calling BS on the psychology of many Hiring Managers in a postrecession world, as many hiring managers think they have postrecession hiring power when it comes to the recruiting process. For a brief time after a recession, this theory is true. Recessions lead to high unemployment, which means candidate supply outstrips employer demand. The issue, of …