Are Thirty First-Round Interviews for a Single Position Reasonable?

Kris Dunn Hiring Managers, Interviewing, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, Uncategorized 0 Comments

I’m Gen X. I’ve seen some things. Live long enough in the recruiting game, and you’ll have stories to tell. AWOL Candidates. Hiring Managers under the influence. Ghosting at a level that would make The Blair Witch Project seem like a cartoon. Do this job long enough, and you’ll become jaded, hardened, free of emotion about the process. Expecting the …

5 Real TA/Hiring Strategies for a Brutal Post-COVID Recruiting World

Kris Dunn COVID-19, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Talent Acquisition, Uncategorized

Hey – it’s 2021. When’s the party getting started again? I kid, but not really. First, talent was slow to come back as the world recovered from COVID-19. Whether you believe that was a byproduct of government subsidies, fear of the workplace, childcare issues, or other factors, it’s clear that many formerly employed workers didn’t return to the workplace, at …

QUICK QUITS: When You Recruit Hard But Onboard Soft

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

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

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

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

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

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. …