Kid Rock and the Olympic Medal Count – The Ultimate Talent Scoreboard…

Kris Dunn Always Be Closing, Culture, Driving Productivity, Kris Dunn

Every performance culture has a scoreboard.  In your neighborhood, it’s the size of your heart lawnmower.  In the corporate world, it’s revenue, net income and of course, the stock price.  In sports, it’s… well, the scoreboard.  The Olympics?  It’s got an overall scoreboard as well.  It’s called the Overall Medal Count, in which the total medals for each country are …

My Chair’s Limiting My Innovation Level and Ability To Collaborate…

Kris Dunn Culture, Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Kris Dunn

Can a chair make a difference in the quantity/quality of collaboration or innovation in your organization?  Don’t think so?  Then you must be a Stalin-loving, Buick-Driving, industrial complex manager who doesn’t let your people dream.  In short, you’re a Buzzkill… Or, maybe it’s just that you’re already playing catch-up to the budget numbers and it’s only August.  Either way, Reena …

Talent Management Rocks In the DC Public Schools… Well, Sorta…

Jessica Lee Culture, Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Jessica Lee, Leadership, Performance, Recruiting, Total Rewards

Washington D.C.’s public schools are a hot mess. Here in your nation’s capitol where you have a hub of amazing intellect and oodles of movers and shakers, the school system has been failing for years. You might ask why, as an HR pro, I would blog about this. First, I’m a proud DC resident. But second and more relevant to …

This Bud’s For You – And I’m Going to Need You to Use Both Sides When You Make Copies…

Kris Dunn Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Kris Dunn

There’s nothing more interesting to talk about than when two cultures come together through an acquisition.  How will the cultures mesh?  What’s the fit between products/services?  And the big questions if you’re an HR Pro – are there going to be fewer jobs, and who’s got the better benefits?  If I’m involved in executing the transition, that’s what I’ve got …

Stupid Interview Questions – If You Were a Cooked Potato, What Type Would You Be?

Maren Hogan Culture, Interviewing, Maren Hogan, Recruiting

Bad Interview Questions: They have been fodder for lots of columns, and recently Workforce Weekly’s John Hollon dropped the lowdown on M$’s questions, and pointed out a few issues with related lines of questioning: “the superhero question presupposes that everyone has a deep knowledge about the pantheon of superheroes and their unique qualities, and that’s a highly doubtful premise at …

That Rumor About Your Company? It Has To Be True…

Jessica Lee Culture, Jessica Lee, Recruiting

As the interweb becomes more and more sophisticated, the tools for your average joe, sitting in cube-land, seemingly multiply, as well. You have veteran sites like salary.com where your most disgruntled can do some misguided salary research and come up with reasons why you should be paying them more. (Of course, they don’t understand quartiles, or what TCC is, nor …