Kobe Bryant and Ruthless Employees – Competitive or Toxic?

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Culture, Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Kris Dunn, Leadership, Performance

And so it goes…Kobe Bryant is in the Finals… Think about the employees you know who would run over you with a truck to make their quarterly bonus… Some (many) would say that’s Kobe in the NBA.  Isn’t it funny how ruthless employees get classified as "competitive" when the organization is winning? For those of you who don’t follow basketball, …

Aren’t Business Cards Dead?

Kris Dunn Culture, Kris Dunn

I know, I know.  I’m a little bit cynical and yes, the world hasn’t gone digital enough yet to eliminate the business card.  But I’ve been at my current gig for over three years, and haven’t had to reorder off the initial order of 500 cards.  Of course, I’m not in a business development role right now, or I’m sure …

Blackberry/Facebook/YouTube Junkies – The Hyperconnected…

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR Technology, Kris Dunn

There’s a new study out by Nortel on how people work and play.  They’re adding a new term to the mix – the hyperconnected.  The premise?  Companies are facing an onslaught of "connectivity devices" in use by their employees.  While some companies choose to restrict the use of connectivity/community-based devices/technology, the pressure is on to allow employees to connect when …

The Scott McClellan of Your Workplace – Here’s How to Tell if Your Employees Think He’s Legit…

Kris Dunn Culture, Kris Dunn, Leadership, Retention

First up, this isn’t a political site; it’s a site about all things talent.  So, I’m not providing a political opinion on the news of Scott McClellan (former Bush press secretary) writing a scathing book on issues within the Bush Administration. Instead, I’m here to point out that every workplace has their Scott McClellan(s).  Not whisteblowers – those folks speak …

The Connection Between Weezer and Your Employment Brand…

Kris Dunn Culture, Kris Dunn

What’s with these homies dissing my girl? The new Weezer CD is out.  Not ordinarily fodder for a Talent site, but I couldn’t resist after bouncing around their site to see if they were touring, etc.  Here’s the deal – Weezer gets the web, and more importantly, they get how to use the web to collaborate, bring their marketing down …

Facebook Has A Prom – You Weren’t Invited…

Kris Dunn Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Generations, Retention

This is going to make your annual employee appreciation luncheon look a little stale: "It’s true: Facebook held a prom for its employees in San Francisco last night at the Metreon. The shopping mall-cineplex’s fourth floor was tastefully decorated with white flowers, and the gathered Facebookers were dressed up — and so youthful, you might think it was an actual …

Controlling Employee Turnover – Does It Help to Throw “Cold Water” on the Candidate?

Kris Dunn Culture, Interviewing, Kris Dunn, Onboarding, Retention

Everyone knows that realistic job previews are the way to go with your candidates – unless the environment you are selling is a total crapamatic 400…at which point you might want to think about a new gig/company/client/<fill in the blank>… But I digress.  Back to the point.  Realistic job previews – GOOD.  Selling candidates without providing any real world data …