Should Direct Reports Help You Make Hiring Decisions?

Kris Dunn Culture, Interviewing, Leadership

Should you let your direct reports help you make hiring decisions?  I know, sounds obvious for most of you progressive talent managers out there. I’ve always been a part of fairly progressive teams in this area, where consensus-building interviewing was the norm.  My boss would be the one in charge, but all of his/her direct reports would have the ability …

All Stars, No Ditchdiggers – The Ocean’s Eleven/Netflix Staffing Model

Kris Dunn Culture, Interviewing, Leadership, Performance, Recruiting, Retention

Remember Danny Ocean from Ocean’s Eleven?  Ocean had all stars because he had referrals (he knew exactly who to hire for each job), he was offering lots of cash and gave each specialist lots of flexibility to run their part of the show. I recently riffed in my Workforce.com column that the world needs ditchdiggers too, meaning all of us …

The Best Way to Lose Good Talent – Be Slow

Kris Dunn Always Be Closing, Culture, Interviewing

Ran into a joint study commissioned by DDI/Monster entitled (brace for cliche) Slugging Through the War for Talent.  The primary topic I was drawn to in the study?  Easy choice – "Interviewer Habits That Most Annoy Job Seekers" (see chart to the right for the top choices of the abused…) While most of the poll results aren’t surprising (hiring manager …