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 …

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 3 Comments

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 …

Are You a Loyal Employee?

Tim Sackett Culture, Employee Engagement, employee experience, Leadership

Does anyone really know what the hell it means to be “loyal” as an employee? A lot of executives when asked to describe the perfect employee or hire will constantly use this trait, “loyalty”. “I want a person who is loyal!” The number two trait is “someone who will actually show up”! So, apparently, the bar has gotten pretty low …

Should You Ban an Employee Off Your Internal Slack/Teams?

Tim Sackett Communication, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Leadership, Performance

Twitter finally banned Donald Trump from its platform. Other social media platforms followed Twitter’s actions and banned DJT as well, basically taking away the megaphone he’s enjoyed for so long. Trump used social media like no other President before him. In the end, his social media use was his downfall. As leaders in Talent and HR, we all know how …

My New Bonus is Tied to Integrity? Thank You, and Thank God For The Sales Team

Kris Dunn Compensation/Cash Money, CYA Report, Leadership, Performance

Let’s get this out of the way first – I’m a BIG FAN OF INTEGRITY in the business world. I love people who have integrity, I’m just enough of an expert to know you can’t effectively measure integrity in the business world. That’s why I know that any company attempting to compensate people on the concept of integrity is: A) …

A Holiday Lesson on Engagement: Treat Employees Less Like Scrooge, More Like Fezziwig

John Hollon employee experience, Employee Relations, Leadership

Given how terrible 2020 has been, nobody would blame you for being a Scrooge this holiday season. But what if you just don’t identify with Scrooge? Well, perhaps a more contemporary grouch would be a better choice — someone like the Grinch, especially the 1966 Chuck Jones version (no snickering, please; that’s contemporary for me) with the late, great Boris …

Tony Hsieh’s Biggest Legacy. We All Need Help

Dawn Burke Leadership, Mental Health

The tributes to Tony Hsieh have been pouring in, as they should. I cannot think of any other leader who changed the work environment’s trajectory more than him. Some may say Steve Jobs or others of that ilk, but Hsieh’s differences from the Jobs’ model were stark. Rather than following Jobs’ model of using control tactics and Jobs’ own preferred aesthetic to …

What Are The Compensation Questions Your Managers Should Be Able to Answer?

Kris Dunn Compensation/Cash Money, Leadership, Managing People, Training and Development

Put together an online version of our BOSS Training (Compensation Module) for a client a few months back, and while our training on the topic is great, there’s no question a fully functioning manager or people has to be really knowledgeable on the comp front to successfully answer all tough questions they’re going to face. What questions, you ask? He’s …