Lying On Your Resume – It’s Going to Get You, But It’ll Wait Until You’ve Arrived…

Kris Dunn Engagement and Satisfaction, Kris Dunn, Leadership

We live in a culture that wants to pump things up a bit beyond reality, don't we?  Look around and the evidence is everywhere – plastic surgery, wall street earnings and, of course, performance enhancing drugs.  You're Hans.  I'm Franz.  We're here to… you guessed it…. pump you up… It's true in the talent game as well, as it's become …

Leadership – Do You Like It Steady or Flashy?

Kris Dunn Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Kris Dunn, Leadership, Succession Planning

Here's a personal question.  When you think about the right personality fit to run a company in the CEO spot, do you like your leader steady or flashy?  I'd define the steady CEO as focused on execution, not PR.  The steady CEO doesn't necessarily look for the limelight or media spotlight, preferring to keep their head down and focused on operational …

Do You Measure Your Manager’s Effectiveness at Hiring?

Kris Dunn Always Be Closing, Engagement and Satisfaction, Interviewing, Leadership, Performance, Retention

I know who my best interviewers/hiring managers are.  Or at least I think I do.   But that knowledge is more intuition than science, because I don’t measure the success of my hiring managers.  Do you?  Probably not, because you have a million things to do.   But for companies ramping up their hiring efforts, it makes sense to track which hiring …

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 …

The Parable of Steve Jobs and Executive Health – Why It’s Okay To Tell Your CEO To Put The Donut Down

Jessica Lee Jessica Lee, Leadership, Succession Planning

Does the health of your CEO, or any of your C-suite members, matter? The President of the United States undergoes annual physicals every August with the results published to the public, so why not begin demanding the same of your CEO? Think about it – last week, talk of Steve Jobs’ rumored declining health was said to have possibly caused …

SHRM – Not Sexy, But I’d Settle for Interesting…

Jessica Lee Jessica Lee, Leadership

The SHRM National Convention is right around the corner with Lionel Richie performing on Tuesday night… I’ve let my SHRM membership lapse, and truthfully I’m not sure if there’s any reason to belong anymore. I mean, what do I get out of SHRM that I can’t get from my colleagues, folks on the web, or other free resources? No disrespect …