Tom Brady – Posterchild For Why Video Resumes Are A Bad Idea…

Kris Dunn HR Technology, Interviewing, Recruiting, Sourcing

If you are thinking about doing a video resume as a candidate, stop.  You’re not George Clooney or Jennifer Anniston. If you are thinking about using video resumes as a hiring manager, stop.  You’ll limit yourself by seeing what the talent looks like WAAAAAY too early in the process. When you are early on in the recruiting process, it’s a …

President’s Day Special: Immigration and the Elections – A Rare Positive Story…

Kris Dunn Recruiting, Sourcing

Time for a little flag-waving on President’s Day… I’m not a big political person with this blog, so it stands to reason that I don’t talk a lot about  Democrats/Republicans, the policies of either party, or the ongoing presidential race.  One presidential topic that interests me a lot as a HR person is immigration.  But my interest in immigration has …

How to Get Recruiters To Sign a Contract NOT To Poach Your Employees…

Kris Dunn Always Be Closing, Recruiting, Sourcing

If I was a recruiter, I’d be like Jerry McGuire.  One candidate/customer, special attention galore… Here’s the voice mail I would leave to my candidate – "I will not rest until I have you holding a Coke, wearing your own shoe, playing a Sega game *featuring you*, while singing your own song in a new commercial, *starring you*, broadcast during …

The Cost of Talent – Dice-K (Red Sox) vs. the 2007 Cleveland Indians Payroll

Kris Dunn Career Paths, Compensation/Cash Money, Recruiting, Sourcing, Succession Planning

Paying a little more for talent is OK.  But diminishing returns follow to anyone, including an organization like the Yankees, who pays 3x as much for the same number of "employees" as their competitors.  Case in point – the Cleveland Indians, who crushed the Yankees with less than 1/3 of the New York payroll (61M to 195M). Flash to Game …

Cost of Talent – Lessons from George Steinbrenner and Moneyball…

Kris Dunn Compensation/Cash Money, Recruiting, Sourcing, Succession Planning

By now, you’ve heard that George Steinbrenner (owner of the New York Yankees) fired a manager with 4 World Championships – Joe Torre.  While firings happen and the big wheel keeps on turning, it made me think a little bit about the cost of talent and what your money actually buys you. First, a little history.  The Yankees have always …

Does Your Company Need More Stars or Ditch Diggers?

Kris Dunn Culture, Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Performance, Retention, Sourcing, Total Rewards

Check out my article at workforce.com answering the age-old stars vs. steady performers question here… Here’s how it starts: Quiz time today with the HR Capitalist. Pick the book that is not available on Amazon: The War for Talent Secrets for Hiring Top Talent The World Needs Ditch Diggers Too Hiring the Best Confirm your knowledge and see the rest …