PREACH IT: March Madness Means Half Your Employees Are Back to Mailing It In…

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Coaching, Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, Employee Engagement, FOT Reads, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kris Dunn, Performance, T+D, The HR Profession

It’s mid-March in the United States. That means the following things: – Some of your employees are about to get absolutely hammered this Thursday on St. Patrick’s Day. Green dye in the liquid of their choice?  Absolutely no problem. If there’s one thing Americans can do, it’s celebrate days that are centered around other countries. We’re Irish on 3/17. We celebrate …

Performance Management Economics: Regression to the Mean of Top Performers…

Kris Dunn Coaching, Culture, Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kris Dunn, Leadership, Performance

I’ve got a theory I’ve written about before: EVERY MANAGER and INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTOR HAS A SHELF LIFE AT A COMPANY. What’s a shelf life? Shelf life means that you come into a new opportunity with lots of fresh ideas, and you’re engaged and ready to kick some ass. And you do that. Just as importantly, the people around you—the receptors …

Open-Ended Feedback Requests: Now Being Requested By a Sucker Near You…

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Hiring Managers, Kris Dunn

A lot of you are in an end-of-the-year cycle when it comes to performance reviews. Which is code for the following: “This #### would be a lot easier if someone would write it for me.” Which leads to this moment of rationalization: “I know what to do: I should ask my employees to give me feedback on how THEY think …

That’s What The Money Is For

Kris Dunn Compensation/Cash Money, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, HR & Marketing, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kris Dunn, Labor, Training and Development

With your best people, there’s always a rub that emerges. Who owns the idea? Let me rephrase: You can have the best people that are just really good at making the trains run on time, and there’s tons of value in that. But the ones that have the most value are always the ones that are true idea generators. Companies, …

CAREER ADVICE: Never Let Your Boss Tell You How Other People Feel About You Without Forcing These 2 Questions…

Kris Dunn Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, Kris Dunn, Leadership, Selection

Dateline: Somewhere in Corporate America. The Scene: A C-Level is telling the HR pro who reports to him what another C-level thinks about her performance (hint—it’s not glowing). The Mistake: The HR Pro in question thinks that since the C-Level reporting the feedback is supportive of her (it’s the other guy with the problem, right?), she doesn’t have to challenge …

The Performance Enhancing Podcast E2: Using Social Media Effectively In HR [PODCAST]

Cara Lucas Cara Lucas, HR Tech, Kris Dunn, Social Media, Social Media and Talent

Today on the second edition of the Performance Enhancing Podcast, host Kris Dunn talks with Nick Borelli, Director of Marketing at CSR Colortone Staging & Rentals, on using social media effectively (and differently) in HR. Borelli demystifies social media as he talks about how HR folks can shed the fear often innately associated with being transparent online. Instead, he encourages folks to step …

Risk Averse? Shy? Here’s the Social Strategy For You…

Kris Dunn Communication, Driving Productivity, Kris Dunn, Performance, Recognition

One of the biggest issues for HR pros, Recruiters and Talent professionals when it comes to using social media at work is the concept of RISK.  The problem goes something like this: The HR pro in question understands that social media is something they should be doing, but one of the following problems exists: 1. The HR pro works for …

When Employees Bite Back: Prepping for the Feedback Session That’s Going to Suck…

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Performance, Recruiting

It’s May. Getting near halfway through the year. Might be time for you to actually give some feedback to the people who work for you. Or, if you’re an HR pro, to encourage managers of people to give that feedback to the masses. But we wait.  Because the people who most need the feedback don’t always take it well. All the …

If Goals Don’t Change, You Must Be Working For ACME

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Good HR, HR, Kris Dunn, Organizational Development

Somewhere there’s a marketing manager for a Taxi association.  She’s got direct reports and is just hearing about this thing called Uber.  She already set some lame goals for her team.  Remember that. You? You’re in charge just like her. You’ve got direct reports and all that makes you responsible for. Sweet. It’s April, so now is the time to talk …

Good to Great: Thinking About Employee Development Plans for Your Team…

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Career Paths, Coaching, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, FOT Reads, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Interviewing, Kris Dunn, Labor, Leadership, Learning and Development, Performance, T+D

You expect me to give it to you straight, right?  Of course you do. The biggest lie that HR ever told the world is that it’s important to treat people equally.  That’s important to the people who manage risk, but not to the people who are responsible for organizational results and performance. You know the reality.  20% of your employees …