VIDEO: Onboarding – It’s More Than 100 Pages of New Hire Paperwork

Kris Dunn Learning

New hire paperwork and onboarding are two different things, right?! In this episode of our L&D Hangout series, our very own Kris Dunn and Dawn Burke discuss how to onboard with a purpose. Kris DunnKris Dunn is a Partner and CHRO at Kinetix, a national RPO firm for growth companies headquartered in Atlanta. He’s also the founder Fistful of Talent (founded in 2008) …

A Prescription For Recruiting Training In 2016

Kelly Dingee HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kelly Dingee, Learning and Development, Training and Development

Will you come train my team? I love that question. Ask me 1 year ago, 2 years ago, 5 years ago, 8 years ago and the answer was always… heck, yeah! Training is fun… there’s a lot of give and take, and it is awesome to see recruiters have that “aha moment.” Do it well and your recruiting team will …

5 Things Naming Your Conference Rooms Says About Your Leadership Style…

Kris Dunn Leadership, Learning

My boy Tim Sackett and I recently had the pleasure of being on the Meridian Knowledge L&D Hangout series, where we waxed poetic a bit on all things leadership.  It was a good conversation, but I want to capture one thing that was said because I think it’s incredibly interesting.  Here’s how the conversation went: Tim: Naming your company’s conference …

Stop Undermining My Sweet Onboarding Game, Disgruntled Masses

Kris Dunn Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Learning, Learning and Development

It’s usually an afterthought with great hires you make. You found  a great person for your open position. You did what you were supposed to do—find great talent, engage them, sell them on the opportunity and get them to sign on the line that is dotted. You hired a great person. Congrats! There’s just this one little problem. That great …

LEADERSHIP BIRTH RATE: Some Leaders Are Just More Fertile Than Others

Kris Dunn Career Paths, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kris Dunn, Leadership, Learning, Learning and Development

A few months ago, I wrote about an alternative measurement of quality of leadership called Leadership Gravity.  I’ve got another one for you, but this one is about kicking the kids out of the nest rather than attracting them. Good leaders attract people to them like moths to the light you left on overnight on your back porch.  The great ones also …

RIP CLASSROOM TRAINING: Average YouTube Session Now 40+ Minutes Long

Kris Dunn Cara Lucas, Driving Productivity, Learning, Learning and Development, The HR Profession, Training and Development, Video Interviewing, Web/Tech

So you’ve resisted the trend to move some of your training to video. Well played, my friend. After all, you know how to deliver this stuff—live and in person. Whether it’s the boring items in your new-hire orientation, skill training or notes on how to not harass your teammates, there’s nothing wrong with your focus on classroom style training. Wait—there …

LEADERSHIP GRAVITY – How to Measure Who Gives a Crap About Employee Development In Your Company

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Leadership, Learning, Learning and Development

There are a lot of urban myths in Corporate America related to performance, employees and leadership.  Maybe urban myths are the wrong term—you could go with “cliches,” as well.  But the point remains: Misdirection is everywhere related to what an effective manager of people looks like.  Consider the following urban myths/cliches: — You’ve got to be tough on performance to get …

VIDEO: Cat Herding 101- Getting Your Organization On-Board With Compliance

Kris Dunn Learning, Learning and Development, Worldwide FOT

You know the drill. You’ve got a compliance-based training event that has to go down by a certain date to satisfy the powers that be. Kris Dunn and John Whitaker hang out and talk best practices for getting your organization on-board with compliance. Get ready to learn some Jedi Mind tricks to get folks in your organization to take the action needed …

WEBINAR: Bootstrap Your Training Function: 5 Ways To Make Learning Matter In Your Company

Kris Dunn Cara Lucas, Chelsea Rowe, HR, Innovation, Kris Dunn, Learning, Learning and Development, Onboarding, T+D, Talent Strategy, Training and Development, Webinar

It’s true. You know the true power of learning and development, known to the laypeople in your company by the pedestrian term “Training.”   A revamp of your approach to learning and development has been on your project list for no less than two years—but day-to-day HR and workforce management duties has kept it in the “someday” bucket. We feel …

Why LinkedIn and Trivia Crack Tell You All You Need to Know About Gamification in HR…

Kris Dunn Chelsea Rowe, Kris Dunn, Learning, Learning and Development, Video

I had the pleasure of being a gamification panelist on a Meridian (a great Learning Management System, check them out) L&D Hangout.  Had a good time, take a view/listen below. Gamification and HR?  Learn all the lessons you need to know from LinkedIn and Trivia Crack.  Take a listen and we’ll tell you why on this Google Hangout! (Email subscribers, click …