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) …

Pizza Hut Continues The Tuition Aid Trend of Partnering with a Single University….

Kris Dunn Uncategorized

I’m on the record as saying there’s no better benefit to put on your brochure than deep support for Tuition Aid.  That’s especially true if you employ a young workforce, many of whom haven’t yet achieved a college degree – retail, call centers, etc, come to mind right? The reasons Tuition Aid is a smart benefit to add are simple. …

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 …

VIDEO: Tips on Attracting, On-boarding and Training Seasonal Workers

Cara Lucas Cara Lucas, Learning, Learning and Development, The HR Profession, Worldwide FOT

Shout out to all my seasonal workers/hiring managers of seasonal workers in this month’s L&D hangout! This one goes out to you. In this episode of our L&D Hangout series, Kris Dunn and Mary Faulkner share some tips and real-world stories on how to target, onboard and train—you guessed it—seasonal workers. Good stuff here, so go ahead and play the video above to learn more! …

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 …

Every Compliance Training Should Be Like This

Chelsea Rowe Chelsea Rowe, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Learning, Learning and Development, Training and Development

Airlines are trying to make waves with their in-flight safety videos these days. The latest comes from Delta, who is betting that you’ve seen an internet sensation or two… check it out here because it’s amazing: Obviously this is a wicked smart marketing move on Delta’s part—that goes without saying. It’s also a brilliant way to do their compliance training …

Think Like A Marketer: The LD Edition

Chelsea Rowe Business Development, Chelsea Rowe, Driving Productivity, Learning, Learning and Development

Let’s face it. So much of what we do in the HR/talent management space is marketing. Holland Dombeck McCue has drawn the parallels between recruiting and marketing like an artist, and if you’ve missed it… well that’s just a shame because “recruit like a marketer” is damn good advice. “Think like a marketer” is also damn good advice for L&D pros. …