Tag: Dunn

VIDEO: SmashUps with Kris Dunn – Digging in on ESPN Layoffs

This month on SmashUps, Tim talks to Kris Dunn—you probably know Kris from this very blog (as he is the founding father of FOT), his personal blog The HR Capitalist, or from his day job as CHRO at Kinetix. As you may have heard, ESPN recently went through a massive round of layoffs and these two sports junkies are on the case. Tim and…

Kris Dunn Talks Referrals From People Who Just Quit

John resigned and left a couple of weeks ago.  It was on good terms, but you recruited John and feel some of the sting.  After all, you needed him in that role and went out and got him. He left you hanging – he left for what he considers a better opportunity before spending a year at your company. Free Agent Nation my #$$.  What ever happened…

Digging Into the McKinsey Report on AI

McKinsey has a pretty good report out about where machines/AI can replace humans, and where they can’t. I’d encourage all in the talent space to take a look – here’s the link. What you learn from the report is that AI and other forms of automation aren’t new related to their ability to destroy jobs and cause dramatic restructuring of workforces as we know…

Kris Dunn Digs Into: Illinois AG Sends Age Discrimination Letters to Job Boards

In case you missed it, the State of Illinois Attorney General is in the news for some premium PR/saber-rattling, centered around the fact that job boards like CareerBuilder and Indeed are trying to exclude older workers from applying for jobs they don’t want. Yes, the world has problems. This didn’t make the list of 99 referenced by Shawn Carter.  Still, there’s the Illinois AG,…

Kris Dunn Reviews “The Founder” (Starring Michael Keaton as McDonald’s Founder Ray Kroc)

Last weekend I had a choice to make.  Go to La La Land with my wife and mother-in-law, or play the “man-up” card, save my father-in-law and go see “The Founder” starring Michael Keaton chronicling the story of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc. I chose the man-up route.  Keaton did not disappoint. First things first and the necessary disclosures – The Founder sits at the intersection…

VIDEO: No Scrubs with Kris Dunn on Recruiting Metrics – Is New & Sexy Really Better Than Tried & True?

Check out the latest episode of No Scrubs below, featuring host Dawn Burke and her guest Kris Dunn, founder of Fistful of Talent and The HR Capitalist and CHRO at Kinetix. Join them as they go down the long and winding road of recruiting metrics, complete with analysis and insight from their combined experience. In particular, Dawn and Kris bring the laughs as they dive headfirst into the…

The Smartest “Hot Take” I’ve Read About the Microsoft Acquisition of LinkedIn…

Microsoft said last week that it would acquire LinkedIn in a $26.2 billion cash deal. The acquisition, by far the largest in Microsoft’s history, unites two companies in different businesses: one a big maker of software tools, the other the largest business-oriented social networking site, with more than 400 million members globally. As you would expect, there’s been a lot of hot takes related to the…

SALES REP CAREER CHANGES: It’s a 3-D Target…

It’s the oldest game in the sales world.  A rep’s tired of their current environment from a sales perspective, and is wondering what the possibilities are for them to find not only another job – but to think about changing industries and their actual sales identity. That’s dangerous, right?  After all, when you’ve built a sales career in a specific industry, you know how…

Authoritarians: Why They Suck As Managers…

“There is an essential cowardice in all authoritarians, which becomes more obvious as they tighten their grip.” –Charles Pierce on David Stern at Grantland I love this quote I picked up, because there are so many levels you can explore.  And also because it’s true. Authoritarians suck as managers.  Let me more specific –  Authoritarians suck as developers of people, or as the PhDs…

Capitalist Definitions: “Lick The Cookie” at Your Company…

Capitalist Note – had an email about aggressive behavior inside a company from a reader, and this post came to mind.  Thus, the second share. licking [ˈlɪkɪŋ] the [thē] cookie [kk] 1. To stake your claim, real or otherwise, on a unit of property, thought or idea within an organization in a manner where no one else can use the object or thought in question. Explanation…

Turnover Is Back to Pre-Recession Levels Across America…

Capitalist Note – Going to give you a couple of charts this week that you should absolutely share as a part of any HR deck you do for an operations review with the business leaders of your company.  We all need third party data to tell the story of what the company faces related to tightness in recruiting markets, turnover and more. Hey kids –…

Kris Dunn asks Are “A” Players Repelled by Large Concentrations of “A” Players at Your Company?

Capitalist Note: Argued with someone about speaking the truth to their CEO about the reality of recruiting all “A” players yesterday, so this one is going back up… Got a video you need to see today, so email subscribers, please click through. You want “A” players in your company, right?  We all do, even to the extent we make generalizations about having all “A”…