Kris Dunn

Time of Possession and the Interview

While interviewing a candidate, success doesn’t happen by dominating the conversation. It comes by finding the sweet spot that allows you to facilitate as an interviewer in a way that provides you with maximum information.

The New Sheriff in Town: Google Jobs

If you follow the recruiting space, you likely would agree that three trends have dominated the recruitment marketing landscape in the past five to 10 years. LinkedIn has become the candidate database of choice for recruiters, Glassdoor has forced HR…

Offering a Shoutout for Low-Key Recognition

Recognition. We’ve been trained to believe that everyone needs it. Do they? I think so, but something that’s lost in the recognition/engagement market is that for many workers, getting recognition in the widely accepted formats can backfire. The reason I’m…

Candidates Hate Your Lame Careers Site

Remember when all you needed to recruit effectively was a basic careers site that had a link to your applicant tracking system and a PDF of the overly aspirational company values designed by your founder that everyone you worked with…

Hey Boomers: ‘Stay Gold, Ponyboy’

I like to tell myself that I’m still a young man, and in many ways, I still am. I’m active, mentally sharp (just ask me) and some would say at the apex of my career. But at night, on the…

Seeing Through Glassdoor's New Tool

Ah yes, Glassdoor. As people like to say when they’re in relationship of questionable health, it’s complicated. Glassdoor launched a new tool late this year called Know Your Worth, which is designed to help employees calculate their market value, or…

Blame the User, Not the Technology

To put it mildly, HR technology is red hot these days. And of all the human resources specialties, recruiting technology is most mature and truly on fire. From Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn to the continuing build-out of functionality included in…

The Best HR Pros Ship Every Week

Let's face it: We all have good days and bad days as HR pros. On the bad or average days, it usually feels like all you have time to do is put out fires or move email around. Those days…

Who to Hire When Your Culture Sucks

If there’s anything we love as HR/talent pros, it’s talking about culture. We love talking about how the culture at our company is different, what we value and how we reward people according to our cultural norms. But the dirty…

Calculating Turnover

At some point, you have to decide if there’s a better way to manage a workforce than just trading call center workers every 12 months with other call centers in your area by paying $12 an hour.

The Yelp About Job Help

Simply diverting spending isn’t all you need to maximize your use of company reputation sites. You must open your mind and engage with employees and candidates.

Four HR Skills Critical in Turning Around a Crappy Culture

If creating or fixing a company culture that delivers true employee experience were easy, everyone would be doing it. It’s hard, and it requires the commitment of your C-level executives and HR pros who can do more than process transactions or plan the next company outing.