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Kris Dunn
Kris Dunn - HR Pro blogging for community and ideas.
Interests: the nfl, the st. louis cardinals, all things related to the intersection of hr, technology and business results. in my spare time - the nba, the kc royals, and teaching my kids the crossover dribble.
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Hey HR and Recruiting leaders - It's the early days of budget season - or at least prep for budget season - for a lot of you. If you are like me, you're likely looking at headcount projections for next... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at The HR Capitalist
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It's a dance as old as time itself. Your leadership team has opinions on talent - which is good. They're interested. That's a positive. But one of the calls a lot of leadership teams make is this: "In order to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The HR Capitalist
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Two boys on a playground Tryin' to push each other down See the crowd gather 'round Nothing attracts a crowd like a crowd I'm Gen-X - a lot of you are Gen-X as well. The Boomers already know that they're... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The HR Capitalist
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I'm sorry to tell you this, but yes. See what I did there? I apologized in advance for telling you that you apologize too much as an HR pro. THAT'S A PRO MOVE, PEOPLE. But I digress. Here's the deal... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
Went to Vegas last weekend with a few bloggers of note - Steve Boese and Matt Stollak. Our destination had a nerd quality to it - The NBA Summer League, where professional basketball hopefuls convene to prove they have what... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
I'm running a panel at the HR Technology Conference in Chicago in October. As I've said before, this is my favorite conference in our industry - the perfect mix of HR and Talent topics with solutions and conversation enabled by... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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From the category of "too weird to be true", a colleague of our founder/my business partner at Kinetix (Shannon Russo) was traveling the globe and found himself in a conference room in Hyderabad in India. He glanced at the walls... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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It's ironic in the aftermath of the Dallas Police Officer shootings/assassinations that given all the violence, the Dallas Police Department is actually a leader in trying to figure out a better way to de-escalate situations that have historically resulted in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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My friend, Tim Sackett, has a post/video up about Failure Being The New Black. His hypothesis is that we've all been fed a load of crap when it comes to failure. His point is that all the new age thinking... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
Let's face it - most of you don't operate in an environment that can be categorized as a "Best Place to Work"... We like to think all of our cultures are unique for the right reasons, and without question, some... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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How many of you watch Fox News? I'd say no more than half - because that's how polarized America is these days on politics. But now we have something from Fox News to unite us - a harassment suit brought... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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We've all got guilty pleasures that wouldn't stand up to the world's judgement. Some of us watch shows on TV that we wouldn't want the world to know about. Others have browsing histories in Chrome that are damning at best.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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A reader asks... KD - My current company is a mess - I'm currently interviewing and have great traction, but I'm concerned about a vacation I've planned for late August. When should I tell a prospective employer that I've got... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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By now, most of you have heard that Kevin Durant, one of the top 5 professional basketball players in the world, made the decision over the 4th of July to leave his current team (Oklahoma City) and join what's widely... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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Quick post today to get you to consider the history of the CC in your organization: Email was created - and management was happy. Communications was improved! Companies are political animals - and email started being used in a variety... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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OK - most of you have heard by now of Great Britain's vote to leave the European Union - known as BREXIT. If not, you might want to check your 401k performance at the end of the week - let's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
From a meeting with a client last week: Renegade Demo (ˈrenəˌɡād/ˈdemō) - The time when you walk by an office or your cube as a leader in your company and realized your growth has outpaced your ability to properly train... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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You know it's true---you're a great HR Pro, but you don't really like to recruit. That's okay, because you're good at a million other things your company values. But here's the thing: A recent Deloitte report outlined the need for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
Who am I? Who cares? Good questions. It's my site, so I'm going dig in once in a awhile by telling you more about who I am - via a "Stuff I Like" series. Nothing too serious, just exploring the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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Let's face it, HR leaders, it's happened to you and your organization. You had a key role available. You helped your organization go out and do what was necessary to get the best talent available. Then a funny thing happened... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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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... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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Damn - This presidential cycle is rough. You don't trust Hillary and are scared to death of Trump. Then your fringe friends post on Facebook and espouse the benefits of Bernie - are are actively having a wake for America.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
For those of you not down with the whole comparing our corporate talent lives to the world of sports thing... As Eddie Vedder once said, this is not for you... However, if you see sports news, signings, roster decisions and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
On Monday, I shared a post titled Evolve and Hire Interchangeable Parts: What You Can Learn From the Golden State Warriors. The post celebrated the fact that the Warriors have done the math on the impact of the 3 point... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
Some of you have seen it, some of you haven't. After all, you've got jobs to do right? Microsoft said Monday morning that it would acquire LinkedIn in a $26.2 billion cash deal. The acquisition, by far the largest in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at The HR Capitalist