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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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If you follow the media game (and in today's political environment where every outlet has a slant, it's hard not to), you might have seen that ESPN's Jemele Hill was out on her personal Twitter account calling the current POTUS... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at The HR Capitalist
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As most of you are aware, the launch of Google for Jobs a few months back was thought to be a significant blow to Indeed for 2 reasons: 1--Indeed was not listed as a partner that would automatically have its... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The HR Capitalist
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"You think this is hard? This isn't hard. You know what's hard? Riding a bike on a freeway, now that's hard." --Willard Sims, Head Basketball Coach, Truman State ------------------------------------------- Yep - Willard Sims was my college basketball coach at NE... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The HR Capitalist
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Damn! Amazon announced on Thursday that it is planning to open another headquarters called Amazon HQ2 in US city TBD. Amazon HQ2 will cost $5 billion and eventually house up to 50,000 Amazon staff, Amazon said in a press release.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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"The problem we're trying to solve is that there are rich teams and there are poor teams. Then there's fifty feet of crap, and then there's us. It's an unfair game. And you guys just sit around talking the same... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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I think an interesting thing has happened when it comes to careers, and it's probably not a good thing. People have historically judged you by switching jobs too often. That's why I always counsel people to stick it out a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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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 Sep 1, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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A valued reader weighs in below on why Recognition programs fail in reaction to this column I wrote over at Workforce.com... Thanks Ron! ----------------------------------------------------- At 75, I have witnessed several formal Recognition Programs and have seen the flaws in all... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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As I've grown in my career, I've noticed that the best talent - not good talent, not good to great talent, but the best - has one thing in common. The most talented people consistently "frame" their goals, work and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
Was working on a webinar deck this morning related to this title. Here's what I came up with, take a look and let me know what you think. I'll share the webinar link when it goes live.... ----------------------------------------------------------- WHAT WORLD... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
OK - that title's click bait, but wait, don't leave. First up, Reuters DID report that American employers saw at least $694 million in missing output from the roughly 20 minutes that outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas estimated workers... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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You hate Glassdoor. But amidst all the negativity - and the fact your worst employees are at least 5 times more likely to leave a review than your best employees - are nuggets of truth. Can we agree on that?... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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Sell the kids for food Weather changes moods Spring is here again Reproductive glands He's the one Who like all our pretty songs And he likes to sing along And he likes to shoot his gun But he don't know... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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Here's a 9-box from a department in our company - performance on the horizontal, potential on the vertical. Not bad at all. Some like Picasso. Some like Warhol. I think this is art. If you want to order this as... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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Notes to follow from life on the road... Topic: Transgender individual's rights to use either bathroom (men's or women's) they desire. Buckle up, people. But it's probably not going to be what you think. I spend a lot of time... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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You're going to love this one... In his 2015 book, "Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future," Ashlee Vance shares the story of how Musk stopped working with his longtime executive assistant in early 2014. According... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
Thursday was Shannon Russo's Birthday! Shannon's my partner at Kinetix, a driven leader who created a female-owned business in America in 2004. I was fortunate to invest in 2010 and she's been a great friend every since. The thing about... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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By now, you've likely heard about the Google engineer who got fired for writing a diversity manifesto. If not, here's what happened: "Google employees are up in arms after a senior engineer at the company penned an anti-diversity manifesto that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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If there's anything that will get a healthy dinner conversation going (or get people fighting), it's the idea of the $15 minimum wage. A better wage for core entry-level workers is hard to argue against as a reasonable person. I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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Who here has every been the subject of a deposition? Who here has ever acted like jerk during a deposition towards an arrogant attorney from the other side? Great! It's not just me. Just one more thing we have in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
I'm up today over at my other site - Fistful of Talent - with a post called, "A Man’s DIY Guide to Rid Your Company of Gender-Related Harassment". Here's a taste: "Ready for some mansplaining? Good, because I’m a guy,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
Short post today with a "coaching others" slant. Let's say you've just taken a behavioral assessment. Which one? Doesn't matter, because as the video below alludes to, almost all of them are based on the same science. Anyway, you took... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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Company logo gear is a tricky thing. There's a lifespan of when and where employees are willing to wear your logo shirts in public. The cadence goes something like this: --Startup Mode - your employees are willing to wear your... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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Here's an interesting business school item to compare to the business world - at Harvard Business School, it's common for 50% of someone's grade to linked to the frequency and quality of their class participation. That creates a dynamic in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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Did you hear the news? Apple, through it's partner FoxConn, is bringing some of it's manufacturing to the US. Click here to get the whole story. Is that a good thing? Of course it is. The Trump administration is going... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2017 at The HR Capitalist