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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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My team at Kinetix is dropping a whitepaper today - The Talent Acquisition/HR Leader's Guide To Social Media Buys for Recruiting. You should check it out. There's a lot of options for your recruitment marketing spend - Job Boards, Indeed,... Continue reading
Posted 12 hours ago at The HR Capitalist
It's go time for Google for Jobs. Earlier this year at Google I/O, the search giant announced a new initiative named Google for Jobs. The goal is simple: leverage Google’s skills at organizing information to make finding jobs easier. Today,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The HR Capitalist
Father's Day is Sunday. My dad passed away in 2005, but every now and then I get a reminder of how solid of a guy he was. One thing about Kent Dunn - like a lot of guys born in... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The HR Capitalist
Check out a recent post I did at my other site - Fistful of Talent - on the optics of unlimited PTO - what it means for companies over employees and more. Here's a taste: In my darkest moments, I’m... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The HR Capitalist
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I must say - as someone who helps run a recruiting firm, there are always a few types of searches that surprise me. It's a field where you're always learning. One of those surprises is the past few years is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
Part of engagement and building the modern organization is ensuring that the rank and file in your company approve of your leadership. This is why Glassdoor has the CEO approval rating, etc. Leadership approval ratings are driven by a host... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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As I mentioned earlier this week, I'm just coming off a couple of days at Recruiter Nation Live 2017, a conference put on by the good folks at Jobvite. Great show and good people, glad I went. Unrelated to the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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It's a profession with limited barriers to entry and literally a million agency/corporate positions available. It's a profession where the hardest workers and the most entrepreneurial usually get the best results. It's a profession looked at with disdain by many... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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Sometime after your first year with your company, you start to settle in. All the onboarding is complete, the honeymoon is over and you've accurately assessed your job as a mix of positives and negatives. If you're still there and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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There's this old idea that non-competes and most types of NDA/IP agreements are either flimsy or negotiable. While that may true in some cases, my experience is that you can get sleepy/lazy related to how you consider these as an... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 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 2, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
I'm up over at Fistful of Talent today with a post entitled, "The Day The Google Died"... If you're like me, you love Google and rely on it every day. It's easy to think Google will be around for the... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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Of course, I'm kidding with that title. I'm not the authority on the PC-ness of white people in roles that are typically exclusively held by non-whites. But I gotta tell you, I have some opinions. First, I think there's a... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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And they ask you about the game you claim you got Drop science now, why not? You start to sweat and fret, it gets hot How'd you get into this spot? You played yourself... Yo, yo, you played yourself... --Ice-T... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
Facilitating some Leadership/Manager training for a great client today as part of the BOSS Leadership Training Series (hit me up if you want to know more) and heard the following gem: "Be decisive. Right or Wrong, make a decision. The... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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I've written about this before, but the chart below blew me away. Take a look at this chart from Fortune and we'll talk about it after the jump (email subscribers click through for image, click on image to blow it... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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If there's one thing HR Pros hate, it's taking on unnecessary risk. After all, you're the one that thinks about legal things, and more often than not, you're the one left to answer for what happened when the lawyers come... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
Well, maybe that won't work. But it's still fun to think about. I'm up over at Fistful of Talent today talking about the coming wave of automation and AI and wondering what that will do to our Standard of Living,... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
If you look around long enough in your life - especially if you have kids - you'll see a pattern emerge. People are trying to coach others as much as they can, but they default to non-specific feedback that is... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
If you're like me as an HR pro, you've always had your eye on the pre-existing condition angle of any healthcare legislation. That was a priority before Obamacare, became less of a priority during Obamacare (and a relief) and has... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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I know - you and everyone else hates Body Mass Index as a measure of what it means to be overweight. Invented in the early 1800s by a Belgian statistician, the measurement is used as a definitive benchmark: those with... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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If you choose to click through and read this, you have experienced a large uptick in the volume and aggressiveness level of pitches from HR vendors. I could say more to introduce this post, but the best path is just... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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If you read this blog, chances are you're reading The Tim Sackett Project. If not, you should. Great writer, good guy, down to earth, etc. I'm speaking with Tim at Halogen TalentSpace Live this week and thought you might get... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
If you're like me, you'd love to have more control over your relationships with hiring managers. That's why I spoke last week at SHRM Talent on 7 Ways Recruiters Can Win With Difficult Hiring Managers. One of those ways to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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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 blue collar workers, getting recognition in front of their peers actually makes them... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at The HR Capitalist