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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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Here's what power looks like in an employer, my friends... Less than a month after unanimously passing a contentious tax on big business, Seattle’s city council has voted to repeal the so-called “head tax.” Against the fervent protestations of residents... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at The HR Capitalist
Capitalist Note: Who am I? Who cares? Good questions. It's my site, so I'm going to tap into road days once in awhile by telling you more about who I am - via a "Stuff I Like" series. Nothing too... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The HR Capitalist
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Hey Gen Z! You love your smart phones. Did you realize the boomers and a good part of your Gen X brethren grew up in corporate America with a device called the "Blackberry?" It had an actual physical keyboard on... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The HR Capitalist
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Do you believe that "Unconscious Bias" exists? Let's start with some definitions: Psychologists tell us that our unconscious biases are simply our natural people preferences. Biologically we are hard-wired to prefer people who look like us, sound like us and... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The HR Capitalist
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I'm not going to lie - I had a couple of rough "first" calls earlier in my career as a young professional. The first one was doing customer service as a youngster for a wireless company while I was going... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The HR Capitalist
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New series at the Capitalist: The Top 100 Movie Quotes of all time for HR Pros. In no special order, I break down the 100 movie quotes that resonate most for me as a career HR pro. Some will be... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2018 at The HR Capitalist
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Most of you are aware of the leadership challenges and changes at Uber, the company some of us love or hate. It all started with founder Travis Kalanick, who rose with the company as its first CEO and really defined... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2018 at The HR Capitalist
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If you're like me, you realize someone changed the informal rules on LinkedIn. Here's a primer on what the old rules were and the new rules ARE: OLD RULES: --You only connected with people you knew or were interested in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at The HR Capitalist
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Is your HR department the best in the biz? If you answered “yes” you’re probably stretching it – but we know a few HR experts who can actually help you get there! The FOT team is made up of industry... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at The HR Capitalist
By now, you know the Starbucks story, right? In April, a video showing two black men being arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks, when they had done nothing but sit inside one of the coffee shops without buying anything, triggered outrage... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at The HR Capitalist
“I’m tough, ambitious and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.” — Madonna Ambition. As much as many of us are uncomfortable saying publicly that it’s a value/feeling/potential factor we want in our organization,... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2018 at The HR Capitalist
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This is where the politically correct unload on me, right? "What do you mean that Mormons could be better salespeople that other segments of the population?" I could be called a lot of things I don't desire to be called... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2018 at The HR Capitalist
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From my drive time this week, I got two very different takes on a public figure in the business world - a guy named Gary Vaynerchuk. Here's a description of Gary that I pulled from Inc.com so I didn't have... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2018 at The HR Capitalist
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I know, I know. The cliche is that it's better to be feared, right? Would you believe that an expert along the lines of Machiavelli disagrees at times? Here's what Machiavelli has to say about protection against conspiracies in the... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2018 at The HR Capitalist
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Here's some deep thoughts for today. If you're a professional sports fan, you know all about the concept of a salary cap, which is defined by Wikipedia as follows in sports: In professional sports, a salary cap (or wage cap)... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2018 at The HR Capitalist
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Let's face it - Some of you suck at PowerPoint. Heck, I've come to realize that being a good presenter and being good at PowerPoint at times are related and at times are not. Case in point - you can... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2018 at The HR Capitalist
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The problem with tech, machine learning and A.I. is that we can at times do things too fast. This seems like a good problem to have in a world where most candidates for jobs go into black holes and never... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2018 at The HR Capitalist
My best friend Tim Sackett is an expert on workplace hugging. Tim even incorporates hugging into his speaking appearances. When you go to watch him speak, get ready for what I like to call the “Tim Sackett package”. He starts... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2018 at The HR Capitalist
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For the HR leaders who follow this blog, the news that Amazon has formally opposed a shareholder proxy related to diversity bears watching. In a nutshell, CtW Investment Group — asked Amazon to “implement a ‘Rooney Rule’ requiring that the... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2018 at The HR Capitalist
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“I am not uncertain.” The phrase is a workplace culture feature from the Showtime series Billions. "I am not uncertain" is what employees of the hedge fund Axe Capital featured in Billions say to their boss, Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis),... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2018 at The HR Capitalist
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It's Friday, and whether you work in a software company or a bank, you had a decision on what to wear to work. No one is more confused than the professional class white guy. I'm on record about having opinions... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2018 at The HR Capitalist
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If there's one ATS that does a nice job reporting trends, it's Jobvite. Every year they release a Recruiting Benchmark Report offering a unique combination of data and guidance: summary and analysis of industry benchmark data, along with strategic advice... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2018 at The HR Capitalist
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There's a lot of opinions about the companies around you - in your city, in your industry, etc. When recruiting, some of these companies are net positive for candidates related to their ability to be the final candidate, some are... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at The HR Capitalist
Up today on this topic over at Fistful of Talent - check it out by clicking this link! Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2018 at The HR Capitalist
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Most of you know I founded another site called Fistful of Talent - we are getting ready to do something cool based off of the HQ series many of you play and have some fun in the process... Fistful of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2018 at The HR Capitalist