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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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Forget Google, Apple and if you're into pain, Uber. Tesla is now the most interesting workplace culture in the world. Here's 4 reasons why, my friends: 1--For starters, they've got a founder who is brilliant and unreasonable all at the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The HR Capitalist
I saw this one last weekend. I think you'll enjoy it. Here's your set up. Alabama's football team is coached by Nick Saban - did a post early this week after what a control freak he is. The thing is,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The HR Capitalist
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Harassment claims have been in the news lately, and it's an interesting time for HR leaders. Whether you're talking about the latest Harvey Weinstein reports or all the crazy stuff that went down at Uber, you've probably never had everyone's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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The sports world follows the business world in a lot of ways. There's talent considerations, managing performance and more. Oh yeah - the best leaders in sports, just like in business, are a little bit crazy. They are crazy control... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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Show love to those who come real with it Life's a b**ch , but I deal with it I'm in it to win it like Yzerman Can drink about fifteen Heinekins I'm not born again but if I was I'd... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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If you're a consumer of news, one of the things you've seen in the past is that there's a trend towards the best news outlets creating paywalls and trying to get you to pay for a digital subscription. The game... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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A week or two back I penned a post wondering out loud if the Behavioral Interview was dead. Of course, I don't think it is, and a big part of my thought process is that it remains a tool that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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BHAGs are visionary, strategy statements designed to focus a group of people around a common initiative. They differ from our other goal setting techniques because BHAGS are positioned toward by a large group (rather than individuals) and they typically span... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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And as you might suspect, it's linked to leadership and talent. I love SharkTank as a show - when I'm not sure what to watch, especially with my teenage sons around, SharkTank is the go- to. It's entertaining, educational and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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Social Loafing -the phenomenon of a person exerting less effort to achieve a goal when they work in a group than when they work alone. Hmmmm.... ---------------------------- From a book I'm reading... One of the first scientists to explore the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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In case you missed it, Amazon announced in early September 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, and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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Deep thoughts today, people... Deep thoughts. Was at a conference last week and heard a keynoter basically proclaim the following (I'm paraphrasing): "Behavioral interviewing is dead. Just google the term and you'll find thousands of pages designed to help candidates... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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There's a person that's currently cheating life at your company. But it's not who you think. --It's not the person who's stock options just vested (because the stock could tank); --It's not the person who just signed the big deal... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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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 Sep 19, 2017 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 Sep 18, 2017 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 Sep 13, 2017 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