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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.
Recent Activity
Stop me when you've had enough. DATELINE: Stockholm. You've got multiple people working out of a house. You might think these are just connected professionals getting together because they're bored. But no! It's a new working revolution! It's called Hoffice.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The HR Capitalist
It's easy to get in the weeds on recruiting. Do we have enough candidate flow? Are we getting the right candidates? Do we have compensation issues? Why does it take so long? Why does that hiring manager want to see... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The HR Capitalist
I know how you feel. You're a great candidate. The right knowledge, skills and abilities to do the job. You like the opportunity - the company, the people - everything. It's a great fit. Then something funny happens on the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
Ash Wednesday, people. Time to give something up for Lent. Or the heart of Mardi Gras season - I guess it depends on your disposition. I've seen one epic fail related to Ash Wednesday and the workplace in my time... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
You know what really gets under my skin? When HR/recruiting/talent pros work hard, do great work and then get left holding the bag of dog #### for things outside of their control. And while I'm off on a rant, let's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
If smartphones do anything, they can give you some perspective on how you live your life. Me? I'm on the road a lot and working remotely about half the time. It stands to reason my smartphone is going to run... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
It's a trap, people. Nobody really wants to feed you when they have you in for a 4-hour interview block from 10-2pm. They're not interested in your nourishment, your freaky need from protein or providing you with a nice social... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 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 Feb 11, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
You've got an employee of the month program. It's lame. People are generally immune to it. Sure, the attempt at recognition is noted and appreciated, but once you try and spread it around, its effect diminishes. "This month's employee of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
My friend Paul Hebert has a nice post up on Surge Pay for Call Center workers at Zappos, a concept that's built on the surge pricing model at Uber, the ride sharing service. Go check out Paul's post, and here's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
I'm plowing through a book from Advertising giant David Ogilvy called Confessions of an Advertising Man. Ogilvy was considered the "father of advertising" and a creative genius by many of the biggest global brands. First published in 1963, this book... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
There's been a lot of press recently about raising the wages for fast food workers to $15 an hour. If you want a sampling, click here for some quick aggregation via Google.... The move to raise wages in this fashion... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
First up, let me say that I remain pro-HRCI and SPHR... That said - SHRM. SCP. SHRM-SCP. SPHR. PHR. How do you figure out what to do? I know you're wondering about the SHRM-SCP certification path---especially if you listened to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
Tim Sackett Day was created on a lark to honor a guy named Tim Sackett - who worked his A## off in the HR community, but could never seem to break through via the all important "Top 100 HR Pros... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
Forgot to share my November Column over at on Glassdoor. Here's a taste, get the whole column here: "Sites dealing in company reputation (the best example is Glassdoor) represent the next macro-trend that will change how you recruit and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
It would be nice if we were all judged by the collective good we do in our lives. Unfortunately, when it comes to work, we're generally judged by most people by how we deal with single issues. You know where... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
Let's say you're an HR leader responsible for recruiting and retention in some entry-level parts of your company, and your turnover rate is the death of a thousand cuts. Sure, you have a great retention month every once in a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
If I hashtagged this post, it wouldn't be #patriots. It would be #GiveThePeopleWhatTheyWant 5K in visitors to The HR Capitalist on a Sunday, most of them googling something to do with the patriots. So here you go, all the posts... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
I see you. You think you're cute when you change companies. But I know the truth. It's like one of my favorite scenes from Fight Club, where Ed Norton (known as the Narrator) meets Tyler Durden for the first time,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
Let's face it, any time we talk about professional development, we talk in broad terms. Everyone needs to be developed. We're building a shining city on the hill here, people. But you and I both know that not everyone wants... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
Everything you do at work has what I'll call "organizational gravity." The people you joke around with. Who you report to. Co-workers you eat lunch with. Careers are made by associating with the right people. Once you get away from... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
Or any color of unicorn, for that matter. One of the biggest games in the world of HR and recruiting is managing the expectations of the hiring manager that thinks their perfect candidate exists - you know the one -... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
When it comes to resolutions, you always hear the same thing every year: "This year, I'm going to say no." "This year, I'm going to stop spending time on activities that don't matter." The intent is great - but the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
I'm breaking off some James Ingram (really Quincy Jones) to start off this post. Deal with it: "I did my best but I guess my best wasn't good enough 'Cause here we are back where we were before Seems nothing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
h/t to @akabruno, who reminded me yesterday that 1/5/15 was the day I encouraged HR Leaders last year to start planning their Vasectomy/March Madness promos within the companies they serve. The logic is simple. Pregnancies cost money, especailly across people... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2015 at The HR Capitalist