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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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OK - most of you have heard by now of Great Britain's vote to leave the European Union - known as BREXIT. If not, you might want to check your 401k performance at the end of the week - let's... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at The HR Capitalist
From a meeting with a client last week: Renegade Demo (ˈrenəˌɡād/ˈdemō) - The time when you walk by an office or your cube as a leader in your company and realized your growth has outpaced your ability to properly train... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The HR Capitalist
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You know it's true---you're a great HR Pro, but you don't really like to recruit. That's okay, because you're good at a million other things your company values. But here's the thing: A recent Deloitte report outlined the need for... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago 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 5 days ago at The HR Capitalist
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Let's face it, HR leaders, it's happened to you and your organization. You had a key role available. You helped your organization go out and do what was necessary to get the best talent available. Then a funny thing happened... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The HR Capitalist
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Microsoft said last week that it would acquire LinkedIn in a $26.2 billion cash deal. The acquisition, by far the largest in Microsoft’s history, unites two companies in different businesses: one a big maker of software tools, the other the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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Damn - This presidential cycle is rough. You don't trust Hillary and are scared to death of Trump. Then your fringe friends post on Facebook and espouse the benefits of Bernie - are are actively having a wake for America.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2016 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 Jun 17, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
On Monday, I shared a post titled Evolve and Hire Interchangeable Parts: What You Can Learn From the Golden State Warriors. The post celebrated the fact that the Warriors have done the math on the impact of the 3 point... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
Some of you have seen it, some of you haven't. After all, you've got jobs to do right? Microsoft said Monday morning that it would acquire LinkedIn in a $26.2 billion cash deal. The acquisition, by far the largest in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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The 2016 NBA Finals continue tonight with Game 5, as the Golden State Warriors look to close out the Cleveland Cavaliers and take their second straight NBA Title. What can you learn from the Warriors about talent? Pretty simple, actually... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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Yes, that Zillow. You love the app. You love cutting out the middleman of real estate. But inside that business, they're a company with their own share of issues - just like you. For example, Zillow raided a competitor for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
"If you're interested in changing careers, there's only one time you should work for free in the field you're targeting for a career change - if you want to be hired in the future." Was taping a podcast for Fistful... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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Like a lot of you, I use Uber when I'm on the road. Like most of you, I like it a lot. There's a lot to like. Tech driven, on demand, cars don't smell like pooh. That's right - #taxipoohcar... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
I've always been amazed at the dance we do when layoffs become a necessary part of the business. I've worked for some big companies where large employee actions are almost an annual event, as is a hiring freeze towards the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
The answer - as it so often is - it depends. Depends on what's being discussed, with what frequency and of course, who's listening. Damn you, Game of Thrones! I'm up over at Fistful of Talent talking about how topics... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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On the road this week in Grand Cayman doing a couple of talks. Here's a slide from a DisruptHR talk I'm doing tonight called "Who to Hire When Your Culture Sucks" (email subscribers click through if you don't see the... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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Back in the day, you sent an email and if someone didn't respond, you weren't sure it was because they thought your idea sucked or they were just behind on emails. Not so with text. The immediacy of texting means... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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In response to my post last week about Business Travel Having a Drinking Problem, I got this question... ----- Kris- I have watched too many loved ones struggle with alcohol so I do not drink. (I too engaged in the... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
It's true. I've been on the road a lot recently, and it's safe to say that business travel has a drinking problem. Not everyone has a problem. But it's safe to say the percentage of adults who are enjoying a... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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Cool study out by DDI entitled "Execution and Engagement: Can Leaders Be Ambidextrous? Doing Both Well Is Critical." The findings were pretty interesting. As young mid-level managers start climbing the career ladder, they gradually become better at driving execution and... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
"It's not show friends, it's show business." --Bob Sugar in Jerry Maguire You've been there before, but then you forget. You recruited and signed a great candidate and generally crushed it in your role as a world-class recruiter. Your hiring... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
It's human nature. We had good luck with something and failed with other solutions. Naturally, we're going to go with what we know the next time, right? Experiencing the excitement of something new is nice, but once we've failed in... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
I was at the WorkHuman conference put on by Globoforce this week. If you don't know Globoforce, they are a engagement, recognition and rewards company that likes to go big. They spend a lot of money on marketing and thought... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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Oh yeah - you've been thinking it was coming, right? Well, it's here. A FOT webinar mashing HR stuff with Game of Thrones. Curious what we can learn from Jon Snow about coaching malcontents in your organization? Wondering how you... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at The HR Capitalist