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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
Professional awesomeness. You've got it. The world needs to know about it. I've mentioned in the past that you need a plan if you want real career traction. Some of my rants have focused on the reality that you have... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The HR Capitalist
I'm up today as part of a post over at the Chairman of all things HR Tech - Steve Boese. Steve's got a great post up from the 8 man Rotation - Steve, Tim Sackett, Lance Haun, Matthew Stollak and... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The HR Capitalist
If you're like me and following what happened last week in Paris, a lot of the dialog has turned to our approach to related items like Refugees - so let's talk about what causes that instability. I'm not really into... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
Hi Capitalist Nation - I'm on the road on the West Coast getting reading to get on a plane today, so you get a timely blast from the past - 2013, originally ran over at Fistful of Talent... You know... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
Salesforce just made a move to provide pay equity increases across its workforce to eliminate any and all gender pay issues, job by job. Here's a rundown of what just happened at Salesforce from the Atlantic: "In a panel at... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
Short post today, but a timely one given what's going on in the world. You have retention problems. You've got pay issues, leadership issues and Sally said something nasty to Jeff. It's a hard-knock life. Then, there's the missile technology... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
Some of you know my day job is being the CHRO and a partner at Kinetix, a national recruiting firm headquartered in Atlanta. We've got a great whitepaper available on hiring for cultural and motivational fit called "Not The Drones... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
I'm speaking in the ATL tomorrow - specifically Buckhead - at a small breakfast gathering put together by the good folks at Halogen Software. If you're in Atlanta on Thursday and want to join us, hit this link because I'm... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
Let me start by saying I really don't know what racism feels like. The only time I've ever felt like I was in the neighborhood of being the subject of racism was when I played college basketball (I was the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
I haven't been to the new Steve Jobs movie yet. Mrs. Capitalist is chronically uninterested and while my oldest would like the story, at 15 going to the movies with dad isn't on his priority list. So I did what... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
"Have you every heard of the scorched earth policy? No? Look around - everything you see is about to die." --Bill Parcels How about that for an uplifting note to go into the weekend with? That quote is attributed to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
Some people love to talk about culture. Some people think culture is a vapor-based marketing gimmick. Me? I'm somewhere in the middle. I think culture is real, but I'm not sure how much control we have on it. I'm a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
It's not show friends, it's show business." --Bob Sugar in Jerry McGuire There's an art to submitting candidates to hiring managers. You're an honest sort, and that can and will be held against you in the court of workplace psychology... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
It would be funny if it weren't so awful. Earlier this week, the world series in professional baseball was lost in part due to a manager bending to the desires and whims of an employee. Let's get the rundown from... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
I'm pretty much on the record as being pro-employer when it comes to unions and American business. After all, union representation doesn't do much for high performers, protects a lot of bad apples and robs businesses of the flexibility they... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2015 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 Oct 30, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
Here's a note from my time at the HR Technology Conference. Many of you have kids that are in Junior High and High School, and if they're like you, they have no clue related to what they want to be... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
First up, who caught the Whodini reference? Friends at work. On my mind today based on this post by Modern Survey's Don McPherson. If you don't know about Modern Survey, go check them out. When it comes to engagement, the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
In case you missed it, the University of Louisville and head basketball coach Rick Pitino are locked in an extreme controversy - A graduate assistant (member of the coaching staff) has been accused of bringing strippers into the dorms at... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
Hey Capitalist Readers - A couple of you are giving your notice today after long careers at your companies. This one's for you. It's Time For You To Fly. Put the headphones in and listen to the REO Speedwagon goodness... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
In football, there's a stat called "Time of Possession", which tracks the amount of time one team has the ball. The thought process behind it is that if one team can keep the ball longer than the other team, they're... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
At #hrtechconf this week and if there's one sector that continues to get a lot of buzz, it's all things employment branding. Lots of solutions on the expo floor designed to help you look better than you really are as... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
I'm at the HR Technology Conference in Las Vegas this week, and it's the HR industry's best show. Led by Steve Boese (the co-chairman of the conference), the show is basically the intersection of talent problems and how technology can... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
Can sucking up to HR protect you from layoffs? No. Sucking up needs to be in this order: Client -> Boss -> Boss’s staff -> Accounting -> (50 other things) -> HR Kissing HR ass is like tipping your blackjack... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
I'm up over at Fistful of Talent on this topic. Short answer - you work here, so you technically don't own the ideas you generate while you're in this role. Shorter answer - "That's what the money is for".... Regardless,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2015 at The HR Capitalist