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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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Had the pleasure of doing a webinar over at Fistful of Talent this week with my friend, Tim Sackett. The topic was "The New HR Math", which was a conversation about how the expectations of HR metrics are changing these... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at The HR Capitalist
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Workplace rant follows. I love it when... You send me a note to get involved in a tasty project with a lot of exposure. You're ready and willing! You'd love to do some stuff! There's just this one little problem.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday 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 6 days ago at The HR Capitalist
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If you're lucky enough to have a decent succession program, you know the reality. Unless you're heavily invested in the concept of rotations, it's hard to keep things fresh. You need as many tweaks and features in your succession platform... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The HR Capitalist
Yes - you have it tough on the recruiting front. College kids who big corporations are buying out with salaries way beyond their years, leaving your college recruiting program a bitt scattered. Software Developers who act like rock stars and... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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Once your company reaches a certain size, the inevitable feel of bureaucracy sets in. New ideas don't have as much of a chance as they used to, and there's a certain type of employee your company starts missing - the... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
One thing that's always fascinated me about the art of leadership and management is the intersection of personal beliefs and getting things done in an organization. Those personal beliefs span a wide range of topics, but for me, the most... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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I know. You were all in on the trendy call to kill the performance review. Then a funny thing happened - nobody had a better idea of what to do after the ugly beast was killed. When you think about... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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Had my HR candidate I placed at a major entertainment company send me a couple of cases of Diet Mt Dew as a thank you. I didn't tell her, she just researched me and figured it out - probably from... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
Many of you probably aren't aware of a guy named Bill Simmons, who got fired by ESPN last week. Simmons is one of my role models, and if you like what you read here it's fair to say it's heavily... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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It all started with a great premise: Let’s teach kids an easier way to understand math so they won’t end up hating it. We can all buy into that, right!? What came out was a classic organizational nightmare of project-gone-wrong,... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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What's next at Zappos? Commune? Nude Commune? The Washington Post reported on Friday that 14% of Zappos' employees took a severance package rather than work in a Holocracy - which is an organizational structure without managers. More from the Post:... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
If there's one thing I've learned in a career of being a manager/coach (both in corporate America and in sports), it's that when I'm not satisfied with the results I'm getting, I almost always should have changed what I was... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
Recurring 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 May 5, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
As a reader of this blog, you know (because of who you are, nothing to do with me) that anyone who tries to manage by relying on authority 100% of the time will fail miserably in the professional world. You... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
Quantum Workplace reports that despite an improving economy, the US workplace dipped to an employee engagement low - an eight-year low for that matter. You can get all the details in the Quantum Workplace 2015 Employee Engagement Trends Report. What's... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
I'm up today over at my other blog, Fistful of Talent. Go check out my post there on making candidates uncomfortable via the inbox exercise - as a final stage in your interview process. I'm not telling you that your... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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I travel a lot. As such, I never go anywhere - even at home - without the traffic feature enabled on my Google Maps app. When you enable traffic on your Google Maps app, you get pretty much real time... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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Want to know why so many professional grade people love mowing the grass? It's because the activity is finite and has a sense of accomplishment. You mow the grass and look at it after you're done and say, "I did... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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Here's a taste of what I'm talking about from the aptly-named Tim Sackett Project: Here are the types of “critical” feedback people can handle: “You’re doing a good job, would love it if you could get that big project off... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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What's the value proposition when it comes to people working at your company? If you have a hard time answering that, you're undoubtedly struggling to find people who want to work for you in this economy - where talent has... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
"The best thing you can do for employees—a perk better than foosball or free sushi—is hire only ‘A’ players to work alongside them. Excellent colleagues trump everything else." --Patti McCord, former Chief Talent Officer at Netflix Admit it - when... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
If there's a big problem in corporate America, it's that we say "Yes" too much at times. Yes to that request.. Yes, I can help you.. Yes, I'd be happy to be part of your project team... Yes, your response... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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It’s true. You know the true power of learning and development, known to the laypeople in your company by the pedestrian term “Training.” A revamp of your approach to learning and development has been on your project list for no... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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OK peeps - We're generally afraid to give candidates real feedback on why they didn't get the job because we know there's a chance it can be held against us, right? The note below shows the power of giving that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at The HR Capitalist