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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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If there's anything I've tried to live up to in my professional life, it's the need to communicate things to the lowest common denominator in any organization. After all, life moves pretty fast, and if you don't stop to look... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The HR Capitalist
New 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 6 days ago at The HR Capitalist
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By now you’ve heard the news. Performance Management is dead and we’re told SMART companies are killing the performance review altogether. There’s just one little problem with that popular theme – a recent CEB study shows that across companies that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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As tax time approaches, I find myself searching for a little balance. Why do I have to pay so much in taxes? I'm sure a lot of Americans feel like that up and down the tax bracket. The alternative, of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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Working from home. It used to be great and still is for many of us, but there's a canary in the coal mine that's emerging that could take the joy out of your sweats/PJs/hat game. That thing? It's called video... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
Got a call yesterday for interview prep advice. Great candidate, looking to take the next step with another company. My friend was in the best position he could be in related to the interview - he has direct experience working... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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When you think about how the business world is changing and how those changes affect the workforce and talent issues, a good place to look first is Amazon. First, the great marketplace in the sky made shopping online easy. Then,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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One of the things that's fascinating about the Trump presidency is some of the promises - direct and implied - he's made that the jobs environment is going to improve for the blue collar American worker. The Trump jobs platform... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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By now you've heard the news coming out of Uber. We always knew that this startup darling had a rough and tumble culture, and let's face it - sometimes that's needed to spark innovation. But reasonable people know you can... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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If you're in the business of thinking about management and leadership, you'll get this post. We love to celebrate the disruptors, right? Big ideas, crazy results, etc. Of course, the dirty little secret is that we only love the disruptors... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
If there's one time-honored tradition in anything related to Human Capital, it is the handshake. The handshake is both a formality, a throwaway, and yes - one of the most important non-verbal communication forms available. Hello there! Are you a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2017 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 Feb 24, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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By now, you've heard about this post accusing Uber of creating a hostile, harassing environment for women. Rather than rehash the claim, I'm going to go to the numbers in this post. See this post by Tim Sackett for analysis... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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In case you missed it, Donald Trump's original pick to become Secretary of Labor, Andrew Puzder, dropped out last week citing he was tired of the abuse that such a nomination brings. At the heart of some of the resistance... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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Old people. The problem with them is there's just so much...well...experience... You know I'm kidding. But it raises a good point - should older workers looking for their next opportunity show all of their work history and graduation dates from... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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A reader asks... Hi Kris - Do you have an opinion on the use of “acting” in title? A situation has come up where two ppl in an org would be made “acting”…one person – we’ll call her Abby -... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
In the hiring/candidate business, it's called a miss. Interesting stuff from the interwebs a couple of weeks ago, as Twitter announced its Head of Diversity was leaving the company. Of course, for me that wasn't really the news, as Twitter... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
How do you drive your employees to do more of what you'd like them to do? Even things that are in their best interest like participating in or raising their contributions to your 401K? The answer - even in something... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
It's true. Facebook just moved their Bereavement Leave Policy to 20 days for an immediate family member, 10 days for an extended family member. Damn. More from TechCrunch: "On her personal Facebook account Tuesday, COO Sheryl Sandberg announced an update... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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Capitalist Note - I finally got around to binge-watching the former AMC hit Breaking Bad on Netflix, which follows high school chemistry teacher Walter White's journey through a lung cancer diagnosis and his subsequent turn to becoming a world-class meth... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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I know, I know. You think performance reviews suck. You're probably right, they probably do. But is the alternative - not doing them at all - really better? I've always thought the biggest lie with the sexy, "we're eliminating performance... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
Had a client at Kinetix ask me last week where in the US I would build out a presence if my goal was to hire capable software developers with limited competition. Made me think that would be an interesting question... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 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 Feb 3, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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As the Donald Trump as President experience reaches its second week, one of the big issues on the table is whether your employees expect you as a leader to take a stand related to your views on the recent policy,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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Short post today about an important topic. Is Corrective Action a Death Sentence? First, definitions for some of my readers who aren't HR pros. Corrective Action is a formal process where you tell an employee, usually in a written document... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at The HR Capitalist