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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
Capitalist Note – We're doing a new series over at Fistful of Talent called the Recruiter Recharge, created in conjunction with the uber-pro recruiting team at Newton Software. Each month, we do a featured post, a podcast and a short... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The HR Capitalist
Sheeple (rhymes with and used as a replacement for "people") - People unable to think for themselves. Followers. Lemmings. Those with no cognitive abilities of their own. We've talked about Sheeple here before. You know them well. Something bad happens... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The HR Capitalist
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You've dealt with it too many times to count. You want to leave an email or a voice mail for someone, and your wish is denied. Their inbox is full. And you start judging them. "get your #### together" "that... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The HR Capitalist
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Spent a good part of last week talking coaching skills to a group of managers in Texas. How do you coach? Why should you coach? Why do so many managers not actively coach their people? Then I see this from... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The HR Capitalist
Hey Peeps - The other blog I run - Fistful of Talent - is doing a thing with SumTotal Systems calld the Summer Series #HRHangout, where we break down a single topic in a 20 minute Google Hangound - you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
It's always a little surprising when you're out in the world and find out many people have a fundamental issue with saying "Good Job." For some on the far end of the "I'm tired of sucking up to these damn... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
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A few months ago I did an opus grande on buying HR Tech, and I thought it was important because there's never been a better time to buy a solution to help you solve HR pain. If you liked that,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
KD Note - Cut the 1st episode of Recruiter Recharge last week, a new podcast series we're doing with the uber-pro team at Newton Software. On our first show we have Joel Passen, Co-Founder and Head of Sales/Marketing at Newton... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
How do you tell when someone's getting prepared to leave you based on LinkedIn profile updates? Easy - When the only thing they change is their job title and they flush out their current responsibilities - and nothing else. Someone... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
So, I'm checking into a client of Kinetix yesterday and there's two people at the front desk – the receptionist and a guy picking up food that was delivered… Receptionist: "You're from Kinetix? We've got a lot of Kinetix people... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
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I did a webinar last month on how Smart HR pros are realizing that they have to be "in the game" regarding company reputation sites like Glassdoor. The main premise, which I still think is correct, is that HR pros... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
Hey Peeps - The other blog I run - Fistful of Talent - is doing a thing with SumTotal Systems calld the Summer Series #HRHangout, where we break down a single topic in a 20 minute Google Hangound - you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
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Dude. We've recovered from the big @## recession that was around from 2008 to 2010. Yes! But wait. Before you start throwing a party, consider what "recovery" looks like in the real world. Yes, my friends, it means you top... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
A Capitalist Reader Writes.... Ever written a blog entry about tip/strategies for employees applying for positions within their existing teams at a company? I’m looking to make a move and an upward slot opened up for my Boss’s Boss that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
Happy Friday, HR Capitalist Nation. What are you working on? Oh, really? I'm sorry to hear that. Is there an App or something you could download? Me? I'm working on one putting finishing touches on one of the modules in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
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"The true definition of job security in the new world order sits at the intersection of employer trust and ambition." -Me You like the quote? Me quoting myself? Looks official, right? What a blowhard. What an a##. Maybe this one... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
There's a great scene in Animal House that goes a little something like this: Bluto: Hey! What's all this laying around stuff? Why are you all still laying around here for? Stork: What the hell are we supposed to do,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
We had our best set of interns yet at Kinetix this summer. Take a look at the video they put together and don't miss the outtakes late in the reel. Kids. Can't live with them, can't live without them. So... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
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head like a hole black as your soul i'd rather die than give you control bow down before the one you serve you're going to get what you deserve -Some dude in a Spandex kilt As some of you know,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
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OK HR Pros - Lots of you end up in leadership/operations meetings where it's a cattle call of reports delivered via PowerPoint. You know the ones I'm talking about - the all day meetings you have monthly or quarterly, where... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
It's going to be budgeting time for a lot of you soon. The time of year that brings hope. The time of year that lets you think about what's possible. The time of year for sandbagging. Any time I think... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
Checkout this article in the Wall Street Journal about the value of HR in startups. I'm quoted along with my friends Laurie Ruettimann, Mark Stelzner and Libby Sartain. A taste: "The biggest mistake [startups] make is to hire someone who's... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
A company pinged me at Kinetix to learn more about how we could help them. I found out through extensive research that the company in question has Hall and Oates links up at their corporate site. We've got Aerosmith references... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
Did you check that title? That's the reason you see the following: --Your best talent, especially early in their careers, will be looking to switch companies to get the equivalent of multiple promotions rather than wait on you to do... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
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Hey Fellow HR Capitalists - When my team over at Fistful of Talent (FOT) put together our July webinar, we were thinking of you – someone looking to stay on top of how the talent market is changing. You've been... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at The HR Capitalist