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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
Admit it - you've heard of Bitcoin, but are cloudy on what it is. I thought it was some type of speculative currency that operates on the interwebs (feels like a sham) until I started digging in. Here's what Wikipedia... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at The HR Capitalist
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You want HR Hardball? Try this one on for size. You're a publicly traded company. There's a software release that doesn't go well. Turns out your customers are vocal. So, you serve up the name of a middle manager who... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The HR Capitalist
All has been quiet on the HR front related to the ongoing certification war between HRCI (who brings you the SPHR and the PHR) and SHRM (who earlier this year decided to split from their long standing relationship with HRCI... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The HR Capitalist
It's getting ready to be performance review time in a lot of your companies, and if you're like most HR pros, you've got a group of managers who really don't want to tell the people who work for them that... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The HR Capitalist
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I'm on the record as saying you ought to get engaged with Glassdoor and figure out how to be more of a marketer with sites that include employee reviews - as evidenced by this popular webinar I did over at... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The HR Capitalist
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Been doing a lot of performance work for some client companies lately. As you might expect, I’m trying to push the companies to get out of the mindset that the performance review transaction is the reason for the process. Repeat... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago 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 Sep 23, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
If there's one constant in my life, it's that I get bored with the same view from work. That tendency has manifested itself in different ways. Earlier in my career, I switched jobs every 2-3 years, and when I got... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
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(Capitalist Note - I'm happy to be co-presenting at the HR Tech Conference this year, and my session has the only Fortune 500 CHRO presenting at the conference... If you're at HR Tech, I'd love to see you at our... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
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"It's always the employees who are brave enough to leave you most want to keep." What about the ones who would wear a tasteful t-shirt stating their intentions/psychological state to their co-workers? Yeah - I'd probably want to keep them... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
What would you say as an HR pro if I told you the industry you work in had 1/3 of its employees ultimately develop cognitive issues and disease due to the work, and that those disorders happened at much earlier... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
Gather round the monitor kids, because I’m about to break off some knowledge that a lot of you don’t fully understand. Let’s start with a general rule: If you’re interviewing for a job you really want and you’re not currently... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
It's 9/11. It's been awhile, but it's still there. In a world where Americans are getting beheaded in HD quality video, framed in just the right way by the organizations responsible, we're back to 9/11. Some might think it irresponsible... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
Hey!! All you HR pros out there in America... In on the growth phase of your business? Super... Snuggled up to the friendly Finance and Accounting pros in your organization? Great... Here's a little snigglet to make sure you have... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
Allowing resignations is on my mind based on news out of Atlanta this weekend, where the owner of the Atlanta Hawks (pro hoops) has agreed to sale the team based on the results of an investigation that showed he had... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 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 Hangout - you... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
Got money and you know it Take it out your pocket and show it Then throw it like This a way, that a way This a way, that a way -T-Pain in Got Money by Lil Wane Young Stars. I'm... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
Hope you had a great holiday weekend. Back to the grind, people. What did I learn over Labor Day? I'm glad you asked. I learned that in every work environment, there's always one guy or gal - the person who... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
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 Aug 29, 2014 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 Aug 27, 2014 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 Aug 26, 2014 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 Aug 25, 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 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