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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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Stereotypes. Sometimes they're out there because they're true. The safest place to talk about stereotypes in the workplace involving race and gender is to to talk about the demographics you belong to. I'm a white guy, so I'll give you... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The HR Capitalist
I'm on the record that recruiters should manage the submittal process - which is the timing, number, context and presentation strategy of when you give hiring managers resumes for any open position. The best practice? Having a plan which positions... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The HR Capitalist
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One of the lauded myths of Silicon Valley culture is that anyone can be a tech superstar if they have the talent. That if you just work hard enough, you too can grow up to be a lauded developer. Take... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The HR Capitalist
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If you're at a company with mixed engagement from employees, you know the reality. You're trying to do some positive things, but you've got people on the bus that don't care if you succeed or not. Can they be saved?... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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If you're like a lot of companies, one of the biggest threats to losing your top talent - the best of the best - is those individuals leaving to start their own companies. It's a 1% problem. Only the most... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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Here's your latest dispatch from the world to remind your employees and the ones you love that while they have the right to free speech, it doesn't guarantee they can't be fired... Curt Schilling, attention hound and baseball commentator on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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Roxanne, you don't have to put on the red light Roxanne, you don't have to put on the red light Roxanne, (you don't have to put on the red light) Roxanne... (put on the red light) Roxanne... (put on the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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I've got a saying that goes something like this: "The best thing about America is that anyone with a good idea can start a company. The worst thing about America is a lot of them do..." Let me explain that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
Let's face it. Where you work is an absolute freak show. If it's not a freak show, you ought to look around - because your company is milking a legacy position in your industry that feels comfortable today - but... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
Only if you're concerned about being judged on a daily basis. I kid - but then again, I don't. There's an interesting thread going on on LinkedIn now - click here to see the entire conversation. Basically, it goes like... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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In case you missed it, professional basketball's Kobe Bryant played his last game this week (April 13, 2016). Kobe's been in decline from a skill perspective for a couple of years - and it was time for him to go.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
"How this little thing got so ****ed up lies squarely at the intersection of you sending an uber-aggressive, over-reaching rifleman in, with your target deploying a less aggressive professional with limited natural interest in asking "why". Who said that? No... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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"It's better to be a pirate than join the Navy." -Steve Jobs Steve Jobs was brutal in many ways, but with his brutality came moments of pure clarity. This quote is one of those moments. The stale way to make... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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Candidates - always with the game face on related to "fit" with your company and culture. It's hard to know exactly what you're going to be like when I get you in the company. I can spend 5 hours with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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Integration of an acquired company. The playbook is pretty standard: -Make them feel wanted... -Celebrate the success of the new team within your company... -Mock the talent level of the acquired team in all-hands meetings... -Lightly celebrate their history even... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
Being a new leader is hard. Whipping up a bunch of needed change while treating people like humans is even harder. You probably know what needs to be done. I get it. The problem is that your wave of change... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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"I've got some feedback for you about one of your people." How many times have you heard that in your career? More importantly, when you hear that, do you think what I think? "Oh man. This isn't going to be... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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Every once in awhile we get reminded of the issue of non-competes - this week is one of those weeks. Amazon vs Target this time around, here's your level set: Amazon.com is suing to enforce a noncompete agreement involving former... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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Nails on the chalkboard... Atlanta traffic... Other people's snoring... YouTube ads... Waiting in a line more than 4 people deep... These things? All things that reasonable people agree we can hate. You don't like those things. Neither do I. Let's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
"Son, if you really want something in this life, you have to work for it. Now quiet! They're about to announce the lottery numbers." --Homer Simpson Word. Have a Great Weekend! Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
I know. You've been brainstorming as a HR leadership team, maybe looking at the results of your latest employee survey. It said they never see the leaders of the company. You took that as meaning they wanted to see them.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
I love to tell people who think they've figured out that a single profile, worldview or mindset rules the day the following: "8 Million Stories, my friend".... That's a call out to watch the stereotypes. Each of us has a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
I'm up over at Fistful of Talent talking about the hard reality - it's mid-March and the bloom is off the 2016 rose, which means your employees are floating from a performance perspective. Among my less than serious ideas to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
And you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack And you may find yourself in another part of the world And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile And you may find yourself in a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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Capitalist Note - Going to give you a couple of charts this week that you should absolutely share as a part of any HR deck you do for an operations review with the business leaders of your company. We all... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2016 at The HR Capitalist