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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
Need a workplace connection to the NCAA Tourney/March Madness? Look no further than Xavier's Matt Stainbrook, who also moonlights as a Uber driver. Cool story, bro. More from ESPN: "Since he started in September, Matt has chauffeured students in the... Continue reading
Posted 15 hours ago at The HR Capitalist
Didn't see this late last year - maybe you did. More from Career Counselor Marc Miller, via Lifehacker: "I am going to go out a limb and declare that putting two spaces after a period is obsolete. It is how... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The HR Capitalist
I had the pleasure of being a gamification panelist on a Meridian Global (a great Learning Management System, check them out) L&D Hangout. Had a good time, take a view/listen below (email subscribers, click through to the site if you... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The HR Capitalist
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Kris- Clicked your new profile photo to check it out - I like it! Would love to know your opinion on a trend I am seeing as I'm screening HR Director candidates... I used to encourage HR undergrads to pursue... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The HR Capitalist
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I'm on record as saying that you should let the person interviewing you for a job talk as much as they want. Basically, it works like this- the more your interviewer talks, the more she's going to feel LIKE IT... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The HR Capitalist
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It's a mantra that's right up there with "Choosy Mothers Choose JIF". Except it sounds like this: "Poor Performing Employees Use Internet Explorer". I know what you're thinking. This is complete BS. YOU, after all use IE, even though you've... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
I'm on the record as saying that HR pros need to be better negotiators. And effective negotiation comes with some common features, deployed as situations warrant, including the following: -Bluster -Fake astonishment -Walking away and hoping they stop you -Coming... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
You know the dance when it comes to negotiating contingency recruiting fees: Recruiter: "We're a retained search firm, and our normal fee is 25 to 30%." Company: "We can't pay a dime over 15%. And I need you to take... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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This is a rant on presentations. Here's some notes that constitute the start of this RANT: 1. If I get offered another book on what normal people can learn from TED talks, I'm going to kick my dog (but only... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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If you're like everyone else in the free world, March brings a little bit of a grind. The hope and promise of the new year has settled into a familiar routine, and you need something fresh to keep you interested... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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Thought I'd share some thoughts related to the concept of mobile recruiting - which for the uninitiated, simply means that when candidates hit your careers site or jobs page, they get a mobile version of site that doesn't make them... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
I'm sending fewer emails as time goes by. Part of that is an incredible ramp in the number or texts I send (see my personal text and data stats here from my smartphone), part of it is the reduced level... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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It's been said that HR needs to think more like a Marketer. I think that's true. The tricky part for most HR pros is dancing the line between the marketing tease and the actual value of the product they're serving... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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In case you missed it, the revelation has come to light that during her time as Secretary of State under President Obama, Hillary Clinton didn't use government email. Not at all. When discovery requests were made (normal course of business... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
Surely you're in professional awe of some of the issues in play in the current Abercrombie and Fitch Supreme Court case focused on Religious Discrimination, right? Need a reset? Here you go: An Abercrombie and Fitch manager declined to hire... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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Stop me when you've had enough. DATELINE: Stockholm. You've got multiple people working out of a house. You might think these are just connected professionals getting together because they're bored. But no! It's a new working revolution! It's called Hoffice.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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It's easy to get in the weeds on recruiting. Do we have enough candidate flow? Are we getting the right candidates? Do we have compensation issues? Why does it take so long? Why does that hiring manager want to see... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
I know how you feel. You're a great candidate. The right knowledge, skills and abilities to do the job. You like the opportunity - the company, the people - everything. It's a great fit. Then something funny happens on the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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Ash Wednesday, people. Time to give something up for Lent. Or the heart of Mardi Gras season - I guess it depends on your disposition. I've seen one epic fail related to Ash Wednesday and the workplace in my time... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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You know what really gets under my skin? When HR/recruiting/talent pros work hard, do great work and then get left holding the bag of dog #### for things outside of their control. And while I'm off on a rant, let's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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If smartphones do anything, they can give you some perspective on how you live your life. Me? I'm on the road a lot and working remotely about half the time. It stands to reason my smartphone is going to run... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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It's a trap, people. Nobody really wants to feed you when they have you in for a 4-hour interview block from 10-2pm. They're not interested in your nourishment, your freaky need from protein or providing you with a nice social... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
For those of you not down with the whole comparing our corporate talent lives to the world of sports thing... As Eddie Vedder once said, this is not for you... However, if you see sports news, signings, roster decisions and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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You've got an employee of the month program. It's lame. People are generally immune to it. Sure, the attempt at recognition is noted and appreciated, but once you try and spread it around, its effect diminishes. "This month's employee of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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My friend Paul Hebert has a nice post up on Surge Pay for Call Center workers at Zappos, a concept that's built on the surge pricing model at Uber, the ride sharing service. Go check out Paul's post, and here's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2015 at The HR Capitalist