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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
Tim Sackett Day was created on a lark to honor a guy named Tim Sackett - who worked his A## off in the HR community, but could never seem to break through via the all important "Top 100 HR Pros... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The HR Capitalist
Forgot to share my November Column over at on Glassdoor. Here's a taste, get the whole column here: "Sites dealing in company reputation (the best example is Glassdoor) represent the next macro-trend that will change how you recruit and... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The HR Capitalist
It would be nice if we were all judged by the collective good we do in our lives. Unfortunately, when it comes to work, we're generally judged by most people by how we deal with single issues. You know where... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The HR Capitalist
Let's say you're an HR leader responsible for recruiting and retention in some entry-level parts of your company, and your turnover rate is the death of a thousand cuts. Sure, you have a great retention month every once in a... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The HR Capitalist
If I hashtagged this post, it wouldn't be #patriots. It would be #GiveThePeopleWhatTheyWant 5K in visitors to The HR Capitalist on a Sunday, most of them googling something to do with the patriots. So here you go, all the posts... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The HR Capitalist
I see you. You think you're cute when you change companies. But I know the truth. It's like one of my favorite scenes from Fight Club, where Ed Norton (known as the Narrator) meets Tyler Durden for the first time,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
Let's face it, any time we talk about professional development, we talk in broad terms. Everyone needs to be developed. We're building a shining city on the hill here, people. But you and I both know that not everyone wants... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
Everything you do at work has what I'll call "organizational gravity." The people you joke around with. Who you report to. Co-workers you eat lunch with. Careers are made by associating with the right people. Once you get away from... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
Or any color of unicorn, for that matter. One of the biggest games in the world of HR and recruiting is managing the expectations of the hiring manager that thinks their perfect candidate exists - you know the one -... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
When it comes to resolutions, you always hear the same thing every year: "This year, I'm going to say no." "This year, I'm going to stop spending time on activities that don't matter." The intent is great - but the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
I'm breaking off some James Ingram (really Quincy Jones) to start off this post. Deal with it: "I did my best but I guess my best wasn't good enough 'Cause here we are back where we were before Seems nothing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
h/t to @akabruno, who reminded me yesterday that 1/5/15 was the day I encouraged HR Leaders last year to start planning their Vasectomy/March Madness promos within the companies they serve. The logic is simple. Pregnancies cost money, especailly across people... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
This post is about hating change. This post is about growing up. This post should be related to how you treat someone with ideas different from yours. Stu Scott, one of the most recognizable anchors at ESPN, is a victim... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
It's 2015. Many of your hate your job. Time to suck it up. No one's going to care if you're engaged or not. It's up to you. No one cares more about you than... well, you. I was up over... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
At Kinetix, we have some themed conference and breakout rooms. There's Boiler Room, Tommy Boy, Moneyball, etc. The holidays are a good time to think about remodeling and since it's hoops season, I think it's time to have a room... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
By now, you've heard the news. Seth Rogen and his band of merry-men filmed a motion picture set to be released over Christmas called "The Interview", which basically stars Rogan and others as would be assassins of the North Korean... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
There's a lot of business propaganda out there related to failure. Ready for some successories quotes? LET'S DO THIS: 1. “Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” - Winston Churchill 2. “Failure is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
It's December and it's time to do performance reviews. You're tired. You just want to go on vacation, and you really don't know where to start to distinguish between Johnny and Jenny from a performance perspective. Sucks to be you.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
Did you hear? Employees now have the right to attempt union organizing via company email systems. Here's a tast of the ruling by the NLRB. Enjoy: "The National Labor Relations Board ruled Friday that workers have a right to use... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
I have to travel a lot for work, and I've made the life decision to live in Birmingham. As a result of that location, I generally fly one of two ways: 1. I fly Southwest out of Birmingham, and get... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
Some of you are aware - some painfully aware - that fellow HR bloggers of note - Steve Boese, Lance Haun and Matt Stollak and I take an annual pilgrimage to the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas every year.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
In the backdrop of all the humanity that has occurred in Ferguson case, we get the idea to prevent it from happening again: We should have body cameras for all police officers. On the surface, that's not a bad idea.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 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 Dec 8, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
In case you missed it, UAB Football is dead. Technically, the UAB President and the university made the decision to shut down the Division 1 FBS program, which went 6-6 this year and is bowl eligible. Reasons provided by the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
Ah yes, Googling candidates. Read enough HR Magazine or talk to employment lawyers, and they'll tell you Googling candidates is questionable at best, as is looking at candidates on social media. You could get sued. You could factor things into... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at The HR Capitalist