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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
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 yesterday at The HR Capitalist
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 2 days ago at The HR Capitalist
Went to Vegas last weekend with a few bloggers of note - Steve Boese, Lance Haun and Matt Stollak. Our destination had a nerd quality to it - The NBA Summer League, where professional basketball hopefuls convene to prove they... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The HR Capitalist
Who am I? Who cares? Good questions. It's my site, so I'm going to tap into a Friday once in a awhile by telling you more about who I am - via a "Stuff I Like" series. Nothing too serious,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The HR Capitalist
I'm in Vegas late this week for the NBA Summer League - work in the morning, hoops in the afternoon. (Check out this post summarizing the trip that the 8-Man Rotation did last year) That makes me want to pontificate... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The HR Capitalist
So... There was a whole lot of learning going on at Kinetix last week, as we did 4 days worth of filming to make our upcoming training series for Managers of People truly interactive. We learned a lot. I think... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
Happy Friday Capitalist Nation! Lebron's back to Cleveland. It's summer. All is good. Check out some of the slides from the webinar I did (sponsored by the good folks at Sumtotal!)... It was all about learning strategy - The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
Here's something you need as an HR leader... On my most recent podcast (The CYA report over at Fistful of Talent), I've got Jon Hyman, Partner at Kohrman, Jackson and Krantz P.L.L and blogger at The Ohio Employer’s Law Blog... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
I saw this on the web today and thought it had a lot of application beyond the way Apple and Google ideate and develop products: "I’ve said before that Apple’s approach is about a dumb cloud enabling rich apps while... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
Capitalist Note - This post is not sponsored in any way. When Andreessen Horowitz gives a cloud based HR startup I've never heard of 66 million, I'm compelled to be interested. Inside baseball for sure, but noteworthy... From Re/Code a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
It's Fourth of July Weekend, so I'm rebroadcasting my take on two things that make America great. Diet Mt Dew and Starbucks. Consumerism! PS - don't hate, I just finished a 700-page book on Lincoln. He was great too... Who... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
Yeah - you've got an opinion on that, just like everyone else. If you didn't catch it, the Supreme Court laid down a 5-4 decision on Monday that said closely held companies - where 5 or fewer individuals hold 50%... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
I know - you're a smart cookie. And when you really put your mind to it, you can design the #### out of some HR programs. There's just this one little problem... Most of us over-design the programs we develop... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
If you're tired of your HR reporting decks not having any pop, it's obvious what you need. You need to stop measuring you (HR) and start measuring them (the business). What do I mean by that? No one cares about... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
I like hoops - a lot. So I consumed 5 hours of NBA Draft coverage last night. Wow. What did I learn? I learned a lot about the right way to accept offers of employment. I watched the draft with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
Short post today, but serving you up a great idea...! My most recent podcast (called The CYA Report) over at Fistful of Talent featured Kellee Webb, VP of HR for Cenikor Foundation. Kellee joins me on the podcast and we... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
Because I'm a glutton for punishment, I'm doing a webinar on Thursday at 2pm ET with the esteemed Steve Boese entitled, HR Moneyball: The FOT Bootstrapper Guide To Getting Started With Big Data. Join us if you can, should be... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
I'm on the record as saying there's a couple of ways to compete for the a Best Place to Work award. Here's the playbook: 1. The easy part - write a check for benefits others can't or won't provide. 2.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
I know people are going to try and sell you on bulky, thick competency models that look great in the roll-out meeting and then no one uses. That's as true for HR competency models as it is for any other... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
There's a negative aspect to humanity that shows up in every environment where people work in teams. It's called, "B*tching". A softer way to say it is that people love to complain, usually about things they can't control. Left unchecked,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
My new column is up at Here's a taste: "There's a new joke rolling around HR conferences near you. It goes something like this, “Anytime you hear someone say ‘Zappos,’ you have to drink.” It’s HR nerd humor at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
You’ve heard the hype: Big Data is taking over the business world, and HR’s going to be expected to make decisions—not through feelings, relationships or gut instinct—but via numbers. The problem is… your HRIS, ATS and Performance Solutions are all... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
Continuing my Buyers Guide rant from yesterday - if you missed that, go find my thoughts on buying HR software in the comprehensive Suite vs. Best In Breed here... Let's say you're in the market for a recruiting solution. The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
Dateline - Monday, Go To Meeting. Virtual. Spent a couple of hours on Monday representing a client on a demo call with an HR software provider of the Suite variety. First, some defintions when it comes to HR Software: Suite... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2014 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 Jun 9, 2014 at The HR Capitalist