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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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Ah yes, Glassdoor. As people like to say when they're in relationship of questionable health - it's complicated. Many of you saw the new tool Glassdoor rolled out last week, but if you didn't, here's your notification since you missed... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at The HR Capitalist
Who am I? Who cares? Good questions. It's my site, so I'm going dig in once in awhile by telling you more about who I am - via a "Stuff I Like" series. Nothing too serious, just exploring the micro-niche... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The HR Capitalist
Video below (email subscribers click through) - I had the opportunity to talk with Alison Cooley and Ed Badwin on the Meridian Hangout last week related to this emerging conversation: How can we get managers to shift the conversation and... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The HR Capitalist
As many of you know, new overtime rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) are coming. Given the basic economics of the workplace, the new rule—which raises the salary threshold under which an employee is entitled to overtime—is just... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The HR Capitalist
Most of us have been overwhelmed by email at work. Even though the advent of the smart phone has made it easier to keep up, it's been pointed out that the digital leash this provides is of questionable value. When... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The HR Capitalist
At the end of the day, employees have to trust any HR pro enough to come forward and share bad stuff with said HR pro. What type of bad stuff? What type of bad stuff do your employees have? Hate.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The HR Capitalist
Most of us have been impacted by seeing people with great talent not get things done after we hire them. When we try to evaluate what's missing in those talented people, we tend to determine they don't have enough of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
You know it's true. Whether you're a corporate recruiting function, an HR pro trying to do 100 jobs (including recruiting) or a recruiting agency, you know you have room to improve related to how you submit candidates to hiring managers... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
Trump, Trump, Trump... I had this topic on my list of things to get to before the latest Donald Trump vulgarity broke last Friday. Trump's a pig, and we've known that for some time. If he's not dead now after... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
Most of us have work to do related to optimizing the diversity/inclusion that exists in our organization. That's just the way it is - even if you're in good shape overall, there's always room for improvement in specific areas. No... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
Can't take credit for this but it's gold - A recent episode of the Recode/Decode podcast featuring Bradley Tusk, the 3rd Party Legal Counsel for Uber, included a great idea for a minimum wage hike Tusk thought would bring both... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
True story - I was once on a business pitch and waked into a company that had been taken over by a multi-national private equity firm that shall remain nameless. One of the things that blew me away was that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
"Most engagement problems exist in the three feet of air between an employee and their manager." --Paul Hebert, noted engagement guru (that's right, I'm calling him a guru. Unlike Tony Robbins, who says he's not your guru). Go see this... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
Of course, I can't call it Snapchat anymore. Snapchat's renamed their company to "Snap", since they will be moving to things other than the expected "snapchats". You know, like taking video in public that might get you assaulted. Confused? Snap(chat)... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
One of the things I've always been a fan of is having potential factors as an alternative to company values. Background: At Kinetix, we have potential factors instead of values. They're designed to identify what we value most in talent... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
When you think about big companies going down over the last couple of decades, it's really about corporations thinking their positions are insurmountable and being slow to try to develop new technologies and approaches that would replace the cash cow... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
If you came because of that title looking for a serious post on intern programs, think again. I was in Auburn Saturday night for LSU/Auburn and Auburn has a kicker that kicks it out of the end zone... every.single.time. After... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
One of the things that's kind of front and center in the current presidential race is the relationship and bromance of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, leader of Russia. Here's my theory, and of course, it has an HR/Recruiting link:... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
If you’re the HR Pro I know you are, you’ve seen the same thing I have. You buy access to a great behavioral assessment platform to be more scientific with your hiring process and selection, then your company forgets about... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
OK, my over 40 friends, it's call out time. Remember that I'm over 40, so I send this message out of love, not hate. Some of you are gainfully employed, but tired - I get that. You see an article... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
There's a lot of talk about AI, robots and algorithms ultimately replacing people in some, if not all, of the jobs we know and love. While I believe that's going to happen (it already has and will continue), there's a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
Who's to know if your soul will fade at all The one you sold to fool the world You lost your self-esteem along the way Yeah --"Fake it" by Seether One of the biggest things that separates contenders from pretenders... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
It's September. Getting near halfway through the year. Might be time for you to actually give some feedback to the people who work for you. Or, if you're an HR pro, to encourage managers of people to give that feedback... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
We love features like self assessments and 360s in our performance solutions. But they're a crutch. Here's why: Self Assessments - your best people are harder on themselves than you are. Your worst people and even those in between give... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
New 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 9, 2016 at The HR Capitalist