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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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Happy President's Day, suckers. Who's actually off on President's Day? More people than you might think. Check out this graph of the percentage of US offices closed on various holidays (email subscribers, click through if you don't see the graph... Continue reading
Posted a moment ago at The HR Capitalist
Who am I? Who cares? Good questions. It's my site, so I'm going to tap into Fridays once in awhile by telling you more about who I am - via a "Stuff I Like" series. Nothing too serious, just exploring... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2018 at The HR Capitalist
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With all the competition for Amazon's second headquarters (dubbed HQ2) and with Atlanta (home of Kinetix, the company I own part of) being in the mix, I thought I'd share one of my favorite books of all time and give... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2018 at The HR Capitalist
Posting jobs on social media is the minimum — and in today’s competitive recruiting world the minimum isn’t enough. That’s why I put together this webinar comparing, contrasting, and ranking the top social media platforms for recruitment marketing advertising. We... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2018 at The HR Capitalist
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Let's start out with a definition of what an HR Generalist is from my viewpoint: HR Generalist - a HR pro at any level who is in charge of a client group of employees - meaning they provide HR services... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2018 at The HR Capitalist
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For non-creatives, managing creatives can be tricky business. I mean, really - you're not creative and you're going to try and tell them how they should run their creative desk? How dare you! My experience is that creatives, while organized... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2018 at The HR Capitalist
If you're like me, when you see a person in a meeting start to redline out into something resembling sleep, you're amazed. I know, I know. There are sleep disorders that cause people to be unable to stay awake in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2018 at The HR Capitalist
I'm asking. You know you have some type of petty thing - that's caused you to rank a candidate lower than they should have been. I'm not talking about bias with a capital "B". I'm talking about bias with a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2018 at The HR Capitalist
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As you all know, first prize is a Cadillac Eldorado. Anybody wanna see second prize? Second prize's a set of steak knives. Third prize is you're fired. -Blake (played by Alec Baldwin) in Glengarry Glen Ross ------ By now, you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2018 at The HR Capitalist
If you’re a client or follower of Jobvite, you know the Recruiter Nation Live series. It started with the Recruiter Nation Live Conference in San Francisco last June, and continued with the Recruiter Nation Live Roadshow that brought real recruiter... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2018 at The HR Capitalist
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In case you missed it, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is the latest leader VP level FTE of the free world to espouse the benefits of having his underlings print stuff out for him to chew on. Damn kids! Where's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2018 at The HR Capitalist
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I'm up over at Saba Software talking about goal setting - something that should be on everyone's mind at the start of the year, right? You must include your direct reports in the goal setting process. I know – sometimes... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2018 at The HR Capitalist
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If you're like me in the world of HR, you get hit by a lot of vendors. Vendors you currently use get priority to your time. That's what makes this conversation so damn fun. The Scene: I'm on a call... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2018 at The HR Capitalist
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In the business and sports world, there's a huge coaching crutch that's often said, but rarely means anything. "Get Focused...Do Better...Play Harder" You hear the first two (and versions of those two) often in the business world. Someone is struggling... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2018 at The HR Capitalist
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day (MLK) is a holiday with increasing importance in our world. But most companies don't provide this as an official holiday. Here's the stats I could find via Bloomberg: "Most U.S. workers won’t get Monday off... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2018 at The HR Capitalist
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There's a ton of good that's come from the daily breaking news associated with the #metoo movement. Creeps everywhere are being held responsible for their behavior, and society in general seems to have a higher awareness for what's appropriate and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2018 at The HR Capitalist
I throw my tape on And I watch ya Three second later I got ya shakin' your head Dancin' instead of sittin' The rhymes kick The beats hittin' you Just like a home run Slammin' like a slam dunk Riding... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2018 at The HR Capitalist
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Quick thought for you today. If you're looking to refresh the working relationship you have with the people who work for you in 2018, it might be time to publish an "operator's manual" for those that report to you. What's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at The HR Capitalist
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If you thought you were going to just keep doing what you are doing related to PDA (public displays of affection) in the #metoo era, you're not only naive, you must be saved from yourself. All your hugging, your slight... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2018 at The HR Capitalist
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"Some men just want to watch the world burn" --Alfred in Batman -------------------------------------------------------- Short post today as you go into the holidays, shut it down and think about 2018. You've got people in your professional life who love drama. They're... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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Price increases and changes from Indeed have been reported elsewhere - for good reporting on Indeed changes, check out this article and others from Joel Cheesman. Thought I would weigh in with what I know from my own life in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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As warranted by the stupid, inappropriate behavior of some men, the #metoo movement has mostly outed those men for the harassers they are. But now, we have our first public female victim of the #metoo movement. This one is juicy... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
If there’s one thing we know, it’s that negative stereotypes about HR Pros are common. You know them because you live them: --HR’s great at making rules --HR’s great at saying “no” --HR usually trails other functional areas in evolving... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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Look - I get it - there's a lot of stuff going on in the world that's been a long time coming for society in general: --Protests against police brutality and the impact of that on minorities - check. --the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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This appeared in my gmail as a paid ad today (Email subscribers, click through to see the poison below): I'm not a financial advisor. There's probably money to be made in Bitcoin, although the SEC has issued investor warnings. The... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2017 at The HR Capitalist