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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
On the road this week in Grand Cayman doing a couple of talks. Here's a slide from a DisruptHR talk I'm doing tonight called "Who to Hire When Your Culture Sucks" (email subscribers click through if you don't see the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The HR Capitalist
Back in the day, you sent an email and if someone didn't respond, you weren't sure it was because they thought your idea sucked or they were just behind on emails. Not so with text. The immediacy of texting means... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The HR Capitalist
In response to my post last week about Business Travel Having a Drinking Problem, I got this question... ----- Kris- I have watched too many loved ones struggle with alcohol so I do not drink. (I too engaged in the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The HR Capitalist
It's true. I've been on the road a lot recently, and it's safe to say that business travel has a drinking problem. Not everyone has a problem. But it's safe to say the percentage of adults who are enjoying a... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The HR Capitalist
Cool study out by DDI entitled "Execution and Engagement: Can Leaders Be Ambidextrous? Doing Both Well Is Critical." The findings were pretty interesting. As young mid-level managers start climbing the career ladder, they gradually become better at driving execution and... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The HR Capitalist
"It's not show friends, it's show business." --Bob Sugar in Jerry Maguire You've been there before, but then you forget. You recruited and signed a great candidate and generally crushed it in your role as a world-class recruiter. Your hiring... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
It's human nature. We had good luck with something and failed with other solutions. Naturally, we're going to go with what we know the next time, right? Experiencing the excitement of something new is nice, but once we've failed in... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
I was at the WorkHuman conference put on by Globoforce this week. If you don't know Globoforce, they are a engagement, recognition and rewards company that likes to go big. They spend a lot of money on marketing and thought... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
Oh yeah - you've been thinking it was coming, right? Well, it's here. A FOT webinar mashing HR stuff with Game of Thrones. Curious what we can learn from Jon Snow about coaching malcontents in your organization? Wondering how you... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
My friend Tim Sackett had an interesting post up last week, describing his experience at college scholarships, tuition breaks and admissions as a white family with a son holding a 4.0 GPA and a 30+ ACT. The net? His son’s... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
I'm in Orlando early this week taking in WorkHuman, a new kind of HR conference put on by the folks at Globoforce. I'm currently in a remote part of the airport waiting for Tim Sackett to get off his first... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
We all like to think our culture is special. Some of us talk about our culture without really doing anything to support it. Others work hard at culture, to the point where the cynic would claim there’s a cult-like feel... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
Stereotypes. Sometimes they're out there because they're true. The safest place to talk about stereotypes in the workplace involving race and gender is to to talk about the demographics you belong to. I'm a white guy, so I'll give you... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
I'm on the record that recruiters should manage the submittal process - which is the timing, number, context and presentation strategy of when you give hiring managers resumes for any open position. The best practice? Having a plan which positions... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
One of the lauded myths of Silicon Valley culture is that anyone can be a tech superstar if they have the talent. That if you just work hard enough, you too can grow up to be a lauded developer. Take... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
If you're at a company with mixed engagement from employees, you know the reality. You're trying to do some positive things, but you've got people on the bus that don't care if you succeed or not. Can they be saved?... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
If you're like a lot of companies, one of the biggest threats to losing your top talent - the best of the best - is those individuals leaving to start their own companies. It's a 1% problem. Only the most... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
Here's your latest dispatch from the world to remind your employees and the ones you love that while they have the right to free speech, it doesn't guarantee they can't be fired... Curt Schilling, attention hound and baseball commentator on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
Roxanne, you don't have to put on the red light Roxanne, you don't have to put on the red light Roxanne, (you don't have to put on the red light) Roxanne... (put on the red light) Roxanne... (put on the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
I've got a saying that goes something like this: "The best thing about America is that anyone with a good idea can start a company. The worst thing about America is a lot of them do..." Let me explain that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
Let's face it. Where you work is an absolute freak show. If it's not a freak show, you ought to look around - because your company is milking a legacy position in your industry that feels comfortable today - but... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
Only if you're concerned about being judged on a daily basis. I kid - but then again, I don't. There's an interesting thread going on on LinkedIn now - click here to see the entire conversation. Basically, it goes like... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
In case you missed it, professional basketball's Kobe Bryant played his last game this week (April 13, 2016). Kobe's been in decline from a skill perspective for a couple of years - and it was time for him to go.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
"How this little thing got so ****ed up lies squarely at the intersection of you sending an uber-aggressive, over-reaching rifleman in, with your target deploying a less aggressive professional with limited natural interest in asking "why". Who said that? No... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
"It's better to be a pirate than join the Navy." -Steve Jobs Steve Jobs was brutal in many ways, but with his brutality came moments of pure clarity. This quote is one of those moments. The stale way to make... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2016 at The HR Capitalist