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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
Got a good play for you on the way home today - embedded below (email subscribers click through to see player) is a cool NPR podcast called Planet Money - the episode I'm sharing is with Patty McCord, former CHRO... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The HR Capitalist
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Let's face it - we spend a lot of time talking about employees from a "top talent" perspective. Who is top talent? Can we fill a team with all "A" players? (The answer is no, btw...) How can we attract... 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 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 6 days ago at The HR Capitalist
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It's the classic Catch 22... We know we shouldn't simply make the best widget maker the best widget maker manager, but.... but.... We have nothing else to base on decisions on who gets promoted to manager other than... Functional Area... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
In the wake of the New York Times article on Amazon, I thought it would be worth sharing the past post by Redfin CEO Glen Kelman, who wonders aloud if all the fun, benefit focused features of the GPTW actually... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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If you watch Fox News or MSNBC, I already know how you feel about the prospect of the $15 an hour minimum wage: -Fox News Viewers - It's Jobs or CPI armagedon! Small businesses are going to fail! The business... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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Let's face it - Fearful of the spotlight and conservative to a fault, HR pros generally aren't the best examples to look towards when it comes to professional branding. Kris Dunn (Kinetix RPO, The HR Capitalist) and Tim Sackett (HRU... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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Let's face it - Fearful of the spotlight and conservative to a fault, HR pros generally aren't the best examples to look towards when it comes to professional branding. Kris Dunn (Kinetix RPO, The HR Capitalist) and Tim Sackett (HRU... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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There's a happy tale that we've all grown used used to in the HR game. It goes something like this: The best way to build a company is to build a Great Place to Work. Most of us believe that,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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My readers are smart. From Steve: "Is there an HR Pro in the house?" Uh, no: HR Manager http://gravitypayments.com/careers?p=job%2FoX8l1fwb --Steve ----------------------------------------------- This is the job posting for the HR Manager job for Gravity Payments in Seattle. The company where the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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Welcome to Best Practices on the Capitalist... I said Best Practices - that means everyone drinks! But seriously, let's talk about the way you submit candidates to hiring managers when you have your recruiting/talent acquisition hat on. First - are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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Let's face it - Fearful of the spotlight and conservative to a fault, HR pros generally aren't the best examples to look towards when it comes to professional branding. Kris Dunn (Kinetix RPO, The HR Capitalist) and Tim Sackett (HRU... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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Ay yo, the fliest ************ in the room Yeah, you know it's me ******* hating on him, cause he started out here locally Hopefully, I'll be at the top soon For now, I'm at my house, on the couch, watching... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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Just in case you're a comp geek at times like me, here's your answer. First a little primer on player share of revenues as a % of total revenues in pro sports: In negotiating salary caps, most leagues split mandatory... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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Hey Peeps - I had a friend tell me there was a problem with the "About FOT" profile and went to fix it and realized I hadn't read it for a couple of years. For those of you unaware, I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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A rival school in my neighborhood has seen the light - they're keeping the nickname "Rebels", but replacing the optics of their mascot (currently a old guy that looks like Colonel Sanders). Click here to read more, but the news... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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If there's an interesting debate in the world of talent, it has to be whether the talent you hire can fix things they are bad at - or even if they should try. After all, if the love-fest to Marcus... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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This post is about unintended consequences. Also about salary compression when a CEO decided to raise the minimum salary to 70K in his company. What could go wrong? More from the New York Times: "Three months ago, Mr. Price, 31,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
I had the chance to appear on the HireVue “Weird Science” Series as week, with Fistful's Tim Sackett pinging me on assessments and the data/insight they give you around hiring the right candidate for your company. Listen to Tim and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
Recurring 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 Jul 31, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
Your company wants the best candidates, right? You interview, you interview again, hell - maybe you even have an assessment platform to help you find Mr or Ms Right. One thing we're all probably missing - are we trying to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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By now, you've heard that the suspension handed down to Tom Brady by the NFL for improper "deflating" footballs (4 games this season) has been upheld. Tom, Tom, Tom. You could have dealt with this 6 months ago. For the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
I'm feeling all wellness-oriented these days. A while back, I posted on the opinion that FitBit and similar wearables don't do a damn things for wellness. The people who exercise aren't your problem. Here's the money quote from that post:... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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Ah yes - LinkedIn. You love it, but does it love you? Like a jealous boy/girlfriend, yes - as long as you are loyal, including not doing things that look like you're getting ready to cheat. What? Well, LinkedIn just... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
Not sure why, but got a couple of notes yesterday on this post I did last year over at FOT. For those of you with kids who are home for the summer, you're seeing them on the couch vegging out.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at The HR Capitalist