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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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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 4 hours ago 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 yesterday 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 4 days ago 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 5 days ago 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 6 days ago 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 7 days ago 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
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You know it's true, right? It doesn't matter what your company's dress code is. People naturally filter in a type of caste system when it comes to how they dress. You can identify the type of employee by what they... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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One of the things you need to be proficient in as a Talent pro in today's market is what mix of base/incentive towards a total comp number is the best to motivate Sales Pros at your company. My experience -... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
It's a fair question. I first saw this in a post from Laurie Ruettimann - LinkedIn is holding a non-technical hackathon where they'll ask 300 interns with very little work experience to hack their way to a better version of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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Ah yes... The time honored tradition of the management trainee position. You know it, you love it. You recognize the value. But are you legal when it comes to classifying those trainees as exempt? Sigh - I know. Someday my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
Kinetix and Kris Dunn (HR Capitalist, Fistful of Talent) are working exclusively a key client to fill the executive role of VP of Talent Acquisition. This role will be key in our client's future focus on talent and will report... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
A question from a savvy reader related to formal and informal mandates that minority candidates be interviewed for any under-utilized area or position: So, Kris, how does Facebook (or any company with similar goals related to interviewing minorities) determine that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
Big Data - It's coming for you. But you don't have to wait for a system that can spit out every answer. With a little work, you can become a dat- driven HR pro. You just need to think outside... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
Want to know when a startup culture has become all grown up? When you start doing things like forcing your managers to do certain things on the hiring front, like interviewing at least one minority candidate for every open position.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
Quick post today - Reid Hastings, CEO of Netflix in this video below from Foundation Capital. 3 minute video covering his first boss washing his coffee cups for him, his failure to build culture in his first run as a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
It's true. If you're at SHRM National next week, you've got a rare opportunity to see Tim Sackett and I presenting together - for "We're Bringing Techy Back" at 2pm on Monday somewhere in the Convention Center in Vegas coded... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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If you follow Uber at all (ride-sharing instead of taxis for the uninitiated), you probably saw this week that a court in California declared an Uber driver an employee instead of a contractor. Earlier today, I saw this piece by... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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If you haven't seen it, Business Week has an entire issue with one article only in it - on Coding. Go check it out and spend a couple of hours digging into the 78 page article, because it's a great... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
One of the things we forgot about in the recruiting world is this - there's never been a better time to raid a company for talent than when a manager leaves. That manager leaving? She could be Ghandi, or she... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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There's a term that coaches in sports are familiar with - it's called "fake hustle". What's fake hustle in sports? Fake hustle is when an athlete shows incredible effort, but only does it when the play in question has already... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
In case you missed it, Fitbit did an IPO this week and shares were up 48% in first day trading. Fitbit is hot right? Everyone loves the idea of employees wearing a device that makes them more active, and dreams... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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By now, you've probably heard about Rachel Dolezal, former head of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP. Turns out, it looks like she's not black. Which would seem to be an issue. But when you dig deeper, it's almost impossible... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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You know the drill - it's time to give a candidate feedback on why they didn't get the job. Of course, you're fearful you're going to be sued as a result of your bumbling on this conversation. Whether you're a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at The HR Capitalist