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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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I've written about this before, but the chart below blew me away. Take a look at this chart from Fortune and we'll talk about it after the jump (email subscribers click through for image, click on image to blow it... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
If there's one thing HR Pros hate, it's taking on unnecessary risk. After all, you're the one that thinks about legal things, and more often than not, you're the one left to answer for what happened when the lawyers come... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
Well, maybe that won't work. But it's still fun to think about. I'm up over at Fistful of Talent today talking about the coming wave of automation and AI and wondering what that will do to our Standard of Living,... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
If you look around long enough in your life - especially if you have kids - you'll see a pattern emerge. People are trying to coach others as much as they can, but they default to non-specific feedback that is... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
If you're like me as an HR pro, you've always had your eye on the pre-existing condition angle of any healthcare legislation. That was a priority before Obamacare, became less of a priority during Obamacare (and a relief) and has... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
I know - you and everyone else hates Body Mass Index as a measure of what it means to be overweight. Invented in the early 1800s by a Belgian statistician, the measurement is used as a definitive benchmark: those with... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
If you choose to click through and read this, you have experienced a large uptick in the volume and aggressiveness level of pitches from HR vendors. I could say more to introduce this post, but the best path is just... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
If you read this blog, chances are you're reading The Tim Sackett Project. If not, you should. Great writer, good guy, down to earth, etc. I'm speaking with Tim at Halogen TalentSpace Live this week and thought you might get... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
If you're like me, you'd love to have more control over your relationships with hiring managers. That's why I spoke last week at SHRM Talent on 7 Ways Recruiters Can Win With Difficult Hiring Managers. One of those ways to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
Recognition. We've been trained to believe that everyone needs it. Do they? I think so, but something that's lost in the recognition/engagement market is that for many blue collar workers, getting recognition in front of their peers actually makes them... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
Let's face it, I like to talk about a lot of upper end talent topics here. I'm a little bit of a snob, right? Wait, I've done the tough stuff too! For example, take hourly hiring. The majority of hiring... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
So you want more data and analytics in your recruiting function, but you're not sure where to start... Allow me to assist. One of the metrics that is time-tested and true once you really start measuring every open job in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
When I accept your LinkedIn invite, I'm not swiping right. I'm just doing something slightly less than giving you a business card. I use LinkedIn a lot. I don't put myself out there as a Lion, an open networker, etc,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
I'm up over at CareerBuilder talking about how understanding your audience is the key to great onboarding, with some generational twists. Here's a taste: As with anything talent-related, generational differences should be considered as you are building your onboarding platform... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
McKinsey has a pretty good report out about where machines/AI can replace humans, and where they can't. I'd encourage all in the talent space to take a look - here's the link. What you learn from the report is that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
Back in late 2015, I reported on proactive moves by Salesforce to do pay equity increases across its workforce to eliminate any and all gender pay issues, job by job. Here's a rundown from the post: "In a panel at... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
When you read the title of this post, you might think I have sensitive sons. Problems with emotions, crying, etc. That's not true. I think they're pretty emotionally balanced, in the normal range, and generally OK. I didn't have to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
In case you missed it, the State of Illinois Attorney General is in the news for some premium PR/saber-rattling, centered around the fact that job boards like CareerBuilder and Indeed are trying to exclude older workers from applying for jobs... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
If you're watching/following the NCAA Men's Basketball Tourney this year, your bracket is shot, your team is likely gone and there's only one thing left to do. What's that thing you ask? Look at the rosters of the teams that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
Let's face it, most of you hate to present. Those of you that have to present occasionally tolerate it. Those of you that fear it avoid it like the plague, right? I think there's a couple of things you can... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
If there's anything I've tried to live up to in my professional life, it's the need to communicate things to the lowest common denominator in any organization. After all, life moves pretty fast, and if you don't stop to look... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2017 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 Mar 17, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
By now you’ve heard the news. Performance Management is dead and we’re told SMART companies are killing the performance review altogether. There’s just one little problem with that popular theme – a recent CEB study shows that across companies that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
As tax time approaches, I find myself searching for a little balance. Why do I have to pay so much in taxes? I'm sure a lot of Americans feel like that up and down the tax bracket. The alternative, of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
Working from home. It used to be great and still is for many of us, but there's a canary in the coal mine that's emerging that could take the joy out of your sweats/PJs/hat game. That thing? It's called video... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at The HR Capitalist