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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
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 yesterday at The HR Capitalist
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By now, you've heard about this post accusing Uber of creating a hostile, harassing environment for women. Rather than rehash the claim, I'm going to go to the numbers in this post. See this post by Tim Sackett for analysis... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The HR Capitalist
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In case you missed it, Donald Trump's original pick to become Secretary of Labor, Andrew Puzder, dropped out last week citing he was tired of the abuse that such a nomination brings. At the heart of some of the resistance... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The HR Capitalist
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Old people. The problem with them is there's just so much...well...experience... You know I'm kidding. But it raises a good point - should older workers looking for their next opportunity show all of their work history and graduation dates from... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The HR Capitalist
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A reader asks... Hi Kris - Do you have an opinion on the use of “acting” in title? A situation has come up where two ppl in an org would be made “acting”…one person – we’ll call her Abby -... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
In the hiring/candidate business, it's called a miss. Interesting stuff from the interwebs a couple of weeks ago, as Twitter announced its Head of Diversity was leaving the company. Of course, for me that wasn't really the news, as Twitter... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
How do you drive your employees to do more of what you'd like them to do? Even things that are in their best interest like participating in or raising their contributions to your 401K? The answer - even in something... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
It's true. Facebook just moved their Bereavement Leave Policy to 20 days for an immediate family member, 10 days for an extended family member. Damn. More from TechCrunch: "On her personal Facebook account Tuesday, COO Sheryl Sandberg announced an update... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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Capitalist Note - I finally got around to binge-watching the former AMC hit Breaking Bad on Netflix, which follows high school chemistry teacher Walter White's journey through a lung cancer diagnosis and his subsequent turn to becoming a world-class meth... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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I know, I know. You think performance reviews suck. You're probably right, they probably do. But is the alternative - not doing them at all - really better? I've always thought the biggest lie with the sexy, "we're eliminating performance... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
Had a client at Kinetix ask me last week where in the US I would build out a presence if my goal was to hire capable software developers with limited competition. Made me think that would be an interesting question... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 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 Feb 3, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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As the Donald Trump as President experience reaches its second week, one of the big issues on the table is whether your employees expect you as a leader to take a stand related to your views on the recent policy,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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Short post today about an important topic. Is Corrective Action a Death Sentence? First, definitions for some of my readers who aren't HR pros. Corrective Action is a formal process where you tell an employee, usually in a written document... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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Lots of polarizing stuff going on across both sides of the political aisle right now. As always, I'm drawn to views that ponder the center - and to the ones that are all about the workforce we have in the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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That seems like a crazy suggestion, but bear with me. Your most difficult leaders are complete a*ses. They're terrible people and they grind and use talented direct reports like commodities. No HR leader condones that. Not you, not me. But... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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Capitalist Note - I finally got around to binge-watching the former AMC hit Breaking Bad on Netflix, which follows high school chemistry teacher Walter White's journey through a lung cancer diagnosis and his subsequent turn to becoming a world-class meth... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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Today is Tim Sackett Day. It’s the day when HR bloggers honor someone who works in human resources and doesn’t get a ton of press. In the past, we’ve praised people like Kelly Dingee, Paul Hebert, Recruiting Animal and Victorio... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
"You're In HR, Everybody Hates You" Words of wisdom from Steve Harvey on a Friday. Running time two minutes, worth your time (Email subscribers, click through for video): Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
In case you missed it - I was up at FOT earlier this week with the following post “He’s a Good Guy, Except For The Jihad”… (The Burden of Action in HR)", which weaves things that organizations like the FBI... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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The Empire in the Star Wars series had it wrong. You don't need to fight the rebels. You just need to pull out the checkbook and buy the rebel who is most representative of the cause. In Star Wars, that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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If you're responsible for leading a team through change, you ultimately need ideas about what you should do given challenges your company or team are going through. That means you're going to ask for ideas - usually in the space... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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How was your 2016 work-wise? Mine was good - not great, but when you really stop and look back at the accomplishments, there's a lot to be proud of. I'm sure you're in the same boat - the world moves... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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I'm historically an Atlanta Hawks fan (pro basketball). And being a Hawks fan is...well...difficult some times. The Atlanta Hawks have a recent history that touches on numerous HR, organizational and talent issues. This history resulted in the NBA franchise being... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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Capitalist Note - I finally got around to binge-watching the former AMC hit Breaking Bad on Netflix, which follows high school chemistry teacher Walter White's journey through a lung cancer diagnosis and his subsequent turn to becoming a world-class meth... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2017 at The HR Capitalist