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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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"Most engagement problems exist in the three feet of air between an employee and their manager." --Paul Hebert, noted engagement guru (that's right, I'm calling him a guru. Unlike Tony Robbins, who says he's not your guru). Go see this... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The HR Capitalist
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Of course, I can't call it Snapchat anymore. Snapchat's renamed their company to "Snap", since they will be moving to things other than the expected "snapchats". You know, like taking video in public that might get you assaulted. Confused? Snap(chat)... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The HR Capitalist
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One of the things I've always been a fan of is having potential factors as an alternative to company values. Background: At Kinetix, we have potential factors instead of values. They're designed to identify what we value most in talent... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The HR Capitalist
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When you think about big companies going down over the last couple of decades, it's really about corporations thinking their positions are insurmountable and being slow to try to develop new technologies and approaches that would replace the cash cow... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The HR Capitalist
If you came because of that title looking for a serious post on intern programs, think again. I was in Auburn Saturday night for LSU/Auburn and Auburn has a kicker that kicks it out of the end zone... every.single.time. After... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The HR Capitalist
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One of the things that's kind of front and center in the current presidential race is the relationship and bromance of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, leader of Russia. Here's my theory, and of course, it has an HR/Recruiting link:... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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If you’re the HR Pro I know you are, you’ve seen the same thing I have. You buy access to a great behavioral assessment platform to be more scientific with your hiring process and selection, then your company forgets about... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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OK, my over 40 friends, it's call out time. Remember that I'm over 40, so I send this message out of love, not hate. Some of you are gainfully employed, but tired - I get that. You see an article... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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There's a lot of talk about AI, robots and algorithms ultimately replacing people in some, if not all, of the jobs we know and love. While I believe that's going to happen (it already has and will continue), there's a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
Who's to know if your soul will fade at all The one you sold to fool the world You lost your self-esteem along the way Yeah --"Fake it" by Seether One of the biggest things that separates contenders from pretenders... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
It's September. Getting near halfway through the year. Might be time for you to actually give some feedback to the people who work for you. Or, if you're an HR pro, to encourage managers of people to give that feedback... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
We love features like self assessments and 360s in our performance solutions. But they're a crutch. Here's why: Self Assessments - your best people are harder on themselves than you are. Your worst people and even those in between give... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2016 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 Sep 9, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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Think about it... In case you missed it yesterday, Apple announced the iPhone 7 and the feature getting the most buzz is - no wired headphones. Why did they do it? Observe the high and mighty talk from Apple courtesy... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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Um, yeah. It's bad when you're on your way to harassment being mentioned in your Annual Report, which the Fox News Parent company will probably end up doing. Why would they have to do that? Because of three things: --The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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Simple post today. From time to time, HR pros have to do focus groups to determine the climate of the employee relations environment at their company. Ideally, this is done before there's smoke in the air. But at times, especially... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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Some of you are NFL fans. Remember "Bountygate" in New Orleans, where the team was paying bounties for vicious hits and knocking opposing players out of games? Read up here if you need a refresh - the whole scandal caused... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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Last week I did a post on Walmart's 10-year commitment to buy $250 billion in American-made goods. Walmart made the pledge in 2013, and while the company won’t reveal an exact figure, it says it is on track to meet... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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Here's a good podcast for you to pick up - Malcolm Gladwell's Revisionist History, where Gladwell breaks down topics that we previously thought we understood completely, but now looking back it appears we were wrong. I've listened to two episodes... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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Who here is tired of seeing disgruntled employees rip your company on Glassdoor? Wow..almost everyone. I can't say I'm surprised. Anonymous feedback is rapidly being recognized for what it is. The newspaper industry entered the digital industry with the thought... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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By now, you've heard all you need to hear about the Olympic swimmers who were robbed/not robbed at gunpoint/not at gunpoint after vandalizing/barely vandalizing a convenience store in Rio. Who's to blame? Like most of the stuff we deal with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2016 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 Aug 26, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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If you watched a lot of the Olympics (and didn’t fast-forward through the commercials), you probably saw an ad for Walmart that blasted Aerosmith’s “Dream On” over video of American factory workers. It was part of the retail giant’s 10-year... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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The answer to the question that's the title of this post is simple. Chill, my friends. That's what we'll be doing when the Robots are doing all the jobs - chilling. Or we'll be running for our lives - caught... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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I've been working on a new training program for managers of people at Kinetix - on Change Management. It's part of the BOSS Training series. Change Management is a pretty hard topic on which to keep managers engaged. So instead... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2016 at The HR Capitalist