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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
I'm Generation X. If there was ever any doubt about that, this post should put that doubt to rest. Last week found me rolling through airports in Baton Rouge and Philadelphia. As I was running through the Philadelphia airport to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The HR Capitalist
I'm up today over at Fistful of Talent - topic is the genius of moderate leaders, and why extreme leaders (both good and bad) seem to not be elected (or get beheaded). Here's a taste: "Here’s one reality that bears... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The HR Capitalist
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You have to love companies that know how to market and use/redirect negative misinformation directed at them for positive gain. Subaru of Wichita would be one of those progressive organizations. Brief back-story - the dealership did a remodel and non-union... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The HR Capitalist
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Something I missed years ago that serves as an interesting lesson in union organizing, incentives, profit sharing and more follows... When Delta merged with Northwest Airlines back in 2008, it set the stage for an epic battle. Northwest was heavily... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The HR Capitalist
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Yeah, I said it. Corporate Culture Is the Opiate of the Masses. Here's what I mean... There are a few places where the corporate culture is truly defined and it's a net positive to the business. But that's it. For... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
I don't get a chance to watch a lot of TV, but here's one upcoming series I'm excited about - HBO's "Silicon Valley", which debuts this Sunday on April 6th after Game of Thrones. Take a look at the trailers... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
I'm starting this post with an animated GIF below. Email subscribers need to click through to see it. Do that now if you need to, because this post is based off the visual, and it's worth it. Watch the GIF... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 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 28, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
Remember SHRM Members for Transparency? That was the renegade (I mean that in a positive way!) group of former SHRM Leaders from the field who identified a number of issues (SHRM board members giving themselves raises without going to the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
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Moneyball - A term describing baseball operations in which a team endeavors to analyze the market for baseball players and buy what is undervalued and sell what is overvalued. Unlike a common misconception, it is not about OBP, but whatever... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
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This one's easy. Today's word is "Sheeple", here's the entry from Urban Dictionary, I think it fits: Sheeple (ryhmes with and used as a replacement for "people") - People unable to think for themselves. Followers. Lemmings. Those with no cognitive... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
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If there's one thing people like to hate on, it's the introduction of new technology that appears to be the slightest bit invasive. Think NSA. Then think Google Glass. Haters going to hate. More on the backlash on Google Glass... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
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I love it (I know you do too...) when companies start talking about how they block specific types of websites to prevent employees from doing certain things. One of the types of sites companies love to block is career sites.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
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It's the oldest game in the sales world. A rep's tired of their current environment from a sales perspective, and is wondering what the possibilities are for them to find not only another job - but to think about changing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
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Heads Up - This is not your normal March Madness post about lost productivity. Your employees don't need tourney brackets to screw you out of an honest day's pay - they're waaaaaay more creative than that. Nope - this post... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
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I'm on the record as a moderate republican, and while I'm not foaming at the mouth like many of my ultra-conservative friends about the performance of President Obama, I saw a clip from his recent "Between Two Ferns" video spoof... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
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The sweet spot of interviewing is between being boring and stupid. Take the old sales interview exercise, "Sell me this pen." Has there ever been an exercise that is more ignorant? I know what you're going to say - "Kris,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
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Quick thought today: If part of employee engagement is your employee feeling like they're in a perfect job for where they're at in their career, then... One of the most important things you can do with any open position is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
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I'm up over at Fistful of Talent talking about the fallacy of stock options and something sneaking into the scene called "liquidation preferences". Here's a taste of what I'm talking about: "Let’s examine the Kris Dunn history with forms of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
Ben Horowitz - one of the former primaries at Netscape and now a founding partner at the aptly-named Andreessen Horowitz - once wrote a brief paper called, "Good Product Manager, Bad Product Manager". It's become a bible for product managers... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2014 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 Mar 7, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
Too good not to share about hiring at Google (via Tom Friedman in the NYT): "LAST June, in an interview with Adam Bryant of The Times, Laszlo Bock, the senior vice president of people operations for Google — i.e., the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
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That's right - I'm calling you helicopter moms out. You're hovering over your kid more than a CIA drone over Osama Bin Laden's house in Pakistan a few years back. You've controlled all the details until now, but you're probably... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
Podcast time folks - Some smart kids at Northwestern are making a run at unionizing college athletics, and I had Seth Borden, Partner at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP in NYC, join me on The CYA Report (my podcast over... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
One of the things on my bucket list is to create a real-world take on Leadership Development, specifically for helping managers of people become the best they can be with their teams. That's why were developing the Kinetix Leadership Development... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2014 at The HR Capitalist