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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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If there’s one thing we know, it’s that negative stereotypes about HR Pros are common. You know them because you live them: --HR’s great at making rules --HR’s great at saying “no” --HR usually trails other functional areas in evolving... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at The HR Capitalist
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Look - I get it - there's a lot of stuff going on in the world that's been a long time coming for society in general: --Protests against police brutality and the impact of that on minorities - check. --the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The HR Capitalist
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This appeared in my gmail as a paid ad today (Email subscribers, click through to see the poison below): I'm not a financial advisor. There's probably money to be made in Bitcoin, although the SEC has issued investor warnings. The... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The HR Capitalist
If you’re a client or follower of Jobvite, you know the Recruiter Nation Live series. It started with the Recruiter Nation Live Conference in San Francisco last June, and continued with the Recruiter Nation Live Roadshow that brought real recruiter... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The HR Capitalist
Big, hairy, audacious goals, or BHAGs, are visionary, strategy statements designed to focus a group of people around a common initiative. They traditional differ from our other goal setting techniques because BHAGS are usually positioned toward by a large group... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The HR Capitalist
The scene - team discussion about a direction with client work. The problem - client doesn't know what they want. They're attempting to neuter rock star work, which will hurt the end product. What do you do? Your choices 1--Neuter... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
I'm up on this topic over at my monthly column at Workforce magazine. Hit the link below to go to the digital version and take the quiz... Will You Be Leading an HR Function in 2024? Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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Ran into this list by way of Ongig, who surveyed 3700+ companies to determine the top 99 applicant tracking systems by market share as of April 30, 2017. Go to the original post to view the top 99 providers and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
In case you missed it, it was reported over the weekend that the special counsel examining alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election removed a top FBI investigator from his team for exchanging text messages with a colleague... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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I've been fortunate to do a number of webinars through the years. Most of them have been about things that allow us to raise our game related to the HR services we provide to the companies we work for. I'm... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
I'm up today over at Fistful of Talent - talking about how the "gaydar" of A.I. now outperforms humans and what that could mean over time for how career opportunity is delivered to members of protected classes. Interesting stuff -... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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Tracking the looming giant in the recruiting industry that is Google For Jobs can be a full-time job. The latest is a biggie - GFJ rolled out 4 pretty important features last week, including auto-loading of salary data, bookmarking and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
You're a coach in the corporate world. That means you know a lot - about a lot of things. It also means you've been trusted - whether formally or informally - to share your observations, thoughts and wisdom with others... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
Featured today - an interview I did with Tim Sackett for Talent Talks (a great series brought to you by Saba Software) on Dealing with Sidetracks in Coaching Conversations... You know what sidetracks are even if you don't know them... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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Yesterday I pinged you about the change in corporate values at Uber. They have always had a Viking culture, and that works when you're trying to conquer new land/metro areas vs. groups that don't want to be conquered. Hell, that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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"This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine" --partial quote from the Rifleman's Creed (USMC), popularized in the movie Full Metal Jacket (click for video) ------------------------------- It's hard to make sure cultural values stand... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
What's up, fellow HR Capitalists? I had the chance to speak this fall for Jobvite at something called the Recruiter Nation Live Roadshow. Had a great time and met some great Talent Acquisition leaders, HR pros and Recruiters as a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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We've all been there as coaches in corporate America for our team. We know the adjustment we need our direct report to make. It's easiest to just tell them what to do with a side dish of "why". That's prescriptive... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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Stop me when you're heard this one before. Employee gives notice they're going to leave the company. Company decides whether it's worth it to allow the employee to work the notice they've just given. If the risk is high, the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
What's up, my HR leader friends? Whether you're an HR Manager, Director or VP, I don't care - you're an HR leader. So let's get away from titles and talk about what's real. Some of you are process people. Some... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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Thoughts from the road. Let's talk about old people. No BS, no talking around it, let's just talk about old people in the workplace. I'm coming off some leadership training with a client. Great people, and when I do that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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Let's talk economic development today. We're trained to believe that in America, any economic development opportunity that brings thousands of jobs to a local community - especially in the rust belt or the rural midwest - would be welcomed by... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
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“His daddy put him in the lion’s den with porkchop drawers on.” –Snoop Dogg on Lonzo Ball via Twitter Let's start with that quote. Most of you know who Snoop Dogg is (music industry), but you may not be familiar... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
Forget Google, Apple and if you're into pain, Uber. Tesla is now the most interesting workplace culture in the world. Here's 4 reasons why, my friends: 1--For starters, they've got a founder who is brilliant and unreasonable all at the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
I saw this one last weekend. I think you'll enjoy it. Here's your set up. Alabama's football team is coached by Nick Saban - did a post early this week after what a control freak he is. The thing is,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at The HR Capitalist