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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
Look, I know you're scared of social media. People like Tim Sackett and I used to do a year's worth of speaking gigs talking about social media and HR, then we just got bored and moved on. We'll, I'm back... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The HR Capitalist
Yeah, I'll say it. I think walk up music should be required at all your meetings. You know what walk up music is - it's the song that plays when a major league baseball player walks from the dugout to... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The HR Capitalist
It's Friday, so let's keep it light - and since it's football season, let's learn from the great leaders of the gridiron. Today's lesson is from the book of Jim Mora Sr. You know him as the dad of Jim... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The HR Capitalist
Ay yo, the flyest ************ in the room Yeah, you know it's me ******** hating on him, cause he started out here locally Hopefully, I'll be at the top soon For now I'm at my house, on the couch, watching... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The HR Capitalist
One of the things I love about my gig at Kinetix is that in addition to HR stuff, marketing and more, I also get to keep my hand in the recruiting game every once in a while. Case in point:... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The HR Capitalist
A reader asks... How do you hold the highest level corporate managers accountable when they make decisions that are illegal or unethical? What do you say to them to make them know you are correct and their decision is wrong?... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
There's a Chick-fil-A manager somewhere out there tired of slang. The post, submitted last week on Reddit, simply says, "I work at Chick-fil-A and Eric, our manager, is tired of our s*$t." It is accompanied by the photo below of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
You ever see an old commercial and say, "what the"... from the lens you have as a HR professional or manager of people? Case in point - my son is doing a project where they've been asked to plan to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
That's what I call a Veteran's Day-related HR Capitalist post title. It's Veteran's Day. I'm hawkish when it comes to the military. A Grandpa I never knew died over Germany in WWII when the Super-Fortress he served on got shot... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
Want a great way to understand if someone's truly engaged by what they do for a living? Ask them the following question: What are you working on? The answer tells you all you need to know about whether someone's engaged... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
It's usually an afterthought with great hires you make. You found the a great person for your open position. You did what you were supposed to do - finding great talent, engaging them, selling them on the opportunity and getting... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
We selected our holiday book at Kinetix (a tradition at the Big K) a few weeks back and in the tradition of doing something different - we picked JPOD by Douglas Coupland. Here's the description on Wikipedia: "JPod is an... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
There's always a lot of talk about active candidates vs passive candidates. Which one has more value, the perception that passive candidates are desired over active candidates, etc. Realities about the passive vs. active debate: -We always want what we... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
If there's one absolute, it's that young managers of people would like all performance-related items to be black and white. When's the last time managing people didn't include shades of gray? Right. One of the most powerful things we can... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
Some people love to hire jocks. Is that a viable hiring strategy? I'm up over at Fistful of Talent today trying to answer this very question. Bottom line - you can't generalize and there are lots of great hires who... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
Backstory - Hey Kids - Working to find a great Fortune 500 company multiple HR Business Partners in Charlotte, NC. Great HR leadership, and you'll be working directly with line of business leaders to solve their people pain/issues. This is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
My friend Tim Sacket was up over at CareerBuilder yesterday doing his thing - saying the whole concept of candidate experience in recruiting is Slim Shady at best. His point, and I think its a good one, is that as... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
Of course it is. That's to be expected due to the narrative on race in America. I alluded to this in a post awhile back called "Thank God for Asians - Google Releases Workplace Diversity Numbers". Affirmative action plans pack... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
Backstory: I was at a client's HQ a few weeks ago and noticed one of the managers in our training class had on an unusual shirt. I asked him about the themed t-shirt and he informed me that it was... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
Hi Gals! Here's just what you've been waiting on. A guy to come in and analyze the recently decision by Facebook and Apple to cover the cost of women freezing their eggs. You live it, but I report it. Here's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
In case you HR pros who long for legal catfights and PR missed it, your neighborhood Jimmy Johns is taking a PR hit based on the fact they mandate every employee in the company sign a general non-complete. Yes, even... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
Catch me today over at Fistful of Talent, where I'm up with a post called "Influence 101 – It’s Not Enough To Ask For A Raise: Understand Who You’re Asking"... Here's a taste: The most important thing you need to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
Most people would tell you that you need to turn off any background noise when you coach an employee on anything - music, the TV, people talking loudly, etc. Complete attention on the task at hand is required for the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 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 Oct 10, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
Let's face it. There's snake oil in the water anytime you bring in a motivational speaker to your company or event. The term I used is part of the problem, right? Are you bringing someone in to speak on specific... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at The HR Capitalist