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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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There's a lot of business propaganda out there related to failure. Ready for some successories quotes? LET'S DO THIS: 1. “Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” - Winston Churchill 2. “Failure is... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The HR Capitalist
It's December and it's time to do performance reviews. You're tired. You just want to go on vacation, and you really don't know where to start to distinguish between Johnny and Jenny from a performance perspective. Sucks to be you.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The HR Capitalist
Did you hear? Employees now have the right to attempt union organizing via company email systems. Here's a tast of the ruling by the NLRB. Enjoy: "The National Labor Relations Board ruled Friday that workers have a right to use... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The HR Capitalist
I have to travel a lot for work, and I've made the life decision to live in Birmingham. As a result of that location, I generally fly one of two ways: 1. I fly Southwest out of Birmingham, and get... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The HR Capitalist
Some of you are aware - some painfully aware - that fellow HR bloggers of note - Steve Boese, Lance Haun and Matt Stollak and I take an annual pilgrimage to the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas every year.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
In the backdrop of all the humanity that has occurred in Ferguson case, we get the idea to prevent it from happening again: We should have body cameras for all police officers. On the surface, that's not a bad idea.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 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 Dec 8, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
In case you missed it, UAB Football is dead. Technically, the UAB President and the university made the decision to shut down the Division 1 FBS program, which went 6-6 this year and is bowl eligible. Reasons provided by the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
Ah yes, Googling candidates. Read enough HR Magazine or talk to employment lawyers, and they'll tell you Googling candidates is questionable at best, as is looking at candidates on social media. You could get sued. You could factor things into... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
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 Nov 25, 2014 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 Nov 24, 2014 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 Nov 21, 2014 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 Nov 20, 2014 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 Nov 19, 2014 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