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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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As a general rule, the communications coming from our leaders is sanitized. Big messages, little risk. But every once in awhile, a leader has to make an example of someone. When bad behavior happens, the risk of doing too little... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The HR Capitalist
Let's face it, corporate America has an epidemic - the talent in your company is always on top of WIIFM (what's in it for me?), but rarely has an idea of what it takes to be a good teammate. You... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The HR Capitalist
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There's a lot of theory about what management discipline looks like at the corporate level. But very few of those theories can be captured via a financial chart. Below is one of the best examples you'll find of management discipline... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The HR Capitalist
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Starbucks - it's a great company. Examples: --Marketing - they made me pay 3 bucks for a cup of coffee (check). --Employee Love - they hire well, and they take care of employees through things like full tuition aid (check).... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
Career Coaching day here at the Capitalist. Today's lesson: Disclaimers in conversations. You have to have a conversation with another individual. You're trying to justify your stance or get the individual to take action. You know they're not necessarily gong... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
There's a lot of ways you can measure talent. Do they have the KSAs - knowledge, skills and abilities - to do the job? Are the behavioral markers that drive them personally and professionally a match for the job, your... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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If you're like me, you probably got an email from LinkedIn saying that ____ people you know started something new in 2015. To be fair, not all of those represent people that started new jobs. Many simply added a volunteer... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 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 Jan 19, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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So it's 2016. Probably time to give in and say that the economy has fully recovered from the last recession (2007-2010), right? And let's knock on wood that I'm not tempting economic fate by stating the obvious. Some of you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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A longtime reader reacts to my post on hiring D2 and D3 jocks: Well thought out Kris – I agree with you. Two quick stories, one of which involves a former pro athlete (you didn’t go there, technically, but it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
If there's anything we've learned in the last few years, it's that Data and analytics are going change the way business gets done. That's true in Finance, it's true in Sales and Marketing and it's true in the Talent world—across... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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If you recruit for a living, we've all been there. You're having trouble filling a position, so you've turned to sourcing candidates. You end up with a target list of 5 candidates, and now the time comes for the initial... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2016 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 Jan 8, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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In the National Football League, "Black Monday" is the Monday following the final weekend of the regular season, and the day of choice for NFL teams to fire underperforming coaches and GMs. With so much money on the line, there... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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I'm up over at Fistful of Talent talking about the trend of corporate L&D departments striking Tuition Aid deals with single universities. Here's a taste from that post: I’m on the record as saying there’s no better benefit to put... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
New Year's Resolutions. Seems like they're trending down these days, doesn't it? Does anyone do them? The drill is usually about weight loss or some other type of personal improvement. We don't do resolutions as much at work, and that's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
Capitalist Note: Enjoy this one from the archives. I'm in the car for 14 hours today. #holidays I kid. But I'm guessing that if you polled all the serious college basketball fans in America, you would find that around 80%... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2015 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 18, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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In two words: hell. no. If you've every had the feeling that your hiring process is slower than ever, some new research from CEB actually quantifies that your gut was right. Check this out: "More complex hiring requirements have, in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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Ever stop and think about all the things you heard/said as a kid, and how the world has changed? Kids used to play "smear the queer" with a football on the playground back in the day. Those kids had no... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
I'm up over at Fistful of Talent talking about the best way to ask your direct reports to rate their own performance. You should go read that if you've ever thought the following related to performance reviews: “This #### would... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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Performance issue? You can do three things: Deal with it. Ignore it. Create a brand new position to do some of the work of the person in question (without firing the incumbent), which is a form of #2. Do people... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
I'm p*ssed off but I'm too polite When people break in the McDonald's line Mom and Dad you made me so uptight I'm gonna cuss on the mic tonight I'm rockin' the suburbs Just like Michael Jackson did I'm rockin'... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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If there's one thing Gen X likes, it's an over the top rock star. That's Scott Weiland, lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots. Being Gen X means that at some point in your life, you wore flannel - a lot... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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OK, all you socialists out there - be prepared to be disappointed, because BusinessWeek dug into the story of Dan Price, CEO of Gravity Payments, and found some issues related to why he raised the minimum salary at his company... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2015 at The HR Capitalist