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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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By now, you've heard all you need to hear about the Olympic swimmers who were robbed/not robbed at gunpoint/not at gunpoint after vandalizing/barely vandalizing a convenience store in Rio. Who's to blame? Like most of the stuff we deal with... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago 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 3 days ago at The HR Capitalist
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If you watched a lot of the Olympics (and didn’t fast-forward through the commercials), you probably saw an ad for Walmart that blasted Aerosmith’s “Dream On” over video of American factory workers. It was part of the retail giant’s 10-year... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The HR Capitalist
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The answer to the question that's the title of this post is simple. Chill, my friends. That's what we'll be doing when the Robots are doing all the jobs - chilling. Or we'll be running for our lives - caught... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The HR Capitalist
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I've been working on a new training program for managers of people at Kinetix - on Change Management. It's part of the BOSS Training series. Change Management is a pretty hard topic on which to keep managers engaged. So instead... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The HR Capitalist
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Tons of positive reaction to this quote from a post earlier this week: "Great recruiters are like stockbrokers - we help clients understand whether someone's a buy or a sell based on their price." Good stockbrokers - not the sleazy... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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I'm Gen X, so almost no one I manage these days is older than me. But as a driven, achievement oriented 30-year old, I started managing lots of people who were older than me for the next decade. As a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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You're just a walking billboard for all the latest brands You've got no taste in music and you really love our band You're haircut is atrocious, it's been the same since '83 Your glory days are over and so's your... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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I love all of you who read this blog - Thank you! But you've lost your minds if you think the reason we want to ask for salary is so we can lowball someone and perpetuate discrimination. I'm posting about... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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Last week, I talked about the collapse of Monster in the job board wars, which basically came down to them not attempting to invest in the future - even if they weren't sure what the future was. That's part of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2016 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 Aug 12, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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By now, you've seen the pictures of Michael Phelps brooding while some South African dude who beat him four years ago was gyrating in front of him like an exotic dancer in Rio. One of the biggest sporting moments of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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It's every manager's worst nightmare. You did the right thing with some problematic employees, but then you got investigated/sued. Getting sued is a scarlet letter. Without question, it's much better not to get sued, but if you do the right... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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This one is about change and the conversations we get into as HR leaders related to strategy. It's also about change management in a way that HR pros will understand. Ready? Let's go. Randstad just bought Monster for $423M. Does... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
To say that I was a little late watching "The Wolf of Wall Street" is an understatement. Released in 2013, I didn't see it until last week and then suffered through a 4-hour FX version that had 5 minute commercial... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 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 Aug 5, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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Massachusetts has lost its mind. In a prime example of lawmakers not understanding business, the state has outlawed employers from asking interviewees about their salary history. Here's a quick rundown from Forbes: "Massachusetts has just passed the most comprehensive law... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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Rant time people - This topic will be emotional for many of you - Merging on your way to work. There are rules. You're antisocial and a bit of a moron if you don't follow the rules. Let's do this:... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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Hey HR and Recruiting leaders - It's the early days of budget season - or at least prep for budget season - for a lot of you. If you are like me, you're likely looking at headcount projections for next... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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It's a dance as old as time itself. Your leadership team has opinions on talent - which is good. They're interested. That's a positive. But one of the calls a lot of leadership teams make is this: "In order to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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Two boys on a playground Tryin' to push each other down See the crowd gather 'round Nothing attracts a crowd like a crowd I'm Gen-X - a lot of you are Gen-X as well. The Boomers already know that they're... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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I'm sorry to tell you this, but yes. See what I did there? I apologized in advance for telling you that you apologize too much as an HR pro. THAT'S A PRO MOVE, PEOPLE. But I digress. Here's the deal... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
Went to Vegas last weekend with a few bloggers of note - Steve Boese and Matt Stollak. Our destination had a nerd quality to it - The NBA Summer League, where professional basketball hopefuls convene to prove they have what... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
I'm running a panel at the HR Technology Conference in Chicago in October. As I've said before, this is my favorite conference in our industry - the perfect mix of HR and Talent topics with solutions and conversation enabled by... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
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From the category of "too weird to be true", a colleague of our founder/my business partner at Kinetix (Shannon Russo) was traveling the globe and found himself in a conference room in Hyderabad in India. He glanced at the walls... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at The HR Capitalist