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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
Let's face it, I like to talk about a lot of upper end talent topics here. I'm a little bit of a snob, right? Wait, I've done the tough stuff too! For example, take hourly hiring. The majority of hiring... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The HR Capitalist
So you want more data and analytics in your recruiting function, but you're not sure where to start... Allow me to assist. One of the metrics that is time-tested and true once you really start measuring every open job in... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The HR Capitalist
When I accept your LinkedIn invite, I'm not swiping right. I'm just doing something slightly less than giving you a business card. I use LinkedIn a lot. I don't put myself out there as a Lion, an open networker, etc,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
I'm up over at CareerBuilder talking about how understanding your audience is the key to great onboarding, with some generational twists. Here's a taste: As with anything talent-related, generational differences should be considered as you are building your onboarding platform... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
McKinsey has a pretty good report out about where machines/AI can replace humans, and where they can't. I'd encourage all in the talent space to take a look - here's the link. What you learn from the report is that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
Back in late 2015, I reported on proactive moves by Salesforce to do pay equity increases across its workforce to eliminate any and all gender pay issues, job by job. Here's a rundown from the post: "In a panel at... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
When you read the title of this post, you might think I have sensitive sons. Problems with emotions, crying, etc. That's not true. I think they're pretty emotionally balanced, in the normal range, and generally OK. I didn't have to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
In case you missed it, the State of Illinois Attorney General is in the news for some premium PR/saber-rattling, centered around the fact that job boards like CareerBuilder and Indeed are trying to exclude older workers from applying for jobs... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
If you're watching/following the NCAA Men's Basketball Tourney this year, your bracket is shot, your team is likely gone and there's only one thing left to do. What's that thing you ask? Look at the rosters of the teams that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
Let's face it, most of you hate to present. Those of you that have to present occasionally tolerate it. Those of you that fear it avoid it like the plague, right? I think there's a couple of things you can... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
If there's anything I've tried to live up to in my professional life, it's the need to communicate things to the lowest common denominator in any organization. After all, life moves pretty fast, and if you don't stop to look... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2017 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 Mar 17, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
By now you’ve heard the news. Performance Management is dead and we’re told SMART companies are killing the performance review altogether. There’s just one little problem with that popular theme – a recent CEB study shows that across companies that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
As tax time approaches, I find myself searching for a little balance. Why do I have to pay so much in taxes? I'm sure a lot of Americans feel like that up and down the tax bracket. The alternative, of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
Working from home. It used to be great and still is for many of us, but there's a canary in the coal mine that's emerging that could take the joy out of your sweats/PJs/hat game. That thing? It's called video... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
Got a call yesterday for interview prep advice. Great candidate, looking to take the next step with another company. My friend was in the best position he could be in related to the interview - he has direct experience working... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
When you think about how the business world is changing and how those changes affect the workforce and talent issues, a good place to look first is Amazon. First, the great marketplace in the sky made shopping online easy. Then,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
One of the things that's fascinating about the Trump presidency is some of the promises - direct and implied - he's made that the jobs environment is going to improve for the blue collar American worker. The Trump jobs platform... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
By now you've heard the news coming out of Uber. We always knew that this startup darling had a rough and tumble culture, and let's face it - sometimes that's needed to spark innovation. But reasonable people know you can... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
If you're in the business of thinking about management and leadership, you'll get this post. We love to celebrate the disruptors, right? Big ideas, crazy results, etc. Of course, the dirty little secret is that we only love the disruptors... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
If there's one time-honored tradition in anything related to Human Capital, it is the handshake. The handshake is both a formality, a throwaway, and yes - one of the most important non-verbal communication forms available. Hello there! Are you a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2017 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 Feb 24, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
By now, you've heard about this post accusing Uber of creating a hostile, harassing environment for women. Rather than rehash the claim, I'm going to go to the numbers in this post. See this post by Tim Sackett for analysis... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
In case you missed it, Donald Trump's original pick to become Secretary of Labor, Andrew Puzder, dropped out last week citing he was tired of the abuse that such a nomination brings. At the heart of some of the resistance... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2017 at The HR Capitalist
Old people. The problem with them is there's just so much...well...experience... You know I'm kidding. But it raises a good point - should older workers looking for their next opportunity show all of their work history and graduation dates from... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2017 at The HR Capitalist