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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 around could it bring somebody down If I never made a sound again? Who sucked out the feeling? --Sucked Out by Superdrag Quick thought for a Friday. Let's say you're on a conference call, you've got 3 people in... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The HR Capitalist
If you're going to have an opinion on our president elect, you probably need to know some numbers. I grew up in the Midwest and I'm all too familiar with the lack of economic opportunity in small town America. I... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The HR Capitalist
Glassdoor - you have to hand it to them - they know how to market their solution. Just announced at Glassdoor - a "Pledge to Thrive" badge. Here's the rundown from the Glassdoor blog: "Now, Glassdoor is partnering with Thrive... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The HR Capitalist
Fitbit - made some of you click through for that alone. There's a problem with Fitbit - it's called adoption. Do the people who need it most actually use it once you run a wellness initiative and subsidize some of... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The HR Capitalist
Damn, I'm just going to say it. You're the HR/Recruiting leader, and from time to time you need to remind everyone around you that you're the expert. Not them - YOU. It's OK for people to have takes on the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The HR Capitalist
I remember being in High School and somehow ending up at the VFW where my dad liked to knock back a Seagram's VO or two. On the night in question, my dad was at the bar with a guy who... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
I had the opportunity to contribute to a project called the 2017 Recruitment Marketing Idea Book, sponsored and put together by Smashfly. My entry into the mix covered the need to experiment with your recruitment marketing spend every year. Most... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
By now, most of you have heard that a federal judge issued an injunction to the FLSA laws that were going to cause most of our companies to do one of two things to a select group of employees -... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
There I was. Just working a little bit on a Saturday over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Family is in bed. I'm up, no harm, no foul. I click over to LinkedIn for some research. LinkedIn's a work tool, after all,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
Great college & pro sports coaches have more in common than just expensive suits—they've all got the same recruiting chops. And those recruiting chops are the same ones that your best recruiters have. So who are the best of the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
"THE FUTURE HAS ALREADY ARRIVED. IT'S JUST NOT EVENLY DISTRIBUTED YET" --William Gibson Capitalist Note - This one works no matter what your politics are. Use it to make the non-HR members of your leadership team look pedestrian compared to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
All of us have recruiting challenges, often times centered around technology. At the same time, our employees can long for a bit more freedom - to work remotely, or even just to break the monotony of the day to day... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
There's a long history of company executives trying to manipulate the thoughts and actions of their employees. In the 2008 and 2012 elections, many conservative founders/CEOs made formal email pleas to their employee bases asking them to consider voting against... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
I wish I had a easy way to play audio when you opened posts, because if I did, you'd get the "liberal media' sound bite with this post. "Liberal Media." Probably more the point, "Liberal People on Social Media." The... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
We've noticed something interesting on the recruiting trail at Kinetix. We're a recruiting company and from time to time, we seek to fill remote-based positions, both for ourselves and our clients. That's not unusual, because I'm sure a lot of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
I'm up today to speak at the Birmingham Society for Human Resource Management (BSHRM) - topic is The 5 Biggest Lies In HR. Going to have some fun and bust some myths about the lies we tell and how moving... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
At one point, my advice for HR pros who were wondering about the ethics and legal exposure of digging around on candidate's social profiles was simple. "Just ask what your CEO wants you to do in order to have the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
Election Day 2016. I offer up those quotes from Team of Rivals, Doris Kearns Goodwin's unbelievably good book on Abraham Lincoln. I suspect they have more to do with how we'll need to come together as citizens than the potential... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
--From Kenny Powers on the HBO show "Eastbound and Down" "Sure, I've been called a xenophobe, but the truth is, I'm not. I honestly just feel that America is the best country and the other countries aren't as good. That... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
Most companies have a Talent Acquisition function. Guess what they don’t have? Effective training for recruiters. I jumped on a Google hangout with the good folks at Meridian Knowledge Solutions and Tim Sackett to talk about best practices in developing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
A bottle of white, a bottle of red Perhaps a bottle of rose instead We'll get a table near the street In our old familiar place... You and I, face to face A bottle of red, a bottle of white... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
I'll admit it. I was like most of America when Lebron James left Cleveland to join the Miami Heat. He left his hometown to create a super team. He posed and performed in the transition with a lack of humility.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
I haven't written a lot about the election. But this post is related to that. It's about the baggage you assume when you believe in talented direct reports or candidates, but they have people who are freak shows in their... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
Capitalist Note - I originally posted this a couple of weeks back over at Fistful of Talent. While some of you read both FOT and the Capitalist, not all of you do - so I'm reposting here. Take a look,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2016 at The HR Capitalist
"What should I expect?" This is a question that goes through every candidate's mind as soon as they begin considering a new position—and it stays at the back of their mind all through onboarding. As a recruiter and HR leader,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2016 at The HR Capitalist