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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
Want to know why so many professional grade people love mowing the grass? It's because the activity is finite and has a sense of accomplishment. You mow the grass and look at it after you're done and say, "I did... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The HR Capitalist
Here's a taste of what I'm talking about from the aptly-named Tim Sackett Project: Here are the types of “critical” feedback people can handle: “You’re doing a good job, would love it if you could get that big project off... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The HR Capitalist
What's the value proposition when it comes to people working at your company? If you have a hard time answering that, you're undoubtedly struggling to find people who want to work for you in this economy - where talent has... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The HR Capitalist
"The best thing you can do for employees—a perk better than foosball or free sushi—is hire only ‘A’ players to work alongside them. Excellent colleagues trump everything else." --Patti McCord, former Chief Talent Officer at Netflix Admit it - when... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
If there's a big problem in corporate America, it's that we say "Yes" too much at times. Yes to that request.. Yes, I can help you.. Yes, I'd be happy to be part of your project team... Yes, your response... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
It’s true. You know the true power of learning and development, known to the laypeople in your company by the pedestrian term “Training.” A revamp of your approach to learning and development has been on your project list for no... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
OK peeps - We're generally afraid to give candidates real feedback on why they didn't get the job because we know there's a chance it can be held against us, right? The note below shows the power of giving that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
The business world is becoming increasingly politically correct. Discrimination we all get – it’s bad. Any employment act or comment that speaks to a Title 7 protected group can and will be used against you in a court of law.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
Right - that's a cynical, jaded headline about a complex topic - enabling and encouraging your employees to talk about race to customers... wha...? In case you missed it, Starbucks did a campaign called #racetogether where the company encouraged baristas... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
First up, let me say this - I'm a huge believer in using motivational fit as a legitimate way to evaluate candidates for any role. Motivation Fit in my eyes is a match of what most satisfies and causes high... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
HR’s never been accused of being on the bleeding edge, and any type of social media or communications usually finds HR pros trailing the pack. Take social media as an example. Lots of potholes. Full of traps. No wonder you... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
A gift for you today. You're doing great things at your company, and it's time to figure out how to celebrate. Look no further - show these videos at your next "all hands" meeting and tell your team they need... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 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 Apr 3, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
Hi Kris - Thank you for hosting a great webinar. It was great. I laughed, I cried, and I learned a lot! I was wondering if you had any suggestions on low cost or low tech solutions for starting the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
The last time I proposed a product/service idea for HR, it was about aggregating all the references your company takes in and selling them as a recruiting database. Pretty good idea. There's some companies that chase it now, especially within... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
Some of you that are seasoned HR Pros know the cautionary tale when it comes to employee surveys. Rely on them too much or send the wrong signals to your workforce related to how they can be used, and they... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
We did a webinar over at Fistful of Talent last week, talking about the difference between Performance and Potential (sponsored by my friends at Halogen Software). Here's a small portion of the slide deck, talking about ways that you can... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
Need a workplace connection to the NCAA Tourney/March Madness? Look no further than Xavier's Matt Stainbrook, who also moonlights as a Uber driver. Cool story, bro. More from ESPN: "Since he started in September, Matt has chauffeured students in the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
Didn't see this late last year - maybe you did. More from Career Counselor Marc Miller, via Lifehacker: "I am going to go out a limb and declare that putting two spaces after a period is obsolete. It is how... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
I had the pleasure of being a gamification panelist on a Meridian Global (a great Learning Management System, check them out) L&D Hangout. Had a good time, take a view/listen below (email subscribers, click through to the site if you... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
Kris- Clicked your new profile photo to check it out - I like it! Would love to know your opinion on a trend I am seeing as I'm screening HR Director candidates... I used to encourage HR undergrads to pursue... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
I'm on record as saying that you should let the person interviewing you for a job talk as much as they want. Basically, it works like this- the more your interviewer talks, the more she's going to feel LIKE IT... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
It's a mantra that's right up there with "Choosy Mothers Choose JIF". Except it sounds like this: "Poor Performing Employees Use Internet Explorer". I know what you're thinking. This is complete BS. YOU, after all use IE, even though you've... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
I'm on the record as saying that HR pros need to be better negotiators. And effective negotiation comes with some common features, deployed as situations warrant, including the following: -Bluster -Fake astonishment -Walking away and hoping they stop you -Coming... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
You know the dance when it comes to negotiating contingency recruiting fees: Recruiter: "We're a retained search firm, and our normal fee is 25 to 30%." Company: "We can't pay a dime over 15%. And I need you to take... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at The HR Capitalist