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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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Big Data - It's coming for you. But you don't have to wait for a system that can spit out every answer. With a little work, you can become a dat- driven HR pro. You just need to think outside... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The HR Capitalist
Want to know when a startup culture has become all grown up? When you start doing things like forcing your managers to do certain things on the hiring front, like interviewing at least one minority candidate for every open position.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The HR Capitalist
Quick post today - Reid Hastings, CEO of Netflix in this video below from Foundation Capital. 3 minute video covering his first boss washing his coffee cups for him, his failure to build culture in his first run as a... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The HR Capitalist
It's true. If you're at SHRM National next week, you've got a rare opportunity to see Tim Sackett and I presenting together - for "We're Bringing Techy Back" at 2pm on Monday somewhere in the Convention Center in Vegas coded... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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If you follow Uber at all (ride-sharing instead of taxis for the uninitiated), you probably saw this week that a court in California declared an Uber driver an employee instead of a contractor. Earlier today, I saw this piece by... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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If you haven't seen it, Business Week has an entire issue with one article only in it - on Coding. Go check it out and spend a couple of hours digging into the 78 page article, because it's a great... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
One of the things we forgot about in the recruiting world is this - there's never been a better time to raid a company for talent than when a manager leaves. That manager leaving? She could be Ghandi, or she... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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There's a term that coaches in sports are familiar with - it's called "fake hustle". What's fake hustle in sports? Fake hustle is when an athlete shows incredible effort, but only does it when the play in question has already... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
In case you missed it, Fitbit did an IPO this week and shares were up 48% in first day trading. Fitbit is hot right? Everyone loves the idea of employees wearing a device that makes them more active, and dreams... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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By now, you've probably heard about Rachel Dolezal, former head of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP. Turns out, it looks like she's not black. Which would seem to be an issue. But when you dig deeper, it's almost impossible... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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You know the drill - it's time to give a candidate feedback on why they didn't get the job. Of course, you're fearful you're going to be sued as a result of your bumbling on this conversation. Whether you're a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
So you've got more than one offer to choose from? Congrats! If you're like most people, the fact that you're pondering two different offers means the money is close enough to take either job. That means you're probably comparing the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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I've got a tasty one for you today. Do you know what Quora is? It's a marketplace where people can ask questions and crowdsource answers. I somehow stumbled upon a great one, which is a bay area software developer asking... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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The recruiting world has grown in complexity with each passing year. Staying on top of the macro trends (mobile, social, etc.) and the moving target related to how candidates find jobs (aggregation, job boards, referrals, etc.) is a full time... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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Lies. You've told some whoppers in HR. The biggest ones are always designed to make you look more with it than you have time to be. Here's a favorite of mine - "Topgrading? Oh yeah, I've read that - loved... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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Let's face it, if you've worked anywhere for more than a year, things get a little stale. Not stale from a perspective that the sky if falling and everything's broke, more like from the perspective that you're not necessarily doing... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
Most job postings for open spots at companies are weak. They're a toxic mix of legal creations and throwing pasta on the wall to see what sticks. They rarely market effectively in an effort to make the right candidate raise... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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You know the deal with Armageddon. You know it when you see it. For some, that means bible verses. For others, it's a Cleveland team winning any type of championship. Me? When Wal-Mart employees are allowed to wear skinny jeans,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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Let's face it, most of us are broken. We're broken in different ways, but we're still broken. Some of us have ideas - lots of great ideas, some of them are exceptional. But we get lost in a cloud of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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Pro basketball's Chicago Bulls fired their coach, Tom Thibodeau, this week. The press release was a scathing rebuke of a manager who was widely thought to be a high performer and an innovator in his industry. Here's a taste. Put... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
In case you missed it, FIFA - the international governing body for soccer - got raided earlier this week in Europe: "This week in Zurich (or late last night for those of us stateside), Swiss plainclothes police entered the Baur... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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Had the pleasure of doing a webinar over at Fistful of Talent this week with my friend, Tim Sackett. The topic was "The New HR Math", which was a conversation about how the expectations of HR metrics are changing these... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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Workplace rant follows. I love it when... You send me a note to get involved in a tasty project with a lot of exposure. You're ready and willing! You'd love to do some stuff! There's just this one little problem.... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 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 May 22, 2015 at The HR Capitalist
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If you're lucky enough to have a decent succession program, you know the reality. Unless you're heavily invested in the concept of rotations, it's hard to keep things fresh. You need as many tweaks and features in your succession platform... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2015 at The HR Capitalist