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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
My friend Tim Sacket was up over at CareerBuilder yesterday doing his thing - saying the whole concept of candidate experience in recruiting is Slim Shady at best. His point, and I think its a good one, is that as... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The HR Capitalist
Of course it is. That's to be expected due to the narrative on race in America. I alluded to this in a post awhile back called "Thank God for Asians - Google Releases Workplace Diversity Numbers". Affirmative action plans pack... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The HR Capitalist
Backstory: I was at a client's HQ a few weeks ago and noticed one of the managers in our training class had on an unusual shirt. I asked him about the themed t-shirt and he informed me that it was... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The HR Capitalist
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Hi Gals! Here's just what you've been waiting on. A guy to come in and analyze the recently decision by Facebook and Apple to cover the cost of women freezing their eggs. You live it, but I report it. Here's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
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In case you HR pros who long for legal catfights and PR missed it, your neighborhood Jimmy Johns is taking a PR hit based on the fact they mandate every employee in the company sign a general non-complete. Yes, even... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
Catch me today over at Fistful of Talent, where I'm up with a post called "Influence 101 – It’s Not Enough To Ask For A Raise: Understand Who You’re Asking"... Here's a taste: The most important thing you need to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
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Most people would tell you that you need to turn off any background noise when you coach an employee on anything - music, the TV, people talking loudly, etc. Complete attention on the task at hand is required for the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
Recurring 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 Oct 10, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
Let's face it. There's snake oil in the water anytime you bring in a motivational speaker to your company or event. The term I used is part of the problem, right? Are you bringing someone in to speak on specific... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
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That quote is money. Because it underscores the fact that even as we attempt to keep employee premium costs from rising, we're really just re-engineering and shifting costs to the back end. That works for the healthy ones, but as... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
Admit it - you've heard of Bitcoin, but are cloudy on what it is. I thought it was some type of speculative currency that operates on the interwebs (feels like a sham) until I started digging in. Here's what Wikipedia... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
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You want HR Hardball? Try this one on for size. You're a publicly traded company. There's a software release that doesn't go well. Turns out your customers are vocal. So, you serve up the name of a middle manager who... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
All has been quiet on the HR front related to the ongoing certification war between HRCI (who brings you the SPHR and the PHR) and SHRM (who earlier this year decided to split from their long standing relationship with HRCI... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
It's getting ready to be performance review time in a lot of your companies, and if you're like most HR pros, you've got a group of managers who really don't want to tell the people who work for them that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
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I'm on the record as saying you ought to get engaged with Glassdoor and figure out how to be more of a marketer with sites that include employee reviews - as evidenced by this popular webinar I did over at... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
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Been doing a lot of performance work for some client companies lately. As you might expect, I’m trying to push the companies to get out of the mindset that the performance review transaction is the reason for the process. Repeat... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
Recurring 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 Sep 23, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
If there's one constant in my life, it's that I get bored with the same view from work. That tendency has manifested itself in different ways. Earlier in my career, I switched jobs every 2-3 years, and when I got... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
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"It's always the employees who are brave enough to leave you most want to keep." What about the ones who would wear a tasteful t-shirt stating their intentions/psychological state to their co-workers? Yeah - I'd probably want to keep them... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
What would you say as an HR pro if I told you the industry you work in had 1/3 of its employees ultimately develop cognitive issues and disease due to the work, and that those disorders happened at much earlier... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
Gather round the monitor kids, because I’m about to break off some knowledge that a lot of you don’t fully understand. Let’s start with a general rule: If you’re interviewing for a job you really want and you’re not currently... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
It's 9/11. It's been awhile, but it's still there. In a world where Americans are getting beheaded in HD quality video, framed in just the right way by the organizations responsible, we're back to 9/11. Some might think it irresponsible... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
Hey!! All you HR pros out there in America... In on the growth phase of your business? Super... Snuggled up to the friendly Finance and Accounting pros in your organization? Great... Here's a little snigglet to make sure you have... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
Allowing resignations is on my mind based on news out of Atlanta this weekend, where the owner of the Atlanta Hawks (pro hoops) has agreed to sale the team based on the results of an investigation that showed he had... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at The HR Capitalist
Hey Peeps - The other blog I run - Fistful of Talent - is doing a thing with SumTotal Systems calld the Summer Series #HRHangout, where we break down a single topic in a 20 minute Google Hangout - you... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at The HR Capitalist