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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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I think we can all agree that mentoring relationships in corporate America are a good thing. But like anything that's good, mentoring can get dicey if not used in the right way. From formal mentoring programs to mentoring relationships that... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The HR Capitalist
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Heard from a great executive type in my network a few weeks ago. The story was a common one - this exec made a move, then figured out the culture, boss and job wasn't exactly as she had envisioned. As... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The HR Capitalist
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When you try to optimize your openings for Google Jobs, you'll turn to the Google Jobs schema for guidance. If you've already been working on this, you'll find that most of the world has two remaining opportunities: --Address information for... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The HR Capitalist
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Meet Jim. Some of you know Jim (some of you know this person as Janice, but regardless of the name, the profile is the same). You joined your company and as expected, it took you a year to figure out... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2020 at The HR Capitalist
Saw this video clip below from Alabama coach Nick Saban and had to share. As an Auburn season-ticket holder, it's hard to post about Saban, but - no one's had more success, seems more demanding or non-tolerant of sloppiness. The... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2020 at The HR Capitalist
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Taco Bell is going to pay managers 100K per year. Insert your joke <here>. The home of Doritos Locos Tacos says it’s going to test paying managers $100,000 a year at some company-owned locations in the Northeast and Midwest starting... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2020 at The HR Capitalist
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“The most talented successful people in the workplace consistently “frame” their goals, work and outcomes via varied communication strategies.” -Kris Dunn, aka “KD” When someone quotes themselves, hold on tight! Buckle up! What is framing? It's not being a victim.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2020 at The HR Capitalist
Welcome to 2020. New year, new decade, new YOU. I don't have resolutions as much as I have needs. And my biggest need in 2020 is to not be a victim. Of course, I'm not really a victim in the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2020 at The HR Capitalist
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From the mailbag: --------------------------------------------------------------------- KD - I first ran into the HR Capitalist based on you writing on Tesla and our founder Elon Musk. I work in a professional grade position managing people in our Fremont location. I've been at... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at The HR Capitalist
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In case you missed it, David Stern, past and longtime commission of the National Basketball Association (NBA), passed away over the weekend. But this post isn't about sports. It's about leadership, and the at times, ugly side of leadership. Stern... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2020 at The HR Capitalist
It's the end of 2019 and reflection time. One reflection I've had this year is how much Amazon is dominating my life. As a consumer, it's obvious and great. I can get anything I want without leaving my house, and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2019 at The HR Capitalist
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They say there's no such thing as bad publicity. That might be true. For proof, look to Away Travel, which is the maker of the ultra-hip and ultra-cool Away Suitcase. It's a trendy product, but one that I had an... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2019 at The HR Capitalist
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If you're a leader, you probably understand that the workplace is flawed. Whether you believe it is merely flawed or hopelessly flawed probably depends on your natural outlook and disposition. Glass half-full? You know the workplace is flawed but you're... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2019 at The HR Capitalist
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If there's ever been a hype machine that reached peak myth status in the world of HR, it's unlimited vacation, trailed closely by: --no performance reviews --dog-friendly company --peer feedback --HSA accounts But I digress. Much has been written about... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2019 at The HR Capitalist
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Saw a social post last week from a friend in the HR Business that said a manager was providing performance feedback to an employee, and the employee told them they had used a microaggression. The manager didn't know what that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2019 at The HR Capitalist
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Personal values in the business world are tricky. While we all have the code we live by, we also have to go out and make a living for ourselves and are families. Generally speaking, the average professional doesn't have huge... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2019 at The HR Capitalist
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By now, most of you have seen the anti-drug campaign coming out of South Dakota with ads that show regular people with one of two tag lines: "Meth, I'm On It" "Meth, We're On It" There's a lot of layers... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2019 at The HR Capitalist
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Great research and post over at OnGig related to which Sales Titles generate the most traffic to job postings. You can click on the image to the right to blow up the pie charts to a more readable view. To... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2019 at The HR Capitalist
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Did you sign up for Disney+ over the last couple of weeks? 10 million other households did. You didn't know you needed another streaming service, but Disney+ comes with some unique features, mainly that the entire catalog of Disney is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2019 at The HR Capitalist
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Attention Atlanta Connections - Cool opportunity to do fun brand and marketing stuff with yours truly. Please share this with folks you think might be a fit! Click this link to apply - full job posting at link and also... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2019 at The HR Capitalist
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As an owner of a recruiting company, it's fun to be able to contribute to building a team. What do we need at Kinetix? The same types of things you do - knowledge, skill and ability, as well as cultural... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2019 at The HR Capitalist
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In case you missed it, Google has decided to stop holding a weekly "all-hands" meeting they call TGIF in response to leaks and the meetings being dominated by issues considered non-core to the business (my words, not theirs). I grabbed... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2019 at The HR Capitalist
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It's hard not to like video interviewing solutions as an HR Pro or Hiring Leader. After all, what's better than seeing how someone communicates on a basic level with some simple questions before you invest your time to bring them... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2019 at The HR Capitalist
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Hat tip to my homeboy Tim Sackett on the research cite below. Sacks must have crazy email subscriptions and Google alerts to mine this gold. Cut and paste from Marginal Revolution appears below. That is a new paper by J.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2019 at The HR Capitalist
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True story for a Monday morning. My wife said the following over the weekend: "I'm painting an accent wall in the bedroom." My response: "Are you ###ing kidding me?" She was kind of taken aback by the velocity of my... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2019 at The HR Capitalist