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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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Without question, candidates with options in the job marketplace are looking for companies with a purpose behind their business. That's why you see the rise in CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) as a topic and companies like Unilever not only revamping... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The HR Capitalist
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Capitalist Note: This post is part of a series on Building/Reinforcing Company Culture Through Great Recruiting and Talent Acquisition Practices. Let's face it people, "company culture" is a loaded phrase. Some of it is real, some of it is aspirational,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2019 at The HR Capitalist
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There's a millions things that go into a decision on succession, who gets the promotion and other spoils of career advancement. I'm here today to talk about one of those things - being an alpha. All things being equal, the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2019 at The HR Capitalist
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Capitalist Note: This post is part of a series on Building/Reinforcing Company Culture Through Great Recruiting and Talent Acquisition Practices. Let's face it people, "company culture" is a loaded phrase. Some of it is real, some of it is aspirational,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2019 at The HR Capitalist
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Capitalist Note: This post is part of a series on Building/Reinforcing Company Culture Through Great Recruiting and Talent Acquisition Practices. Let's face it people, "company culture" is a loaded phrase. Some of it is real, some of it is aspirational,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2019 at The HR Capitalist
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Capitalist Note: This post is part of a series on Building/Reinforcing Company Culture Through Great Recruiting and Talent Acquisition Practices. Let's face it people, "company culture" is a loaded phrase. Some of it is real, some of it is aspirational,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2019 at The HR Capitalist
(Email subscribers, if you don't see the podcast player, click here to listen to the podcast) In Episode 5 of THIS IS HR, Jessica Lee (VP of Brand Talent, Marriott) is joined by Tim Sackett (President of HRU) and Kris... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2019 at The HR Capitalist
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Capitalist Note: This post is part of a series on Building/Reinforcing Company Culture Through Great Recruiting and Talent Acquisition Practices. Let's face it people, "company culture" is a loaded phrase. Some of it is real, some of it is aspirational,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2019 at The HR Capitalist
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Good leaders attract followers; great leaders create more leaders. Turnover sucks. Except when people promote themselves by leaving you, and you have a track record of that being the primary cause of your turnover. Football season is upon us, and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2019 at The HR Capitalist
(Email subscribers, if you don't see the podcast player, click here to listen to the podcast) In Episode 4 of THIS IS HR, Jessica Lee (VP of Brand Talent, Marriott) is joined by Tim Sackett (President of HRU) and Kris... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2019 at The HR Capitalist
It happened. Last Thursday, we took my oldest son to college. Drew Dunn is the first member of the Dunn nuclear family to leave the nest. For some pictures, take a look at the embedded Instagram post below (email subscribers... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2019 at The HR Capitalist
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One of the biggest reasons I wrote my new book (The 9 Faces of HR) was the sheer number of friends and colleagues I have in HR who have lost their positions, at least in part, to organizational change. A... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2019 at The HR Capitalist
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First up, let's define a natural in your company. A natural is someone who: --Performs at a high level in their current job, and --Everyone with common sense understands they are promotable at least 3 levels above their current job... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2019 at The HR Capitalist
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Remember when "Unlimited PTO" was a fresh thought and really made you think about the relationship employees had with the organizations they worked for? Yeah, me neither. I just did a google search titled, "The Long Con of Unlimited PTO".... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2019 at The HR Capitalist
Readers of this blog often ping me to have conversations about the best way to get started writing and sharing thoughts on the world of HR. With the exception of the recent period where I finished my book (shameless plug... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2019 at The HR Capitalist
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So you're ramping up your employee comms materials. A project to refresh the ole' careers site, new collateral, etc. You rightfully detest stock art because it's all fake and your employees don't look that perfect, happy or content. That means... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2019 at The HR Capitalist
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It's true. I just launched a book and it is selling well. It's called THE 9 FACES OF HR. If you like reading The HR Capitalist or Fistful of Talent, you're going to like the book and you should buy... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2019 at The HR Capitalist
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If you've ever wondered (what, just me?) what companies and vendors have the biggest share of corporate expense accounts/submitted expenses for approval, look no further. The Certify SpendSmart™ quarterly report analyzes the most recent business expense transactions and vendor ratings... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2019 at The HR Capitalist
I'm over at my other site today - Fistful of Talent - talking about the leadership style of former Microsoft leader Steve Ballmer. Ballmer is retired and now owns the Los Angeles Clippers, and his leadership style was on full... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2019 at The HR Capitalist
No one ever gives you references they expect to be negative in any way. You know this, right? When someone calls you up for a reference check and you do anything short of saying they're unbelievable (they provided your name... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2019 at The HR Capitalist
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If a recruiter is good at what they do, they'll talk to a lot of people in a given week. Some of those conversations are short, some are long. There's a variety of information traded between candidate and recruiter -... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2019 at The HR Capitalist
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If there's one thing that's consistent in the TA/Recruiting world, it's hot takes related to Workday Recruiting. Which is why a recent report that shows Workday Recruiting is now the most used ATS among Fortune 500 companies is fascinating. Many... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2019 at The HR Capitalist
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Let me start by saying this is not intended to be a political post. It is intended, however, to show the complexities of running a SMB (small to medium sized business). Need a case in point? Try Bernie Sanders. Sanders... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2019 at The HR Capitalist
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Odds are you’ve heard that Amazon plans to make a huge investment in retraining its existing workforce, partly due to the displacement of employees by emerging automation and A.I., and partly due to scarcity of talent in key job families.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2019 at The HR Capitalist
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It's judgement on terminations day here at the Capitalist. HR pros get their stripes from helping the business decide when employees need to stay, and when they need to go. The decisions are probably most important for what we'll call... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2019 at The HR Capitalist