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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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"You don't know me, son!" --David Goggins I'll start with a shout out to the benefits of tracking my s**t everywhere on the web. I don't mind it. I like when Google knows, based on the time of day, where... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The HR Capitalist
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Post-Covid. Summer of 2021. The tour you wish you didn't have a ticket for. You thought the market would be employer driven coming off of 14% unemployment. You (we) were wrong. Here we are. The recruiters, the HR pros, the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2021 at The HR Capitalist
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I'll start this post by saying this: I've been on the corner of "no politics at work" way before 2020 happened. I've been on this corner so long that I questioned the wisdom of many small business owners pressuring their... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2021 at The HR Capitalist
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The best candidates don't want a boss or a manager. They want a Career Agent. A boss/manager of people who is a Career Agent is there to get the job done and get business results, but they'll accomplish something very... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2021 at The HR Capitalist
On episode 66 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett, Jessica Lee and me (KD) come together to discuss the topic of whether geriatric millennials are coming to save the world or not! Move to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2021 at The HR Capitalist
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There's a lot of hate heading Facebook's way these days. But step away from the politics and the obvious corrosive, addictive drawbacks of social media, and you'll see a company that has fought like hell, got lucky at times and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2021 at The HR Capitalist
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Do you believe that COVID-related unemployment benefits are preventing people from rejoining the workforce? This became a hot topic when the April 2021 Jobs Report showed one of the biggest misses on record—meaning the actual number of jobs the American... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2021 at The HR Capitalist
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If you're like me, 2020 and 2021 has felt rough in a lot of ways. But I'm incredibly blessed - I had a job, my company survived and my family is healthy. Check, check and check. But in a world... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2021 at The HR Capitalist
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There's a million things to think about in a Post-Covid world. Here's one you don't think about but you might as well get ahead of, especially if your team is going to exist in some type of hybrid existence: THE... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2021 at The HR Capitalist
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Admit it – you loved the Netflix Culture deck back in the day, right? The simplicity, the great ideas, the black and white slides. But you don’t have enough time to spend on presentation decks. You have other stuff to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2021 at The HR Capitalist
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I’ll start this post with what should be obvious. Twitter’s not the real world, and neither is today’s version of the news. There are extremes on both sides of the news industry and what you read is likely to be... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2021 at The HR Capitalist
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Read the news and it's easy to fall into the trap of what I like to call "Amazon is Bad" and the close cousin, "The Amazon Mob." Where can you find such news? Simple! Examples: "Amazon is Bad" for having... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2021 at The HR Capitalist
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I've got good news and bad news. The good news is that vaccines are in play, winter is ending, and leadership teams like the one you support are in recovery mode and starting to ramp hiring in 2021. The bad... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2021 at The HR Capitalist
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CAPITALIST NOTE: The email below is a summary I sent to a client last weekend. For background, the client is a technology company with 500 employees, and they've made a real run at goal setting in 2021. They rolled out... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2021 at The HR Capitalist
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Let's get some level-setting items out of the way first, shall we? Here's some bio info about me and my family during COVID-19: --We were in hard lockdown mode for the spring and summer of 2020. --My family consists of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2021 at The HR Capitalist
In Episode 27 of BEST HIRE EVER, Kris Dunn talks with the amazing Stephanie Lilak (CHRO of Dunkin' Brands) on variety of topics, including her favorite interview questions, how she works to make sure Dunkin' gets the talent it needs,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2021 at The HR Capitalist
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REVOLUTION. Wait, maybe not. If there's one overhyped thing about COVID, it's probably the revolution that's happening in workplaces and more importantly, the "location" of work. Read enough of Fast Company, Inc.com or whatever your flavor of progressive workplace trends... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2021 at The HR Capitalist
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If I've said it before, I've said it a million times: The GREATEST thing about America is that anyone with $5,000 and a hoodie has a chance to start a great tech company. The WORST thing about America is that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2021 at The HR Capitalist
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There's a whole class of new tools designed to help you take various bias out of your job descriptions and job postings. While there are many benefits to these tools, there are some challenges. How are your job descriptions these... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2021 at The HR Capitalist
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Let's have some real talk about a daring concept of the media, thought leaders and a bunch of other people who aren't on the ground level of running a business or an HR function. Let's talk about Reskilling. First a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2021 at The HR Capitalist
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Welcome to 2021 friends! Had a couple of publications reach out to me for comments on employee situations related to the Capital Riots, so I thought I would share the responses I gave to one of them. Any time you're... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2021 at The HR Capitalist
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We've all been there. There's an incumbent in a key position, and for whatever reason, they're not getting it done. So you do what you have to do. You make a move (more gracefully known as an organizational change) and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2021 at The HR Capitalist
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It's the week between Christmas and New Year's Day, and for me that means I'm working, but a bit reflective on the year we've just had. That's me every year during this time, but obviously, 2020 makes you reflect even... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2020 at The HR Capitalist
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Last Friday, the Wall Street Journal published an opinion article regarding incoming First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, and her use the pre-nominal “Dr.” when she has a doctorate in education, Ed.D, versus a medical doctorate, Ph.D. The article shared the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2020 at The HR Capitalist
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When it comes to long-term success for a working class professional in today's world, nothing is more important than knowing how to "take the L". Let me explain. "L's were taken" or "Take the L" has been around in phraseology... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2020 at The HR Capitalist