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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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2020 has been a hell of a ride. Pandemic, recession, re-invention of the workplace and an intense focus on racism. Without question, we'll make it through to 2021. Things will be better on all fronts. Let's assume the events of... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The HR Capitalist
In episode 35 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett, Kris Dunn and Jessica Lee discuss their favorite Halloween candy, dig into BlackRock’s recent policy change that mandates employee report all romantic relationships, including those... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The HR Capitalist
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If you're a manager of people, at some point you're going to get an escalation that sounds something like this: "I just heard from Sharon, Rick isn't answering her emails and she's rightfully frustrated." Boom. There's a lot packed into... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2020 at The HR Capitalist
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If you celebrate innovators, flags at half mast this week for Eddie Van Halen. You can’t celebrate Jobs and Musk without pouring one out for this brilliant artist who changed everything for a generation of GenX minions. Long before there... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2020 at The HR Capitalist
I'm on the record that I like people who have the ability to "fake it until they make it". Of course, there's a lot to unpack in that statement, namely whether people can do more harm than good with that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2020 at The HR Capitalist
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I've been blessed to have mostly worked from home over the last 10 years. When I did commute weekly, it was a doozy - 3 hours, one overnight and then back the next evening. And you know what? As hard... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2020 at The HR Capitalist
In Episode 15 of BEST HIRE EVER, Kris Dunn chats with Siadhal Magos, co-founder of Metaview, on using a data-driven approach to make Hiring Manager interviews more effective. Siadhal and KD talk about how voice to text transcription of interviews... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2020 at The HR Capitalist
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To all my HR Capitalist friends -- I just onboarded a search for a VP of HR role at Kinetix and wanted to reach out to my network and see who you might know that would have an interest in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2020 at The HR Capitalist
In this video, FOT leaders Kris Dunn and Tim Sackett talk about future jobs in the world of HR, recruiting and talent (from HBR), then discuss how HR Generalists should get ready for the trends by up-skilling through continuing education... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2020 at The HR Capitalist
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It's Friday. Let's do something fun. Definition time! Caveman, kāvˌman, noun. Beware of people in the workplace who refer to themselves as cavemen. It's a set up most commonly used in the following context: "Well, I'm just a Caveman. I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2020 at The HR Capitalist
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Attention HR geeks who like to dabble in compensation... Also, attention anyone who is interested in current events, which finds some highly compensated workers moving out of high priced areas (SF, NYC, LA) to work remote. As you're aware, companies... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2020 at The HR Capitalist
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A recent lawsuit filed versus United Airlines shows how complicated/dangerous staffing decisions involving customer-facing positions can be. A rundown of the lawsuit appears below. Embedded in all of this is the perception of what customers want, the concept/definition of bias,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2020 at The HR Capitalist
I'm on the record as believing the HR Generalist (CHRO to early career) is the most important component in the HR machine at any company. Of course, I love HR Specialists too. Shout out to the specialists! You're doing what... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2020 at The HR Capitalist
Got a good one for you this week on The HR Famous Podcast! We cover news of Google giving up and moving to an Annual Review Cycle schedule, how their employees participate in writing their own reviews and are concerned... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2020 at The HR Capitalist
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The older I get, the more I know absolutes rarely work. The HR Leader/Generalist motto is true - the clear path always lies somewhere in the middle. Case in point - 2020! What a year, and it's only going to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2020 at The HR Capitalist
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By now, you're aware that hundreds or thousands of companies have announced that their white-collar jobs won't be returning to the office until 2021, and perhaps until a vaccine is approved, deployed and effective. That means people working for those... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2020 at The HR Capitalist
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2020 has been a bear. For many, there haven't been a lot of wins or success to focus on. But as the economy stabilizes and you realize the new normal, you may find the team around you slipping back into... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2020 at The HR Capitalist
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Do you believe that HR is going to look dramatically different in 5, 10 or 15 years? Shoutout to the all the deep thinkers and futurists out there! Harvard Business Review recently ran an article focused on 21 HR Jobs... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2020 at The HR Capitalist
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Deep thoughts for my HR friends and managers of people doing hard work in the field this week: “Life punishes the vague wish and rewards the specific ask. After all, conscious thinking is largely asking and answering questions in your... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2020 at The HR Capitalist
Uh...Yesterday? Imposter syndrome is real my friends, especially when you're in the middle of a Pandemic. That's why I took the time via BEST HIRE EVER to talk to John Whitaker, EVP and CHRO at National Partners in Healthcare about... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2020 at The HR Capitalist
It's a line as old as time itself. The wisest person in your family gave you the following advice when it comes to the true test of any individual: "If you really want to know who someone is, watch how... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2020 at The HR Capitalist
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As COVID drags on, there's a popular topic that's coming up more often in families with college age kids - THE GAP YEAR! What's a Gap Year? Here's how Wikipedia describes it: "A gap year, also known as a sabbatical... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2020 at The HR Capitalist
There's been a lot of guessing related to how the world of work is changing in a COVID world, especially for white collar professional jobs who have the ability to work remotely in the lockdown. Hot takes include the following:... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2020 at The HR Capitalist
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Ah yes. The leader is only as good as their team. It's true everywhere, so why wouldn't it be true in the world of HR? So HR Leaders, the question is this - how good is your team of HR... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2020 at The HR Capitalist
So, I did it. We had a client who asked to do a face-to-face meeting in early August, socially distanced and with masks on in a conference room. I was expected to handle about 40% talk time/time of possession across... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2020 at The HR Capitalist