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Amazon Has a Peer Jury Feature In Their PIP Program Called "Pivot"...

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 11:19
Back when I was working for companies that were primarily non-union but routinely had some organizing "bubble-ups", a mentor of mine had the following saying related to making changes to employment practices that felt similar to a union: "We can... Kris Dunn
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Why I Had To Have The "There's No Crying In the Workplace" Talk With My Son....

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 09:56
When you read the title of this post, you might think I have sensitive sons. Problems with emotions, crying, etc. That's not true. I think they're pretty emotionally balanced, in the normal range, and generally OK. I didn't have to... Kris Dunn
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My Week at the NBA Summer League In Las Vegas, Part 2 (Featuring Lessons on Talent)

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 06:27
Went to Vegas this week with a few bloggers of note - Steve Boese, Tim Sackett and Matt Stollak. Our destination had a nerd quality to it - The NBA Summer League, where professional basketball hopefuls convene to prove they... Kris Dunn
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My Week at the NBA Summer League In Las Vegas, Part 1 (Featuring Lessons on Talent)

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 10:21
Went to Vegas this week with a few bloggers of note - Steve Boese, Tim Sackett and Matt Stollak. Our destination had a nerd quality to it - The NBA Summer League, where professional basketball hopefuls convene to prove they... Kris Dunn
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Uber CHRO Resigns Amid Whistleblower Allegations: Serves as Cautionary Tale for HR Pros at all Levels...

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 11:15
Uber's HR shop has always been a bit of a mess. As is often the case, the company outgrew a capable HR leader who was overran by the personality of a founder with total power, and the company decided it... Kris Dunn
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When Great Places to Work Outsource Jobs That Are... You Guessed It, Not Great...

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 09:59
Part of the game of building a great place to work is that you never let down your guard. --Never admit that things are less than perfect... --Never agree with someone that suggests things are less than perfect... --Keep adding... Kris Dunn
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Are HR Pros A Good Fit to Start an Amazon Partner Delivery Business?

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 06:48
If there's one thing HR Pros know plenty about, it's recruiting, retention and everything it takes to keep a business afloat on the people side of the business. That mean in some aspects of life, HR pros are the perfect... Kris Dunn
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CAPITALIST DEFINITIONS: "Renegade Demo"

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 05:11
From a meeting with a client last week: Renegade Demo (ˈrenəˌɡād/ˈdemō) - The time when you walk by an office or your cube as a leader in your company and realized your growth has outpaced your ability to properly train... Kris Dunn
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Do You Know Someone Who Leads By Management Book-of-the-Month Club?

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 06:29
I was up over at Fistful of Talent earlier this week talking about the good faith practice of Management By Best-Selling Leadership Book. Do you have a friend that fits this profile? Have you staged an intervention? Head over to... Kris Dunn
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5 Reasons I'm Bullish On America...

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 09:08
Seems like it's been a rough year in America. The economy is still going, but things have never felt more divisive - which obviously spills over into the workplace, thus the post on something you thought had nothing to do... Kris Dunn
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Dice 2018 Tech Salary Report: Are Tech Wages Really Flat?

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 08:54
One of the best salary surveys that you will find from a vendor is the Dice Tech Salary Report. See the 2018 version - released last week - by clicking here. We're in a peak economic cycle, so surprisingly, the... Kris Dunn
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AT WORK IN THE WORLD CUP: If You Have More Than One Name, You Must Suck...

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 06:14
Was watching the first weekend of the World Cup and because I happened upon Brazil's first match with the Swiss team, I had two workplace talent observations: 1--Asking Brazilians to complete I-9's would be full of problems, and 2--If you're... Kris Dunn
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The Self Driving Car Industry Illustrates The Reality of Today's Non-Compete Agreement...

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 06:17
A lot of people will tell you that non-competes aren't enforceable. My experience with them says that the company with the most leverage/biggest checkbook can inflict a lot of financial pain on a smaller competitor that poaches talent (when there's... Kris Dunn
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Asains FTW: The 2018 Google Diversity Report...

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 05:40
The latest Google Diversity report is out. The baseline is this - female, black and latino numbers still struggling, both in the overall workforce and in management ranks. But Asians? Doing just fine, thank you very much. For context, I... Kris Dunn
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Join Me On Thursday for HR Mind Games - I'm Talking Sales Hiring!

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 09:50
HR Mind Games is a quick hitting, 20-30 minute hangout hosted by me (KD), Kris Dunn, founder of FOT and the HR Capitalist and sponsored by Caliper, the leading provider of Assessments for Selection, Talent Management, and Leadership Development. In... Kris Dunn
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Music To Work To: The Score of the Movie "Social Network"...

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 06:48
Who out there likes to work to music? When you're working on your laptop, music can either help or hurt your attention. For me, it's always felt better to have the TV in the background as music has generally interrupted... Kris Dunn
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If You're Pointing Me To Your Automated Calendar to Pick a Time, You've Already Lost Me...

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 06:55
Stop me when you've felt one of these before: 1. You and Person B are friends and/or business associates and have a relationship that is beyond the initial stages. 2. Person B (without the relationship listed above) has asked you... Kris Dunn
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TALES FROM A TRUMP STAFFER: How to Make a Narcissist Do What You Need Them to Do...

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 09:01
How many of you have worked for a narcissist? Let's start with a definition of what that is to level set the rest of this post: Narcissist (närsəsəst) - a person who has an excessive interest in or admiration of... Kris Dunn
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Join Us for a New Hangout Series - HR Mind Games (Episode #1 - Hiring Sales Pros)

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 06:36
HR Mind Games is a quick hitting, 20-30 minute hangout hosted by me (KD), Kris Dunn, founder of FOT and the HR Capitalist and sponsored by Caliper, the leading provider of Assessments for Selection, Talent Management, and Leadership Development. In... Kris Dunn
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Amazon Flexes Muscles, Eliminates Occupational Tax in Seattle in One Month....

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 11:10
Here's what power looks like in an employer, my friends... Less than a month after unanimously passing a contentious tax on big business, Seattle’s city council has voted to repeal the so-called “head tax.” Against the fervent protestations of residents... Kris Dunn
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