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THE OWL: A Metaphor For Life During the COVID-19 Lockdown...

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 05:39
It's a weird time for all of us right now. Coronavirus. COVID-19. Being at home 100% of the time. It's a time for reflection. For meaning. Earlier this week I couldn't sleep. I looked at the clock - 4:30am -... Kris Dunn
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THE HR FAMOUS PODCAST: E7 – COVID-19 + Work From Home (WFH) Advice from Dawn Burke...

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 17:01
In Episode 7 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett and Kris Dunn (Jessica Lee on break) get together to with Dawn Burke (Senior Writer at Fistful of Talent, Sr. Consultant at Recruiting Toolbox) to... Kris Dunn
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#COVID-19: The Truth About Video Calls and Your Career...

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 11:28
Time for some tough love. If you're a white collar worker and you've been moved to WFH (work from home), odds are your team/company is experimenting with video meetings/calls to keep you connected with your team. They providers are many... Kris Dunn
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myCorona: Let's Leave the #COVID19 Messages to the Experts...

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 08:53
You know what I'm talking about, my friends. COVID-19 messages from the companies you have some type of relationship with. There's a set of organizations where messages on COVID-19 are either mission-critical or welcomed. Included in that group are hospitals... Kris Dunn
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myCorona: The One Thing To Remember As a Manager of People on 3.20.20...

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 10:03
Short post today, because there's a lot going on. What, just me? Seriously, though - what follows is all you need to remember and the biggest value I can provide for the good people that read this blog and are... Kris Dunn
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Wed, 03/11/2020 - 07:00
In Episode 5 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Jessica Lee, Tim Sackett and Kris Dunn get together to talk about all things Coronavirus (COVID-19) and HR, including their personal views, why companies don't plan more... Kris Dunn
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The Origin of the Executive Compensation Industry...

Tue, 03/10/2020 - 05:57
From a book I'm reading - The Firm: The Story of McKinsey and its Secret Influence on American Business by Duff McDonald: "A small number of McKinsey consultants did manage to stand out from the rest. In 1951, Arch Patton... Kris Dunn
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Telling a Leader They're Wrong: A Survival Guide...

Mon, 03/09/2020 - 05:17
One of the trickiest parts of growing your career is the following: The leaders you work for aren't always going to be right. You're going to see that they are wrong from time to time. You're got a choice -... Kris Dunn
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THE HR FAMOUS PODCAST: E4 – Microaggressions

Tue, 03/03/2020 - 04:53
In Episode 4 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Jessica Lee, Tim Sackett and Kris Dunn get together to dip into uncomfortable territory by talking about microaggressions - what are they, how they manifest themselves and... Kris Dunn
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The World Needs More Businesses that Call Bull**** on Ageism...

Mon, 03/02/2020 - 07:38
In today's cancel culture, it has never been easier to be accused of discrimination, and never been more important to watch what you say. But there's one big group that no one really cares if you make fun of, treat... Kris Dunn
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Coaching Your Ambitious Direct Report to Not Be Hated...

Fri, 02/28/2020 - 09:59
Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in. --Bill Bradley If you're like me, you love a direct report with ambition. People with Ambition get shit done. Do they get shit done because they believe... Kris Dunn
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THE HR FAMOUS PODCAST: e3 - Companies Get Frisky With Glassdoor, Changes to SHRM Influencer Program

Tue, 02/25/2020 - 07:11
In episode 3 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Jessica Lee, Tim Sackett and Kris Dunn discuss recent legal proceedings designed to force Glassdoor to disclose reviewer identities, take a look at the company involved by... Kris Dunn
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Pete vs. Amy: It's the Conference Room Dust Up That Becomes Legend at Your Company...

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 10:20
Regardless of your politics, the Democratic Debate in Las Vegas on 2/20/20 was must see TV. Because of policy? Nope. Watching everyone try to destroy Mike Bloomberg? Not even close. The debate was clutch because we saw some good old... Kris Dunn
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If You're Pointing Me To Your Automated Calendar to Pick a Time, You've Already Lost Me...

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 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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HR Capitalist Definitions: "Bespoke" (as Used in Corporate America)

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 11:56
I'll start you off with the regular definition, which is what you know: -------------------------------------------------- be·spoke /bəˈspōk/ --made for a particular customer or user. "a bespoke suit" --making or selling bespoke goods, especially clothing. "bespoke tailors" -------------------------------------------------- Sounds awesome, right? You're... Kris Dunn
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Tue, 02/18/2020 - 05:31
NOTE FROM KD: Back with episode 2 of “The HR Famous Podcast”. Take a listen and we’ll be back on a weekly basis. See player below (email subscribers click through if you don’t see it), and please hit iTunes, Spotify... Kris Dunn
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Mon, 02/17/2020 - 10:36
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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Manager Training: The Stars Are Never Who You Think They Are, But They're Right In Front of You...

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 11:25
I'm blessed to live a portfolio life. In addition to being a CHRO and partner at the recruiting firm Kinetix, I get to veer from the recruiting/Talent Acquisition world in various HR consulting opportunities, as well as deliver leadership/manager training... Kris Dunn
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Mon, 02/10/2020 - 06:06
NOTE FROM KD: Here's a new podcast from me, Tim Sackett and Jessica Lee called "The HR Famous Podcast". Take a listen and we'll be back on a weekly basis. See player below (email subscribers click through if you don't... Kris Dunn
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Cards Against Humanity Buys Small Company, Makes It Employee-Owned...

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 07:44
Interesting pull from the news for you today with a little Capitalist analysis. You've heard of Cards Against Humanity. Have you heard of a acqui-hire? It goes a little something like this: ac·qui·hire /ˌakwiˈhīr/ noun noun: acqui-hire 1. an act... Kris Dunn
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