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Leadership and The Power of Doing the Work...

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 09:51
From my drive time this week, I got two very different takes on a public figure in the business world - a guy named Gary Vaynerchuk. Here's a description of Gary that I pulled from so I didn't have... Kris Dunn
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Is It Better to Be Feared or Loved in Corporate America?

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 06:28
I know, I know. The cliche is that it's better to be feared, right? Would you believe that an expert along the lines of Machiavelli disagrees at times? Here's what Machiavelli has to say about protection against conspiracies in the... Kris Dunn
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THE WORLD'S SALARY CAP: Labor's Share of GDP Across the Globe...

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 06:27
Here's some deep thoughts for today. If you're a professional sports fan, you know all about the concept of a salary cap, which is defined by Wikipedia as follows in sports: In professional sports, a salary cap (or wage cap)... Kris Dunn
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POWERPOINT MBA: Font Sizes In Your Presentations

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 06:50
Let's face it - Some of you suck at PowerPoint. Heck, I've come to realize that being a good presenter and being good at PowerPoint at times are related and at times are not. Case in point - you can... Kris Dunn
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The Art of Rejecting/Approval: Automatic Action Means You're a Complete ##$ - Or a Robot...

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 11:26
The problem with tech, machine learning and A.I. is that we can at times do things too fast. This seems like a good problem to have in a world where most candidates for jobs go into black holes and never... Kris Dunn
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GUY TO GUY HUGS AT WORK: Let's Agree To Get Our #### Together...

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 07:19
My best friend Tim Sackett is an expert on workplace hugging. Tim even incorporates hugging into his speaking appearances. When you go to watch him speak, get ready for what I like to call the “Tim Sackett package”. He starts... Kris Dunn
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Amazon Board Opposes Shareholder Proxy On Diversity - What's Next?

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 09:11
For the HR leaders who follow this blog, the news that Amazon has formally opposed a shareholder proxy related to diversity bears watching. In a nutshell, CtW Investment Group — asked Amazon to “implement a ‘Rooney Rule’ requiring that the... Kris Dunn
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"I Am Not Uncertain" - Why Some Hidden Phrases Illustrate Your Culture To Perfection...

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 09:44
“I am not uncertain.” The phrase is a workplace culture feature from the Showtime series Billions. "I am not uncertain" is what employees of the hedge fund Axe Capital featured in Billions say to their boss, Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis),... Kris Dunn
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Professional White Guys and Stretch Goals for Business Casual: Ricky Rubio Edition...

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 06:45
It's Friday, and whether you work in a software company or a bank, you had a decision on what to wear to work. No one is more confused than the professional class white guy. I'm on record about having opinions... Kris Dunn
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ASK THE CAPITALIST: Are "Acting" or "Interim" Titles Ever A Good Idea?

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 06:39
A reader asks... Hi Kris - Do you have an opinion on the use of “acting” in title? A situation has come up where two ppl in an org would be made “acting”…one person – we’ll call her Abby -... Kris Dunn
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Jobvite 2018 Recruiting Benchmark Report: Source of Hire Report!

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 08:53
If there's one ATS that does a nice job reporting trends, it's Jobvite. Every year they release a Recruiting Benchmark Report offering a unique combination of data and guidance: summary and analysis of industry benchmark data, along with strategic advice... Kris Dunn
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When Your Last Job/Company Was So Terrible You Can't Get Hired Again...

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 11:38
There's a lot of opinions about the companies around you - in your city, in your industry, etc. When recruiting, some of these companies are net positive for candidates related to their ability to be the final candidate, some are... Kris Dunn
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When Goals, Metrics and even a KPI Can Make an Employee Act Crazy...

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 11:57
Up today on this topic over at Fistful of Talent - check it out by clicking this link! Kris Dunn
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Announcing the HQ for HR Game Show - Sign Up Today!!!!

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 07:00
Most of you know I founded another site called Fistful of Talent - we are getting ready to do something cool based off of the HQ series many of you play and have some fun in the process... Fistful of... Kris Dunn
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Here's Your New Killer Interview Question To Cut Through Someone's Soul...

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 09:11
Sometimes the shortest posts are the most powerful... I'm reading "Conspiracy" by Ryan Holiday, which is a recounting and analysis of the fall of Gawker. The book chronicles the fall of Gawker (a notorious site for rumors, gossip and publicly... Kris Dunn
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"PRETEND WE'RE HAVING AN ARGUMENT": The Glass Office Everybody Watches You Go Into (From "Billions")....

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 09:31
Workplace Artifacts - objects or situations made by human beings, with specific cultural interest or meaning in the workplace. ----------- You know it's official when I make up my own definition, right? OFFICIAL... I'm fascinated by the cultural and performance... Kris Dunn
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Merging In Heavy Traffic On Your Commute: A Guide

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 09:22
Rant time people - This topic will be emotional for many of you - Merging on your way to work. There are rules. You're antisocial and a bit of a moron if you don't follow the rules. Let's do this:... Kris Dunn
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FRIDAY HR COMMS: Stay Off the Weed, People...

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 08:54
Let's face it, HR could lead your company in being authentic, approachable and hell - just fun. One opportunity you have is in your HR communications platform. Let's say you're sending out emails on a regular basis - maybe you... Kris Dunn
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WEBINAR: I GOT YOUR TEXT: 5 Ways Smart HR Pros & Recruiters Use Technology and Communication Style to Close More Candidates

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 09:24
OK, stay with me here HR friends... It’s never been harder to gain the attention of the best candidates on the recruiting trail. After all, we are in peak economic cycle, the best candidates are gainfully/happily employed, and it’s easy... Kris Dunn
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POOL OR THE POND: When Candidates Insist On Coming To The Office - But You Just Want a Phone Call...

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 09:35
You've been there if you recruit for a living or as part of your role. You make contact with a candidate to set up a conversation. The candidate is really friendly, maybe even a little too frisky. He/she wants to... Kris Dunn
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