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SIMPLE HACKS: Your Initial Call to a Passive Candidate (One Who Didn't Apply)...

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 09:06
I'm not going to lie - I had a couple of rough "first" calls earlier in my career as a young professional. The first one was doing customer service as a youngster for a wireless company while I was going... Kris Dunn
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The Top 100 Movie Quotes for HR Pros: #68 is Tyler Durden: "How's That Working Out For You?"...

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 10:28
New series at the Capitalist: The Top 100 Movie Quotes of all time for HR Pros. In no special order, I break down the 100 movie quotes that resonate most for me as a career HR pro. Some will be... Kris Dunn
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Uber Is Now Run By Your Dad and He's Misusing Slang Like A Dad Would....

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 07:43
Most of you are aware of the leadership challenges and changes at Uber, the company some of us love or hate. It all started with founder Travis Kalanick, who rose with the company as its first CEO and really defined... Kris Dunn
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The Old/New Rules of LinkedIn Invites...

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 10:49
If you're like me, you realize someone changed the informal rules on LinkedIn. Here's a primer on what the old rules were and the new rules ARE: OLD RULES: --You only connected with people you knew or were interested in... Kris Dunn
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WEBINAR: Building the Perfect HR Function and Team!

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 06:49
Is your HR department the best in the biz? If you answered “yes” you’re probably stretching it – but we know a few HR experts who can actually help you get there! The FOT team is made up of industry... Kris Dunn
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My Starbucks and Homeless People...

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 09:27
By now, you know the Starbucks story, right? In April, a video showing two black men being arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks, when they had done nothing but sit inside one of the coffee shops without buying anything, triggered outrage... Kris Dunn
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4 Ways to Determine If a Candidate Has Ambition...

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 06:01
“I’m tough, ambitious and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.” — Madonna Ambition. As much as many of us are uncomfortable saying publicly that it’s a value/feeling/potential factor we want in our organization,... Kris Dunn
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Are Mormons Naturally Trained to Be Great Salespeople?

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 07:49
This is where the politically correct unload on me, right? "What do you mean that Mormons could be better salespeople that other segments of the population?" I could be called a lot of things I don't desire to be called... Kris Dunn
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Here's a Quote To Make You Look Smart About The Relationship Between Technology and Jobs...

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 04:50
"THE FUTURE HAS ALREADY ARRIVED. IT'S JUST NOT EVENLY DISTRIBUTED YET" --William Gibson Capitalist Note - This one works no matter what your politics are. Use it to make the non-HR members of your leadership team look pedestrian compared to... Kris Dunn
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Will Algorithms Ultimately Write Coaching Scripts for Managers?

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:13
There's a lot of talk about AI, robots and algorithms ultimately replacing people in some, if not all, of the jobs we know and love. While I believe that's going to happen (it already has and will continue), there's a... Kris Dunn
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Here's 3 Things You Can Do With Talent Claiming "Disruptor" Status...

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 08:05
If you're in the business of thinking about management and leadership, you'll get this post. We love to celebrate the disruptors, right? Big ideas, crazy results, etc. Of course, the dirty little secret is that we only love the disruptors... Kris Dunn
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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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