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Articles by Kris Dunn

Marissa Mayer’s Vision for Innovation Appears to Be Elimination

November 21, 2013
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Among many storylines during Mayer’s first year of running Yahoo, two have captured the attention of HR leaders: eliminate remote workers and deploy forced ranking in performance management.
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Hiring Nerds? Then Prep the Managers

November 11, 2013
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The incumbents in the Miami Dolphins locker collectively said ‘no nerds,’ which, the last time I looked, isn’t a protected class.
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How to Hire 50,000 People in One Day

April 7, 2011
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Start thinking more like a director of sales, monitor the volume in your sales funnel and close candidates quickly—and you’ve got a chance.
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Four HR Skills Critical in Turning Around a Crappy Culture

March 29, 2011
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If creating or fixing a company culture that delivers true employee experience were easy, everyone would be doing it. It’s hard, and it requires the commitment of your C-level executives and HR pros who can do more than process transactions or plan the next company outing.
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Create a Great Place to Work in Four Easy (and Four Hard) Steps

March 18, 2011
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Employees and candidates alike are skeptical of companies that spend money to chase the easy parts of the great place to work award without attempting the hard stuff.
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Four Things to Consider Once Your Company Opens Up Social Media Access

February 3, 2011
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As the percentage of companies allowing access to social networks grows, you need to realize there are strategic things related to social media that you’ll need to figure out as a progressive HR pro.
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Six Ways to Guarantee Finance Doesn't Respect You as an HR Pro

January 14, 2011
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Influencing the finance group takes focus, and it's something HR classes and organizations don’t teach in textbooks. The result is a trail of tears, but there are ways many in our profession guarantee the finance teams around them don't respect HR pros.
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The Five New Rules of Using Social Media to Evaluate Candidates

January 12, 2011
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Liability is so top of mind that there’s a whole industry dedicated to telling HR pros what can get their companies sued and how to avoid it. Much of that advice is well-intentioned and valuable, but occasionally it feels more like fear mongering.
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Why You Need to Send Your Kids to Work in a Sweatshop of the Information Age

November 18, 2010
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Welcome to the sweatshop of the 21st century, kids. We're running a contest this week. First one to make quota gets a trip to Spain next month. Second prize is a new Android smart phone. Third prize? You're fired. No, really, you're fired.
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Email Dumpster Diving and LinkedIn Reviews Can Reveal Who's Leaving the Company

November 8, 2010
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Don't hate me because I've got a plan. Hate me because I’m treating human capital like any other marketplace and making measured bets based on the best facts I can find, not on emotion.
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