Kris Dunn shares The Top 100 Movie Quotes for HR Pros: #72 is Bob Sugar: “I’m Here to Fire You, Jerry”…

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Recurring 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 funny, some will be serious… Some will tug at your heart like when the Fox voice-over guy said, “Tonight – a very special episode of 90210″… You get the vibe… I’ll do it countdown-style like they’re ranked, but let’s face it – they’re ALL special..

“I’m here to fire you, Jerry. It’s real -You should say something”…

–Bob Sugar in Jerry Maguire

Ah yes, the offsite meeting.  Here’s some rules/guidelines about what offsite meetings mean in your culture:

If offsite meetings happen often and informally in your company, they mean nothing more than your normal meeting request received via outlook for Conference Room #5 on the second floor.

If the person requesting the offsite meeting is clear about the purpose, either through what they proactively explain or give you upon request, you’re good.  Play on.

If the person says they just want to run through some things when you ask them for the offsite topic of conversation, it’s probably a gripe session about someone other than you.  That’s better than what’s coming next.

–If the person won’t really tell you what the offsite is about upon request or goes dark on you when you request the topic, beware.  The Bob Sugar approach might be just around the corner.

Read the whole post over at Kris Dunn’s The HR Capitalist (an FOT contributor blog).

Kris Dunn
Kris Dunn is a Partner and CHRO at Kinetix, a national RPO firm for growth companies headquartered in Atlanta. He's also the founder Fistful of Talent (founded in 2008) and The HR Capitalist (2007) – and has written over 70 feature columns at Workforce Management magazine. Prior to his investment at Kinetix, Kris served in HR leadership roles at DAXKO, Charter and Cingular. In his spare time, KD hits the road as a speaker and gives the world what it needs – pop culture references linked to Human Capital street smarts.