One of the nice things about most of the presenters at SHRM is they’ve got some passion about the topic they’re presenting on. They’re not HR practitioners in my classic definition of the word, but they’ve got passion.
Case in point – I took in a solid presentation on Monday from Jeremy Eskenazi on Consultative Staffing and Recruiting Strategies for HR Generalists. Jeremy had some good stuff and it was clear he was passionate about helping recruiters and HR generalists become consultants – check out my twitter stream from Monday for the play by play.
The only issue? If you listen closely to what Jeremy advocates, a less-experienced HR pro might become a lot more formal than the culture they operate in can tolerate – and that might clip a young pro’s career at an early stage.. It’s all about context and acting like you have more experience than you actually do…
Jessica Lee and I discuss below – also included in the clip is me catching up with Jeremy and asking him how to make a push for Service Level Agreements (known as SLAs to those of you that have been around big company America) in a less formal way that doesn’t get you killed/fired.
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.