The Most Interesting Person – – In the HR World…

Kathy Rapp Culture, Kathy Rapp

It's HOT in Houston.  And not only is it hot, it is also HUMID.  The combination means your clothes stick to every inch of your body just at the thought of going outside.

Perhaps it is because of the immense heat that I'm drawn to beer ads (or it could be I just need to write aDos equis frivolous post).  My favorite commercials right now are from Dos Equis – – "The Most Interesting Man in the World" series is freakin' awesome!  We've had the regional ads for a while and I understand the rest of the country was introduced to the unique marketing earlier this year.  There is even a website devoted to the campaign, although it doesn't portray the same sophistication as the ads themselves – more geared for the <24 year-old age group…

The ads were my inspiration and I thought it would be amusing to spoof the one-liners via "The Most Interesting Person in the HR World".  It is a prerequisite to see an actual ad first, otherwise this won't remotely make sense to you – so go here now.  

As you read below, be sure to inflect a sexy Spanish male accent:

–Her organ donor card also lists her SHRM membership.

–His cologne smells like hot dogs at the company picnic.

–Even his competitors list him as their emergency contact number.

–Her charm is so contagious, special health benefit coverage has been created for it.

–The police often question her, just to hear her ER stories.

–He had an awkward moment once, just to see how Lon felt after his SHRM conference speech.

–She's a lover, not a fighter; but don't tempt her with a late performance evaluation.

–His legend precedes him, the way laughter precedes a Dilbert cartoon.

–His employee files are so bulletproof, the country's defense department seeks his advice.

–He's so good at his job, he made Donald Trump realize the need to fire his own children.

–His career advice, "Find out what you don't do well in life and then outsource it".

–Her reputation is expanding faster than HR pros on Twitter.

–If she were to give you directions to an interview, you'd never get lost, you'd arrive at least 5 minutes early and you'd already have landed the job.

–He lives vicariously through Dave Ulrich.

–She is the only person to ever ace a DISC profile.

–He has read the Wall Street Journal, HR Magazine, Business Week and Fistful of Talent before the average HR person has turned on their Blackberry.

–Her advice on HR life, "It's never too early to start beefing up your LinkedIn profile".
I don't always drink the Kool-Aid, but when I do, I prefer the purple kind.
STAY THIRSTY, my friends.

Kathy Rapp

Kathy Rapp is the CEO of hrQ where she helps companies find groovy HR Talent for permanent or project roles across the country. Prior to joining hrQ Kathy booked more than 15 years of diverse HR leadership experience working in F500s and start-up organizations. A connoisseur of the intersection between pop culture and business, Kathy believes many talent insights can be gleamed from the succession planning lessons experienced by Van Halen and AC/DC.