Heard in a coffee shop this week…
Me: Yeah, but he”s a 29 year old kid, so that”s pretty good.
Client: Really? What did you expect?
Me: What do you mean?
Client: Well, what you”re outlining isn”t that special, is it? After all, what were you doing when you were 29?
The point to the conversation was really centered around what the world expects out of kids in their late 20″s in the workplace. I was referring to the late 20″s person who was working for the client. He was a good, not great performer, and I was telling the client it was OK because he was 29. There”s still time for him to be great.
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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.