Organ [ˈɔːrɡən] Donor [ˈdoʊnər]
1. A dysfunctional company on the skids that’s become a primary source of your recruiting efforts because people are jumping ship as fast as they can. An Organ Donor can also be a manager or executive in your industry that’s hemorrhaging talent due to various personal issues they have or a management style has worn thin on a group of direct reports that once tolerated it.
Usage: “We’ve been using Research In Motion as an organ donor for years, but that’s slowed down because most of the organs (talent) that were ready to be harvested are gone.”
You all know organ donors in the talent space…
Read the whole post over at The HR Capitalist (an FOT contributor blog).
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.