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Kris Dunn talks Hard-Knock Recruiter Life: “Can You Turn That Down for Me?”

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Worldwide FOT

One of the things I love about my gig at Kinetix is that in addition to HR stuff, marketing and more, I also get to keep my hand in the recruiting game every once in a while.  Case in point: I’m working on a great high level HR search for one of my favorite customers.

Good candidate flow.  Interesting conversations.  Then I had the following happen…

I’m on the phone with a candidate over the last couple of weeks.  I do some intro stuff, get them to interact with me related to what another recruiter told them related to the position, the company, the opportunity.  Standard stuff.

Then I told them I was going to speaker phone so I could be hands-free and take notes like a historian, because they were about ready to do 95% of the talking.  Once they were on speaker, I asked them how it sounded and if they could hear me.

Here’s one way you tell a candidate probably isn’t going to be a finalist.  The response was as follows:

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.