John resigned and left a couple of weeks ago. It was on good terms, but you recruited John and feel some of the sting. After all, you needed him in that role and went out and got him.
He left you hanging – he left for what he considers a better opportunity before spending a year at your company.
Free Agent Nation my #$$. What ever happened to working through the bumps? Cue the music from the Godfather…
Then, the email comes. John’s got a candidate for his former role. The cynic in you flares up and retorts the following to no one in particular:
-Let me get this straight, you left before spending a year and feel connected enough to refer someone on the inside track?”
-“Why would I want another you? You left me hanging”
-“No #$**# thanks, John”
Read the rest 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.