Well 2nd worst. The first one was when I landed a meeting with this startup in NYC that gad this preposterous idea to start a whole channel devoted to Food!? We didn't get the account but as I got in the elevator with my associate I said "Yeah, like anyone is going to watch a 'Food Network' "
This past Friday we were called in to make peace with the HR department of an old client. My partner has been recruiting for them since they were 20 people and now they have 2000. So the Executives call her directly when internal recruitment isn't doing the job for them. Then she ends up filling the role and HR has a hissy fit. Which is what happened this time.
They have a new Recruitment or Talent Acquisition or the nom du jour that they like to go by. We met with him, and the internal recruiter with the problem.
Well this guy filled my bullshit bingo card in 5 minutes.
|I-9||Clean Stream||Workers Comp||Full Time||GSR|
|Hiring Manager||COBRA||Payroll||Blocking and Tackling||Rightsizing|
|Interview||Part Time||HUMAN RESOURCES BINGO
|Bandwidth||Centers of Excellence||Best Practices||Efficiencies||Orientation|
|Employees||Background||Underwater Options||Strategic||Job Postings|
I usually stay quiet at these types of meetings (believe it or not) and only speak to protect my partner's interest.
Their entire gripe centered around this one candidate who said he was confused because he was being reached out to internally and by us. After they brought this up for the 4th tim, I'd had enough. Finally I said "What is the big deal about this candidate? He didn't even get the job! So what if he was contacted by 2 different parties. THAT's A GOOD THING! That means we are on the same page. What is the problem here??"
Anyway, it went on and on. And nothing will change. The execs will still call my partner directly. She will fill their roles and HR will have a hissy fit. This is really our only big company client and we're not good at playing by the "rules."