Do you "Like" It? Seriously, I Don't Care

In a world consumed by social media we often get consumed with "likes".  What in the world is our world coming to?  Please tell me!  I feel pretty comfortable in my own skin.  I have some great friends, an awesome family, a fantastic job and I feel pretty lucky.  Ladies and Gentlemen, let me tell you something.  We all are pretty lucky.  We may have had some ups and downs in our lives- things aren't always rosy.  We have all been given some sort of gift though and we should use them to the best of our abilities.  My gift probably isn't the same as yours and vice versa.

I am different from most in that I often stir the pot.  You may not "like" what I have to say.  At least though, I have provoked some sort of thought.  At least, I am honest.  At least I am ethical and I stand up for what I believe in.

Are you?  Do you know who you are?  When you recruit that candidate do they always like what you have to say?  They shouldn't.  They shouldn't like hearing "No", but at least you gave them an honest answer.  You may tell them another candidate got the job because they interviewed better.  That is okay also.  They may not "like" you.  

When you are on social media, I think people write things to please people.  I hope I haven't done that.  If I have then I have failed.  I wish there was a "Dislike" button or "Disagree" button because in reality, that is how the world works.  We don't like everything.  

Why do you recruit?  Why are you in HR? Do you want people to "like" you all the time?  If you are, you picked the wrong profession my friend.  There are some better occupations for you, but this is the wrong one.

Would you agree?  Thank goodness for the naysayers.  You know who you are.  

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Comment by Will Thomson on February 4, 2014 at 3:20pm

BTW- THANK YOU ALL for responding!  This is EXACTLY what RBC needs!!  THIS is why the site exists.  Great conversation!  

Comment by Keith D. Halperin on February 4, 2014 at 7:00pm

Thanks again. Will. I'm afraid there's more money in telling people what they want to hear than what they need to know.

Keith "What 's That Bitter Taste in My Mouth?" Halperin


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