Overlapping influencers and influencesLinkedIn (Photo credit: Christopher S. Penn)
You may not be aware of the fact that I am the creator and moderator of several LinkedIn groups, including one of the largest topical groups on labor relations. It has the very orginal name of Labor and Employee Relations. It’s a private group, but we have easy admission requirements, so if you are interested, please feel free to sign up. There are a lot of great topical discussions going on all the time. We also get a lot of job postings for labor and employee relations openings.
Speaking of job postings, here is a posting for an HR Manager in Birminham, AL that caught my eye last night. I don’t know if it is still open or not, but I do know the people who are conducting the search. You’ve gotta love the irreverent tone of the ad copy. If you don’t, then you can probably blame it on Kris Dunn, Shannon Russo and the rest of the rebellious peeps at Kinitex HR. I’ve put the stuff I really like in bold.
HR Manager, Birmingham (union) posted by firstname.lastname@example.org
What’s that? You pursued a career in HR because you care about the kids, and are committed to creating an environment full of puppies, rainbows and a fully engaged team? Well my friend, we’re offering up an opportunity for you to live the dream with one of our valued clients.
In the Human Resources Manager role, you will be responsible for managing and maintaining maximum service levels for the entire Human Resource function for a best in class supply chain company, at unionized facility level in support of core business goals and objectives. Other core functions of the role will involve overseeing compliance of all corporate driven policies, procedures, programs, processes and laws relating to Human Resources, with weighted strategy and focus in the areas of non-exempt recruiting, training, employee and labor relations and facility management advisement.
Stop dreaming and start living.
Five Things You Won’t Find in Our Training Manual
Keep walking if: You lack a can-do, go-getter, half glass full attitude. We’re looking for rising individual with the drive and intelligence to advance their career and climb the company ladder.
This game is all the training you’ll ever need: Tetras. Think of the bullets below as the falling blocks. Start systematically stacking now and earn yourself a high score.
Term from the company glossary: “Braggingly happy”. An adjective used to describe how our team members feel about their role, workplace and company culture. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to achieve and maintain a “braggingly happy” community.
Don’t apply if you can’t: Sing every word of Bohemian Rhapsody. We take our team building pretty seriously. (This one may or may not be in the phone screen, start tuning the vocals…)
Sharing is caring: And we care a lot. Our company is wholeheartedly committed to “giving back” to our communities through participation in company supported volunteer programs, food donation and ongoing partnership with United Way. It just feels good.
Legal Said We Had to Throw in some Bullet Points to Call This a Job Posting
do you do the fandango?
Thunderbolts and lightning,
very, very frightning!
Ps – You can meet Kris Dunn, Shannon Russo, and Carol McDaniel of Kinetix at the 2012 HR Florida State Conference (#HRFL12) August 27-29th. Oh yeah, and me too.