HR CAPITALIST DEFINITIONS: "Organ Donor"

Capitalist Note - See objection below in the comments to the use of the phrase "organ donor" in a light hearted way.  Fair point, everyone approves of being a real organ donor, yet no one does it - check the box, people...

Organ [ˈɔːrɡən] Donor [ˈdoʊnər] 

1. A dysfunctional company on the skids that's become a primary source of your recruiting efforts because people are jumping ship as fast as they can.  An Organ Donor can also be a Organ donor manager or executive in your industry that's hemorrhaging talent due to various personal issues they have or a management style has worn thin on a group of direct reports that once tolerated it.

Usage: "We've been using Research In Motion as an organ donor for years, but that's slowed down because most of the organs (talent) that were ready to be harvested are gone."

You all know organ donors in the talent space. They're the companies that are going through widespread changes in their industry, layoffs, market corrections, etc, that cause the best talent to think about leaving.  And you're the progressive recruiting function that's ready to capitalize on that doubt or harvest the "organs" or units of talent by bringing them to your company.  

A manager/executive present at a competitor can also serve as an organ donor if there's discord within their team.

The thing about organ donors is that they rarely result in one person leaving the donor.  Organ donors have enough problems that most of the organs (talent) end up getting harvested, especially if someone like you recognizes the opportunity and make the move to find the best and separate them form the donor.

Words matter.  Use the term organ donor to show that you get the opportunity present at a dysfunctional competitor and are willing to suck all the talent out like an industrial strength vacuum.  The people you support will appreciate the grittiness/street smarts.

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