Perhaps you’ve had this happen to you: a candidate spends many hours convincing you that they are dependable, reliable, and exactly what you are looking for, and then leaves you and your organization high and dry when you offer them the position. This is reneging, and we must understand why it happens in order to prevent it and respond appropriately.
Alicia Gordon, PHR, SHRM-CP, CSP
I am a data driven HR professional who is passionate and responsible servant leader. I have made Human Resources my career because I have a way with people, a love of numbers, and a healthy respect for compliance. I thrive on the problem solving this career requires. The last few years have been very challenging for Human Resources professionals, and I have learned how to adapt to change, pivot quickly, and be resilient in the face of extreme adversity. My past experiences include a mix of operational leadership and human resources. This allows me to truly empathize with those I partner with, and help problem solve their unique challenges. I am a board member of the Northern Nevada Human Resources Association, and an Industrial Section Council Member through the American Staffing Association. I also participate as a mentor in ASA’s Mentor Match program, providing advice and guidance to other HR professionals in the industry.
What words of advice and encouragement would you give to someone just starting out in HR?
It’s impossible to be an expert in everything in our line of work. Never stop learning. Be curious, stay informed.