HR Maverick

Kinsey Scharmahorn, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP

Kinsey is a passionate Senior Human Resources Business Partner for a Human Resources Outsourcing company. During her 6+ years in the industry, she has serviced healthcare, legal, staffing, and manufacturing organizations with all things HR. She is SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certified and is looking forward to giving back to the industry that she finds her passion in.

What words of advice and encouragement would you give to someone just starting out in HR?

My words of encouragement to anyone just starting in HR is to try everything! Human resources is a vast industry compromised of many facets (compensation, benefits, employee relations, organizational development, etc.). There will be some facets that you find you are more passionate about than others, but you never know until you try! It took me 4 of my 6 years in the industry to find my niche, and I now love going to work every day. An open mind in HR will allow you to find the area in which you can help the most people, which is why I am so thankful for all HR partners!

Reneging

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.

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