HR Maverick

Lashonda Tillis

Lashonda works in Talent Acquisition at Shopify, where she helps to fulfill the mission of making commerce better for everyone. In this role, she sources candidates for senior engineering roles in a variety of disciplines. When she isn’t working, Lashonda loves to spend time reading, enjoying family time, or expanding her knowledge of all things HR.

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

Be persistent and always ready to skill up. Connect with a great mentor that can help you grow, provide feedback and be a sounding board.

Boolean Search

Did you know that there’s an online search method that helps you locate and narrow information? It makes it easy to locate, target, and identify desired results. Even better . . . it saves time!

Belonging Workplace Events

As workplace settings change to accommodate new ways of working, fostering a sense of belonging amongst employees is more important than ever. How can organizations build connections to prevent isolation?

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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