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.
Meagan is an HRBP supporting the Global Markets Division at Goldman Sachs. She focuses on talent development processes and diversity, equity & inclusion initiatives for the sales and trading population within the firm.
What words of advice and encouragement would you give to someone just starting out in HR?
Don’t be discouraged by not knowing the answer. As an HRBP, one of the best skills I’ve grown is resourcefulness. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know an answer off the bat, it matters how you figure out a way to learn and grow in a way that delivers that answer and a positive experience to your people.