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Rachel Hair Messer

Rachel graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management from the Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University. She served as the President of the BYU SHRM Chapter and has been involved in the Utah SHRM’s college relationship committee since. Rachel specializes in Talent Management, Talent Branding, Employee Onboarding, and HR Program Management.

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

Rachel graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management from the Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University. She served as the President of the BYU SHRM Chapter and has been involved in the Utah SHRM’s college relationship committee since. Rachel specializes in Talent Management, Talent Branding, Employee Onboarding, and HR Program Management.

Campus Recruitment

Recruiting on college campuses can be more time and labor intensive, but it can also have a great payout. College campuses provide a vast talent pool and can be a reliable talent pipeline as you establish a company brand and presence among the students.

First Impression Effect

Recent research has found that we make our first judgments about someone as quickly as the blink of an eye. The difficulty is that snap judgements may or may not be correct, yet they seem to endure. So what can be done to minimize the effects of first impressions in your hiring?
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