HR Maverick

Raelynn Randall

Rae has acquired HR experience in team leadership, research, training, recruiting, project management, and mentoring upcoming HR professionals. She is fascinated by workplace culture and the many implications it has on the world of business, especially HR. When possible, she seeks out opportunities to expand her knowledge and give back to her community.

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

Don’t underestimate the power of a listening ear. The relationships you make with employees will be incredibly valuable throughout your HR career and listening can be one of the greatest assets in your toolbelt.

Mock Interview

Job interviews can be stressful and intimidating for anyone. Next time you’re up for an interview, utilize a mock interview so you’ll be sure to stand out above the other candidates.

The 4 C’s

Does your onboarding process give new employees everything they need to succeed? Does it make them feel valued, accepted, empowered, safe, and like they belong in your organization? Review the 4 C’s of onboarding to see how you can improve.

Elevator Pitch

Do you know what you would say if you got on an elevator with someone you really wanted to network with? Time’s running out—you only have four floors to go—what do you say? This outline will help you develop what you can say to make a positive first impression in brief professional interactions.

Cybervetting

Have you ever wanted to learn more about job candidates’ personal brand and how they will fit into your organization? Cybervetting is a tool to accomplish just that in 15 minutes or less.

Occupational Folklore

What do the stories and rumors shared around the water cooler say about your company? These forms of occupational folklore, along with several others, can be advantageous to your organization if you know how to use them.

Workplace Bias

What types of bias do you have but are unaware of? Why is recognizing workplace bias important? Here is a quick synopsis of over 15 types of biases you may not know you have.

Workplace Traditions

Workplace traditions strengthen social identity, improve retention, boost morale and help us understand organizational culture. Curious about how to start your own company traditions? Here you can find examples and a step-by-step guide.

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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