Here Are Our Candidates For An Open HR Spot – Who Would You Pick?

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We’re filling a HR Coordinator spot on our team to handle a good bit of the transactional load for the department.  Interesting selection, we really didn’t have anyone in our networks, so of course we posted it to all the normal boards – Monster, local SHRM organization.

As a result, we got hit with 150-200 applicants.  It’s a direct report to my HR Manager, so he’s movedApprentice1 through the process.  We were down to six final candidates this week.  All are great candidates, now we just have to pick the best one…

Take a look at the profiles below and tell me who you would pick.  What’s that?  You need to know more about the actual job?  You are such a pro – find the job description here

Here are the candidates – tell me who you would plug into the role:

Candidate #1 – Banking Industry, mixture of coordinator type role and recruiting experience.  Great communication skills. 5 years experience…

Candidate #2 – Mixture of industry experience, mixture of coordinator type role and recruiting experience.  A little more of an introvert than candidate #1.

Candidate #3 – Current HR Manager, tough environment that includes recruiting, employee relations, etc.  Looking to get plugged into a broader HR community than she has access to now, willing to take a lateral move or half step back from a responsibility perspective to get that access. 4 years experience…

Candidate #4 – New college grad.  All the behavioral markers are off the chart, but no experience…

Candidate #5 – Currently in a coordinator role, has two years experience doing what they would do in our role. Good candidate, kind of on the shy side.

Candidate #6 –  Banking Industry, mixture of coordinator type role and recruiting experience.  Great communication skills. 5 years experience…

OK – I know that’s limited information, but based on the job description and profiles, who would you pick and why?  Hit me in the comments to let me know who you would choose….

Kris Dunn

Kris Dunn is a Partner and CHRO at Kinetix, a national RPO firm for growth companies headquartered in Atlanta. He’s also the founder Fistful of Talent (founded in 2008) and The HR Capitalist (2007) – and has written over 70 feature columns at Workforce Management magazine. Prior to his investment at Kinetix, Kris served in HR leadership roles at DAXKO, Charter and Cingular. In his spare time, KD hits the road as a speaker and gives the world what it needs – pop culture references linked to Human Capital street smarts.