Why HR People are the G.O.A.T.

Liz Desio Good HR 0 Comments

HR can be a great professional background for…well, anything. Those of you who’ve read my articles know I spent the last 4 years of my life as a recruiter–the last two of those internally for the Estée Lauder Companies, making me one of the gears in the giant machine that is a corporate HR department. You’d think in Talent Acquisition …

“You Hire People for a Living, I’m Sure Interviewing is Easy For You!”

Liz Desio College Recruiting, HR Tech, Interviewing, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition 0 Comments

The Anxiety-Inducing Meta Experience of Interviewing as an HR Person When you interview for a job as an HR person, I imagine it’s how it would feel if you were a doctor about to undergo surgery. Or a hair stylist getting an adventurous dye job. Or my Italian Grandma ordering lasagna at a restaurant. If you’re the Supreme Expert, how …

Conversations with Black Talent Professionals: Jaron Parham, Junior Account Executive, New York City

Liz Desio Diversity, Organizational Development

In this third interview of my series, I learned all about the inner workings of diversity talent firm RippleMatch from Jaron Parham, an Account Executive whose focus is selling the platform to partners. A lifelong musician drawn to sales because of his outgoing nature, Jaron candidly shared his feelings about his workplace, the industry, and specific ways that companies and …

Conversations with Black Talent Professionals: Ifeyinwa Walker, CEO of Offor, New Orleans

Liz Desio Diversity, Organizational Development, Talent Strategy

Meet Ifeyinwa (Ify) Walker, CEO of national talent brokering firm Offor, and diversity trailblazer in executive recruitment. I began following Ify on LinkedIn a few years ago, where she shares impassioned posts about racial justice in relation to hiring. What struck me the most about Ify was first, her skills as a writer, which drew me to notice her unique …

Conversations with Black Talent Professionals: Drake, Executive Search Research Assistant, New York City

Liz Desio Diversity, George Floyd, Graduation, Onboarding, Organizational Development, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Talent Strategy

How a top Executive Search & Management Consulting Firm failed an exceptional Black graduate– in both the recruitment process and in his first year on the job. “I don’t think there’s an initiative that could help…I don’t go to sleep at night feeling optimistic about how the situation could improve. Because I sit and I watch companies give their employees …

When Trying to Switch Career Fields Makes You Feel Like D’Angelo From The Wire

Liz Desio Career Advice, Career Paths, Communication, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition

Why is it so hard to transition from the field you started in? Yep, you guessed it — I’m spending my quarantine days and newfound unemployment watching The Wire, and I can’t recommend it enough. Seriously, if your boyfriend is annoying you about watching it, you should actually listen to him, because it’s amazing, like possibly-better-than-breaking-bad amazing.re I began The …

Making Peace With Getting Laid Off in HR/Recruiting During COVID (+Podcast Interview)

Liz Desio Change Management, COVID-19, Good HR, Organizational Development, Uncategorized

Editors note – Liz Desio is a NYC-based HR/Recruiting Pro who had her career impacted by COVID. She’s a triple threat – has actively recruited, wants a career in broader HR and can write. Pick her up for your team if you can. FOT founder Kris Dunn interviewed Liz to pick up the whole story on his podcast Best Hire …