Regina Hartley thinks that those who don't always look good on paper may be just the person you need to hire.
This talk makes one think – thinking seriously about people and who they truly are. It’s a very good and thought-provoking video. Well worth the listening.
Why you should listen
Throughout her 25-year UPS career – working in talent acquisition, succession planning, learning and development, employee relations, and communications – Regina Hartley has seen how, given the opportunity, people with passion and purpose will astound you. Today, Hartley is a human resources director for UPS Information Services, and makes human connections with employees immersed in technology.
She holds a BA in political science from SUNY Binghamton and an MA in corporate and organizational communication from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the HRCI.
Given the choice between a job candidate with a perfect resume and one who has fought through difficulty, human resources executive Regina Hartley always gives the "Scrapper" a chance.
As someone who grew up with adversity, Hartley knows that those who flourish in the darkest of spaces are empowered with the grit to persist in an ever-changing workplace.
"Choose the underestimated contender, whose secret weapons are passion and purpose," she says. "Hire the Scrapper."
A lively discussion followed. Enjoy the video. (You may have to view this bulletin in your browser to see the video.)