Interview with Geri Reilly, Senior Director of Talent Acquisition, Karyopharm Therapeutics

In the two years that Geri Reilly has been with Karyopharm Therapeutics, she has been instrumental in implementing several new HR-focused technologies to help prime the company for future growth.

Phil Strazzulla recently had an opportunity to talk with her about the various HR Tech platforms Karyopharm Therapeutics is using, and what she sees as the biggest challenges and benefits to adding HR Tech to a growing company.

Currently Karyopharm’s senior director for talent acquisition, Reilly noted she ran into technological challenges while applying for the role. Part of the application site was down, which immediately got her thinking about how to fix the functionality and improve the user experience.

Karyopharm currently employs around 380 people, with plans to grow to about 425 in 2020. Karyopharm is in the niche of developing therapeutic treatments for cancer patients, and the roles Reilly needs to fill range from R&D and clinical … Read more

HOW LOCKDOWN WILL CHANGE THE CV IN THE FUTURE

Every applicant has a story; I still remember those days when I was searching for a job. I guess we’ve all been there, right? Candidates find a suitable job opportunity and submit their application form online. But times and situations have changed this. As the ‘new normal’ of lockdown, stay-at-home orders, and social distancing are going on worldwide, it is getting difficult for recruiters to find a perfect fit for their various client organizations with just a CV to go on.

Due to the pandemic COVID-19, many organizations have started adopting advanced technology like AI in their recruitment process. Recruiters have started their initial step of screening candidates through an ATS that looks for specific keywords. It has become imperative for candidates to enhance their CV/resume writing as per the technology to save it from the ‘black hole,’ where your resume goes and is never seen again. Unlike people, Read more

Hire with confidence: How to Conduct an Employer Background Check

So you did it. After much searching and interviewing you seem to have found the perfect job candidate — now what? Well, if you’re like 95 percent of employers, you’re about to confirm their employment with the last and final step of the vetting process: the background check.

If you mention employment background screening to the average layperson, they’ll probably think you’re talking about checking criminal history (or lack thereof). But proper employment screening has several touch points, including but not limited to: credit history, education or work history, personal references, social media, motor vehicle violations, and criminal records.

Why Conduct a Background Check?

Hiring the wrong person is one of the most expensive HR mistakes your organization can make. From the time spent hiring and onboarding a new candidate to their ultimately doomed performance management attempts, the cost of bad hiring decisions adds up quickly.

Here are three of … Read more

Forging Ahead: How to Become an Excellent Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship has tons of benefits. You’re able to create your own schedule, find your own clients and work on your own terms. Plus, there’s really no cap on how much you can make. The sky is the limit. However, it’s one of the hardest jobs you’ll ever take on. If you want to make sure you forge ahead in spite of the challenges that arise, consider some of the best ways to become an excellent entrepreneur.

Maintain Structure

When many people think of entrepreneurship, they think of free time and lots of money in the bank. The reality is that you have to control yourself and your time in order to make lots of money. This is the main reason why it’s essential for you to create and maintain structure. Know when you’re going to wake up, exercise and begin your work day. Know what the workday will look like … Read more

How to source on the lesser known sites!! Moonlight Work!!

Moonlight is a professional network of remote software developers. Companies join the

membership to get access to vetted engineers and designers, and hire them as contractors

or full-time employees. Developers apply to find  remote work opportunities and engage with

the community. Moonlight Work Network is a little-known site and few have tried to source

in it. Well to do this without worry you need go no further than into your bag of tricks and pull

out an old tried and true tool, called x-raying.

 

So, to source within Moonlight Work you simply need to create an x-ray string, like the one below.

 

site:moonlightwork.com/ java (“United States” OR “US”)

 

If you run the strings above in google you will get the results below.

Now I know it inly show 20, but when you click on each one and go to the bottom there are lists of people. All you need to … Read more