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

In Choosing Harris, Biden Fulfilled a Promise

Earlier this year during one of the Democratic primary debates for president, former Vice President Joe Biden declared that if he became the nominee for president, he would select a woman as his vice president. This week, he made good on that promise by selecting Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate. Harris is the first Black woman and first Asian-American woman nominated for either president or vice-president for any major party.

The move is a win for representation and inclusion. When just over half the population in the U.S. is female, and nearly forty percent is non-white, it makes sense that candidates for the highest political offices in the country are more representative of the people they are serving.

Why representation matters now more than ever

Representation matters. When you see yourself or who you aspire to be reflected in leadership positions, it is meaningful in that it

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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

It’s Official: Apple Is Turning into IBM

According to Bloomberg, Apple plans to announce “subscription bundles” with its new line of iPhones slated to launch in October of this year. If true, it’s yet another sign that Apple is becoming the dullest of all tech businesses: a cash-cow-milking service provider.

The great American philosopher Eric Hoffer wrote that “every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.” If he’d been a tech journalist he might have written: “Every great tech company begins as an innovator, becomes a de-facto standard, and eventually degenerates into a service provider.”

IBM, for example, was insanely innovative, becoming the first company to make digital computing practical outside of a laboratory. By the 1970s and into the 1980s and the PC era, IBM completely dominated the computer industry. It was the company of whom it was said “you’ll never be fired for buying IBM,” —

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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