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Elected Officials and Hiring Don’t Mix

Brandi Leos, City of Tigard, Oregon (Twitter & LinkedIn) What I’m listening to:  NPR on the way to work What I’m working on:  Launching a new employee recognition program (ask me about Kudos) What I’m looking forward to:  A road trip to see my college daughter I recently participated on a panel about recruitment and … Continued

The Importance of the Candidate Experience

Brandi Leos, City of Tigard, Oregon.  Find me on Twitter and LinkedIn What I’m Watching: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah What I’m Reading: Dare to Lead by Brene Brown What I’m Listening To: NYT The Daily’s summary of the Michael Cohen hearing We all know that the hiring process can be improved.  HR professionals … Continued

Show Me the Data!

By Brandi Leos, Senior HR Business Partner at City of Tigard, Oregon What I’m reading: Becoming by Michelle Obama What I’m listening to:  The Daily podcast What I’m watching: The final season of Fixer Upper My favorite government job before I got into human resources was as a management analyst with a large state agency.  … Continued

Why We’re Ditching Resumes

We’ve been working on a new diversity, equity, and inclusion initiative.  This new initiative has many prongs and one of the pieces I am most involved in is working toward reducing bias in job application screening.  We’ll be training all of our interview panels and eliminating names from job applications.  Why eliminate names from job … Continued

Everyone is a Recruiter… Even You!

I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess that most local government organizations don’t have recruiters. Sure, you might have people responsible for recruiting and even recruitment managers. Most of these people are focused on making sure the organization is in compliance, getting your jobs posted, recommending and placing ads, going to … Continued

Moving Beyond Post and Pray

I have worked for over 10 years in human resources, dabbling here and there in recruitment, but mostly working in labor and employee relations, class and comp, and policy development.  Since taking on my business partner role at the City of Tigard, I have become more involved in recruitment as it related to my portfolio, … Continued

Where are you going?

Brandi Leos,  Senior HR Business Partner at City of Tigard, Oregon (LinkedIn, Twitter) What I’m watching: Philadelphia (interesting to watch this move as an HR professional 25 years after its release) What I’m listening to: Apple Music’s Run NYC playlist (started running again this weekend and what a great list!) I recently attended a leadership … Continued

New Employee Aboard… Now What?

Brandi Leos, City of Tigard, OR (LinkedIn, Twitter) What I’m Listening to:  NPR’s songs of the summer for 2018 (spotify playlist) What I’m doing:  Developing a new website for the IPMA-HR Oregon Chapter Onboarding is an important part of a new employee’s experience at your workplace, but whose job is it? Some will say human … Continued

HR Staff are the New Marketers

By Brandi Leos, City of Tigard Oregon  (LinkedIn) and (Twitter) What I’m doing: Figuring out how to send a kid off to college Human resources staff, especially recruiters, can take a lesson from marketers. Local government is not great at promoting itself – telling our stories and selling our wares.  What do we have for sale? … Continued

Get Involved to Get Ahead

Morning Buzz by Brandi Leos, City of Tigard, OR (Twitter, LinkedIn) What I’m Listening To:  Feel-good country music perfect for summer: Summertime Country on Pandora What I’m Reading:  Hiking in Oregon What I’m Watching:  The Daily Show Getting involved in professional associations is a great way to build your career prospects. Just about every profession … Continued

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