This has been a week of setting up a LOT of introductory calls and coffee meetings, which I love. Today there were two interactions (one phone and one over a cup of tea at this gorgeous shop here in TriBeCa) that really stood out in a positive way:
1) call with a Senior TA pro who had deep, thoughtful questions for me about my career journey, my perception of the #recruitment
market, my philosophy about #hr
...I felt valued, heard, and that my perspective mattered. It made me think so much about #candidateexperience
and how in Recruitment we enjoy the same, authentic warm and fuzzy feelings when people are curious about us! #recruiterexperience
2)My tea meeting was with a strategic HR pro I’ve known for a while but hadn’t yet met in-person. I found our conversation inspiring and refreshing-sharing a discussion around HR trends (work-life flexibility, compensation, HR advocating for their own dept...) She was kind, engaging and intelligent.
This was offset by some weird interactions I’ve also had this week in response to my introductory emails. Some felt cold and removed from the idea of connection “Not adding vendors at this time” “No need to connect, I’m not looking for a new job now”... And I’m reminded about how wonderful it is to surround yourself with clients, candidates, peers...who want to ask questions, want to share insights, want to truly connect! #meaningfulconnections #businessconnections #networking #networkbetter #hrtribe #nyc #hr #peopleandculture #humanresources #talentacquisition #takeitoffline #meetpeople