Regina Hartley

Why the best hire might not have the perfect resume

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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."

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Regina Hartley · Human resources expert

Regina Hartley thinks that those who don't always look good on paper may be just the person you need to hire.

Regina Hartley thinks that those who don't always look good on paper may be just the person you need to hire.