Getting the Most Out of the Hiring Process

Workshop Description

June 14 | 6PM—10PM & June 17 | 9AM—5PM

Hiring a new employee is one of the most important decisions that a manager can make for their organization. This course explores ways that managers and human resource professionals can develop the best applicant pool, effectively evaluate applicants, have a constructive interview process, and onboard the new employee of their choice to maximize the likelihood of a successful addition to their team. The course is designed to develop practical skills in both managers and human resource specialists.​

Facilitator Biography

Dr. Susannah Bruns-Ali

Dr. Ali is an Assistant Professor who joined the department in Fall 2014. She received both her Ph.D. and M.P.P degrees from the American University. She had previously worked as a Policy Analyst at the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services where she collaborated with the White House, Congress, various Federal Government agencies, and advocacy groups. Her professional experience includes a position as a Human Resources Developer for a human services nonprofit organization.

Dr. Ali’s research focuses on factors that influence public sector employee career choices, with particular attention on the influence of the political environment on careerists’ choices. Her publication has appeared in Public Administration Review. She has presented her research at the annual meetings of the American Society for Public Administration, the American Political Science Association, the Association for Public Policy and Management, the Public Management Research Association, and the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action. Dr. Ali has received several awards, including: Presidential Management Fellowship, Presidential Letter of Commendation, the DHHS Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service, Human Services awards from the State of Maryland, and the American University John D. Young Award for scholarship, leadership, and commitment to public service.

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