Hiring & Recruitment, Talent Management

Where did all the Talent Go?

Sarah Raful Whinston

[This article was originally published in Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion May 2019 Newsletter on 06/06/2019 – Original link available here]   I loved my time at HUC-JIR’s Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management (then School of Jewish Communal Service). The teachers were outstanding, smart, full of warmth, and gave each student the […]

Career Transitions, Interviewing for a Position, Job Search

Good Question

Sarah Raful Whinston

Good Question About the importance of meaning what you say When I was a teenager, people started saying the word “like.” I’m not sure if it had anything to do with Clueless or Beverly Hills 90210, but the word “like” suddenly took on a different meaning. Sometimes I remember saying, “Do you like like Full […]

Building a Search Commitee, Career Transitions, Interviewing for a Position, Job Search

When a Question Becomes a Statement

Sarah Raful Whinston

When a Question Becomes a Statement Standing out as a candidate “Prepare 10 questions. You and I both know that you won’t probably get a chance to ask all 10 questions but prepare 10 questions. Remember, your questions usually say more about you than your answers.” When I prepare candidates for interviews for jobs, this […]

Onboarding, Talent Management

How (not) to Lose an Employee in 10 Days

Sarah Raful Whinston

I recently placed an Executive Director in a fantastic organization. As her first day came closer I remembered my time as a Director of Talent Development, where onboarding and welcoming were my greatest priorities. Hiring is just the first step. According to a study from the Society for Human Resource Management[1] (SHRM) “one-third of approximately […]