Diane Strohfus, or the CHRO of Betterworks was recently interviewed for TecHR. Betterworks is a company that focuses on Continuous Performance Management solutions and software to help achieve that. A CHRO, or Chief Human Resources Officer, is a senior position that is mainly focused on acquisition of talent as well as making sure that the company’s existing employees are working well together. In her recent interview, Diane Strohfus detailed how she got into her career, as well as what her day to day operations usually consist of.
She actually did not envision her career in HR technology, she ended up there by accident from the finance section. In finance, she was a headhunter and acquired talent, but that industry operates in a significantly different capacity. When asked what Betterworks is, Diane Strohfus explains it quite well. She begins by saying that while technology and it’s rapid growth has changed business dramatically, many of the ways human resources are carried out is outdated. This is everything from talent acquisition to performance reviews. Betterworks essentially acts as a modernization of this, as well as a sort of network between a company’s employees.
She also has several pieces of advice when it comes to recruiting. It pays to look for people who are genuinely curious, not just those that have the best experience. Additionally, do not be afraid to use unconventional methods of approach, such as social media. The market for talent is incredibly competitive, so anything that makes you stand out from the rest is a good thing.