HR Confidential: What if you know the new hire—and there's bad history? | Crain's Portland

HR Confidential: What if you know the new hire—and there's bad history?

Humans are complicated, but the resourcing of humans doesn't have to be. Looking for managerial or career advice? All sources will be kept confidential. Email your questions to Heather Krentler at hrconfidential@crain.com or call our advice line at 313-327-2209. 

Q: What do you do when a familiar face shows up at your office and their back-story gives you cause for concern?

Whether it's an ex or a former manager you couldn't wait to leave, there's a dilemma before you. Do you tell HR what you know or stay silent? Listen in to this week's podcast as we get to the root of intent and frame your options in a professionally positive way.

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November 29, 2016 - 2:11pm