Hiring the Scrapper

We have in front of us a brilliant cover letter and an effective cv or resume. Is this the secret recipe for a perfect new hire?
Human Resources expert Regina Hartley proposes a different perspective.

With the choice between the avatar of the ideal candidate and one with a less clean and linear personal history (scrapper is the definition used), Hartley is keen to give the latter a chance.

In her TED speech, the US expert remembers that she was one of them, growing up with adversity: this gave her empowerment and 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.”