24 min

19. Grace Under Pressure with Secretary Cathryn Rivera-Hernandez HiPERleadership

    • Business

Just eight months into her role as Appointments Secretary for the State of California, Cathryn Rivera-Hernandez found herself in the situation room with Governor Gavin Newsom. With her cabinet experience during 9/11, Cathryn was asked to support those on the frontlines of COVID-19, while also being faced with staffing an administration during an unprecedented global health crisis.

As the California Appointments Secretary, Cathryn and her team are responsible for recruiting the roughly 4,000 Governor appointed positions throughout the state. Hiring in government has its challenges; however, as the realities of COVID-19 settled in, Cathryn and her team had to quickly pivot their approach.

In this episode of HiPERleadership, Secretary Cathryn Rivera-Hernandez shares how she rolled up her sleeves and creatively sourced new talent at a time when changing careers was exponentially more stressful. Cathryn also shares valuable recruiting tips to find talent that align with your company's mission and can exhibit grace under pressure.

Just eight months into her role as Appointments Secretary for the State of California, Cathryn Rivera-Hernandez found herself in the situation room with Governor Gavin Newsom. With her cabinet experience during 9/11, Cathryn was asked to support those on the frontlines of COVID-19, while also being faced with staffing an administration during an unprecedented global health crisis.

As the California Appointments Secretary, Cathryn and her team are responsible for recruiting the roughly 4,000 Governor appointed positions throughout the state. Hiring in government has its challenges; however, as the realities of COVID-19 settled in, Cathryn and her team had to quickly pivot their approach.

In this episode of HiPERleadership, Secretary Cathryn Rivera-Hernandez shares how she rolled up her sleeves and creatively sourced new talent at a time when changing careers was exponentially more stressful. Cathryn also shares valuable recruiting tips to find talent that align with your company's mission and can exhibit grace under pressure.

24 min

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