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Gerry Crispin

Is HR at a crossroads when it comes to diversity & inclusion?

Is HR at a crossroads when it comes to diversity & inclusion?

Earlier this month, in an extended discussion about diversity and inclusion (D&I) solutions that each required some form of cultural change before they could be executed, one person expressed a sentiment that resonated with all 40 talent acquisition leaders in the room: I’m. Just. Tired. Of. Waiting. Every month there are HR transformational discussions occurring…

Source of Hire: Maybe it’s time to renew the discussion

Source of Hire: Maybe it’s time to renew the discussion

I was reminded last month that it has been nearly four years since Chris and I wrote the last CareerXroads’ (CXR) Source of Hire Report. It has me wondering: are we really ready to measure the influences that trigger candidate decisions on their long and winding journey to your [incredible] opportunity? [Take our 2019  SOH…

In the gig work economy, who holds responsibility for how candidates and employers connect?

In the gig work economy, who holds responsibility for how candidates and employers connect?

The Wall Street Journal just published an article about the Labor Department’s recent declaration that “Workers lining up jobs through smartphone apps and websites such as Handy and Angie’s List are independent contractors and not employees of those platforms.” While this judgment appears to focus on gig work platforms, it’s also a very important (and…

Mercer’s 2019 Trends Study Highlights Gender Parity Issues

Mercer’s 2019 Trends Study Highlights Gender Parity Issues

Mercer’s 2019 Global Talent Trends Study, notes that one major concern for talent acquisition is delivering on diversity. More and more executives accept diversity as increasing “the likelihood of innovation, empathizing with a broad customer base and boosting employee morale.” In their media advisory about the study, Mercer identified three items related specifically to gender…

Building your recruiting tech stack: one step at a time

Building your recruiting tech stack: one step at a time

Your inbox is overflowing. Your voicemail holds countless messages and is likely telling callers, “This mailbox is full.” Your text messages are piling up. All from tech vendors clamoring for your attention. Some have even gotten through to your boss who is now asking, “Do you know about…?” (That’s perhaps the most irritating of all.) You…

Talent Acquisition Technology in Search of Employer Problems: Do We Have It Backwards?

Talent Acquisition Technology in Search of Employer Problems: Do We Have It Backwards?

Last week CXR experimented with a new format to bring talent acquisition technology solutions in front of TA leaders. This new meeting included a few select vendors which is a departure from our exclusively peer-to-peer model. The format change was not done lightly and a surprising number of folks noticed, enough that we thought sharing…