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CXR Recommends: The Recruiter’s Handbook

“The Recruiter’s Handbook is a strong addition to any recruiting professional’s library and, with its mix of easy-to-comprehend deliverables and high-level case studies, it will serve countless recruiters and leaders for years to come.” That’s exactly what I said to industry friend, Sharlyn Lauby, when I was done pouring through the advanced copy of her…

Up neXt: CXR Connects with Froedtert’s Mark Farrell

Up neXt: CXR Connects with Froedtert’s Mark Farrell

In this episode of Up neXt, a podcast series designed to put a face on new CXR members and welcome Talent Acquisition leaders joining the CareerXroads’ community, Mark Farrell helps us understand what attracted him to rejoin the Health Care Industry at Froedtert Health 2 years ago as their Executive Director for Talent Delivery after a 6 year hiatus,…

CXR Chat: What Recruiting Leaders Take Back From A CareerXroads Meeting

CXR Chat: What Recruiting Leaders Take Back From A CareerXroads Meeting

We connect here with Quincy Stephens of Merakey to talk about just a few of the key takeaways for recruiting professionals who both attend colloquium meetings in person as well as participate in the new online community platform at CXR.  In this episode, the conversation takes place at the end of our latest colloquium meeting where…

CXR “Uncorked” with Dan Black

CXR “Uncorked” with Dan Black

In this fun Uncorked session, we take a few moments to enjoy a few bottles of Hibiki Whiskey and talk about sourcing talent with a “global lense”, what constitutes a solid candidate experience, and the evolution of some recruiting technology (to include blockchain for HR!) with industry friend and colleague, Dan Black of EY. [See…

Hiring for innovation? Look for a misfit

Hiring for innovation? Look for a misfit

Image Credit:trajaner / Pixabay Adam Grant teed up a point of view that resonated with me at this week’s Annual SHRM conference. He essentially argues that cultural “fit” represents too strong an emphasis on homogeneity and that if we are hiring for innovation, we should really be looking for candidates who make a cultural “contribution.”…

Pay Transparency: Less Talk, More Data

Pay Transparency: Less Talk, More Data

Image Credit:GregPlom / Pixabay Candidates hear a lot about unfair pay practices in the press but are almost always left in the dark when it comes to how a specific employer will treat them – exceptions like SalesForce and Corning notwithstanding. Transparency around gender pay equity is something US employers talk about without actually having…

How to evaluate what you offer candidates with disabilities

How to evaluate what you offer candidates with disabilities

Image Credit:TeroVesalainen / Pixabay A CareerXroads Colloquium Mind Map Exercise At our recent Recruiting Automation and Innovation Meeting, we conducted a Design Thinking Exercise to explore how employers perceive their employee values and, in turn, what their candidates feel are important – in this case, specifically, candidates with disabilities. We are working through this exercise…

High Impact Talent Acquisition, A Webinar with Robin Erickson, PhD, Bersin by Deloitte

High Impact Talent Acquisition, A Webinar with Robin Erickson, PhD, Bersin by Deloitte

It was our pleasure to recently connect with a friend and industry analyst, Robin Erickson, to discuss some of her recent research related to the High Impact Talent Acquisition model.  In this webinar we discussed the 6 key findings that resulted from this Bersin by Deloitte study and go deep on each and diving into…

CXR “Uncorked” with Jessica Lee of Marriott

CXR “Uncorked” with Jessica Lee of Marriott

Today’s CXR “Uncorked” brings a fun conversation with Jessica Lee, VP of Brand Talent at Marriott.  We take a look at the sometimes interesting turns and evolution that today’s Talent Acquisition leaders encounter in their own career paths – most notably, Jessica’s shift (temporarily?) into a space adjacent to Talent Acquisition.  Our talk also addresses…

Optimizing job descriptions

Optimizing job descriptions

Job Descriptions have been a punching bag for decades with little movement until now. The failure to create a fresh approach to a Job Description (JD) is that critics (IMHO) don’t recognize that the JD is a foundational document with a standard that has everything to do with determining the value of a role and…