Category Archives: Operations

At each CareerXroads event throughout this past year, Chris and I had at least one exercise probing the state of recruiting practices that target greater inclusion of protected classes like race, gender, age, veterans, disability, sexual orientation and…well beyond compliance. Several themes emerged. Balancing core culture ‘fit’ and valuing differences is an oft-told tale few […]

Diversity, Executive Search, Leadership, Operations 0

  Image credit:xresch / Pixabay The recruiting function is ready to pivot. Are you? The hypothesis I want to tee up here is that up until now, and with a few exceptions, the last 20 years of technology adopted by recruiters have, at least from the recruiter’s perspective, been a difference in Degree. (However, I […]

Branding & Marketing, Leadership, Operations 0

Image credit:skeeze / Pixabay “How many requisitions do your recruiters manage monthly, on average? How many do they Close?” You might as well have asked, “How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?“ No one even attempts to answer these questions without first stating, “It depends.” The number of variables […]

Analytics, Operations, Sourcing 0

In 1989, Nintendo introduced U-Force, an accessory with sensors that let players use their hands to control movements (instead of a joystick). It promised to be “the most amazing accessory in video game history – and the challenge of the future.” So, naturally, U-Force becomes something I absolutely could not live without. But the problem […]

Leadership, Operations 0

For over twenty years CareerXroads has created a fun community for talent acquisition and recruiting leaders from around the world to connect, collaborate, and even conspire, on recruiting-related topics that keep them up at night.  And whether conversations with these leaders and influencers were taking place at live colloquium events, various conferences, over the phone, […]

Analytics, Branding & Marketing, Candidate Experience, College Recruiting, Executive Search, Leadership, Operations, Sourcing 0

While it likely doesn’t surprise anyone that nearly 90% of our current CareerXroads members that responded to this “Pulse” survey report to track employee referrals as a source of hire, it could come as news that a large portion of enterprise-sized organizations still leave it up to the candidate to identify themselves as a referral. […]

Analytics, Operations 0

At CareerXroads we create and house hundreds of peer-driven benchmark reports and surveys that range in topics from vendor selection to global org structures. Recently our members asked for a quick report out on how global Talent Acquisition teams were structured and managing the work of recruitment. What we found was that whether or not […]

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Fred Reichheld introduced the customer-focused, Net Promoter Score (NPS) in his 2003 Harvard Business Review, “The One Number You Need to Grow” and we’re certain the connection to today’s candidate experience is a strong one. Apparently asking your customers a direct question like: “How likely are you to recommend our company/product/service to your friends and colleagues?”  is a pretty solid […]

Analytics, Branding & Marketing, Candidate Experience, Operations 0

Industry peers and our colloquium members were asked, “With the emergence of virtual work around the world, is candidate impersonation becoming a growing problem?”  And while some employers are reporting to discover issues ranging from screening and testing fraud to existing employees actually subcontracting out their virtual work to nonemployees, these cases are fairly rare […]

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