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Launching a new community for Talent Management

Launching a new community for Talent Management

Talent Management Leaders now have a community of peers focused on helping each other innovate, collaborate, and lead As the premier talent acquisition community for over 20 years, CXR has created a place for Talent Acquisition professionals at all levels to network, share, and grow both virtually and in-person. It’s been exciting to watch the…

Building community one recruiter at a time

Building community one recruiter at a time

In my first year attending Burning Man there was no shortage of things that I learned about myself and both my own understanding, as well as the true concept of, communities.  These revelations (and I don’t use that term lightly) and life lessons (nor that term) lend themselves to the work that we do at…

On Creating (not Predicting) the Future

On Creating (not Predicting) the Future

Image Credit:qimono / Pixabay The future can be found all around us…just, as they say, not very well distributed. “Wait one!” you say (or 10) and, “it will be here!” Predictions are easy and entertaining and this is certainly the time of year for it. The trick, always, is to point to an anecdote, story, data…

Recruiting for Inclusion: Ongoing Challenges, Competitive Practices

Recruiting for Inclusion: Ongoing Challenges, Competitive Practices

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…

Japan: Between A Rock and a Hard Place

Japan: Between A Rock and a Hard Place

The origin of idioms like ‘between a rock and a hard place’ are found as far back as Homer’s Odyssey where Odysseus must pass between Charybdis, a treacherous whirlpool, and Scylla, a cliff-dwelling, man-eating monster. Recruiting in Japan After our delegation’s sojourn this past week it seems to me that Japan faces similar, equally difficult choices in today’s…

Konnichiwa

Konnichiwa

Setting off on our recruiting delegation to Japan I’m fascinated by how cultural differences play out in the workplace. Whether it’s the hiring process, a job or an entire career, there are undercurrents of culture that ebb and flow throughout- seldom discernible to anyone from the ‘outside’. In some way every person can be seen…