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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 […]

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, […]


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 […]

On The Horizon: Our 100th Colloquium Meeting (Leadership)

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, […]