Up neXt: Gerry Talks with Melissa Thompson @ McGraw-Hill Education

Our podcast series, Up neXt, puts a face on our newest members and welcomes TA Leaders joining the CareerXroads’ community – a tradition we hope to build on by highlighting the role and commitment of professionals who make a difference. In this episode, Melissa Thompson helps us understand what attracted her recently to take on the TA Leader role at McGraw-Hill Education after consulting with them in 2017.

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In Melissa’s case, it was the opportunity to have a blank slate and, with eyes wide open,  build a new team and strategy from scratch (TA had been outsourced a few years ago). Her focus for 2018 is based on 4 ‘pillars’:

Setting a Foundation

Understanding Talent Attraction

Building out Critical Pipelines

Establishing an Operational Focus.

She seems to handle what keeps her up at night by reminding herself and her team that “you can only eat an elephant in small bites.”

Outside of work, one of the ways Melissa gives back is through her passion for the Queen’s Foundation that helps disadvantaged young women make it to college.

Welcome, Melissa & McGraw-Hill Education.

Chris Hoyt

Chris Hoyt

A veteran of recruiting and HR, Hoyt is a sought-after speaker with presentations including national conferences with SHRM, LinkedIn, HR Technology, ERE and others in the USA as well as UNLEASH, iRecruit, Australasian Talent Conference and more abroad. Chris has been promoting and leading full scale and enterprise-wide integrations of social media and mobile marketing within workforce strategies for his entire career. His expertise and passion for interactive/social recruiting, candidate experience, and both national and international recruiting strategies are all areas that Hoyt now leverages as co-owner and President at CareerXroads, a Recruiting/Staffing consulting and think tank organization that works with corporate leaders from around the world to break out of traditional recruitment practices and push the envelope in an effort to win the ongoing war for top talent.

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