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Hiring for innovation? Look for a misfit

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.” This SHRM summary – […]


Pay Transparency: Less Talk, More Data

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 to share where they […]


How to evaluate what you offer candidates with disabilities

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 at a number of […]


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

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

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 […]


How To UNLEASH An Event In A New Market

Not its first event in the United States, but certainly gaining momentum, UNLEASH recently delivered a unique conference that simultaneously delivered both a macro and micro content and networking feel to participants.  It was my pleasure to have contributed by delivering a 20-minute rapid fire session on the “Pulse of Recruiting Technology” (click to download.)  Other […]


CXR Chat with Robin Erickson, PhD of Bersin by Deloitte on The ROI of Turnover

It was my pleasure to catch up with friend and industry analyst, Robin Erickson, PhD, who is the Vice President of Talent Acquisition, Engagement & Retention Research at Bersin by Deloitte.  In this recorded podcast we connected on a topic that she is passionate about and has continued to build upon actively for years; The […]


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