More From Gerry Crispin

Three exercises to improve candidate experience

Talk to any talent acquisition professional and it won’t take long for the conversation to turn to candidate experience. We’ve been championing the cause for nearly two decades and if there’s one thing we’ve noticed recently it’s that candidate experience remains a challenge and it’s become a global one. Today’s recruiting environment is a candidate-driven […]


College Degree Relevancy Declining. Really? Show Me.

As the employment market has gotten tighter in recent years, there has been an increasing buzz around college degree relevancy. One could certainly argue that in key markets – IT comes to mind – the college degree carries less weight than it used to but does that mean employers have stopped looking for a college degree […]


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 […]


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 […]


“We Help People Get Jobs”: Learnings from Indeed Interactive

Comfortably sitting in the lounge at Austin’s airport waiting for New Jersey thunderstorms to dissipate leaves me with  a few reflective minutes after two days at Indeed Interactive. I’ve no real point of comparison between this year and any of the previous years. It was my first Indeed conference…not my first conference though. I met […]


Up neXt: Gerry talks with Megan Holte @ Hilton

In this episode of Up Next, a podcast series designed to put a face on new CXR members and welcome Talent Acquisition leaders joining the CareerXroads’ community, Megan Holte helps us understand what attracted her two years ago as a Talent Acquisition Leader at Hilton, what keeps her challenged and much more. [Listen to this podcast […]


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 […]