Category: Analytics

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 […]


Are you offering what your target candidates are seeking?

  Listen to the full podcast of this headline here. It seems so simple – and so obvious – to say, “Know your audience.” But, for talent acquisition, that audience includes a variety of stakeholders: hiring managers, colleagues, business leaders and, of course, the candidates who come in many flavors. Profiling your target candidates is […]


What’s Really Happening in Recruiting Operations & Analytics

This year at our Recruiting Operations and Analytics Colloquium meeting, the discussion with 50 Talent Acquisition leaders started with determining the key responsibilities of both Operations and Analytics team members.  After a day and a half of collaboration among participating members, it became increasingly clear that the realized value of these specialized roles continues to […]


Why People Really Quit Their Jobs

Retention has always been attached to the hip of Talent Acquisition… but loosely. I’ve always looked askance at recycled insights about retention that typically say nothing new but, this time I was pleasantly surprised at the solid learning, evidence-based approach and the possibility of something new that TA could actually use from the Harvard Business […]


CareerXroads 2018 Roadmap

What a year 2017 was for CareerXroads and its members!  With more meetings than before, more member companies than ever, higher volumes of content, our 100th colloquium meeting, an immersive trip to learn about recruiting practices in Japan, and innovative new meeting strategies, we couldn’t have asked for more.  Except, that’s exactly what we’re doing […]


CXR Pulse Survey: Recruiter Capacity

“How many requisitions do your recruiters manage monthly, on average? How many do they Close?” You might as well have asked, “How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?” No one even attempts to answer these questions without first stating, “It depends.” The number of variables that follow is infinite. […]


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, various conferences, over the phone, […]


CXR Pulse Survey: Determining & Tracking Employee Referrals

While it likely doesn’t surprise anyone that nearly 90% of our current CareerXroads members that responded to this “Pulse” survey report to track employee referrals as a source of hire, it could come as news that a large portion of enterprise-sized organizations still leave it up to the candidate to identify themselves as a referral. […]