Category: Leadership

CXR Chat: College Recruiting with Target

I was fortunate enough to get a few moments with Target’s Megan Grimm (director, talent acquisition) following the conclusion of our recent colloquium meeting about early career and college hiring. For our viewers and listeners, Megan comments on her thoughts and our observation that the early career segments within Talent Acquisition are ripe for disruption as is evident in […]


CXR “Uncorked” with Marie Artim

Enterprise’s own Marie Artim (vp, talent acquisition) joins CXR for a bottle of Robert Craig’s Affinity Cabernet and a bottle of Orin Swift Papillon to talk about some of the competitive advantages that she believes set Enterprise out front in the world of recruiting.  With some fun laughs over a few bottles of red and […]


How talent acquisition is tackling the diversity question

Real-life solutions for diversity and inclusion challenges Diversity and inclusion are topics of discussion at nearly every CareerXroads Colloquium meeting. The challenges around creating and maintaining a diverse workplace are far from new. They are also far from diminishing. Everyone from University Relations to Sourcers to Candidate Experience Directors is working hard to find new […]


Podcast: The evolution of recruiting… or is it revolution

When Matt Adler wanted to discuss the evolution of recruiting on his Recruiting Future podcast he turned to someone who is known as a lifelong student of recruiting: Gerry Crispin. Gerry and Matt had a great time discussing: The growing recognition of candidate experience The strategic vision of talent acquisition leaders The potential impact of […]


A current glimpse into Source of Hire

Source of hire data might just be the holy grail of recruiting. Knowing where your top hires come from and where you should spend your budget is certainly important… while also being notoriously difficult to track. Here at CareerXroads, we’ve done our share of research trying to help nail down some definitive answers. (Anyone remember […]


CXR Member Spotlight: Innovations in Interviewing

How DaVita’s Interviewer Certification Program Changed Hiring Manager Habits While Improving Retention and Candidate Experience Ineffective interviewing costs companies time, money and often good hires. When talent is plentiful, it is often a problem some companies are willing to overlook. However, when you’re looking at a talent shortage, the problem can become a huge deficit. […]


VIDEO: Adventures in Extreme Hiring Panel

In June I was asked to moderate a panel at the 2018 Recruiting Automation Summit in San Francisco, CA.  We assembled an awesome collection of Talent Acquisition leaders that included Ray Tavares (SVP, Talent Acquisition at Bank of America), Frank Speer (‎Global Director Solution Design, ‎IBM), Kristen DesPalmes (Director of Employment Strategy, DaVita), and (Andrew Trout […]


CXR Recommends: Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

My first job out of college was at a boutique search and recruitment firm in Atlanta called Rowland Mountain and Associates. The firm’s founder and one of my most profound mentors, Russ Mountain, introduced me to the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen Covey. It’s been a forever favorite, professional foundation, and a […]