Category: Operations

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 […]


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. […]


CXR Recommends: The Recruiter’s Handbook

“The Recruiter’s Handbook is a strong addition to any recruiting professional’s library and, with its mix of easy-to-comprehend deliverables and high-level case studies, it will serve countless recruiters and leaders for years to come.” That’s exactly what I said to industry friend, Sharlyn Lauby, when I was done pouring through the advanced copy of her […]


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 […]


“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 […]


CXR Research: Culinary recruiting challenges

CareerXroads recently partnered with one of our members to create a simple benchmark survey about the challenges in culinary recruitment. Our first discovery came before the survey was even taken. Many companies outsource their culinary recruiting and don’t have a lot of insight into its details. While this made the responses harder to gather then […]


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 […]