Category: Sourcing

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 – […]


Open CXR Benchmark: Culinary Recruiting

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of recruiting within the field of the culinary arts, you know that it’s often times more difficult than expected.  Efforts could be focused on finding roles that range from part-time team members to apprentices to full-fledged and highly sought after chocolatiers. (Yes, that’s a thing and yes, we all […]


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. […]


CareerXroads Sourcing Investments Report

For as long as many in the industry can remember, they’ve been trying to successfully track “source of hire” data in an effort to discover where their top hires come from and to project where budgets should be spent.  In this recent CareerXroads recruiting budget benchmark report we asked our members to share how they’re […]


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, […]


Relationship Recruiting: More than an Employee Referral Program, It’s the Future

This excellent Huffington Post article by Nicole Dessain, Why Sodexo Doesn’t Say Goodbye to Exiting Employees, that Chloe Rada at Sodexo alerted me to made me realize how the debate over ‘Sources’ or ‘Influences’ may simply be clouding the very real and growing value of a deeper understanding ‘Relationships’ in recruiting- something very few firms […]


FREE CareerXroads Webinar: Sourcing on Social Networks

With 1.86 billion monthly active users, it’s no wonder that everyone is talking about Facebook as a great source of candidates. Just recently it was announced that Twitter has achieved its best user growth over just the last year. All this data and information coming from social media can be overwhelming for these two sites […]