Category: Sourcing

Discovering an underserved EMEA candidate source

The number one thing that keeps quite a few Career Diplomats “Up at Night” is that their trailing spouses seldom obtain jobs that match their skills, knowledge and experience. Our recent HR/TA delegation’s curiosity about the lives and roles of our government officials in foreign countries sparked a few new insights about this underserved EMEA […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


CXR “Uncorked” with Dan Black

In this fun Uncorked session, we take a few moments to enjoy a few bottles of Hibiki Whiskey and talk about sourcing talent with a “global lense”, what constitutes a solid candidate experience, and the evolution of some recruiting technology (to include blockchain for HR!) with industry friend and colleague, Dan Black of EY. [See […]


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 […]