Category: Sourcing

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 […]


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 […]