CXR “Uncorked” with Jessica Lee of Marriott

Today’s CXR “Uncorked” brings a fun conversation with Jessica Lee, VP of Brand Talent at Marriott.  We take a look at the sometimes interesting turns and evolution that today’s Talent Acquisition leaders encounter in their own career paths – most notably, Jessica’s shift (temporarily?) into a space adjacent to Talent Acquisition.  Our talk also addresses […]


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 […]


eXcerpt: Blockchain Opportunities in Hiring

From time to time we’re asked for our opinion on industry trends and technology.  One recent request came to us from ThirtyK, a news source for blockchain technology, because of our growing interest in how blockchain will impact HR and Talent Acquisition in the coming months and years.  What follows is the article that was […]


Up neXt: Gerry talks with Megan Holte @ Hilton

In this episode of Up Next, a podcast series designed to put a face on new CXR members and welcome Talent Acquisition leaders joining the CareerXroads’ community, Megan Holte helps us understand what attracted her two years ago as a Talent Acquisition Leader at Hilton, what keeps her challenged and much more. [Listen to this podcast […]