Podcast: The evolution of recruiting… or is it revolution

When Matt Adler wanted to discuss the evolution of recruiting on his Recruiting Future podcast he turned to someone who is known as a lifelong student of recruiting: Gerry Crispin. Gerry and Matt had a great time discussing: The growing recognition of candidate experience The strategic vision of talent acquisition leaders The potential impact of […]


Talent Board releases 2018 CandE Winners

We’ll admit it… each year we geek out a little when Talent Board releases their annual CandE Award Winners list. How employers treat candidates has been, at its best, the personal preference of a small minority of willing recruiters in the few moments when their req loads were almost manageable. Social media and evidence-based recruiting […]


Three exercises to improve candidate experience

Talk to any talent acquisition professional and it won’t take long for the conversation to turn to candidate experience. We’ve been championing the cause for nearly two decades and if there’s one thing we’ve noticed recently it’s that candidate experience remains a challenge and it’s become a global one. Today’s recruiting environment is a candidate-driven […]


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 […]


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. […]


VIDEO: Adventures in Extreme Hiring Panel

In June I was asked to moderate a panel at the 2018 Recruiting Automation Summit in San Francisco, CA.  We assembled an awesome collection of Talent Acquisition leaders that included Ray Tavares (SVP, Talent Acquisition at Bank of America), Frank Speer (‎Global Director Solution Design, ‎IBM), Kristen DesPalmes (Director of Employment Strategy, DaVita), and (Andrew Trout […]


Who is writing your job descriptions?

Ask a talent acquisition professional who writes their organization’s job descriptions and you won’t get a straightforward answer. When posed to the CareerXroads eXchange we heard comments such as: HR writes the official job description and the recruiter creates a summary that is more candidate-friendly HR and Hiring Managers create job descriptions together and our […]


CXR Recommends: Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

My first job out of college was at a boutique search and recruitment firm in Atlanta called Rowland Mountain and Associates. The firm’s founder and one of my most profound mentors, Russ Mountain, introduced me to the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen Covey. It’s been a forever favorite, professional foundation, and a […]