Up neXt Interview: Brett Coin, Okta



Brett Coin was looking for a challenging position in the next generation of tech companies. After being approached by some of the larger names like Slack and Zoom, he joined Okta as the head of talent acquisition. Now, nine months later, he reflects on what drew him to this unique brand, and how he helped them transition from an organization with little operational structure, to a focused, scalable and process-driven company. “Thirty days in, I realized there was a lot of building to do. There were a lot of building blocks missing here.” Listen in as Brett Coin outlines his strategy for growth in a data-driven market in our latest Up neXt episode.

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Up neXt Interview: Christina Coyle, McDonald’s



Christina Coyle is someone who has enjoyed the challenges of high-volume recruiting – perhaps the first person in Gerry Crispin’s memory to say that and mean it. When she came to McDonald’s she was given a blank slate to create a recruiting framework that didn’t rely so heavily on recruiters – because the recruiters for the restaurants are also the store managers. Enter, McHire. Since its launch last fall, the McHire automated solution has dramatically closed the hiring gap and reduced time to hire. “When you can craft and design a candidate-centric solution – a solution that is infused with hospitality – then when humans enter the process they are extending what has already felt like a high-touch experience.” Listen in as Christina shares more about the high volume hiring challenges at McDonald’s in our latest Up neXt episode.

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Up neXt: Kelly Cartwright, Amazon



In this episode of Up neXt, Gerry connects with Kelly Cartwright, Head of Talent Acquisition Technology Strategy, Amazon Web Services (AWS).  She shares the complexity of working at Amazon, why she’s been there for almost 6 years, and how her “pretty cool gig” keeps her excited about her career path.

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Candidate and Employee Engagement (part 2)



In this 20 minute wrap-up of a two-part segment, Lars and CXR’s China Gorman turn over the mic to leaders from DaVita, American Airlines, Waste Management, and Enterprise Holdings to talk about how they’re making a difference in the world of candidate and employee engagement.  Taking back the mic, we wrap up with an overview of the new Talent Management membership options now available at CareerXroads.

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Up neXt: Shelia Gray, Quadient



Gerry catches up with Shelia Gray who describes how her interest and experience with TA transformation in several firms led to her decision to join Quadient, a French-based company with facilities in 22 countries. Shelia works from Raleigh, NC and describes in fascinating detail her 5 goals for the next 6 months. Even more amazing is that outside of her traveling the world for work, she has made the time for her current passion of teaching English as a Foreign Language to the many immigrants who have come to America and are living in Raleigh.

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Candidate and Employee Engagement (part 1)



In this two-part segment, China Gorman and Lars Schmidt chat with leaders from Enterprise Holdings, American Airlines, Waste Management, (and each other!) about their insights and experiences related to why BOTH candidate and employee engagement is so important.

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Hoyt and Pritchett Talk Communities & What’s Next for CXR



Chris Hoyt and Shannon Pritchett jump on their first podcast together to connect on the value of communities and what’s next for Shannon at CareerXroads.  Topics include the evolution of the CXR eXchanges, new features available to non-members, and what’s on the horizon for reporting and benchmarking.

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Gerry Crispin talks with Dublin Delegation



For the second year in a row, CXR was asked to bring a select group of HR and Recruiting professionals to Dublin, Ireland to meet with various TA peers and industry tech start-ups.  And just weeks after returning from their trip the HR delegation regroups to discuss what they experienced, who they met, and how they’re using what they learned on the trip now that they’re back in their respective organizations and looking at challenges going forward.

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CXR Talks Talent Ep1 – Job Descriptions



This is the first installment of a new CXR Talks podcasts series featuring Chris Hoyt and our new Talent Management Managing Director, Lars Schmidt.

In this episode, Chris & Lars riff on explore the history, challenges, and opportunities of job descriptions.

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