All posts by Chris Hoyt

About Chris Hoyt

A veteran of recruiting and HR, Hoyt is a sought-after speaker with presentations including national conferences with SHRM, LinkedIn, HR Technology and others in the USA as well as iRecruit, Australasian Talent Conference and more abroad. Chris has been promoting and leading full scale and enterprise-wide integrations of social media and mobile marketing within workforce strategies for his entire career. His expertise and passion for interactive/social recruiting, candidate experience, and both national and international recruiting strategies are all areas that Hoyt now leverages as co-owner and President at CareerXroads, a Recruiting/Staffing consulting and think tank organization that works with corporate leaders from around the world to break out of traditional recruitment practices and push the envelope in an effort to win the ongoing war for top talent.

CXR Chat: Neil Casey Tackles the top TA Challenges

Shannon Pritchett sits down with Neil Casey, the global head of sourcing and strategic hiring at ThoughtWorks, to discuss challenges for 2020 and the future of talent acquisition. Neil outlines his plan to tackle some of the largest challenges brought up in the top TA challenges survey and gives his unique insight into a few he’s already worked through.


Interview with CXR member BrandSafway

Up neXt with Rod Broschinsky

Gerry Crispin took a few minutes to chat with Rod Broshinsky, VP Talent Acquisition of new CXR Member BrandSafway. BrandSafway is a leading provider of specialized services to the global industrial, commercial and infrastructure markets with 45,000 employees in approx 30 countries. It is interesting to note that 90% of their workforce are craft laborers. Finding those niche laborers on that scale certainly brings plenty of challenges as does recent growth for the company. Learn how the evolutions of BrandSafway, particularly over the past two years, have kept Rod engaged and excited.


CXR Chat: What TA Challenges are top of mind in 2020?

Listen in as Madeline Laurano of Aptitude Research talks with Gerry Crispin about the results of our recent survey on talent acquisition challenges. We asked TA leaders to tell us what challenges are going to dominate their workload in the coming year. And while all the proposed challenges had at least a few people agree that they were going to be issues dealt with this year, five issues truly rose to the top of the list.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.