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.
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.
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.
Gerry Crispin hosts this CXR talk with Mary Grace Hennessy (GraceRock), Martin Burns (Hireclix) and three hard-working practitioners – Jennifer Tracy (Spectrum), Adam Eisenstein (Boston Consulting Group) and Allyn Bailey (Intel) to talk about the re-emergence of the interest in talent acquisition tracking source of hire. Together this group offers up much more than a starting point and are working to kick off a professional committee focused on building industry-wide guidelines for the future definition, measurement and decisions surrounding candidate sources.
In this podcast, Chris Hoyt catches up with Grant Clough, Director of Talent Acquisition, AARP and Scott Weaver, Director of Talent Acquisition, Teradata, to talk about not only the experience of candidates but of the larger TA structure. In the recent CXR meeting that addressed the full stakeholder experience (Candidate, Recruiter, and Hiring Managers) these teams shared a more holistic approach to the “X” experience in an effort to largely improve the quality of recruiting within their organizations.
Clough and Weaver share the tremendous amount of work that has gone into the mapping of not only the stakeholders but also their employees who might be considering a move internally. This meant a multi-year effort to map the entire recruiting experience and making some tough decisions that would ultimately lend themselves to improve aspects that were determined to have the most impact to both speed and quality deliveries from their teams.
Those that attended the meeting (and current CXR members) have access to the visual maps that were shared by AARP and Teradata leaders as well as more information specific to the results of getting stakeholders involved from the beginning and rolling this considerable initiative to teams over the course of various iterations and levels of engagement. Lastly, our interviewees on this podcast share, quite candidly, what they’d do differently if starting this work all over again.
Gerry Crispin meets with Melissa Le after a recent CXR colloquium meeting to talk about her big takeaways after a day and a half with over 30 TA leaders focused on a new take on the Candidate Experience. At the Charlotte-based Spectrum headquarters, we spent two days collaborating with professionals from across the country who were focused on not just the candidate, but also the experiences of the hiring manager and recruiters.
The best advice to those wanting to contribute to a CXR meeting? “Bring what you know, ask what you want, and be ready to make real friendships.”
Chris Hoyt takes a few moments to connect with Intuit’s Céleste Luzadder-Frick to catch up on her experience at the recent Stakeholders colloquium meeting held at Spectrum’s Charlotte headquarters. There, 30 companies convened to learn more about what each is doing to deliver an exceptional candidate experience not only to the candidate but to the hiring managers and recruiters as well.
Additionally, Luzadder-Frick talks about why she thinks the new CXR Local events are an interesting experiment in community and why kicking off in the heart of Silicon Valley will be interesting.