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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.

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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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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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