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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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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.

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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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Hoyt Catches Up with Grant Clough (AARP) and Scott Weaver (Teradata) on the TA Experience



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.

[Read This: It’s not just about the candidate. How’s your hiring manager experience?]

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.

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