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The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently announced a strategic shift in its approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) , opting to drop the focus on equity and adopt the acronym "I&D" (Inclusion and Diversity). This change has sparked a mix of reactions within the HR community, with many questioning the motivations behind this move. What’s Behind the Change? SHRM President & CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. emphasized that the decision aims to address the perceived shortcomings of traditional DE&I programs, which he claims have led to societal backlash and polarization. The new “Inclusion-first” approach is positioned ...
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Welcome to the final post in our series tackling the need for transparency and disclosure within the talent acquisition industry. Over the course of this series, we’ve explored insights from dozens of industry leaders and experts alongside hundreds of our CareerXroads community members. The issues around conflict of interest (COI) have become a pressing concern. The stakes are high as organizations must ensure that their recruitment processes are transparent, fair, and free from bias. During our final research panel discussion, industry leaders discussed practical recommendations and strategies to address COI within the industry. Practical Recommendations ...
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The topic of Indeed ’s latest strategies and its increasing focus on white-collar “sit down” jobs sparked a bit of discussion at this week's in-person CareerXroads Recruiting Operations meeting. Nearly 40 recruiting operations leaders gathered at Ford Motor Company’s headquarters in Dearborn, MI, to debate this significant shift as well as countless other items impacting the efficiencies and deliverables of talent teams and vendor partnerships from around the world. Given this context, the publication of the AIM Group's most recent report is incredibly timely. We're happy to be able to share the full report with our logged-in members , but non-CXR members ...
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In a recent five-week panel discussion with 50 top recruiting leaders, supported by insights from hundreds of TA professionals, we delved into the crucial interplay between cutting-edge technology and the irreplaceable human touch. Our goal was to find a harmonious balance in an industry where technological advancements promise increased efficiency and cost reduction. A recent article in Forbes highlights the panel's key takeaways, including The Crucial Role Of Technology In Modern Recruiting Technology has revolutionized recruitment by streamlining processes, enhancing candidate sourcing, and improving decision-making with data-driven insights. It's clear ...
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Welcome to the third installment in our four-part exploration of promoting transparency in talent acquisition. Here, we'll continue our deep dive into the importance of clarity and openness in the industry. Recruiting industry leaders and experts, as well as hundreds of members of our CareerXroads community, continue to join us for insightful discussions, survey responses, and open conversations. Our final (and fifth) sharing will be presented as a comprehensive research report based on our findings, which will shed light on ideal practices, strategies, and recommendations for fostering transparency in talent acquisition. Alongside @Alex Murphy , CEO at ...
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Welcome to the second installment in our series on Transparency in Talent Acquisition. This post focuses on the impact of disclosures between employers and their employees and potential candidates. Conflicts of Interest (COI) in talent acquisition can damage an organization's reputation and affect overall performance. However, with the right strategies and an understanding of potential pitfalls, organizations can avoid these challenges and ensure fair and transparent hiring processes. Here we’re sharing key insights from this week's conversations with dozens of industry leaders and experts alongside hundreds of our CareerXroads community members. A full ...
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Welcome to the first post in our latest series that tackles the need for transparency and disclosure within the talent acquisition industry. Over the course of this series, which will culminate in a comprehensive research report, we'll explore insights from dozens of industry leaders and experts and hundreds of our CareerXroads community members. Alongside @Alex Murphy , CEO of JobSync, I’m leading these discussions, focusing on how critical clarity and openness are to the integrity and effectiveness of our field. The Importance of Full Disclosure Our panel discussions began with a strong consensus on the importance of fully disclosing financial relationships. ...
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In today's rapidly shifting technological landscape, businesses face numerous challenges, from evolving market demands to the explosive growth of artificial intelligence (AI). For Talent Acquisition leaders, creating -- or optimizing -- a tech stack that not only meets these challenges but also enhances operational efficiency while maintaining a human touch is more critical than ever. Leaders must embrace tools that enhance efficiency without sacrificing the human element. That might mean adding new tech but it could also mean digging into all the features available in your existing tech. Either approach brings some challenges you should keep in mind: Market ...
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We are excited to announce that our own Gerry Crispin has been accepted into the US Technical Advisory Group (TAG) - identified as TC-260 - to support the International Standards Organization's (ISO) growing focus on developing Human Resource Management (HRM) international standards. “I've always been an advocate that for a trade to evolve as a profession its practitioners need to have basic standards (defended by data/science) that support its mission and those of its stakeholders,” notes Crispin. “I look forward to representing the CareerXroads Community in upcoming discussions and decisions.” Notable standards published since its inception focus on ...
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In today's diverse workplace, our talent acquisition teams must prioritize inclusivity. One often overlooked aspect of diversity is neurodiversity, which encompasses a range of neurological differences such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and more. Embracing neurodiversity not only enriches teams with unique perspectives but also enhances innovation and productivity. In this headline , we'll explore strategies for making hiring processes more inclusive of neurodivergent individuals. Neurodiversity refers to the natural variation in human brains and minds. Recognizing and appreciating neurodiversity means understanding that different ways of thinking and processing ...
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As professionals dedicated to refining our approaches to recruitment and leadership, understanding and leveraging new technologies is crucial for success. In a compelling new video, Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn and a renowned innovator, shares his latest explorations into artificial intelligence in a fun and engaging way. Reid has long advocated for practical experimentation with AI. In his journey, he has utilized tools like ChatGPT for writing and AI avatars for enhancing digital communication. His recent project involves creating an AI-generated version of himself, a "Digital Twin" if you will, testing the limits and exploring their potential to ...
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The CXR Foundation is pleased to announce the expansion of its scholarships designed to support families and individuals in the talent acquisition industry. “We are thrilled to add the new Russ Mountain Memorial Scholarship to the CXR Foundation’s annual Scholarship offerings,” notes CXR Foundation President, Chris Hoyt. “Our two scholarship funds raised over $15,000 this year and we are excited about the impact that can make in the lives of our recipients.” The 2024 CXR Foundation Scholarship winners are: Receiving the INSPIRE Scholarship: Ysolina Hartzell, a senior at Florida Atlantic University planning to continue her career in Industrial Psychology ...
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We’re excited to introduce the launch of CommunityUP Focus , the heart of our CommunityUP initiative at CareerXroads. This is where we spotlight the remarkable talent within our network of displaced and in-transition Talent Acquisition (TA) professionals. Throughout the past year, we've engaged with these professionals monthly, witnessing their dedication and involvement in our community. From this pool of talent, we proudly feature individuals who embody the resilience, expertise, and collaborative spirit that define the TA industry's best. With well over 200 applicants for this opportunity, approximately half were hand-selected by our team, so ...
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In this final entry of our four-part series, we've synthesized insights from our panel discussions, enriched by hundreds of TA leaders' survey insights. Facilitated by CareerXroads and co-facilitated by leaders at Appcast and Cielo Talent , these conversations have spotlighted the critical balance between harnessing technological advancements and maintaining the irreplaceable human touch in recruitment. Metrics: The Compass for Technology Success The essence of our discussions has crystallized a pivotal insight: metrics are the cornerstone of evaluating technology-driven talent acquisition strategies. They provide objective yardsticks for measuring ...
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As 2023 unfolded, the CXR Foundation set new benchmarks in our mission to reshape the talent acquisition landscape. Spearheaded by a passionate Board of Directors, including President and Treasurer @Chris Hoyt (he/him) , Vice President @Gerry Crispin , Secretary @Barb Ruess , and At Large members, @Brad Cook , @Ryan Cook , @Curtis Dorsey , @Chris Havrilla (She/Her) , @Carmen Hudson , @Celeste Luzadder , @Nakia McKenzie , @Sheila Stygar , and @Steve White the Foundation saw unprecedented growth and impact. With a vision centered on empowering every recruiter to reach their full potential, we've made significant strides. Our 2023 fundraising exceeded ...
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The CXR Foundation today announced the addition of three new members to its board of directors. This brings the total number of board members to eight and increases its capacity to move forward on some of its key initiatives. As new board member Carmen Hudson notes, “I’m excited to roll up my sleeves and get to work on helping the industry address issues that help talent professionals and that help increase diversity among practitioners and leaders.” New CXR Foundation Board Members Ryan Cook, Senior Director Talent Acquisition at E. & J. Gallo Winery Curtis Dorsey, Sr Director Global Talent Acquisition at Elanco Carmen Hudson, Principal Consultant ...
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What Will The CXR Foundation Do? We asked Brad Cook , VP of Global Talent Acquisition at Intuitive Surgical and CXR Foundation Board Member, what he expects from the foundation. His answer brings up another great project that is now part of the Foundation: Recruiters Recruiting Recruiters . “So many people wanted to get involved in Recruiters Recruiting Recruiters, some that would normally be strong competitors. That shows that there are many of us who really want to do more good in the talent industry.” [ Read more about the Recruiters Recruiting Recruiters mission ] Brad is excited for the CXR Foundation to continue moving ...
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"A conflict of interest occurs when an individual's personal interests – family, friendships, financial, or social factors – could compromise his or her judgment, decisions, or actions in the workplace. Perceiving a conflict of interest does not make it a conflict of interest. The true test of verifying whether a matter is just a potentially perceived conflict of interest, or an actual conflict of interest, is disclosure." - University of Central Florida, Understanding Conflict of Interest, UFC Ethics Newsletter, April, 2016 Over the last two decades, the amount of investment in HR Technology and Services has escalated to an extraordinary degree. In a direct ...
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As we stand on the brink of 2030, the landscape of talent acquisition (TA) is poised for transformative change driven by tech advancements and the enduring value of human connection. Through panel discussions with over 50 industry leaders and experts, co-facilitated with @Elaine Orler (She/Her) of Cielo and Eric Howell of AppCast , and enriched by survey feedback from hundreds of professionals within the CXR community, we explore in this quarter's research the future of talent acquisition. The Transformative Power of Technology Our journey into the future of TA is underscored by the pivotal role of technology in reshaping recruitment processes. From ...
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Welcome to the second installment of our four-part blog series on the nuances of technology and human interaction within talent acquisition (TA). The thought leadership behind this series comes from an engaging forum of approximately 50 talent acquisition leaders, seasoned practitioners, and recognized industry experts convened by CareerXroads . In this exploration, I'm joined by esteemed co-facilitators and members of the CXR Solutions community: @Elaine Orler (She/Her) , SVP, Consulting at Cielo Talent , and @Eric Holwell , VP, Strategy at Appcast, Inc . Currently, we're tackling the theme "Alternative Approaches and Examples" within the broader dialogue ...

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