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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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In a collaborative effort that underscores the power of partnership and collective insight, the CareerXroads (CXR) Community recently hosted a pivotal session to explore LinkedIn 's impending strategic adjustments related to public profile access. I facilitated the conversations that saw an engaging turnout of around 60 members from both the corporate and solutions sectors consisting of both business leaders/owners and recruiting industry practitioners. Contextual Shifts and Industry Reactions The crux of the discussions revolved around LinkedIn’s intention to restrict access to public profile data, a move that could position it as a predominant provider ...
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The recent formation and announcement this week of the U.S. AI Safety Institute Consortium (AISIC) by the Biden Administration is a monumental step towards ensuring the responsible evolution of artificial intelligence within the talent acquisition (TA) landscape. This collaborative venture brings together over 200 key players, including tech giants Amazon, Google, Apple, Microsoft, and pioneers in recruitment technology like Eightfold AI and Workday . Their mission? To foster AI innovations that enhance recruitment practices without compromising on safety or ethics. This initiative aligns closely with CareerXroads ' commitment to navigating the AI terrain ...
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Welcome to the first installment of a four-part blog series aimed at exploring the evolving landscape of talent acquisition (TA) technology. This series, a precursor to a comprehensive research paper, brings together insights from approximately 50 talent acquisition leaders, practitioners, and industry experts under the umbrella of ‘tech vs touch,’ a topic of growing concern in the current landscape of HR and TA technology. As we delve into the current trends and drivers shaping talent acquisition today, I’m moderating these rich discussions, with co-facilitators and CXR Solutions community members, @Elaine Orler (She/Her) , SVP, Consulting at Cielo and Eric ...
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The idea of a Bachelor's degree in Recruiting has been a topic of discussion among HR professionals for years - most recently (at least in our inboxes) from our industry friend, Tim Sackett . And while a specialized program seems appealing, I've a significantly different take in that its practicality in the current job market, especially considering the recent trends in hiring practices and technologies, is debatable. Companies are revising their job requirements, reducing the need for a bachelor's degree for many roles. This change, moving away from the trend of degree inflation since the Great Recession, started before COVID-19 and is likely to continue. ...
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The rapidly evolving role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the recruitment landscape has sparked diverse reactions, as revealed by recent data from Robert Half and CareerXroads. While AI's presence in the world of work is undeniable, its impact on job-seeking experiences and candidate preferences remains a nuanced subject. A Candidate Sentiment Survey by Robert Half highlighted that 70% of UK workers still prefer human interaction over AI during their job hunt. This preference for the human touch spans across age groups, yet interestingly, 43% of younger respondents, who are typically more tech-savvy, still prioritize person-to-person connections in recruitment. ...
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Conversations around the use of AI have started sparking intense debate in every industry and profession. It's triggered memories of the early hype surrounding the "World Wide Web" 30 years ago and how the 'Internets' would either solve all problems or cause the eventual demise of our civilization. The need, as always, is to move beyond conversation to action...one step at a time. In early Fall of 2023 at a CXR gathering of TA leaders and TA solutions suppliers, a challenge was dropped to consider what employers needed to know from their technology partners about how they integrated AI into their solution. The results led to 22 questions employers should ...

The Art of Public Speaking

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Whether you're a seasoned TA professional or at the start of your recruiting career, honing your communication skills - particularly your public speaking skills - can open doors and create opportunities you might not have imagined. Effective communication and presentation skills are essential for those aspiring to propel their career forward. Employers value individuals who can articulate their thoughts clearly and concisely. Being able to present ideas persuasively can set you apart in job interviews, meetings, presentations, and more. In today's age of virtual communication, mastering online public speaking is equally important. Virtual presentations ...
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We are imagining what the world of recruiting might look like if we pushed status quo aside and truly considered how to best leverage AI to recruit in new and different (and better?) ways. [For context, read The Future of Recruiting Part 1 here.] Join me as I consider a conversation with an AI bot. AI: Hey there! Sorry to interrupt, but I noticed you've been checking out our job openings and specifically looking into two finance positions. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our new hiring approach, feel free to respond. If you prefer to be left alone, I'll respect your privacy. Candidate : I’m intrigued, particularly about ...
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I get dozens of messages like this every day: Our latest [product] leverages AI… It is based on our proprietary [secret] algorithm… Another benefit [for us] is our AI solution is automated and personalized… Does this sound useful to [company name]? It’s not AI that concerns me. It's that the technology is being applied to random parts of a fatally flawed recruiting process that really keeps me up at night. To explain what I mean you have to imagine a transformation that occurred a long, long time ago -- the late 19 the century when horses and buggies were still the only way to travel. In that bygone era, Henry Ford, when questioned why he didn’t listen ...
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Balancing Remote Work and Office Culture In the dynamic world of talent acquisition, Australian companies within the APAC region face unique challenges and opportunities. Insights from CareerXroads members and conversations with industry leaders within, and responsible for recruiting in the region, suggests a strategic shift towards flexible and remote work benefits in employer branding. This change acknowledges APAC's diverse talent pool, requiring an understanding of cultural nuances and localization in recruitment strategies. Embracing APAC's Diversity and Flexibility Australian companies are tapping into APAC's rich talent pool by adapting their recruitment ...
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As we bid farewell to 2023 and eagerly anticipate the wonders that 2024 will bring, it's a time of reflection and celebration at CareerXroads. Among our vibrant community of 4,500 members and alumni, there are shining stars whose dedication and involvement have not only elevated our network but also set an inspiring example for us all. So it's at this time each year that I pause to appreciate the tapestry of our community - a community that is more than a Slack channel, more than a mailing list, and transcends the occasional local happy hour. It's a living, breathing network where every interaction creates a sense of belonging and where members are committed ...
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Our recent Executive Recruiting Community Meeting provided many key takeaways for the pursuit of top talent. As recruiters, we all know that executive recruitment remains competitive and requires constant innovation. One notable approach emphasized a tailored, “white glove” experience for candidates. This included personalized agendas, thoughtful gift boxes, exclusive tours, and reserved amenities, setting a tone of exclusivity while showcasing genuine investment in the candidate’s journey. A recurring theme shared by CXR’s Executive Recruiting members was the importance of displaying the authenticity of organizational culture ...
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A landmark meeting in Sydney, hosted by CareerXroads, brought together approximately 40 Talent Acquisition leaders to discuss recruiting trends, challenges, and technology. Within that full-day meeting, our leaders brought up the evolving trend of pay transparency in Australia. This conversation, enriched by diverse perspectives within the CXR Community and our meeting, delved into the implications of recent legislative changes in the local market and their impact on the global workforce landscape. One focus of the discussion was the Australian government's recent legislative push for greater pay transparency. The Workplace Gender Equality Amendment Bill ...
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For over a decade, CXR has embarked on learning journeys across the globe. From the serene landscapes of Japan, to the vibrant streets of Cuba, and the rich history of Hungary, these trips have offered a unique blend of business exploration and cultural immersion. Last year, I had the privilege of joining the delegation on a trip to Israel and can speak firsthand about the tremendous value of these trips. These expeditions aren't just about understanding how different cultures manage employment processes; they're about engaging with global Talent Acquisition (TA) leaders firsthand, outside the confines of virtual meetings. The conversations over meals in ...
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In a world marked by constant volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (“VUCA”), managing change has become more challenging than ever. In our recent CXR Lecture on Leading Transformation , Roeland Dikker Hupke offered valuable insights on navigating these tumultuous waters, shedding light on the critical elements of vision, understanding, and empathy. Here are some key takeaways from the lecture: Roeland began by stressing the importance of possessing a clear vision that combines both the positive future state and the negative current state to tackle volatility head-on. Also highlighted was the importance of communication throughout ...

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