Making The Case For Change In Order To Hire The Talent You Need

Is your organization struggling to attract and recruit talent with the skills and experience needed to remain competitive, and grow?

If so, you’re going to need to rethink your recruiting process, and explore new avenues for hiring, and recruiting globally could be one path you choose.

Click the link below for my latest post on VISANOW’s blog to understand how to successfully approach introducing a global hiring strategy in your organization:

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I’m happy to be joining the Human Resources Association of Southern Maryland for the second year in a row at their annual Professional Development Day conference on November 3, 2016!

I’ll be speaking about “The Future of HR”, and I look forward to meeting many new human resources and talent acquisition professionals there!

Date: November 3, 2016
Event: Human Resources Association of Southern Maryland
Topic: The Future of HR: 4 Strategies to Meet Business Challenges and Deliver Maximum Impact on Results
Sponsor: Human Resources Association of Southern Maryland
Venue: College of Southern Maryland - Prince Frederick Campus
Location: 115 Williams Rd, Building B
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
United States
Registration: Click here to register.

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The Difference Between BEST Practices And NEXT Practices In Recruiting

Earlier this year, I gave keynote presentations at the Minnesota Recruiters Conference, and the Philadelphia CareerBuilder Roadshow on the topic: “The Challenge Ahead For Recruiters Is Clear – Which Path Will You Choose?”

The Difference Between Best Practices And Next Practices In Recruiting

My goal with this presentation is to challenge recruiters and talent acquisition leaders to think creatively about how to approach recruiting talent now – and in the future – and also to consider whether following “best practices” will lead to success if everyone else is doing the same thing.

The folks at CareerBuilder did a great job of summarizing several of the key points from the program, and have used the information to put together an informative guide titled: “From Best Practices To Next Practices: Your Guide To The Future of Recruitment”.

You can download the free 11-page resource here.

Download Your Guide To The Future of Recruitment

Topics covered in the presentation and summary guide include:

  1. Finding People For Jobs vs. Matching People With Work
  2. Recruitment Marketing vs. Relationship Marketing
  3. Employer Branding vs. Employee Branding
  4. Job Ads vs. Sales Copy
  5. External Hires vs. Internal Hires
  6. Employee Referral Bonuses vs. Employee Referral Education
  7. Talent Communities vs. Resources For Communities

Future recruitment success means choosing a path of creativity and innovation in your recruitment strategy, which is imperative as the competition for top talent continues to heat up. I believe the difference will be made based upon whether you choose to implement BEST practices or NEXT practices in recruitment.

The choice is yours to make. Which path will you choose?


I’ll be attending the IBM HR Summit in Boston, Massachusetts September 6 – 8, 2016.

I’m looking forward to being a part of the HR Revolution, learning from industry leaders, and participating in a panel discussion on “What’s on the Horizon for Workforce Analytics in 2017”, which will be moderated by my friend, Ben Eubanks.

If you can’t join us, follow the hashtag #PowerUPHR for insights from the event!

Date: September 6, 2016—September 8, 2016
Event: IBM HR Summit
Topic: What’s on the Horizon for Workforce Analytics in 2017
Sponsor: IBM
Venue: Hyatt Regency Boston
Location: One Avenue de Lafayette
Boston, Massachusetts 02111
United States
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

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I will be the opening keynote speaker at the 2016 HR Tampa Conference & Expo in Tampa, FL on October 19, 2016.

I’m looking forward to talking about “Disrupt HR! Approaching HR, Talent Acquisition (& your Career) In A Whole New Way” and supporting the beginnings of DisruptHR Tampa at the conference!

Date: October 19, 2016
Time: 08:30 a.m. - 09:45 a.m.
Event: 2016 HR Tampa Conference & Expo
Topic: Disrupt HR! Approaching HR, Talent Acquisition (& your Career) In A Whole New Way
Sponsor: HR Tampa
Venue: USF Marshall Student Center
Location: 4103 USF Cedar Cir
Tampa, FL 33620
United States
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

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5 Mistakes Successful Speakers Never Make

I make my living as a professional communicator, which means I have the honor of speaking with audiences at over 50 corporate, association and conference events each year. Whenever possible, I like to attend other sessions at these events – because I enjoy learning, and I also want to watch great speakers, so I can continue to grow and improve as a speaker myself.

Last year, I attended a conference breakout session led by a speaker with an impressive title. His bio listed many professional accomplishments and years of experience in a topic that I was very interested in learning more about. Even though his session was scheduled a few hours before my closing keynote, I made a point to get to the venue early in order to take advantage of the opportunity to learn from him.

Unfortunately, very quickly into the 75 minute session, it became clear that learning was going to be a challenge. Even though his professional experience and accomplishments related to the subject were impressive, the speaker conveyed zero excitement or passion for the findings of the case studies and research that he was sharing, and he didn’t seem to care at all about connecting with the the audience.

Pretty soon, in an effort to salvage the time investment as a learning opportunity, my note taking shifted towards capturing quotes and actions from the speaker that affected my ability to learn from him.

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I’m honored to be included among the 50 Most Game-Changing Influencers In Recruitment, according to!

If you’re interested in talent acquisition, candidate experience, employer branding and recruitment, the folks on this list are great to follow and learn from.

Date: February 16, 2016
Appearance: 50 Most Game-Changing Influencers In Recruitment [DevSKiller]
Outlet: DevSKiller
Format: Other

Unbridled Talent was recently named one of the top 75 HR blogs to follow by Proven, a hiring solution for small businesses.

I’m honored to be included, and always find lists like this one a great way to discover new blogs and bloggers that I can connect with an learn from.

Date: February 10, 2016
Appearance: Top 75+ HR Blogs to Follow in 2016 [Proven]
Outlet: Proven
Format: Other