Hiring to Win: Three Talent Acquisition Leaders Weigh In

March 28, 2012

We recently hosted a great panel of LinkedIn Recruiting Solutions customers in Chicago. Talent acquisition leaders from Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Jones Lang LaSalle Americas and VivaKi Nerve Center shared a wealth of insight on how their organizations are leveraging social platforms to hire the best talent. Here are some of my favorite sound bites from the discussion:

Mike Demirjian, Director, Talent Acquisition at Takeda Pharmaceuticals, shared his thoughts on strengthening your employment brand as part of your role as talent acquisition leader: “If you’re just posting, as a staffing leader, you’re not doing your job. Your role is to build awareness about the organization much more effectively.”

Brad O’Neil, Manager, Talent and Mobility at VivaKi Nerve Center discussed how the dialogue with candidates is different through social professional platforms: “The entire conversation has changed. With LinkedIn, you have the opportunity to connect with a person in a personal way. You can see the person you’re applying to. The question to think about and to pose to your superiors: How are other generations actually engaging in this conversation? Using LinkedIn has changed the way we do business.”

Corey Turner, VP, Human Resources at Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc., also added: “(LinkedIn) is such an easy way to connect with both passive job seekers and other people who are interested in opportunities to work with your company for whatever you do. My advice would be start small, show some good easy results and then just keep building on those ones and keep capitalizing on them.”

Watch the panel discussion here