Cassandra Brown

Posts by Cassandra Brown

  • Accenture’s CHRO Reveals One of the Company’s Most Successful Strategies for Retaining Talent

    December 8, 2016

    Accenture doesn’t sell products, it’s a talent-led business, relying on its employees to grow. Recruiting coachable and adaptable (or “liquid”, as Accenture describes it) employees is a great a way to invest in company growth, but retaining this top talent has become key to sustaining that growth and an important mission for the company’s CHRO Ellyn Shook: “The...

  • Why We Need to Rethink Hiring for Culture Fit, According to LinkedIn’s Head of HR

    December 1, 2016

    As a recruiter, you’ve heard the term “culture fit” a lot (to say the least). It’s a term that’s been thrown around for years and the majority of companies put a big emphasis on assessing if a candidate is a cultural fit before making an offer. But, according to Pat Wadors, LinkedIn’s Head of HR, the term is “dangerous.” Why? Because assessing for culture fit...

  • Why Recruiters Should Leverage Company Culture to Unsell the Job

    November 21, 2016

    A strong company culture can be the most powerful tool to attract, engage, and retain talent and recruiters should take advantage of that. According to Brendan Browne, Head of Talent Acquisition at LinkedIn, “[company culture] is something that you should show and candidates [must] feel at any touchpoint that they have with you.” This means that as you fire off...

  • A Millennial Manager Reveals What It Takes to Manage a Team...

    November 3, 2016

    There are a lot of articles out there about how to manage millennials in the workforce. They’re like a foreign species that we all...

  • Starbucks' Head of Talent Acquisition Urges Recruiters to...

    October 27, 2016

    When John Phillips, the Head of Talent Acquisition at Starbucks, looks at his recruiting team he doesn’t see a group of people who are...

  • 5 Ways to Make Onboarding of Recent Grads Comfortable and...

    September 4, 2014

    Raise your hand if you never wanted to graduate from college. Four months ago, the notion of leaving college (which I believed to be...