Inspiring Stories Articles

  • Starbucks' Head of Talent Acquisition Urges Recruiters to Recognize Their Power to Lead Change

    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 there to just find the world’s best talent and bring them inside the company. He sees a group of people who are there to lead change. This may sound lofty, but it’s part of a very conscious effort companies like Starbucks are...

  • A Look at the World’s Most Passionate Recruiter: Jim Harbaugh

    February 12, 2016

    There might not be another human being on earth more passionate about recruiting than Michigan Head Football Coach Jim Harbaugh. Harbaugh, who lives his life by the mantra “attack each day with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind,” has a…unique personality. A man known for pleated khakis and sideline histrionics (along with being an exceptional football coach), he’...

  • 9 Quotes That Will Inspire and Delight Any Recruiter

    February 5, 2016

    A great quote can change the world. A few hundred years ago, a man said, “All men are created equal,” and the world changed. Fifty years ago, another man said “I have a dream,” and the world changed again. And a few years ago, a woman said “Lean in,” and it changed the way we view the world of work. The following nine quotes might not be on that level. But, for...

  • Recruiters: Act Like a Pilot, Not a Taxi Driver

    October 23, 2015

    Screenwriter, executive coach, and standup comedian Deborah Frances-White had a simple message to recruiters in a speech at Talent...

  • The ‘Aha’ Moment That Changed Oprah’s Career

    October 21, 2015

    Earlier this month, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner sat down with Oprah Winfrey and asked her if she had an “aha moment” that changed her...

  • Andy Cohen's Secret to Recruiting (and Life): Passion

    October 16, 2015

    Andy Cohen, at his keynote address at Talent Connect Anaheim this Thursday, described his career journey as “lucky”, “unconventional”...