Talent Connect Articles

  • In the Game of Talent Acquisition, the War for Skills (Not Talent) Is the Only War That Matters

    May 21, 2019

    When Cognizant’s AI team asked the head of Talent Acquisition to hire more data scientists, they were surprised by the answer they received: No way. The company wasn’t willing to pursue data scientists because the competition was just too fierce. So instead, Cognizant built an intensive training program to upskill existing staff with no previous data science...

  • 4 Steps to Setting Hiring Goals and Improving Team Performance, According to Glen Cathey

    May 1, 2019

    “How many of you set the hiring goals for your team? This was sourcing and hiring guru Glen Cathey's question to an audience of talent acquisition professionals at Talent Connect 2018. Of the hundreds of attendees, only a few raised their hands. And you might be able to relate — many recruiting teams often have little control over their goals, which are often...

  • How Delta Is Working to Improve Its Candidate Experience by Designing for the Disappointed

    April 18, 2019

    In a 2016 interview with NPR’s Marketplace, Delta CEO Ed Bastian was asked to describe his job in five words. Without hesitation, he replied: “Taking care of our people.” For Jennifer Carpenter, vice president of talent acquisition at Delta, this answer also holds the secret to an exceptional candidate experience: caring. By showing you care, you leave...

  • How to Avoid Common Recruiter Fails, According to Stacy...

    March 28, 2019

    Before you continue reading, get ready to cringe — and maybe laugh at yourself. Because according to industry leader Stacy Zapar,...

  • Tell Your Story at Talent Connect 2019

    March 19, 2019

    Every great story needs a beginning, middle, and end. And an audience. If you and your team have done amazing things, if you have...

  • How to Create a Playful Company Culture (Hint: It Doesn’t...

    January 29, 2019

    When Jill Vialet founded the nonprofit Playworks, her goal was to bring out the best in every child through the power of play, helping...