You may have seen that at the April ERE conference in San Diego, we’re going to share results of a survey about how talent-acquisition professionals … Read more
Ben Gotkin is the executive director of the Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals (established in 2016) and principal consultant at Recruiting Toolbox. He draws from over 24 years of recruiting experience in a variety of tactical and strategic leadership roles at organizations including Recruiting Toolbox, Marriott International, RSM, The MITRE Corporation, Intelsat, and BAE Systems.
As a consultant/trainer and in his practitioner roles, his expertise has ranged on topics including recruitment strategies and processes, sourcing, interviewing & selection techniques, recruitment technology, program management, college recruiting, employment branding, and more. He was the founder and a past-president of the Washington, D.C.-based recruiter community, recruitDC. He has also served on The Candidate Experience Awards Council, was a board member of WTPF (a Washington, D.C.-based HR organization), and was an Expert Advisor with the Human Capital Institute. He has been the author of several recruiting blogs, has written and been quoted in articles for numerous recruiting-focused websites and major national publications, and has been a featured speaker and panelist at the ERE Expo, Talent42, Recruiting Trends Conference, SRSC, SourceCon, Social Recruiting Summit, and WTPF. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology.
I’m a big proponent of innovation in the talent acquisition space. When it comes to innovative talent-acquisition technology, I’ve been an early adopter, … Read more
The Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals (which you read about here) announced the selection of our first Board of Directors last week, a … Read more
The talent acquisition profession is one that has grown and evolved over the years, mostly by necessity. It has happened without standard education, … Read more
You’re at a social event, catching up with an old friend or meeting someone for the first time, and the conversation turns to your career. You say “I’m a … Read more
I was first exposed to recruiting blogs at the 2005 ERE Expo (and will be leading a free-wheelin’ discussion about blogs and social media recruiting … Read more
While reading Thomas Friedman’s best-seller, The World Is Flat, this past week, I came across a passage that I found to be very relevant to the … Read more