Kevin GrossmanTAS, HCS, President and Board Member
Kevin W. Grossman is President of the Talent Board and a board member responsible for the Candidate Experience Awards worldwide. Founded in 2011, the Talent Board is the first nonprofit research organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience with industry benchmarks that highlight accountability, fairness and business impact. Kevin also hosts the popular Talent Board #TheCandEs Shop Talk podcast that covers recruiting and candidate experience.
As an HCI certified Talent Acquisition Strategist (TAS) and Human Capital Strategist, Kevin has 20 years of domain expertise in the human resource and talent acquisition industry and related technology marketplace. He’s been a prolific “HR business” blogger and writer since 2004 and his first business book on career management titled ‘Tech Job Hunt Handbook’ was released in December 2012 from Apress. He hold a B.A. in Psychology from San Jose State University.
Kevin is also the current chair of the City of Santa Cruz Commission for the Prevention of Violence (CPVAW), with a mission to end sexual assault, sexual harassment, and domestic violence in the City of Santa Cruz through prevention, programs, and public policy. An avid reader, a grateful father and husband, he writes regularly about responsible parenting and personal leadership at GetOffTheGround.blogspot.com.
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Recruiting, hiring and retention strategies are all over the place. Recruiters are stressed out and candidate resentment continues to grow. One thing that never changes, is the need for a positive candidate experience.
Year after year, whatever the world looks like, Talent Board’s candidate experience research shows that sustaining a quality candidate experience is difficult for companies big or small across industries. However, the building blocks of a quality recruiting process and a quality candidate experience remain unchanged. Ensuring that consistent communication and feedback loops are delivered is critical in today’s competitive landscape.
We control the candidate experience dials: the technologies we use, the processes we run, the communications we send to candidates and the timeliness of them, the recruiter requisition load, and the related hiring resources and support. We see how improving it positively impacts brand affinity, referrals and the business bottom line every year; candidate experience is your competitive advantage.