The Impact of Implementing a Differentiated Recruiting Model - An Interview with Jim D'Amico


Currently the Global Talent Acquisition Leader at Celanese, Jim D'Amico is an industry veteran with over 20 years of experience in Talent Acquisition. Throughout his tenure, he has seen what's worked and what hasn't - and has some advice on what we should change to put our recruiting team on the path to success. We sat down with Jim to learn more about his unique approach to the recruiting function - the Differentiated Recruiting Model. 

Promoting Wellness In The Workplace


As competition gets stiffer for companies trying to claim a stake of their respective market, one (very) important success factor is falling to the wayside: employee wellness. In a 2018 study, researchers found that over 61% of employees believed that workplace stress had made them sick, and yet more research has suggested workplace stress to be a leading cause of death in the US.

Ethical implications aside, why should companies care? To put it simply, employee wellness can make or break your bottom line. In fact, recent estimates indicate job stress has cost more than $300 billion for US employees each year. 


Whether you have a wellness program in place or are starting from scratch, there are a few key steps you can take at your organization to boost employee morale and increase wellness in the workplace.

2020 Guide To Diversity & Inclusion Events, Part 1

After talking to hundreds of recruiters and HR professionals about their diversity and inclusion initiatives, we found there to be a major gap between D&I efforts and results. While over 58% of recruiting teams surveyed in our 2019 Trends Report had some sort of D&I initiative in place, 50% believed they should be doing more to ensure a fair and unbiased hiring process. 

4 Ways To Cut Through The Noise And Get Your Email Read By Candidates

We are all aware of the state of today’s talent market - that it is, in fact, a candidate’s market. Because there are more jobs than candidates to fill them, employers are left to compete over the same talent. This, in turn, means candidates are inundated with similar-sounding recruiting emails that more often than not, are doomed to the ‘mark unread’ button.

So how do you make your email stand out against the noise? We’ve put together four simple strategies you can apply today to get in front of your top notch candidates with the right message at the right time. 

How Gamification Can Transform Your Recruiting Team

Gamification has received a lot of airtime lately, and for good reason - the benefits of gamification in the workplace range from higher employee engagement and participation to increased creativity and knowledge retention. In fact, in one recent study, 90% of employees experienced increased productivity in a gamified work environment.  

However, successfully deploying a gamification initiative requires that you reward the right behaviors - as these will become the best practices for your team. If you set goals that ignore workflow and process, there’s a good chance you’ll cultivate a “by any means necessary” approach in which short cuts become common practice. 

Here are three applications of gamification that reinforce workflow best practices AND help your team hit hiring goals.

Are You Certified? Start 2020 On The Right Foot With These Recruiting Credentials

Back in 2014, we wrote about the state of recruiting certification programs and how to decide if they made sense for you. At the time, LinkedIn had just come out with their recruiter certification program– leading the way for many more to follow suit. 

Today, the offerings have increased exponentially - from programs that cover the basics to those focused in on areas such as D&I and recruitment marketing. We've done our research and cherry picked the top 5 programs to get you started on the right foot in 2020. Happy learning!