As a metrics-driven talent acquisition evangelist and practitioner, I focus on strategies for talent acquisition, talent sourcing, talent branding, and talent engagement that leverages tools, teams, and technology to maximize success for enterprise-wide initiatives. I am especially passionate about utilizing technology to put the human touch back into recruiting. My contribution to talent acquisition includes pioneering work with talent communities; in strategic talent sourcing (the integration of talent intelligence, social data, and technology) and providing thought leadership in recruitment marketing. My current role with a Fortune 50 organization (Lockheed Martin) focuses on HR technology (automated recruitment marketing), strategic talent sourcing and creating talent communities for key talent segments. Previously, I held positions in strategic talent sourcing, social recruiting & recruitment marketing program management with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Blackberry; and Microsoft. I currently serve on the Board of Sourcing 7 (a community of talent sourcers in Seattle).

5 Weird Habits That Make People Successful And Awesome


Because if you make enough money, people call you “eccentric” instead of “crazy.” By Drake Baer Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here … Continue reading 5 Weird Habits That Make People Successful And Awesome

8 Successful Entrepreneurs Give Their Younger Selves Lessons They Wish They’d Known Then


Execs and investors from Pandora, IDEO, Andreessen Horowitz, SoundCloud, and Kleiner Perkins, among other masters of disruption, share the wisdom they’ve gathered on the way to the top. By Grace … Continue reading 8 Successful Entrepreneurs Give Their Younger Selves Lessons They Wish They’d Known Then

8 Subconscious Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day–And How To Avoid Them


The “swimmer’s body illusion,” and other ways our brains play tricks on us. By Belle Beth Cooper Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click … Continue reading 8 Subconscious Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day–And How To Avoid Them

Why We’re More Creative When We’re Tired, And 9 Other Surprising Things About How Brains Work


You may be hardwired as an introvert or an extrovert. But don’t worry, there are ways to change how our brains work. By Belle Beth Cooper Editor’s Note: This is … Continue reading Why We’re More Creative When We’re Tired, And 9 Other Surprising Things About How Brains Work

The Five People Who Determine Your Success


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7 Reasons Stress & Well-Being Made Noise at Work in 2013


When Gallup announced 70% of the U.S. workforce was either disengaged or miserable in its 2013 State of the American Workplace Report, perhaps it was not an astounding revelation in a … Continue reading 7 Reasons Stress & Well-Being Made Noise at Work in 2013

8 Simple Ways To Be Kinder To Yourself In The New Year


We all want to be happier and healthier in the New Year, but getting there can be a bit elusive (or totally daunting). Here are a few simple (and science-backed) … Continue reading 8 Simple Ways To Be Kinder To Yourself In The New Year