I had the opportunity this morning to share the ideas behind and the presentation of Hire Learning Leadership (HLL) with REAN, the Rickenbacker Employer Assistance Network that connects employers to resources to help them attract and retain employees. HLL is designed to improve engagement so that a culture of advocacy is created, enabling organizations to hire better and hire faster. Special thanks to Angie Atwood and Lynn Aspey for making today's event happen. -Chris
Chris had the opportunity today to present, "Who, How and Why Do They Hire?" to the Jewish Family Services weekly meetup group. It was all about sharing his experiences as a recruiter and how candidates can secure the job they want with the actions they take. Being authentic, staying positive and taking chances were big topics of discussion. JFS does a great job of providing meaningful career assistance to those who could use a boost. Our business loves getting out and helping people!
The Past Foundation hosted the STEM & Spirits Carnival fundraiser this past Saturday night. Thanks to John Paull for hooking us up for a fun night. Here's a bit more about what they do (info from their site):
PAST’s Innovation Lab is an educational R&D prototyping facility, located in Columbus, Ohio. PAST partners with K12 schools, post-secondary institutions, as well as industry and community partners, designing and researching new and innovative programs that deliver rigorous and relevant education. PAST’s immersive student programs include the Hybrid Teaching Model and Learning Labs that blur the line between coursework and workforce development alongside informal bridge programs that accelerate STEM experiences after and out of school. PAST professional development works with administrators and teachers providing effective tools and training for transforming education, bringing transdisciplinary problem-based learning into classrooms. Integrated into all PAST programs is evidence-based research that continuously informs design and prototyping.
The AAF Columbus AdFun was hosted by Dawson last Thursday. AdFuns are parties hosted by companies throughout the summer bringing advertising and marketing pros together. It's always great to see friends and make new ones.
Our July newsletter is out now! I'm a fan of every candidate I present for a client opportunity. I root for everyone. If I could vote for you, I would. Now for an obvious segue...voting has begun for Columbus CEO magazine's Best of Business survey. Please write-in Cochran Executive Search in the Executive Search Firm category. Thank you! Click on this link to vote.
IxDA Columbus Meetup was tonight and the topic, presented by Adam Deardurff, was "UX Accountability - Designing for Measurable Success." Thanks to Cardinal Solutions for hosting the event at their office and for providing all of the good food and drinks!
Adam gave a great talk and he concluded with what it all comes down to: "Take Ownership, Leadership & Responsibility."
Here's a bit more about tonight that was pulled from their site:
Designing an experience that delivers meaningful value to the user and business is always a balancing act. At the end of the day, we need to take ownership and be accountable for the success of our work. Whether our goal is operational efficiency, driving adoption, increasing sales or sharing knowledge, how can we bring tangible results that can help continuous improvement? Adam will share challenges, opportunities, tools and tips to measuring UX success.
Adam Deardurff is a principal consultant at Cardinal Solutions. He has over a decade of digital experience grounded in uncovering user and business insights that drive creation of meaningful products and experiences. His expertise has been leveraged by everyone from startups to global organizations in strategically building brands, content, campaigns, sites, software, and apps.
This morning's theme of Creative Mornings was "Craft" with Annie Williams Pierce, bartender extraordinaire. I seem to capture nuggets of wisdom every time I attend a Creative Mornings event. Today, one of those things was the understanding that craft creates community. I feel lucky to experience this effect of "craft" everyday by working with all of you. Thank you!