Tom Becker, Sr. Vice President, Recruiting
How has the CareerXroads Colloquium impacted you?
The sharing that happens both during and after each event brings me the most value. I have contacted members after meeting them at a CareerXroads event and they were very open to sharing information with me on specific tools and functionality.
What do you see as the biggest benefits of the CareerXroads Colloquium?
I participate in all areas - meetings, webinars and surveys - and I benefit from all of these because the group works more like a think tank with other senior staffing and recruiting professionals. I have always been turned off by large conferences that don't enable collaboration and meaningful discussions.
What would you tell a person who is considering joining the CareerXroads Colloquium?
This group is truly unique in that you collaborate with other senior staffing professionals who share in your issues and really want to help in any way they can. There are no vendors trying to sell anything to you and there is never media present - so you can be open about your issues. I would recommend the CareerXroads Colloquium to any senior staffing professional who values networking and collaborating.
Pam Webster, Vice President, Recruiting
What are the biggest benefits of the CareerXroads Colloquium?
Enterprise sees our Colloquium membership as an opportunity to make sure that we have relevant information about the recruiting landscape and what other organizations are doing to attract and retain talent. Some organizations believe that you can't get together with other talent or industry competitors and share best practices. But I believe that networking with organizations with both similar and different recruiting practices and organizational structures is critical to making sure that our organization is constantly evolving. The Colloquium meetings are organized to encourage networking and sharing. And the discussion topics are developed by members so you know you'll leave the meetings with information that is relevant to your business.
What would you tell a person who was considering joining the CareerXroads Colloquium?
Join only if you are willing to share because the Colloquium meetings truly are an open dialogue between members of relevant topics affecting all recruiting organizations. If you have to work within budget constraints, start small with fewer seats at the meetings - you'll immediately see the value in the membership.
The CareerXroads® Colloquium is different from other industry networking groups. This is a group of corporate recruiters from some of the largest companies in the world, who really "get it" when it comes to high volume recruiting, staffing technology and cutting-edge recruiting. It is a group that shares what's working, what's challenging and what's around the corner. Think you've got what it takes? Check out our meeting schedule.