September 22, 2021

The Importance of Why in the DEI Journey

  Why in the DEI Journey   The members of the AZ Talent CoOp came together in 2018 to “Create More Together Than What Was Possible Alone.” In 2020 we explored what work would bring about transformational change and that was common across all People associations. Unanimously, we agreed that creating inclusive workplaces would support […]

December 31, 2020

Auld Lang Syne

 Auld Lang Syne   In early 2020, the People Association leaders of NAAAHR, ATD VOS, AZ Biz Link, AZHREF, AZODN, ICF AZ, AZ SHRM, ATRA and the AZ Talent Coop Advisory Board met over lunch to discuss how we would work together in 2020. We discussed how to improve the member experience, and what would […]

August 4, 2020

Creating Opportunity for All

AZ Talent CoOp Series:  Opportunity for All   At the risk or pointing out the obvious, 2020 is shaping up to become a year of great change. I believe that this is an opportunity to step back with a critical eye, and determine what norms are worthy of continuation. Specifically the way we determine norms […]

July 6, 2020

AZ Talent CoOp HR4HR Recap

  AZ Talent CoOp HR4HR Recap  During the second quarter of 2020, AZ Talent CoOp leaders Mary Henry, Shannon Teixiera and Hillary Kuenn formed a weekly webinar series with the purpose of providing support to human resource professionals tasked with overcoming unprecedented challenges. The thought process behind the series was simple, “give help, and get […]

January 31, 2020

Talent Acquisition Redefined

  Talent Acquisition Redefined   Early in my professional journey I spent some time recruiting. The technology at the time was limited. I used behavioral interviewing techniques, and the game “How to please each of the individual hiring managers personal likes and dislikes” in a candidate. I recruited in both 8% unemployment and 4% unemployment. […]

November 7, 2019

Talent Acquisition is Busted Part Two

I then went looking for the employer’s point of view. As part of the 22nd CEO survey, PWC Talent Trends Survey 2019 states that 79% of CEO’s are concerned about having the right skills to compete in the global marketplace. Of those CEO’s 46% said significant training and upskilling are needed to innovate and execute. […]

October 21, 2019

Talent Acquisition is Busted

I have spent a good deal of time over the last several months researching and learning how companies source, select, and onboard employees. What prompted me to begin this research, was a call I received from a job seeker. I listened patiently to this persons 15 minute rant of how HR had convoluted the application […]

September 9, 2019

AZ Talent CoOp Now and the Future

AZ Talent CoOp Now and the Future   Exciting things happen with collaboration! The Talent CoOp has collaborated with Hillary Kuenn on the challenges faced by companies and candidates talent acquisition experience. We will continue to host virtual meetups discussing solutions to the challenges of talent acquisition in a tight labor market. In early 2020 […]

April 24, 2019

The Power of Building Your Tribe

Two years ago, a group of association leaders came together to explore a different way of thinking about professional associations. The group recognized that all association leaders had common goals for the membership experience. All were working to enhance the member experience though technology, leveraging volunteer and sponsor resources, and to create a smooth transition […]

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