Planting the Seeds of the Candidate Experience

Planting the Seeds of the Candidate Experience

A recap of the recent Talent Board Workshop in New Jersey. On a warm sultry day in central New Jersey I drove down I-95 to New Brunswick just past the campus of Rutgers University and near the headquarters of iconic corporate brand, Johnson & Johnson, to attend a Candidate Experience Workshop run by Kevin Grossman and his team from the Talent Board. Event Pictures The Talent Board is non-profit organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience. Along with Gerry Crispin and other familiar faces we sat under tents on the immaculate grounds of an executive retreat house often used by J&J senior staff. The spread and hospitality was top notch. The afternoon event was keynoted by Sjoerd Gehring, the VP of Talent Acquisition at Johnson & Johnson. He walked us through their hiring process which by now has become the envy of many TA leaders. Back in September of last year they launched an entirely new candidate experience called ‘Shine’ with the