HRO Today April 2017 - 25

Talent at
the Top
Recent years have proven that nothing sets an organization apart
from others more than its talent, and nowhere is that talent more
crucial than at the top of the ladder. In the talent acquisition space,
inspired leadership can help companies fi nd and keep a workforce
that is excited and ready to do big things in their industry.
This is why each year, HRO Today recognizes HR's greatest
recruitment leaders with the Talent Acquisition Leader of the
Year Awards. These are individuals who have helped expand
their organization's employee base through ambitious recruiting
Paul Abrahms
Corporate Vice President Talent Acquisition
Huron Consulting Group
Paul Abrahms made signifi cant changes to the talent acquisition process by putting several best-in-class processes in
place: an internal sourcing team to build candidate pools; prioritization of job opportunities to fi ll critical positions within
45 to 60 days; and optimization of Huron's LinkedIn career page and its own branded website. Even with more than 600
hires in 2016, Abrahms' initiatives reduced third-party fees by 40 percent and saved the company more than $400,000.
HRO Today Forum
Get a sneak peek at the 23 fi nalists for our Talent Acquisition
Leader of the Year Awards.
By The Editors
initiatives, dedicated attention to business needs, and a passion
for putting people into the right roles. Sponsored by Cielo, the
Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year Awards also acknowledge
the diffi cult and innovative work that leaders do every day in
areas such as employer branding, technology, staff development,
engagement and retention, and fi nancial analysis.
2017 brought a crop of 23 impressive fi nalists and this year's
winners will be announced at the HRO Today Forum on May 2.
They are listed below in alphabetical order.
Ryan Alexander
Director of Talent Acquisition
Tenneco
Ryan Alexander was tasked with creating a talent acquisition function from the ground up for Tenneco. His solution?
Building a business case for a talent acquisition team by demonstrating the value of having an accurate cost per hire. This
drove down hiring costs while reducing time to fi ll and increasing workforce diversity.
Matt Blunt
Vice President of Global Talent Acquisition
FTI Consulting
Understanding the importance of streamlined processes, Matt Blunt brought consistency to FTI Consulting's recruitment
practices by having kick-off calls, standardizing how candidates are presented to hiring managers, incorporating
behavioral training, and implementing a new applicant tracking system. To help measure quality of hire, he introduced a
hiring manager satisfaction survey to the process. It is distributed at the time of hire, then six months later, a performance
snapshot is evaluated.
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