Are you a professional recruiter? Sourcer? Solution provider to the Talent Acquisition community? Here’s a chance for your voice to be heard by joining in the launch of the
Association for Talent Acquisition Professionals – ATAP.
In this jobcast, you’ll hear from one of the Association’s founding members, and acting executive director, Ben Gotkin.
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The idea of creating a professional association dedicated to the needs and interests of the talent acquisition community has been debated for a long time. And a number of organizations over the years trying to address this need have come and gone. Turns out, it’s not so simple. In fact, it’s really hard! However, when you look at the list of current volunteers leading the Review Board and Working Committee of ATAP, it’s a who’s who of thought leaders in the recruiting community.
In his day job, Ben Gotkin is a consultant with Recruiting Toolbox, a well-known, and highly respected recruitment management consulting and training company. Prior to joining Recruiting Toolbox he was Director, Talent Acquisition, at Marriott International.
Before we get to Ben, you should know there’s a longer version of this interview in the Leadership Channel of our sister podcast TotalPicture Radio. Alright, here we go!
TALKING POINTS IN THIS JOBCAST:
- The concept for the ATAP has been percolating for quite a while, since 2012, actually, started by you and everyone’s friend in the talent acquisition world, Gerry Crispin. Give us some background.
- I’m going to list some bullet points from one of your conference calls, and I’d like you to respond. First, “Must be a safe place for discussions on advancing the profession, not a place to be sold to.”
- Let’s continue: “Define the value to members.”
- On the ATAP Website, there is a very large “register interest” form. Whom would you like to hear from?
- What’s the best way for our listeners to connect with you?
Now, visit ATAP to learn more!
>>> Remember you can listen to the full 26-minute version of this interview in the Leadership Channel of TotalPicture Radio.