Student in East Brunswick, New Jersey
Gerry describes himself as a life-long student.
He stays grounded by engaging a community of friends & colleagues every day- actively promoting the notion that Talent Acquisition (TA) is the ‘point of the spear’ of HR. Every stakeholder in the hiring process, especially candidates, must have their basic needs addressed.
Gerry founded CareerXroads in 1996 to encourage the transformation of hiring into the 21st century.
Today, with his business partner, Chris Hoyt, CareerXroads is in its second decade as a member driven community of Talent leadership teams from 100+ mostly multi-national employers who are devoted to learning from and helping one another improve and succeed.
In 2010, Gerry co-founded a non-profit, Talentboard, with Elaine Orler and Ed Newman, to better define and research the Candidate Experience, a subject he has been passionate about for more than 30 years. Today the 'CandEs' has firmly established itself around the world and conducts annual benchmarks for employers in North America, Europe, Asia and South America by sharing their Candidate Experience data and competitive practices (based on more than a quarter million candidate surveys each year from 300-500 participating employers.)
In 2017, the Association for Talent Acquisition Professionals was launched after years of discussion with practitioners, consultants and service providers. Approaching 1000 members in 2021, ATAP's Board of Directors is building a body of work to truly support recruiting as a profession. This milestone completed another bucket list item Gerry was intent on seeing through.
Gerry co-authored eight books on the evolution of staffing, and has written 100s of articles and whitepapers on similar topics. His career spans 50 years and includes Consulting, Recruitment Marketing, HR leadership positions with Fortune 100 employers, Executive Search and Career Services at the University where he graduated with his BE in Engineering as well as IO/Psychology degrees.
Gerry's student persona is kept fresh by leading global delegations of CHROs and TA leaders with China Gorman each year to interview government officials, employers, professors and students about work and hiring practices somewhere in the world. Recent countries include Singapore (2019) Eastern Europe (2018), Japan (2017), Cuba (2015). Join us in Israel November 2022