KC Donovan

KC Donovan

KC is Executive Vice President of Global Strategy at Clinch. He brings with him 20+ years of corporate TA leadership, sourcing, employment branding, executive search, contingent, RPO and consulting.

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Engagement Hiring - Is It the Answer?

KC Donovan

Camaraderie: a relationship between people or organizations that is characterized by mutual assistance, approval, and support.

Isn’t one of the most important aspects of highly functioning companies and work teams the level of harmony, solidarity, and camaraderie that exists among employees? Surely, this is something that a company should highlight on their career page. 

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Topics: candidate experience, candidate nurture, candidate engagement, interviews, engagement hiring

Four Steps to a Successful TA Program - Relationship Hiring

KC Donovan

If you've had hiring as part of your job, who were your best hires?

Weren’t they the ones from your little black book or Rolodex that you were waiting for just the “right” opportunity to hire? Certainly not the ones that had already fallen from the tree! Obviously, the people we already know, or those referred to us by people we absolutely trust, are the very best. We know what to expect from them and what they will do once they get on board. 

Then the time comes when you've crossed all the names off in your black book and you have to hire your first employee that is a total stranger. 

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Topics: talent engagement, talent network, relationship hiring

A Talent Network for Angels

KC Donovan

One of the most beloved movies of all time, It’s A Wonderful Life, is a favorite of every cable station during the holidays.  This heartwarming story of a Guardian Angel earning its wings is also one of the greatest movies about careers in the history of Hollywood. The story revolves around George Bailey, who has dreams of doing big things in his career, with hopes of “lassoing the moon.”  He reaches his goal eventually, but not in the way he dreamt it would happen. No, George never leaves his home town of Bedford Falls, but over the years he builds a talent network that helps him overcome career hurdles and results in him becoming at the climax of the film, “The richest man in town!” 

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Topics: talent network

The best talent engagement is the simplest...really!

KC Donovan

We’re just about at the tipping point where the majority of our adult working population will be under the age of 35.

Let that sink in for a second. 

These are people who grew up post Internet, where surfing the web was akin to changing a TV channel. They saw their parents spend a lifetime climbing the career ladder where either a promotion or a pink slip waited regardless of ability — and they want no part of that. A common thread for them is their negative view of the concept of “career.”

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Topics: recruiting content, candidate nurture, talent engagement

Making Your Employment Brand - Human

KC Donovan

As more and more companies begin to realize that promoting their businesses effectively means engaging and interacting with customers as opposed to simply broadcasting marketing messages, this presents a very real opportunity that didn’t exist previously for recruitment to involve themselves.  

As most in corporate HR know, marketing folks look at employment branding as a practice that is beneath them. Rarely is the marketing team interested in providing any support for this endeavor.  Sure, in the proactive and forward-thinking companies this is not the case, but throughout the far majority of US businesses, this is prevalent.

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Topics: Employer Branding, employment brand