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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New Talent Pipelines for the Automated Age (AI)

KC Donovan

For the past few years we’ve all heard about how the world of work is quickly changing and gearing up for a massive shift. Whether you are a believer or not, one thing history has taught us is that technology will continue to push the limits of how we do things.

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Topics: relationship hiring, pipelines, automation, talent pipelines

An SEO Primer for TA Landing Pages

KC Donovan

As you may know, the first place a typical job seeker goes online isn’t a job board . . . it’s Google. With the new Google for Jobs (which Clinch customers benefit from automatically), if you follow Google’s Guide, your actual Job Postings may appear.  

But what about your Career Site Landing Pages? There are somewhere between 100-300 million career based queries (depending on who you believe) on Google and not all are job based, so it makes sense to get your landing page content to appear more often, right?

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Topics: career site, SEO, career website

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

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