5 Things Recruiting Leaders Can Learn from Sports Coaches

5 Things Recruiting Leaders Can Learn from Sports Coaches

Stealing ideas from other professions for ours is always fun. What can TA leaders learn from coaches who are out there leading both young and old athletes?

Listen in on what our panelists have to say on how to start creating your team.


Our Panelists…

Name & LinkedIn Profile Group Title Company
Erik Winkler TA Leaders Director of Recruiting Healthstat
Koli Donohue Recruiting Chicago Manager Stillwater Architecture, LLC
Kristina Droz TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition Bluestone Properties
Mahen Kathirithamby TA Leaders Director Of Recruiting Looking for Work

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Some of the attendees…

Name & LinkedIn Profile Group Title Company
Dan Baker Recruiting Atlanta Senior Corporate Recruiter Healthstat
Ryan Alexander Recruiting Atlanta Sr Director Global Talent Acquisition Honeywell
Robin Guidry Recruiting Boston Manager, Talent Acquisition Acquia
Jessica Marotta Recruiting Boston Principal, Talent Acquisition Forrester
Lauren Gagnon Recruiting Boston Technical Recruiter/Talent Acquisition Partner Veracode
Eric Bormann Recruiting Chicago Senior Technical Recruiter Zones, LLC
Sarah Schaefer Recruiting Chicago Senior Recruiter Fresenius Kabi USA
Lisa Wrezel Recruiting Chicago Talent Acquisition Lead Centric Consulting
Shawn Watzka Recruiting Chicago Senior Recruiter Inpatient Psych Solutions
Tina Ramirez Recruiting Chicago Senior Recruiter R.J. O'Brien & Associates
Brady Beavers Recruiting Dallas Recruiting Manager Nexius
Sheridan King Recruiting DCBmore Talent Acquisition Manager RSM
Krystan Silva Recruiting DCBmore Talent Acquisition Manager Looking for Work
Delaina Silva Recruiting Denver Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant SDL plc
Jennifer Allen Recruiting Houston Lead Recruiter Enterprise Products
Vira Garcia Recruiting Houston Director of Recruiting vcfo
Nancy Genitempo Recruiting Houston Associate, Talent Acquisition Operations Looking for Work
Rose Nolen Recruiting Houston Election Judge, HR Corporate Recruitment Harris County Clerk
Tiffany Reyna Recruiting Houston Talent Acquisition Percepta
Jessica Pasco Recruiting LA Lead Recruiter Internet Brands
Bianca Medici Recruiting LA Talent Acquisition Manager Havas Edge
Lance Hunsicker Recruiting LA Executive Recruiter Parsons Corporation
Jeffery Broussard Recruiting LA Senior Technical Recruiter Redhorse Corporation
Bez Rengifo Recruiting LA Sr. Manager / Director, People Services (HR Business Partner department) Loma Linda University Health Care
Becky Gramenz Recruiting Minneapolis Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist Looking for Work
Deb Smith Recruiting Minneapolis Talent Acquisition Senior Corporate Recruiter Best Buy
Cheryl Ridgway Recruiting Nashville Senior Recruiter Charter
Roseanne Donohue Recruiting NYC Senior Talent Acquisition Manager, North America Radware
Jennifer McWilliams Recruiting Phoenix Senior Principal Talent Acquisition Business Partner Northrop Grumman
Amanda Radice Recruiting Portland Technical Recruiter SurveyMonkey
Chaz Bantle Recruiting Seattle Senior Recruiter Bulletproof 360
Jessica Burgess Recruiting Seattle Director, Talent Acquisition Zones
Svitlana Sikora Recruiting SFBA SWE Leadership Sourcing Recruiter Facebook
Bix Cruz TA Leaders US Head of Recruiting, Airbus Urban Mobility (Vahana, UTM, Voom and Systems) Airbus
Rachel Cupples TA Leaders Director, Talent Strategy & Partnerships Recruiter.com
JoDee Klinker TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition Carson Group
Melissa Rutledge TA Leaders Talent Acquisition Director Point B
Amy Clem TA Leaders Director, Talent Acquisition - National Geographic Partners Fox
JoNelle Sood TA Leaders Founder and President Ho'omau Foundation
Tom Graumann TA Leaders Talent Acquisition & Leadership Dev at ARC Automotive Connecting opportunity and talent w/ the best inflator maker
Stephanie Olvera TA Leaders Director, Talent Acquisition Think Together
Taylor Friesz TA Leaders Corporate Director of Talent Acquisition Spire Hospitality
Khursheed Irani TA Leaders Head of Talent Acquisition cPrime
Susan Ross TA Leaders TA Leader Elastic
Kevin Francis TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition Lark Technologies
Jeanne Amey TA Leaders Director, Talent Acquisition Open To Work

We asked our attendees, “What is one way that coaching can help a recruiting team be more effective?”

Here are their answers:

  • All teams have room to grow. Keeping a team motivated keeps up productivity.
  • anticipate what the will happen and prepare
  • builds team effort and ethic
  • By developing consistency of process.
  • coaching around tactics and methodologies can always help improve a teams performance and motivate them to want to be better
  • coaching can assist when a team has very difficult time sensitive goals to keep everyone motivated
  • Coaching specifically to the person, knowing your audience
  • Coaching your TA team to be better business partners. Develop strong business acumen, establish an operating cadence.
  • Communicate goals
  • Communication
  • Continuing to foster a "growth mindset" within the team
  • Developing new recruiters
  • early talent really appreciates coaching 1 on 1 sessions
  • Empathy - you've been in their shoes and understand what success looks like. Even spinning negative experiences.
  • Empowerment
  • Encouragement
  • encouragement/seeing potential in them
  • focus on the goal
  • guidance and communication so we are all on the same page
  • Having a system/process
  • Help motivate a team to succeed in accomplishing its targets..
  • Helps them find their blind spots and put a plan in place for next steps.
  • Highlight individual's strengths and put them in the right role accordingly
  • Identify weaknesses and strengths of the team
  • Improve results
  • Instill a teamwork environment, help each other out with the tough to fill reqs. Celebrate the wins!
  • It can help them see their current challenges With renewed perspective
  • It gives the team members comfort in asking any and all questions.
  • It’s helps the team feel united in their efforts through sharing of ideas and also helps them understand new tactics are real
  • motivation, teamwork
  • Motivational tactics, communication skills and driving competition within a team.
  • Never give up!
  • Provide on the spot coaching
  • Providing 1:1 help to recruiters
  • Providing honest and transparent feedback to candidates
  • sitting with recruiters live and giving them feedback
  • Teach fundamentals
  • Team player attitude!
  • think outside the box
  • Work smarter, not harder

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