Case-Mate’s Talent Acquisition Team (Alex and Anastasia), along with the VP of Human Resources (Nancy), were Chi-town bound last week. During the day, they were able to check out the HR Tech Conference and its grandiose exposition. By night, they were dodging the Chicago bitter cold by hopping in and out of “networking” events. Side-note: If ever anyone tells you that HR professionals can’t be the life of the party, they’re lying.
But let’s get to the real reason for this trip. Months ago, Case-Mate’s TA team took a–what was thought to be a premature–risk to enter a competition that determined which companies should be recognize for their positive and ameliorating candidate engagement. A little company like Case-Mate in the running against huge fortune 500 juggernauts seemed like a far shot from a win, but a good way to at least benchmark the team’s progress. So they entered–fingers, toes, eyes, and arms crossed. Round one quickly advanced on to rounds two and three, and It wasn’t until they were finalists for the CandE award when it actually hit them, that all their hard work and determination to build a candidate experience from the ground-up would fruition into a force to be reckoned with. Then, like every good fairy tale and “Little Engine That Could” story ending, they won!
But the team knows the hard work isn’t over yet. It’s one thing to bring something to life and a complete other to maintain it. With that said, don’t be surprised to see the TA team working even harder this year to snatch a second win! :)
“We are honored to be recognized for our diversity and engagement efforts by the Talent Board,” said Anastasia Bartolucci, Talent Acquisition at Case-Mate, “We realize how sensitive the job search process can be for most people, which is one of many reasons we focus on being candidate-conscious and approach the process with fragility.”
On a second side-note: Anyone who tells me this is a lake–not an ocean–is also lying.