46 min

Episode 40: Driven to Innovate: Jacob Kramer of US Xpress Big Fish in the Talent Pool

    • Business

Jacob Kramer is the VP of Talent Acquisition at US Xpress, Inc., a job he got by pitching his ideas to the CEO and Head of HR for automating recruitment in their industry. He had transformed stylist hiring for Regis Corp and saw synergies that could apply. So he took a risk, made the pitch, and the rest is history.

A self-proclaimed introvert with a drive to solve big recruiting challenges, Jacob Kramer has a knack for using Recruitment Process Automation to replace time-consuming, manual steps in large-scale recruitment. Then he takes it a step further. Never one to be content with the status quo, Jacob challenges his vendors to create and deliver groundbreaking enhancements. Listen as he describes how he and his team germinated the idea of a geo-fenced AI Assistant who, based on census data, matches candidate demographics. No more generic bots for US Xpress candidates!

My favorite quote from our conversation? “You can only fail forward. Anything worth doing is going to be difficult, and you're going to fail. But each day, you make improvements.” Indeed!

Thanks to our Sponsors!
Paradox/Olivia: www.paradox.ai
ATAP www.ATAPglobal.org
RPOA www.RPOAssociation.org

Topics Discussed:


Focusing solutions on business results, the candidate (and team) experience
Stepping out of your comfort zone to make sweeping change
The power of failing often and “Failing Forward”
Pushing your vendors to “outside of the box” solutions

Connect with Jacob Kramer:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobkramer1/?jobid=1234

Connect with Erin Peterson:

Erin is a Talent Acquisition Consultant, Interim Leader, and RPO Advisor with PeopleResults. She has led TA and RPO globally for some of the most successful organizations in the world including Accenture, Aon Hewitt, and Amazon.

She translates her unique global experience to help clients with TA strategy, employment branding, onboarding, candidate experience, and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) decisions.

Connect on Social:
Website: https://www.people-results.com
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/erinpeterson
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ErinMcPeterson

Jacob Kramer is the VP of Talent Acquisition at US Xpress, Inc., a job he got by pitching his ideas to the CEO and Head of HR for automating recruitment in their industry. He had transformed stylist hiring for Regis Corp and saw synergies that could apply. So he took a risk, made the pitch, and the rest is history.

A self-proclaimed introvert with a drive to solve big recruiting challenges, Jacob Kramer has a knack for using Recruitment Process Automation to replace time-consuming, manual steps in large-scale recruitment. Then he takes it a step further. Never one to be content with the status quo, Jacob challenges his vendors to create and deliver groundbreaking enhancements. Listen as he describes how he and his team germinated the idea of a geo-fenced AI Assistant who, based on census data, matches candidate demographics. No more generic bots for US Xpress candidates!

My favorite quote from our conversation? “You can only fail forward. Anything worth doing is going to be difficult, and you're going to fail. But each day, you make improvements.” Indeed!

Thanks to our Sponsors!
Paradox/Olivia: www.paradox.ai
ATAP www.ATAPglobal.org
RPOA www.RPOAssociation.org

Topics Discussed:


Focusing solutions on business results, the candidate (and team) experience
Stepping out of your comfort zone to make sweeping change
The power of failing often and “Failing Forward”
Pushing your vendors to “outside of the box” solutions

Connect with Jacob Kramer:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobkramer1/?jobid=1234

Connect with Erin Peterson:

Erin is a Talent Acquisition Consultant, Interim Leader, and RPO Advisor with PeopleResults. She has led TA and RPO globally for some of the most successful organizations in the world including Accenture, Aon Hewitt, and Amazon.

She translates her unique global experience to help clients with TA strategy, employment branding, onboarding, candidate experience, and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) decisions.

Connect on Social:
Website: https://www.people-results.com
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/erinpeterson
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ErinMcPeterson

46 min

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