• May 17, 2018
HCMx Radio 89: Hiring Practices and Internal Mobility

GuestDaria Friedman, Brandon Hall Group‘s principal analyst overseeing the talent acquisition practice. Previously, Daria led the research practice for Bernard Hodes Group, a recruitment solutions agency, and Findly, a talent acquisition software service provider.


HostRachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer, Brandon Hall Group


Topics include:

  • How can organizations improve their hiring practices?
  • Hiring practices and internal mobility; how are they related?
  • Skill sets and organizational fits
  • The longer-term view of key talent needs
  • Hiring manager and recruiter alignment on job requirements
  • Structured, behavior-based interviews
  • Improving brand messaging
  • Strengthening candidate communications
  • Using technology to make the process more efficient, effective and engaging/dynamic.
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • How do organizations use predictive analytics to improve hiring
  • And more !

Rachel Cooke

Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke Rachel is responsible for business operations including overseeing client services, research events and project management. Prior to joining Brandon Hall Group, Rachel was the Chief Operating Officer Co-founder of AC Growth. Rachel has over 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, business development, and sales performance management. Prior to AC Growth, she held several senior management roles and was on the leadership team at Bersin & Associates, a pioneer analyst firm in e-learning and now industry leading HR and talent Research Company. In her Senior Director role, Rachel developed the strategy and led the commercial execution of the solution provider vertical, and grew the vertical into the company’s largest market segment. In her role as Director of Sales, Rachel developed and led a team of senior account executives focused on acquiring global strategic accounts. Rachel was solely responsible for developing key business relationships with over ninety companies including industry icons, such as: Adidas, Hewlett-Packard, Toyota, Oracle, Starbucks, Avnet, Boeing, Kaiser Permanente, Safeway Inc., Wells Fargo, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Clorox and Affiliated Computer Services. Rachel began her career in the banking, media and hospitality industries. In these industries, Rachel held several key senior management and executive sales positions. Rachel received a BA in social science and interdisciplinary studies with honors from Florida Atlantic University. Rachel continued her postgraduate education by completing a series of executive management education courses from American Management Association.

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