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About El Dave, Managing Director at Talent

Dave Mendoza’s talent strategy architecture directly based upon his deliverables at Informatica; as a Global talent Innovation Consultant, earned a 2011 ONREC “Excellence in Sourcing Innovation” Award in addition to “Most Strategic Use of Technology” Award at the ERE Expo 2011 Recruiting Excellence Awards. Recently Informatica, earned two more nominations on the finalist slate for the upcoming ERE Expo 2012 conference, “Recruiting Department/Function of the Year” and “Most Strategic Use of Technology.”

In addition, Dave’s client, Informatica received its 4th conference recognition within the past 12 months; making the shortlist for 3 Onrec Awards 2012. Dave was specifically recognized as a finalist as Best Corporate Use of Online Recruitment Award – Multi-National, and Personality of the Year Award.

As a global speaker Dave presented at the World HRD Congress in Mumbai, India in February 2012 and as a keynote Speaker on behalf of AIMS International in Madrid in December 2011. In addition, in June 2011, he was the featured Keynote Speaker at Paperjam’s Business Club in Luxembourg and led a Discussion group on behalf of Otys France in Paris on the topic of creating Corporate Staffing Knowledge Libraries and related automation and retention. In the past 12 months, Dave has or will, have consulted, spoken or trained audiences in France, India, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Spain, Singapore, & United Kingdom.

ERE Recruiting Excellence Award, “Most Strategic Use of Technology”

SAN DIEGO, April 5, 2011/ — The talent strategy architecture directly based upon the consulting contributions of social recruiting architect, Dave Mendoza recently took home the “Most Strategic Use of Technology” Award at the ERE Expo 2011 Recruiting Excellence Awards. Awarded on the basis of the strategic architecture that combined competitive intelligence mapping with knowledge management systems, said Mendoza of the solution: ”The research-oriented product was made actionable, as a plug-and-play resource for our talent acquisition team to access sourcing syntax which could adopt and refine itself in progressive updates.”

Given each year at the ERE Spring Expo in San Diego, the Recruiting Excellence Awards are given to companies who demonstrate innovative recruiting campaigns. ERE Media holds a yearly global competition aimed at identifying the best “next practices” in recruiting. Each year, ERE receives hundreds of applications in eight recruiting program categories from well-known organizations like Microsoft, IBM, Ernst & Young, Intuit, Accenture, GE, and Yahoo!

His client’s Vice President of Talent Acquisition was on hand to accept the award, stating “Dave has opened doors to not only revolutionary ways of talent mapping through competitive intelligence that is immediately actionable, but I have likewise been able to harness his enormous database of industry contacts to produce cost cutting, value-enhanced access to new tool sets and job boards. I readily predict this is a first of several industry recognitions for our corporation and for Dave directly as one of the leading talent strategist consultants of our times.

Dave Mendoza, Principal of “Dave Mendoza & Associates, Inc.” is an award winning Journalist blogger, global speaker and sourcing consultant. He has served previously as an Adjunct Faculty member at, and as corporate partner to Dave was recognized as 2008 “Person of the Year” by and Recruiting Radioshow. . In 2010, he was recognized by HRExaminer’s Top 25 Most Influential Online Recruiters and Top 25 Online Influencers in Talent Management.

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Dave Mendoza

Managing Director at Talent

“Designing Talent Data to be Global, Sustainable and harvest Talent Knowledge to Replicate Source of Hire Data Throughout the Talent Organization Enterprise is what I do.”

Dave Mendoza is an award winning talent strategies consultant. He has worked extensively on talent mapping research, aligning strategy with competitive intelligence and formulating a comprehensive Talent Knowledge Library. Mendoza has traveled the globe evangelizing new methods of attracting and seeking top talent. His experience has lead him to train, consult and present in Australia, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Korea, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Poland, United Kingdom, and Vietnam.

Most notably, Mendoza conceived a Futurecasting’ methodology. The proprietary high-impact systems optimize helpful talent data points and revitalize key data to aggregate into larger talent pools with precision and efficiency at unprecedented scale.

Mendoza was selected as a finalist for the “North America Thought Leader of the Year Award” in 2013 by HROA and was awarded the “Most Strategic Use of Technology”; at the 2011 ERE Expo Recruiting Excellence Awards.