Neal Bruce, VP of Group Innovation at Monster Presents, “Global Recruiting Trends” – 2007 ERE Global Expo, Amsterdam
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Neal Bruce, Vice President, Global Innovation Group at Monster recently presented “Global Recruiting Trends” as the closing session at the 2007 ERE Global Expo in Amsterdam, Holland. He outlined what companies can do to prepare for future challenges in the recruiting landscape.
I had the privilege of sitting front and center and observing his sense of humor and free flowing dissection of contemporary and emerging issues effecting the global “War for Talent” and I can honestly say that the post-session reception that evening was abuzz with praise for his style, intelligence and thought provoking presentation.
Neal has a passion for passion for the Recruitment/HR space. He describes himself as that “Visionary type guy that likes to take on ‘impossible projects'” – especially like large scale change management/cultural adaptation projects.
I have had the privilege of observing Neal Bruce’s extraordinary ability to connect with an audience at a variety of venues, and on each occasion he contributes with a depth of analysis of prevailing issues in an entertaining, provocative manner that both challenges and informs. Neal is an established speaker in the global arena, an executive of a Fortune 100 company, a philanthropist, a supporter of the recruitment blogosphere. Suffice to say he has made a direct impact upon the staffing industry in a substantive and enduring manner. He prevails in every conversation and in every endeavor because he is passionate in his ideas and in his ability to partner and befriend, and does so with a modesty akin to a student’s sincere desire to evolve in an environment of change and of challenge as much as he is very much engaged in the process of developing solutions. Ask Neal about his vocation and he’ll describe himself as a ‘light bulb changer,’ — and being one of the few who will never need a ladder – but in all sincerity he is guiding the industry by asking the right questions in trying to find solutions and, in doing so, his stature as a thought leader is well deserved and my respect for his talents is immense. I am honored to call him a friend.
My sentiments are not alone.
â€œEvery single time I have ever been with Neal, he has changed my perspective on something. Soft spoken and to the point, he makes things happen with a unique combination of dogged persistence and vision. He’s the kind of person who is at the heart of the industry by merit.â€ October 4, 2007
John Sumser, Editor, Recruiting.com
ERE GLOBAL AMSTERDAM: “Global Recruiting Trends”
Recommendations for Neal Bruce
â€œNeal is a consummate professional. In dealing with internal and external clients, as well as vendors and peers, Neal has a unique confidence and great credibility. Clients view Neal as a trusted advisor. He speaks from experience and has a great professional aura about him. I have personally witnessed (numerous times), where Neal has moved a client from skepticism to confidence, in one meeting. Neal is a tremendous talent and exemplary professional. It was a true honor to have worked with him at Monster.â€ (September 8, 2007)
Jim Lipuma, VP of Sales, Monster.com
â€œMutually rewarding partnerships driven by strong business measures; this has been the cornerstone of Neal’s alliance performance at Monster. He is genuinely inclusive, intelligent and disciplined but not at the cost of creativity. I am both a personal and professional fan of Mr. Bruce.â€ February 21, 2007
Marcel Legrand, SVP Strategy & Corporate Development, Monster Worldwide
â€œNeal is one of the intellectual powerhouses in the discipline of human capital management. He combines a full understanding enterprise-level talent management with an abiding knowledge of technology. Neal cuts through the cant and makes hard problems easy to understand. His critique and suggestions for the Monster book series were invaluable.â€ (February 2, 2006)
â€œI worked in the Alliances Core Group at McKinsey & Company in the past, so I’ve gotten a lot of exposure to alliances, and I can honestly say that Neal Bruce is one of the best alliances people out there. He really understands how to create alliances that build mutual value for both companies. I’d very much look forward to working with Neal again.â€ (November 20, 2007)
Sham Sao, Global VP, Marketing & Business Development, Deploy Solutions (acquired by Kronos)
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