Sourcecon Highlights: Marvin Smith – “Employing Talent Communities to Rehumanize the Recruiting Process”
No more “apply and goodbye” to all but the chosen one. Marvin Smith gave a superb review of the exciting ways in which Microsoft talent sourcers are building talent communities—a pipeline of talent created by putting the human touch into a technology-based recruiting process.
About Marvin Smith
As a Talent Community Evangelist, Marvin identifies current and future talent (employees) for Microsoft’s Entertainment & Devices Division (E&D). Specifically, he identifies the target talent that is needed for our businesses and create opportunities for conversations with that audience. The target audiences are segmented into the professions that will be needed by our division to meet our goals and objectives. This workstream is an integral part of the pioneering talent community development pilot at Microsoft. This initiative evangelizes|markets the respective “brands” of E&D (Zune, Xbox, Xbox Live, Auto Sync, Windows Phone, Surface, Microsoft Game Studios, etc.) to the appropriate target talent audience