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Jamie Womack As Vice President of Corporate Marketing and Branding, Womack directs the development of strategic marketing for the corporate marketing team and focuses on the recruitment needs of employers of all sizes. This includes overseeing business-to-business strategy including communications, advertising, promotions, events, and customer lifecycle and loyalty. In addition to leading corporate marketing efforts, Womack manages the sales training program at CareerBuilder. She works closely with her team of trainers to clearly communicate sales strategies, tactics, product developments and overall company goals to CareerBuilder’s sales force. Womack has been with the CareerBuilder organization for seven years. Prior to her role as vice president of marketing, Womack worked as a vice president in the sales training department and as a marketing team director. Before joining CareerBuilder, Womack worked in the real estate and mortgage industry. She has a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and is pursuing her masters of business administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Surprise? Six of Today's Biggest Recruiting Myths

The Real Story Behind Today’s Biggest Recruiting Myths

Is your organization ready to compete in this new era of talent management, or are you being held back by outdated or erroneous beliefs about what it takes to hire the right people? 

CareerBuilder recently partnered with the Human Capital Institute to uncover common misconceptions around both job seeker behavior and the ways in which employers attract and hire top performers, based on a 44-item survey of 358 HR professionals nationwide and follow-up interviews. Continue reading >>

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SolarCity

“Be as Transparent as Possible”: Interview with Lyndon Rive, CEO of SolarCity

“We have an open-door policy. By creating that type of culture, people feel free to speak up constantly,” says Lyndon Rive, CEO of SolarCity, a leading clean energy services company, of what makes a successful and productive workforce. In the following interview, Rive discusses – among other things – why having a transparent culture is critical to his company’s success. Continue reading >>

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Case Study: Emerald Performance Materials, LLC

Emerald Performance Materials, LLC recently discovered that, when it comes to attracting the right candidates for a hard-to-fill position, the difference is in the job posting.

Emerald Performance Materials, LLC markets technologically advanced specialty chemicals for a broad range of food and industrial applications. Emerald’s products play a variety of roles in the products that are consumed and used every day enabling them to last longer, look, smell, taste or perform better. Continue reading >>

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ResCare

“Our Mission Keeps Us Motivated” | Spotlight on Ralph G. Gronefeld, Jr., ResCare President and CEO

In the following interview, ResCare President and CEO Ralph G. Gronefeld, Jr., discusses the advice he would give his younger self, what keeps him up at night, and how he works to keep himself and his employees motivated throughout his vast organization.

In your Workforce Services division, you help both unemployed and underemployed people find jobs. Do you believe this will have an effect on the economy? Continue reading >>

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VisionIT

“Every Day, I See Evidence of Our Impact” | Spotlight on David Segura, CEO of VisionIT

In the following interview, David Segura, chief executive officer and founder of VisionIT, Inc., discusses how his company is working to empower not only his current employees, but the community around him and the future of the industry overall.

You were one of 50 CEOs selected by President Obama to participate in the White House Forum on Modernizing U.S. Government. Continue reading >>

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“It’s Up to Us to Motivate Our People” | Spotlight on Sally Savoia, CHRO of Praxair

In the following interview, Sally Savoia, chief human resources officer for Praxair, Inc., sheds light on how one of the world’s largest industrial gases companies generated from a “pretty simple” culture and a hands-on approach to management.

With growing concern about an impending skills gap in the nation’s workforce, many companies have taken the initiative to bridge this gap themselves. Continue reading >>

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“Communicate Aggressively”: Lessons from the CEO of WMS Industries

“When you listen to your employees, it’s hard not to be successful,” says Brian Gamache, Chairman of the Board and CEO at WMS Industries Inc. In the following interview, Gamache reveals the interactive technology company’s culture of fearlessness, the importance of maintaining a work/life balance, and why having a little insecurity can be a big benefit.

How would you describe the culture of WMS? Continue reading >>

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ADP employees

“There’s a Huge Culture of Learning Here” | How ADP Empowers Employment

In the following interview, ADP‘s Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President of Staffing, Tara Amaral, discusses how the payroll services firm invests in talent development, succession planning and diversity in order to empower both employees and the communities they serve.

When Carlos Rodriguez took over as the CEO last November, he referred to ADP’s many growth opportunities and his excitement to build upon the momentum and success set in place by his predecessor, Gary Butler. Continue reading >>

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Working at MAXIMUS

How MAXIMUS Empowers Employment to Build a Stronger Economy

CareerBuilder is proud to be working with MAXIMUS, where finding qualified jobs for qualified candidates is the ultimate goal. We help MAXIMUS find the talent they need to position both clients and candidates for success in today’s workforce. CareerBuilder believes in doing our part to contribute to a stronger economy, and we believe helping companies like Maximus empower employment is the way to get there. Continue reading >>

By in Economy, Empowering Employment, Leadership Interviews

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CareerBuilder Leadership Series: Spotlight on Gregg Kaplan, President and COO of Coinstar

“Create an environment of respectful but robust debate and allow people to disagree.”

In the following interview for CareerBuilder’s Leadership Series, Coinstar, Inc. President and COO Gregg Kaplan talks leadership, philosophy, and leadership philosophies.

What is your philosophy as it relates to people and their impact on your daily business?
Hire great people and then get out of the way. Really ambitious, talented people will always be way out in front of you as a manager if you give them plenty of room to succeed. Some of the best innovations at Coinstar and Redbox have come from employees who were passionate about an idea and given the freedom to pursue it. I consider my best contribution to be finding the right people and creating the right motivation, and then being available to them as a resource, not as a boss.

How do you engage with and relate to your employees?
It is very important to get to know employees on a personal level to understand not only their professional goals, but also what is important to them outside of work. It is difficult in a large company to have one-on-one relationships with all employees, but I find doing brown bag lunches and skip level meetings pay back immensely. It is great to know the people who are working hard every day for your success and let them know who you are as a person, not just a figurehead.

What are the most important leadership lessons you’ve learned?
Good ideas can come from everywhere and anywhere: Be open and listen; be clear and decisive; admit mistakes quickly and learn from them; and hire good, talented people.

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