Randall Birkwood

Randall Birkwood
Randall Birkwood is a former director of recruiting at T-Mobile USA, Cisco Systems, and Microsoft Corporation, and HR at Intermec Technologies. While at T-Mobile his organization was listed in an ERE article as a top 10 benchmark firm in recruiting and talent management. He has been an advisory speaker at General Electric and AT&T for VPs and directors of HR, and spoken at a number of conferences in the U.S. and UK. He was the subject of a cover story on the "War For Talent" in Internet World Magazine.
Hires That Will Transform Your Company

Hires That Will Transform Your Company

You have staffed your team with all the right people: they graduated from top universities, worked at leading companies, stayed at each company the requisite length of time, and exuded intelligence in the interview process. Yet you see other companies…

Find the Best Candidates Faster

Find the Best Candidates Faster

The most important part of the recruiting process is the recruiter’s initial meeting with the hiring manager. With the right approach you can save an incredible amount of time and energy, and hire better candidates. In addition, you raise your…

Talent Suitability

Talent Suitability

I recently came to the realization that we emphasize all the wrong habits in staffing. We are rewarded and compensated for finding hotshots in the shortest time possible. If we do, we are lauded as superstars. If we don’t, we…

Metrics for Executives

Metrics for Executives

One of the greatest lessons I learned in recruiting came years ago, when I was a director of recruiting at Cisco Systems. I was presenting quarterly metrics to a group of executives at one of their staff meetings. I reeled…

Peeling Back The Onion

Peeling Back The Onion

What does “peeling back the onion” mean to you? For you who have not heard the expression, it refers to learning more about something or someone by peeling back the layers. It’s unfortunate that we don’t do a very good…