Stephen Shearman

About the Author

Stephen Shearman is currently a senior corporate recruiter for Walmart. His recruiting and sourcing experience includes three years as sourcing specialist at Tyson Foods and 20+ years with the U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Service. He is currently pursuing a PhD degree with a focus on candidate experience.

3 Questions Talent Acquisition Leaders Need to Ask Themselves About Their Company’s Layoffs and the Impact on Job Seeker Perceptions

Outplacement firm Challenger, Gray, & Christmas reports that “the new year started with an increase in corporate downsizing,” led by the retail industry. There are many good reasons why talent acquisition leaders need to consider the perceptions and actions of potential applicants during a RIF, since nearly all employers downsize under the premise…

You Don’t Know It, But Women See Gender Bias in Your Job Postings

Are a few gender-themed words in your job descriptions signaling women, unconsciously, to not apply? A scientific study of 4,000 job descriptions revealed that a lack of gender-inclusive wording caused significant implications for recruiting professionals tasked to recruit women to hard-to-fill positions underrepresented by women. This study addressed questions such as: do job…