Jerry Crispin

Gerry Crispin is a life-long student of recruiting, recognized internationally for his views and written commentary on employment strategy, hiring process and staffing technology, his passion is to understand how firms design and build recruiting processes, the technology to enhance them and the systems to manage them.

After completing his undergraduate and graduate work at Stevens Institute of Technology, Gerry served in increasingly responsible leadership roles in the Human Resource function of Johnson and Johnson for 10 years. For another decade, he was General Manager of one of the largest private advertising agencies in the US devoted to recruitment, Shaker Communications where he pioneered emerging technology applications that impacted an entire industry.

In 1996, Gerry co-founded CareerXroads (, an international consulting practice that facilitates a dialogue between company recruiting leaders. This peer network of more than 100 large corporations (CareerXroads Colloquium) meets 8 times a year and collectively hires about 3 million people worldwide.

In 2011, Gerry formed the non-profit, Talent Board, to define, measure and honor the firms who are treating candidates as partners in the hiring process ( By 2015 the organization, now in its 5th year, annually collects and analyzes data from hundreds of firms and hundreds of thousands of their candidates. Over 100 firms have been honored through the Candidate Experience Awards program in the first four years. The CandEs, as it is known, is expanding in EMEA and Asia Pac in 2015.

Gerry has served in the past on half a dozen National Boards for the Employment and on the Board of Trustees of his alma mater where he continues as a volunteer advisor for new graduates and alumni in transition. He has been an adjunct professor at Rutgers University, Cornell University’s School of Continuing Education and Stevens

Gerry has published more than 100 articles over the last two decades including 8 books from 1996-2003 detailing the impact of emerging technology on recruiting. More recently he has co-authored whitepapers on the Candidate Experience results and speaks at major conferences ranging from Sydney, Australia to Cologne, Germany.