An Interview With Candidate Experience Champion Gerry Crispin

The latest “career life story” here on ERE: Gerry Crispin’s. Crispin, who’s doing a short talk at ERE this October in Orlando, co-founded the colloquium company CareerXroads and later the Talent Board, which created the candidate experience awards. Recently he has helped in the creation of the Association for Talent Acquisition Professionals.

In this extended episode we cover:

  • His early childhood and school years
  • College life and his early career in organizational behavior with Johnson &Johnson
  • Working in recruitment advertising and entering the digital age of recruiting
  • Writing his own obituary and the values it taught him about life
  • Being the first to present on the impact of the internet on recruiting at SHRM in 1996
  • Views on success; life lessons; what’s next

The video is below, all part of a series about the lives of people in the talent field. Also see previous interviews with Johnny Campbell; and with a Stryker talent VP.

Nick Price
Nick Price has spent his career asking people questions about what they do and why they do it. Twenty years ago, he began working in the research team with TMP Worldwide, before going on to become head of research for the recruitment communications agency, ThirtyThree. With an impressive array of blue chip, government, and public-sector clients, he led a team developing pan-European branding programmes in Eastern Europe and Russia, and also worked with the higher education sector in Delhi to implement a graduate program for a major NGO.
 
His experience has subsequently led him to work across several fields including strategy, analytics, branding and communications. He’s worked in startups and with startups and with his own company won the ERE Recruiting Innovation Summit - HR Technology start-up award for innovation in Silicon Valley, California, with a pioneering candidate feedback tool - Mystery Applicant in 2012.
 
Having used film extensively for employer branding and communications projects and having had a lifelong interest in filming and stories, he recognized an opportunity to integrate film and video that delivered bespoke content with a well-researched and natural approach to interviewing and strong creative execution. His company Working Films has given him the opportunity to use his extensive experience to create a film production company that showcases real stories about people and their work, through natural and engaging story telling. His talent as a producer lies in having a natural curiosity and interest in people stories and to share these through film in a way that connects and engages with audiences on an emotional level.