Conversations With Staffing Leaders: Doreen Collins of GE

You cannot truly lead or make a difference at your company without all the qualities ERE authors describe every day in their articles. But there’s one more thing you must also have: an absolute passion for what it is you are trying to do. It’s this passion that my colleague Mark Mehler and I wanted to capture as we discussed with ERE the concept of partnering on a series of web-based audio conversations with staffing leaders who make a real difference in how their companies find and recruit great employees. Click either audio format to listen to this webcast:

Windows Media | RealAudio Presented by ERE, this series of interviews will attempt to shed light on how staffing leaders, in many cases working behind the scenes, overcame the challenges in front of them and led their organizations to implement best practices in recruiting. All of the interviews in this series will be conducted by either myself or my colleague at CareerXRoads, Mark Mehler. Doreen Collins of General Electric In its effort to integrate international data protection standards for job seekers, GE was able to put into plain (non-legalese) English (as well as 16 other languages) a series of “promises” to visitors to their staffing pages from anywhere in the world. For now, these promises are only required in a few countries ó but the U.S. isn’t among them. I sat down to talk with Doreen Collins recently about how worldwide privacy standards had an impact on the development of GE’s corporate careers website. Have a listen. Click either audio format to listen to this webcast:

Windows Media | RealAudio [If you experience any technical difficulties in accessing this webcast, you may need to work with your IT department to resolve firewall issues. Send us an email at if you experience any other technical difficulties.] About Doreen Collins Doreen Collins is GE’s manager of global staffing quality initiatives. In this role, she is responsible for managing the full suite of staffing tools and processes used across GE globally. She initially joined GE through its Technical Marketing Program, one of GE’s entry-level leadership programs. After spending a few years in various sales and marketing positions, Doreen transitioned to HR and held several HR positions prior to her current role. She has a BSME degree from Michigan State University and an MBA from Harvard.

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Gerry Crispin, is an internationally recognized speaker, author, and thought leader. He seeks to understand how firms design and build staffing processes, the technology to enhance them and the systems to manage them. He is also committed to writing, researching, and sharing his adventures, opinions and observations about evolving staffing models with the HR profession, clients and friends. He and his partner, Mark Mehler, created CareerXroads® and the CareerXroads Colloquium with one goal in mind: critically analyzing corporate recruiting issues from a tactical yet strategic perspective. Learn more at CareerXroads