Conversations With Staffing Leaders: Gary Cluff of MITRE Corporation

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. Gary Cluff of MITRE Corporation What do you do when the war for talent looms and the majority of the skills and experience you need are already found within employees at your firm, with 20 and 30 years at your firm — and requiring top secret clearance? You might make it harder for them to choose to leave. MITRE lets them do it their way. I sat down to talk with Gary recently about retention at MITRE. 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 Gary Cluff Gary Cluff is the corporate recruitment manager for MITRE Corporation based in McLean, VA. Prior to joining MITRE, he privately consulted with corporations nationwide to help them adopt competitive recruitment strategies and more efficient recruitment practices using metrics to influence change. Gary is a frequent speaker on employment trends and is the creator of the original Cost Per Hire Survey for the Employment Management Association. He is the founder of Project SAVE (the Staffing Alliance of Virginia’s Employers) and currently serves as an officer and board member for the Washington Technical Professional Forum ( Gary possesses a B.A. degree in Psychology from Penn State University.

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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