Grit + Gratefulness: Talent-acquisition Leadership Lessons from Allison Kruse

I recently saw a meme on LinkedIn encouraging us to: “Live, Be Curious, Be Thankful, Be Grateful. Enjoy the memories you’re going to make!”

Those sure are words to live by, both personally and professionally. And it’s a fitting headline for the conversation I had recently with Allison Kruse, Kforce’s recruitment marketing and social media guru, and a speaker at ERE in San Diego next April.

She’s one of the most positive, grateful, and forward-looking leaders in the talent-acquisition space, as evidenced by her quick rise over the past several years. She has made it her business to learn and practice all the best strategies for content development and management for #Kforce recruiters globally. In fact, what you and I see on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, coming from Kforce associates was most likely curated and distributed by Allison Kruse, giving recruiters the ability to brand and source continuously. She sets the strategy and tactics, making it easy for them to be on message, ultimately helping Kforce clients get the talent they need.

To hear her career story, leadership advice, and what motivates her each day (and keeps her up at night!), click on the embedded conversation below. (And find more interviews with talent leaders here.)

Erin McDermott Peterson is a Partner and Global Talent Acquisition Consultant with PeopleResults. She previously led talent acquisition and RPO for some of the most successful organizations in the world including Accenture, Aon Hewitt, and Amazon. She translates her unique global experience to help her clients with their TA Strategy, employment branding, candidate experience, talent technologies, onboarding, and recruitment process outsourcing decisions.

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