Monday, November 28, 2011

I Hired A Recruiter - Update!

I've been searching for a new recruiter to join my team.  I took an unorthodox approach (imagine that?), wrote about it here, and quite honestly didn't know what to expect.  I summarized my search this way:

"I have a vacancy and I want a kick ass Recruiter who embraces social media to be part of my team."
Jennifer Novak

Today I am fired up to tell you I achieved my goal...I hired a kick ass recruiter.  In fact, many of you know her, which makes this hire an absolute coup. 

Please welcome Jennifer Novak a.k.a. @NextJenHR to the Human Resources team at All Children's Hospital/Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Our terrific Recruitment Team is looking forward to Jennifer's energy, experience, and forward-thinking style as we continue to hack up HR here in the sunshine state.

Please welcome her as she transitions to our team!

As always, I'd love to hear from you.

No Excuses.

pic courtesy of @NextJenHR


  1. Thanks for the welcome, Jay! I'm very excited about joining such an amazing team and an extraordinary organization!

    Soo..umm...will Kick Ass Recruiter be on my business cards?

  2. Congratulations to all! Great find for you Jay, and what a great example of showing how the social media framework can work effectively in recruiting.
    Maybe Jennifer could just use the initials KAR paired up with PHR after her name.

  3. Congrats to you and Jen, Jay. I know Jen and you couldn't have picked a finer person to join your team! How exciting for you both - hey, need a Director of OD for the team? :)

    All the best to you both!


  4. So this social media stuff - is it here to stay? Congratulations to both of you on finding each other. I can't help but think the synergy will take you both to the next level. Good Luck!

  5. Jennifer - not sure about the business cards, but we're thrilled you're coming on board!

    Tim, Heather and Dave - thanks for the support and comments. We're very excited about the new direction our HR team has taken, and Jennifer will be a great fit!

  6. i don't know jen very well, but i love her none the less. partially because i've watched her in the social-mediasphere and partially because you hired her. you have an awesome team...for sure.