STATE STREET // US
Glenn has been developing innovative recruiting and branding strategies, techniques and tools in scalable, cost-effective ways since the last century. After 3 years managing an 8-person diversity sourcing team focused on North America at State Street, one of the world’s largest custody banks, he was asked to strategize and implement a global central sourcing function for the company’s experienced level talent needs, based primarily out of India, rolling out over 2018-2019.
From 2010-15, he was North America Group Manager of the Sourcing Center of Excellence at Avanade, a $2 billion IT consultancy owned by Accenture and Microsoft. He led an online-focused offshore team and a junior onshore calling team, plus some global training and talent sourcing initiatives.
In 1997, Glenn created one of the recruiting industry’s first Internet sourcing seminars, later known as Recruiting-Online.com, training recruiters and sourcers from hundreds of companies ranging from the Fortune 500 to small staffing firms, becoming the first self-paced, 100% online course for learning candidate sourcing in 1999. His popular “Beyond Job Boards” presentations have helped job-seekers tap the hidden employment market via innovative methods around search, social networking, and personal brand enhancement activities.
Glenn was a senior Internet researcher for Microsoft from 2005 to 2008, focusing on competitive intelligence and proactive international sourcing, following 2 years in a similar role at Getronics North America, where his work contributed meaningfully to two finalist nominations in 2005’s ERE’s Excellence Awards.
In between Avanade and Microsoft, he served for two years as full-time Vice President of JobMachine / Arbita Consulting & Education Services (ACES) with Shally Steckerl, consulting recruiting teams of corporations and recruiting firms of varied sizes and industries, including delivering workforce development workshops, seminars and webinars on sourcing-related topics to improve candidate pipelining, productivity, tools, systems, and organizational structure.
Glenn entered the recruiting field in 1996 by founding one of the first newspaper-owned regional job boards, JobSmart, which won the industry’s two most prestigious awards in 1998: the EPpy Award (Editor & Publisher) and the Digital Edge Award (Newspaper Assn. of America).
He was the official Internet recruiting certification instructor in 2000 for SHRM’s Northeast Human Resources Association (NEHRA), in 2001 for the Boston Herald’s Jobfind.com and in 2002 for the Boston Globe’s BostonWorks.
Glenn remains a leading innovator in online sourcing methods and application of Internet tools to recruiting. Besides presenting at sourcing/recruiting conferences and penning articles for trade publications and portals, in 2014 he co-founded the Boston Area Talent Sourcing Association with past SourceCon Grandmaster Randy Bailey (soon to relaunch as BAR, Boston Area Recruiting) and occasionally blogs about Advanced Online Recruiting Techniques. He is a 1987 graduate of Yale University.
“Glenn is one of those legendary figures who should have their own theme song, like Lawrence of Arabia – but less dramatic. I say this because Glenn is a legend not for flair and noise in achievements, but for substance and the less observable magic that changes an industry. Yes Glenn is the only Yale degreed sourcing guru I am aware of,”
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