Global Talent Acquisition Leader, Celanese
Are you a TA Storyteller or Story-yeller?
Jim’s talent team, like many others knew how to search, asses and hire but it wasn’t until they adopted a creative and strategic communications approach that they dramatically improved their hiring velocity.
It’s easy to believe we have the perfect job for someone but when you make that your communications approach and you yell your benefits and hyperbole at them, you set yourself up for failure. A well-told and honest story has a much better chance of building trust and succeeding. Learn how Jim and his team built stories that resonate with candidates. An approach that meets the candidate exactly where they are, not where you are.
Jim D’Amico currently leads the global Talent Acquisition practice for Celanese, a chemical manufacturing and innovation company based in Irving, TX, and is the Board President of The Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals. Additionally Jim serves as an advisor to Career.Place a breakthrough diversity recruiting platform.
Jim was trained by the Second City Conservatory in improvisational comedy, and writing, and has toured in the US as a stand up comedian. He has written two short films that were entered into the Tribeca Film Festival. These experiences and his skills as a raconteur have allowed him to build best in class Talent Acquisition Functions for organisations of all sizes globally.
Jim was recognised by Glassdoor as one of the Top 20 Branded HR professionals, and has been featured in a series of articles highlighting Exceptional TA Leaders by Dr. John Sullivan.
He is frequent global speaker and author and is very active in the TA community as a mentor.