Gerry Crispin, SPHR
Chief Navigator and Co-author

Virtual Staffing Strategies: Challenges and Opportunities

Presentation Summary
Getting the edge in cyberspace is the worst kept secret in the job market. Faced with the need to reduce the time required to find, attract and acquire talent at lower cost, recruiters are swarming the Internet armed with new ways to target, track, and communicate with a growing audience of net-savvy job-seekers. Learn what's hot, what's not, and what's next?

Gerry Crispin, SPHR, has a unique background for making sense of the "cyberspace" sizzle by combining his technical training, human resource experience, and passion for emerging technology. An Engineering graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology with advanced degrees in Organizational Behavior, Gerry worked as his Alma Mater's Director of Career Planning and Placement before embarking on a 15 year career in Human Resources with J &J.

After leaving J&J, Gerry managed the East Coast operations of an international recruitment-advertising agency for more than a decade before taking a leave of absence in the fall of 1999. He advised the firm's national clients on emerging-technology strategies.

Gerry, along with Mark Mehler, co-authored Careerxroads (Career-cross-roads) in 1996, the first edition of what is now a best selling annual directory of job, resume, and career management sites on the World Wide Web. Careerxroads is described as an "indispensable guide" for recruiters and job seekers by Joyce Lain Kennedy, a well-known, syndicated careers columnist. Joyce named the "2001" edition with its 1500 listings as the year's best career book.

Gerry’s articles on emerging technology have appeared in numerous publications including SHRM's HRMagazine and Employment Management Today.

Sought after as a dynamic speaker, Gerry has presented to more than 100 local, state and regional HR meetings as well as the national conferences for IHRIM, EMA, SHRM, IACPR, NHRA, NACE and internationally, at major European and Australian conferences for employers and graduate advisors. Gerry is frequently interviewed on radio and TV and have been quoted in dozens of publications including Fortune, Business Week, Inc., Computer World, The New York Times, Fast Company and The Wall Street Journal.

Active in the Society for Human Resource Management, Gerry served as the chair for SHRM's national Employment Committee and was VP-at-Large on SHRM's Board of Directors for 1999. Gerry is also a member of SHRM's "EMA" and "Consultant" professional emphasis groups. Gerry views himself as HR practitioner turned educator and consults with some of the world's most competitive organizations. He can often be found conducting public and private hands-on clinics for HR practitioners throughout the United States. His public workshops are held in computer labs where participants are "wired to the web."