China Gorman

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China Gorman

CMG Group


For more than 25 years, China has held strategic business leadership roles in the human capital management sector. Currently CEO of the CMG Group, a consultancy supporting solutions providers in the human capital management sector, she is a sought-after speaker and thought leader in the broad human resources marketplace. Data Point Tuesday at has quickly become one of the most-read HR blogs.

Well known for her tenure as Chief Operating Officer and interim CEO of SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management), she also held the posts of President of DBM North America, and President of Lee Hecht Harrison, the global consulting division of Adecco, which became the performance leader in its industry under her leadership.

China has traveled extensively – throughout North America and globally – speaking to business, professional, corporate and academic groups on topics related to the strategic value of HR, culture and engagement, career management and implementing effective people management strategies.

Recently appointed to the Strategic Advisory Councils of RiseSmart ( in San Jose, CA and Pinstripe in Brookfield, WI (, she also serves as Board Chair for the Chicago-based Council for Adult and Experiential Learning ( and on the board of Jobs for America’s Graduates (, headquartered in Alexandria, VA. A native Midwesterner, China earned a bachelor’s degree from Principia College in Elsah, IL and has completed significant post-graduate work in Organizational Development.

Driving Innovation in Talent Acquisition: Technologize the Process, Humanize the Experience (Friday, Oct. 25 10:05 AM ~ 11:00 AM)

The time for HR to transform its approach to talent is now. Finding, nurturing and developing human capital is one of the most important functions within an organization – but without continuous innovation, organizations risk losing their competitive edge in recruiting.

So, how do companies continue to drive innovation in their recruitment processes without losing the human touch?

Effectively leveraging innovative technologies is critical. Organizations that successfully technologize their recruitment strategies and continuously look ahead to “next practices” in talent acquisition will gain a distinct competitive advantage in the markets they serve.

This presentation will cover how HR professionals can strategically leverage new technologies to drive innovation in their talent acquisition strategies, including:

  • Emerging technologies that are driving changes in recruitment practices, including mobile, gamification and proprietary technology platforms or applicant tracking systems
  • Best practices for integrating new technologies into talent acquisition strategies
  • Gaining access to the latest technologies, regardless of organizational resources or technical expertise
  • Effectively using social to identify and engage quality candidates
  • Leveraging analytics to produce customized information when and where it’s most relevant to candidates, employees and hiring managers
  • Effectively measuring the impact of talent acquisition strategies and tactics