Kristen Weirick, Global leader, Recruiting, Employer Branding and Onboarding, Cargill

Connect with Kristen:

Twitter @Cargill



What’s Next in Recruiting?

The recruiting landscape keeps changing. We’re either cutting back, ramping up and/or continuing to develop new ways to meet the challenges in attracting and hiring the best – even in the face of talent deficits in key functional areas and the never-ending demand for great leadership talent. Join me as we explore the challenges we’ve faced, solutions we’ve tried and new practices that enable us to continue to deliver the results that our businesses demand.

The Candidate Experience: Do You Engage Them or Enrage Them?

This panel of corporate staffing leaders and industry models supporting the candidate experience will describe the pain, the promise and the consequences of the candidate experience. Gerry Crispin, the panel’s moderator and a life-long student of staffing, will challenge them, encourage them to share their practices, the obstacles they encounter, the benefit/ROI they expect and then egg-on the audience to dig even deeper. Come to participate and share as well as learn how to define and measure this core element of 21st century recruiting.

With Gerry Crispin, Robert Hohman, Stacy Van Meter, Elaine Orler, and Chris Hoyt.


Ms. Weirick is responsible for leading talent recruiting for Cargill, an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. She is responsible for defining the strategic approach that will deliver top talent to support Cargill’s future business needs. Responsible for a team of approximately 70 professionals across the U.S. and Canada, Weirick has a deep focus on building team capability, defining and developing best practices in recruiting and building Cargill’s employment brand in the talent marketplace. She joined Cargill in August 2009 after a 12-year career with Whirlpool Corporation. As the Director, Talent Acquisition at Whirlpool, Weirick’s focus was on leading Whirlpool’s global employer brand strategy and the development and management of recruiting systems, tools and processes for the global appliance manufacturer. Weirick has held roles of increasing responsibility in talent management and has directed multiple HR projects in the areas of employer branding, assessment, candidate management, onboarding, talent management strategy, HR technology, and diversity. Weirick has written various articles on talent for publications such as HR Magazine, The Journal of Corporate Recruiting Leadership, and the Universum Quarterly. She has presented her views and perspectives on relevant talent issues at conferences and events across the United States and abroad and has been a contributor for the following books:

Brand for Talent by Mark Schumann and Libby Sartain
Best Practices in Talent Management by Marshall Goldsmith and Louis Carter
Reinventing Talent Management by William A. Schiemann
The Culture Fit Factor by Lizz Pellet