Ryan Cook


Ryan Cook

Global Recruitment Operations Leader


As the Global Recruitment Operations Leader for CH2M HILL, Ryan is responsible for identifying and implementing strategic enhancements to the firm’s talent acquisition technology & marketing portfolio for the purpose of maximizing recruitment capabilities globally. In addition, he oversees the firm’s Social Media, Employment Branding, and Recruitment Advertising efforts as they relate to talent attraction and acquisition. Ryan is also responsible for CH2M HILL’s career portal with a focus on providing an exceptional candidate experience, industry leading search engine optimization and marketing (SEO/SEM), and overall alignment with corporate and employment brands.

Ryan has spent the past fifteen years building cutting-edge passive candidate research programs, successful employment brands, and winning talent acquisition strategies. He is focused on incorporating advanced technologies, social recruiting, and employment branding into the talent acquisition process to improve productivity, reduce expenses, and tap into hidden talent pools.

Candidate Experience (Tuesday, Oct. 15 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM)

Enough Talk about the Candidate Experience — Do Something About It!

In 2011, the recruiting leaders at CH2MHILL realized that their recruiting process, from the candidate's perspective, could use some improvement. But what was wrong? Ryan Cook, Global Talent Acquisition Operations Manager, decided to take a deep dive into what was working, and what was broken. The results of his comprehensive audit of the candidate experience via surveys, "secret" shopping, and a review of internal processes and external communications yield some surprising results and a detailed roadmap of what to repair the holes in the candidate experience.

In this lively session, Carmen Hudson, Consultant with Recruiting Toolbox will interview Ryan to find out how CH2MHILL reacted to the results of the candidate experience audit, and to find out how they are doing on their change initiatives.