The Greenhouse podcast: Talent Makers, featuring Fran Weems and Kristin Knihnicki

TM podcast 2022

Talent Makers are leaders who believe that talent is their top business priority. Rather than seeing hiring solely as the role of People teams, Talent Makers champion better hiring and strengthen DE&I across their entire organizations to achieve business success. On the Greenhouse Talent Makers podcast, join host Micah Gebreyes, Senior Manager of Editorial Content at Greenhouse, as she sits down with hiring managers and recruiters who are changing the game in diverse and inclusive hiring.

In this episode, Micah is joined by FleishmanHillard's Francesca Weems, SVP, Director of DE&I and Global Lead of the Race & Culture Media + Platforms Team, and Kristin Knihnicki, Senior Vice President, Talent Acquisition Lead, Americas, to discuss hiring trends like “candidate ghosting” and “company catfishing.” We’ll also discuss the most effective ways to invest in and grow both candidates and employees.

Create new growth opportunities and pathways for employees to shine.”

Fran Weems

SVP, Director of DE&I and Global Lead of the Race & Culture Media + Platforms Team at FleishmanHillard

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Authenticity is a core value to everything that we do.”

Kristin Knihnicki

Senior Vice President, Talent Acquisition Lead, Americas at FleishmanHillard

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Great candidate experiences happen when company culture matches employer brand.”

Micah Gebreyes

Senior Manager of Editorial Content at Greenhouse

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Thank you to HiveWatch for sponsoring this episode. Be sure to check out HiveWatch’s new eBook, How Physical Security Benefits from Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) Initiatives: Workforce and Retention Guide.

Special thanks to our production partner, Wonder Media Network. Our producer is Alana Herlands, and our production assistant is Sara Schleede, with additional production assistance from Lila Watts. Our Greenhouse producer is Marnie Williams.

About Francesca Weems

Fran brings extensive experience working in communications, public relations and television, as a former broadcast journalist. Fran manages and collaborates with integrated teams to provide clients with seamless multi-channel solutions utilizing media relations, digital and social media platforms to deliver maximum performance and results. She’s a skilled strategist that works cross-functionally to provide solutions in addressing and enhancing the recruitment, retention and promotion of underrepresented minorities (URMs).

About Kristin Knihnicki

Kristin is Senior Vice President, Talent Acquisition Lead, Americas at FleishmanHillard, part of Omnicom Public Relations Group. Kristin has spent over five years at FH in a recruiting capacity and most recently was promoted to lead, setting the overall recruitment strategy for North America. Prior to FH, Kristin spent the majority of her career in recruitment and staffing in agency settings.

About Micah Gebreyes

Micah is Senior Manager of Editorial Content at Greenhouse where she builds the editorial strategy for Greenhouse blogs, social media and thought leadership newsletter, Modern Recruiter. When she's not working to bring the brand story to life, she enjoys cocktail lounges and lavishly spoiling her Instagram famous Pomeranian, Cashew.

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