How Job Boards Compete with their Clients – Podcast with Kara Yarnot, SAIC

Even though there has been a 128% increase in job applications at SAIC since 2012, it’s not easy for Kara to find qualified candidates for the 3000 job openings at her company.

Joining TotalPicture Radio’s Peter Clayton is Kara Yarnot, Vice President, Corporate HR, Director-Talent Acquisition Center of Expertise at SAIC. Kara spoke to a group of job board operators at the IAEWS (International Association of Employment Websites) conference preceding the ERE Expo Spring 2012 in San Diego, California.

SAIC is a FORTUNE 500 scientific, engineering and technology applications company that uses its deep domain knowledge to solve problems of vital importance to the nation and the world, in national security, energy & environment, health, and cybersecurity. The company’s approximately 41,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and selected commercial markets.

One of the unique talent acquisition challenges Kara and her team face: often times they’re involved in a tremendous amount of preliminary pipeline planning and development for roles that are based on being awarded government contracts. Other defense contractors bidding on the same contract are going after the same people, doing the same thing! Headquartered in McLean, Va., SAIC had annual revenues of approximately $11 billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2011.

Listen to this podcast now (35 minutes).

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