Recruiting for Princeton University: Raising the Bar – Podcast with Loretta O’Connor, Director of Staffing at Princeton University

Loretta O'Connor, Staffing Director Princeton University,-TotalPicture Radio interviewListen to this Talent Acquisition Channel Podcast on TotalPicture Radio, with host Peter Clayton, sponsored by Riviera Advisors, Inc. Featured on this podcast interview is Loretta O’Connor – the Director of Staffing at Princeton University, one of the largest employers in central New Jersey, with approximately 6,000 employees. The world-class teaching and research university comprises a diverse workforce in a broad array of occupations. Founded in 1746, Princeton is one of the nine Colonial Colleges established before the American Revolution, as well as the fourth chartered institution of higher education in the American colonies.

In her current role, Loretta leads a team of staffing professionals responsible for the full cycle of recruitment, selection, and on-boarding of administrative staff for the University. She is currently leading the optimization and transformation of the staffing function at Princeton – to that of a more strategic, consultative talent acquisition model. Now, you would think that recruiting for Princeton University, an Ivy League school with an endowment of over $18.2 billion would be easy. But guess what? It’s not.  “I liken our organization to a small city. We recruit for security officers, cooks, nurses, financial professionals, athletic coaches, fundraising professionals, research assistants, I’ve even recruited for chaplains in our office of religious life”, indicates Loretta. Join this dialogue with Loretta O’Connor as she takes time to sit down with Peter Clayton while at the 2014 SHRM Talent Management Conference & Expo  – for this in-depth look at recruiting in higher eduction.

Producer/Host of TotalPicture Radio, Peter Clayton,  had the pleasure of meeting Loretta at the 2014 SHRM Talent Management Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, at a dinner hosted by the ASHER Talent Alliance.

Listen to this podcast now (25:33 minutes).

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Jeremy M. Eskenazi, SPHR, CMC

Jeremy Eskenazi, is the Managing Principal of Riviera Advisors, Inc.

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