Rodney Moses – RIM/BlackBerry – Focused on the Innovation of HIRE Excellence

“I think so many employers… have gotten focused on the cost of hire. When I ask the people the question of would you pay for a hire, ‘how much would you pay to hire Bill Gates or Mike Lazaridis (Co-CEO of Research In Motion),’ or any of the folks that have just changed the world from what they’ve invented technology wise. So that innovation of hire for us is what we focus on. Clearly, you want to do it efficiently and effectively and that goes without saying. But I think so many people in our industry have been so focused on ‘hey, can I get that cost down a little bit more’ and not really reflect on, wow, the people assets in the company are really what drive shareholder value, and so what do you pay for good talent?” — Rod Moses

Welcome to a special Inside Recruiting  Channel podcast on TotalPictureRadio from Riviera Advisors’ 10th Anniversary Celebration in Long Beach, California. Listen to host Peter Clayton interview  Rodney Moses, Vice-President of Global Talent Acquisition at  RIM– Research In Motion, Ltd. Rod has provided talent acquisition leadership, vision and innovation to some of the world’s largest and most visible companies for over 20 years. He is responsible for re-engineering the structure of the Research In Motion team, bringing a new philosophy of focus on candidate care and streamlining processes to support the rapid and recent growth of the business.

RIM is the maker of the popular BlackBerry line of products and solutions.

We are so proud of Rodney Moses and the Global Talent Acquisition team at Research In Motion on their significant success in creating a totally new Global Talent Acquisition organization, process, and system to serve it’s global businesses and creating HIRE excellence. Riviera Advisors has been a proud partner to RIM over the last several years, and we are thrilled at the success of of the entire RIM Global Talent Acquisition Team.  If you plan to participate in the upcoming ERE Expo Spring 2011, be sure to stop by the RIM Global Talent Acquisition Team’s panel on Friday, March 25. I look forward to being there and supporting the team…I hope to see you there too.


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Jeremy M. Eskenazi, SPHR, CMC

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

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