Susan Burns
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Talent Synchronicity
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As the founder and president of Talent Synchronicity I develop talent strategy solutions through an integrated alignment with core business functions and processes. By weaving together technology, social media, branding, P & L experience, and alignment with strategic business directives intrinsic value is created within your recruitment and talent initiatives.

Through hands-on leadership experience in organizations of various size and brand visibility, I've delivered successful solutions to develop integrated recruitment strategies, employment brand differentiation, workforce/talent planning, university recruitment strategies, recruitment team structure and processes, and recruitment leader development.

I also serve as Executive Director for The Future of Talent - a community of senior talent leaders influencing the future of talent, founded in 2004 by Kevin Wheeler. Through an annual retreat, practitioners come together to design guiding forecasts and strategies in the areas of talent acquisition, branding, knowledge management, employee development, and leadership.

Consulting services include:
• Integrated Recruitment and Talent Management Strategy Development
• Employment Brand Differentiation
• Social Media Strategy
• Workforce/Talent Planning
• University Recruitment and Relations Strategy
• Recruitment Leader Development

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Community managers and the evolution of the recruiting function

i_team_peopleperson The idea of a community manager isn’t unique to the recruiting function. The term is borrowed from the consumer world and emerged with the influence social media is exerting on brand engagement and reputation. While the role is still relatively new, companies have begun to realize the potential to attract, engage, nurture, retain and expand their customer / client base beyond traditional marketing and PR. Its about creating brand value through experiential engagement and listening… Continue

Posted on April 19, 2009 at 7:30pm

I've been tagged

Well, Maren tagged me and here's my response as posted on Maren's blog

Since I’ve been tagged by Maren and don’t have my blog up yet, long story - but soon…very soon, I’ll share my sorted details here and also celebrate Maren’s blog:

1. I’m a passionate talent strategist on the edge

2. I hiked 100 miles through the Patagonia wilderness

3. I love Twitter and think of it as an evolving e-learning and collaboration… Continue

Posted on November 19, 2008 at 6:20pm — 2 Comments

Talent Talk Cafe

To see ALL Talent Talk Cafe posts please visit Talent Talk Cafe in the Forum section HERE ......we're rocking with our own category now!!

Be sure to check out all of our new guest hosts and the topics they'll be covering. You can read it HERE!

Posted on October 22, 2008 at 9:00pm

Talent Talk Cafe Transcript: Generations....Myths and Realities

This week's Talent Talk Cafe discussion was focused on Generations - the Myths and Realities of attracting, engaging and retaining talent. With so much discussion around the significant difference with each Generation what we really found out is that its more about connecting and establishing best practices for all. You can access the Chat transcript HERE and please… Continue

Posted on July 9, 2008 at 11:40am

Talent Talk Cafe Transcript: Community - Moving to Action Part 1

Talent Talk Cafe, June 24th 3pm ET/ 12pm PT

Community: Moving to Action Part 1

We started a conversation around Community by first addressing the ultimate question - What is Community? From there we asked - What happens if you build a recruitment strategy that begins by first establishing a deliberate community focus. This week we explored moving to action and integrating social media into your recruitment strategy:

Setting… Continue

Posted on June 24, 2008 at 6:00pm

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At 11:39pm on March 25, 2009, Slouch said…
Hey Susan, I think the new chat here is going to work much better for Talent Talk Cafe tomorrow. Let me know if it takes you more than 3 seconds to see it when you log on.
At 2:53am on March 12, 2009, Dr Simon Harding said…
Thanks for the invitation and connection !
At 4:15pm on December 16, 2008, Slouch said…
Thanks for the great chat today. It was flying
At 5:50pm on December 8, 2008, William Tincup said…
cool words... thank you... i enjoy your tweets... have a great week. jwt
At 3:41pm on November 26, 2008, Michael Hanson said…
Gobble, Gobble. :)
At 12:38pm on November 20, 2008, Neil Costa said…
It was nice to meet you at ERE in Ft Lauderdale.
At 5:48pm on November 19, 2008, Kari Quaas said…
Fantastic to meet you too. You're a wise and completely cool gal. I hope we'll be able to connect locally sometime too.

Kari : )
At 8:54pm on November 18, 2008, Julia Stone said…
How's Kennedy going? Wish I was there, good talk today at TTC though.
At 12:25pm on November 14, 2008, Kari Quaas said…
Thanks for the add, Susan. I enjoy the talks now that I've finally attended a couple. I'll keep coming.

See you at Kennedy. Funny to fly all the way to way to Florida to do that when we live so close. : )
At 9:14am on November 14, 2008, Shannon Myers said…
Thanks - and thank you for arranging the Talent Talk discussions. Great topics and moderators. I hope they keep coming!


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