On this episode of the Talent Acquisition Leaders podcast, host Ryan Dull welcomes Dennis Kaps, Director of Talent Acquisition at Ferrara Candy Company to talk about his long TA career, his experience in several different industries, and where he sees talent acquisition heading in the future.
Dennis got his start in recruitment back in college at the Ohio State University, where he was recruiting for a leadership fraternity. A move to the national headquarters led to him working across the country and further developing his skill and passion for recruiting.
His career progressed with work at notable brands like Patagonia, Lululemon, and Under Armour. Along the way, anytime his career path changed, he was always recruited to his new position by someone he had previously worked with, including his current position at Ferrara.
At Ferrara, Dennis and his team transformed the talent acquisition process based on his past experience, evolving it into a streamlined and sophisticated system. Being efficient helps in today’s hourly worker market where there is currently a labor shortage which means that companies need to move fast on talent or lose out.
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