• talent acquisition innovation & team building for the digital age





    To teach organizations how to elevate the talent acquisition function and reshape internal culture and use both as a core business strategy to win the war on talent.



    As the way we work and organize evolves, the way we engage with candidates must also evolve. A company's ability to recruit, develop and retain talent with different perspectives will guarantee success during a time of constant technological advances and global competition for talent.


    Other than utilizing new technology to manage candidate flow, the talent acquisition process hasn't changed significantly since the invention of the fax machine. Recruiting in the digital age is about more than the latest technology, sending LinkedIn InMails, relying on referral networks, and adhering to diversity and inclusion quotas based on static identity traits and ethnicities.










    • Building a Diverse Culture: Internal Communication to External Manifestation

    • Practicing Inclusion and Acceptance in the Work Place

    • Avoiding Unconscious Bias

    • The Culture Shift: Recruiting Talent with New Perspectives.

    • Becoming a Trusted Advisor to Hiring Managers





    POV2050 focuses on improving culture by securing talent with diverse perspectives from around the globe. Our talent acquisition approach is designed to succeed in a candidate-driven market by identifying mindset and core skills that will allow corporations to build fluid and responsive organizations with diverse perspectives that mirror the rapidly shifting demographics in the U.S.


    Roles filled include, but are not limited to, senior level to EVP/Managing Director roles in marketing, strategy (planning, digital and media), client services, business development, analytics, data scientists, data analysts, product managers, project managers, business analysts, and human resources.







    Books, Articles, Different Point of Views, Additional Training Resources

    Generative Difference

    Written by Dara Blumenthal, Founder of Nature of Work

    New York, NY



    An alternative to relying solely on static measurements like gender and ethnicity when describing diversity, Generative Difference is a diversity of perspectives and life experiences that positively shape our ways of working, thinking, and interacting from the inside out. 


    Ted Talk: How Algorithms Shape Our World

    By Kevin Slavin


    We live in a world run by algorithms, computer programs that make decisions or solve problems for us. In this riveting, funny talk, Kevin Slavin shows how modern algorithms determine stock prices, espionage tactics, even the movies you watch. But, he asks: If we depend on complex algorithms to manage our daily decisions — when do we start to lose control?


    Ted Talk: The Importance of Multicultural Perspectives

    By novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


    Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.


    Is There a Race Problem in Silicon Valley?

    by J.J. McCorvey


    Fast Company brought together a round table discussion of African-American tech leaders and their experiences with Silicon Valley. The conversation spanned everything from hiring practices of top firms to entrepreneurial funding.


    The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business

    Link: Written by Erin Meyer, Available Here


    Whether you work in a home office or abroad, business success in our ever more globalized and virtual world requires the skills to navigate through cultural differences and decode cultures foreign to your own.

    The People to Source Code Relationship

    By Ian Fitzpatrick


    Written originally for those in the advertising industry, the presentation is applicable to most industries looking for growth in the future by replacing the word "agency" with "organization."



    "The new agency OS is defined by the parts of the existing agency source code we strip away, not what we layer on top of it."

    Deloitte Study: Global Human Capital Trends 2015, Leading in the New World of Work

    A Deloitte University Press Report Written by:


    Carl Bennett, Deloitte Consulting LLP | carbennett@deloitte.com

    Laurence Collins, Deloitte MCS Limited | lcollins@deloitte.co.uk


    "The research described in this report involved surveys and interviews with more than 3,300 business and HR leaders from 106 countries."




    Excerpts from the report:



    "Global organizations today must navigate a "new world of work"—one that requires a dramatic change in strategies for leadership, talent, and human resources."



    "For human resources (HR) organizations, this new world requires bold and innovative thinking. It challenges our existing people practices: how we evaluate and manage people and how we engage and develop teams; how we select leaders and how they operate. "


    Additional Training Resources

    Hyper Island Courses

    Executive training courses and immersive programs offered worldwide for those individuals needing to update their skills in today's digital world.


    Moore Essentials: In-House, Web-Based and Custom Training

    Entry level to advanced internet research classes for corporate and 3rd party recruiters needing to master candidate sourcing.

    The Skills Matrix is Dead, Long Live the Skills Matrix!

    By Dara Blumenthal, PhD

    Work is increasingly discontinuous, nonlinear, and requires whole-system thinking in most organizational environments. Simply put, it’s getting more complex.
    However, most organizations have not evolved their thinking towards human performance in their attempt to meet increased complexity.

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    Melanie Stern, Founder

    Providing management consulting, training and executive search to organizations throughout North America, Melanie has honed her skills over two decades in the staffing industry in account management, business development and recruiting roles at executive search, staff augmentation and management consulting firms.


    A diversity and multicultural candidate recruiting expert for the past 22 years, her industry experience includes 8 years for the advertising industry, 5 years in information technology and management consulting and 5 years placing engineers for the automotive industry.


    Earning a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University, Melanie has received extensive industry training in executive search, client development, candidate recruitment and internet sourcing from staffing industry experts including Morgan Consulting Group, Moore eSSentials, and MRI. She’s received additional training in ISO- QS- and Business Process Improvement while working for one of the first ISO-9001 compliant management consulting/staffing firms in the country.




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