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Kevin W. Grossman
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The Part When Freedom Rings
“Alternating currents force a show of hands Rational responses force a change of plans Anything can happen…” — Neil Peart (now an American Citizen, by the way) The girls listened as we explained why we celebrate the 4th of July. "Do you know what country we...
The girls listened as we explained why we celebrate the 4th of July. "Do you know what country we live in?" I asked. "Santa Cruz," Beatrice answered. "No, that's the city we live in. The country we live in is --" "California!" Not surprising coming from young kids who experience the literal ...
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Not Really A Miracle on 34th Street
"Wait, why are you closed again?" "Because we're moving stores soon." No signs posted anywhere. No automated message when I had called the store. Nothing. We were soaked completely through from the rain, although we now had umbrellas. The two young women wh...
"Wait, why are you closed again?" "Because we're moving stores soon." No signs posted anywhere. No automated message when I had called the store. Nothing. We were soaked completely through from the rain, although we now had umbrellas. The two young women who said they worked at the store smiled ...
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The Part When Daddy's In Charge
What a difference time in a child's world makes.  One minute they're bubbly molten lava: "I don't want to go anywhere!" And the next, they're outside happily staring down a moth resting on the house. The Mama had gone to visit a friend and Daddy was in char...
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The Effectual Stretch of Imagination
“He's got a road map of Jupiter A radar fix on the stars All along the highway She's got a liquid-crystal compass  A picture book of the rivers Under the Sahara —  They travel in the time of the prophets On a desert highway straight to the heart of the sun ...
“He's got a road map of Jupiter A radar fix on the stars. All along the highway. She's got a liquid-crystal compass. A picture book of the rivers. Under the Sahara — They travel in the time of the prophets. On a desert highway straight to the heart of the sun. Like lovers and heroes, ...
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To Always See the Squirrels Through the Trees
“When you were young and your heart was an open book You used to say live and let live (You know you did, you know you did, you know you did) But if this ever-changing world in which we live in Makes you give in and cry — Say live and let die…” —Paul McCart...
“When you were young and your heart was an open book. You used to say live and let live (You know you did, you know you did, you know you did) But if this ever-changing world in which we live in. Makes you give in and cry— Say live and let die…” —Paul McCartney ...
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The Truth About Manning Up
“Love is born with solar flares From two magnetic poles It moves towards a higher plane Where two halves make two wholes…” –Neil Peart Early in 1998, she left a clear directive: I want to be with you, but take care of your business, or I'm out. It was more ...
It was more heartfelt and elegant than that of course, but I remember distinctly how they made me feel as I read her letter while overlooking the Pacific: like a matter-of-fact slap, one that was a long time coming, one that left a chilling burn. The wind cold, the sea cold, my heart a cold rock ...
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Where the Real Magic Happens
“Magic happens—but it often requires some planning.” — Neil Peart I sat less than two feet from the TV. Fixated. My butt glued to the floor. Nothing else mattered except for the singing and dancing monsters, children and adults on the screen. The chill of f...
I sat less than two feet from the TV. Fixated. My butt glued to the floor. Nothing else mattered except for the singing and dancing monsters, children and adults on the screen. The chill of foggy frosted winter mornings or the scorching summer Central Valley heat made no difference.
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The Unapologetic Parents Who Integrate It All
There we were, sitting at dinner, talking away, while the girls watched shows on their iPods. One of us asked Beatrice a question, but she didn't respond. We asked again, and then she quietly and reluctantly answered with one clear disclaimer: "I'm watching...
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Our Unfathomable Love Abounds
A dear old friend just lost his son, a young man at the beginning of his adult life. We say we can't imagine, but deep down we can and do. When you have children, you want to believe that they'll live a long life, and of course outlive you, their parents. B...
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Have you accepted Jesus, as your Lord and Savior?
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Because Malls, Mary Janes and Making Up
The part when the Mama's right on the friggin' money. Which is usually most of the time. "It's like ' The Family Man ' when they go to store after store in the mall and Jack Campbell wants his Mary Janes, right?" Right. That part. That was during lunch, hou...
The part when the Mama's right on the friggin' money. Which is usually most of the time. "It's like 'The Family Man' when they go to store after store in the mall and Jack Campbell wants his Mary Janes, right?" Right. That part. That was during lunch, hours before the end of the endless errands.
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May the #BhivePower Be With You
When I heard it the first time, my heart filled with love and faith, and my spirit transcended the atmospheric sensitivity of childhood scarring. “Chewie, we’re home.” For some, the words are meaningless, nothing more than another passing obscure reference ...
When I heard it the first time, my heart filled with love and faith, and my spirit transcended the atmospheric sensitivity of childhood scarring. “Chewie, we're home.” For some, the words are meaningless, nothing more than another passing obscure reference of no interest, something silly for the ...
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From Elusive Hope to Helpful and Healthy Realities
Admittedly I've never been fond of Easter. It was always an emotionally conflicted holiday for me. The spirit of Spring renewal, and for those of us raised with Christianity and learning of Christ's ascension from the grave, always gave me elusive hope that...
Admittedly I've never been fond of Easter. It was always an emotionally conflicted holiday for me. The spirit of Spring renewal, and for those of us raised with Christianity and learning of Christ's ascension from the grave, always gave me elusive hope that I too could overcome anything life put ...
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Occupation
Marketing Director, Total Talent
Employment
  • Peoplefluent
    Marketing Director, 2013 - present
  • TalentCulture #TChat Community
    Co-founder, 2010 - present
  • Reach-West
    Founder & Writer, 2012 - 2013
  • BraveNewTalent
    Director of Product Marketing, 2012 - 2013
  • HRmarketer.com
    Chief Strategy Officer, 2011 - 2012
  • JobEscrow
    HR B2B Consultant, 2011 - 2012
  • HRmarketer.com
    President, 2003 - 2010
  • The Glowan Consulting Group
    Principal, 2010 - 2010
  • Ventana Research
    VP & Research Director, 2011 - 2011
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Santa Cruz, CA
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Author of Tech Job Hunt Handbook
Introduction

Currently I’m the Marketing Director for Total Talent at PeopleFluent, the leading total workforce HCM technology company that redefines Talent Management with an innovative Talent Engagement Cloud built around people and not HR processes. I’m responsible for content marketing, product marketing, and social media outreach for our total talent acquisition solutions.

A certified Talent Acquisition Strategist (TAS) and Human Capital Strategist (HCS) by HCI, I have over 15 years of domain expertise and familiarity with the HR and recruiting technology marketplace, including working for and with talent management, talent sourcing and acquisition, video interviewing, assessment, background screening, and training and development providers, helping them to grow and excel their companies.

Before the HR and recruiting technology marketplace, I held multiple leadership positions in B2B and consumer technology marketplace and higher education. My overall business experience includes account management and customer service, marketing, product development, sales, business development, online community management, industry analyst, and being a manager and published writer.

I've also been a top social influencer in leadership, human resources, talent management and recruiting, as well as a prolific "HR business" blogger since 2004. I co-founded the TalentCulture "world of work" community that includes the highly popular weekly #TChat Twitter chat and radio show. I've also authored multiple articles on marketing, business development, HR, recruiting and leadership, and my first business book titled "Tech Job Hunt Handbook" was released in December 2012 from Apress. I’m a council board member of the Candidate Experience Awards and speak at HR and recruiting industry events and on HR/recruiting/marketing related webinars.

Lastly, I'm a proud father and husband, I enjoy reading and write regularly about responsible parenting.

Bragging rights
Daddy of the B-hive (two girls) and darn proud of it.
Education
  • San José State University
    Psychology
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