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Kevin W. Grossman
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Attended San José State University
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Dive In We Do
Her shrieks were maddening. Out of context a passerby listening might think we were drowning her. Fortunately with all the other parents, babies and children around us in the pool with swimming instructors instructing, we were in safe company. Except that B...
Her shrieks were maddening. Out of context a passerby listening might think we were drowning her. Fortunately with all the other parents, babies and children around us in the pool with swimming instructors instructing, we were in safe company. Except that Beatrice hated it.
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The Part Where I Went Wrong
“Make it easy on yourself There's nothing more you can do You're so full of what is right You can't see what is true…” —Rush, The Color of Right We lost six years. All because I wanted to help and she didn’t want it and our entire family went to hell in an ...
We lost six years. All because I wanted to help and she didn't want it and our entire family went to hell in an intimately woven handbasket. Flame. Ash. Poof. I wanted to be the one who was right. I obsessed over it. I went to therapy over it. I didn't sleep because of it.
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Feeling the Road as I Do
“Sing with me, sing for the years Sing for the laughter, sing for the tears Sing with me, just for today Maybe tomorrow, the good Lord will take you away…” —Aerosmith, Dream On The San Francisco Giants overcame a 0-5 first inning deficit to ultimately beat ...
The San Francisco Giants overcame a 0-5 first inning deficit to ultimately beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-6. And we were there. Well, at least for the first five innings we were there. At that point the score was tied up at 6-6 and the girls made it as long as they could before we headed home.
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Again with Now and Forever
"There's a feeling I get When I look to the West And my spirit is crying for leaving..." —Led Zeppelin, Stairway to Heaven We weren't there when she coded. She had gone into the hospital for what was supposed to be a routine procedure, and sometime during t...
We weren't there when she coded. She had gone into the hospital for what was supposed to be a routine procedure, and sometime during that procedure, her heart failed. The first time nearly 10 minutes transpired before they revived her. Then her heart failed again. And then a few minutes later ...
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When the Choice Is Theirs
“When I was young, it seemed that life was so wonderful, A miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical. And all the birds in the trees, well they'd be singing so happily, Joyfully, playfully watching me…” —Supertramp, The Logical Song As we approached the basebal...
“When I was young, it seemed that life was so wonderful, A miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical. And all the birds in the trees, well they'd be singing so happily, Joyfully, playfully watching me…” —Supertramp, The Logical Song. As we approached the baseball field, Beatrice walked with me.
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The Calm Down Power of Dragon School Rules
Then came the part where they set up dragon school. They moved the dining room table chairs in a just-so configuration, placed the stuffed dragons (like Crackle from Sophia the First ) and other animals imagined on the chairs (like Stitch from Lilo & Stitch...
Then came the part where they set up dragon school. They moved the dining room table chairs in a just-so configuration, placed the stuffed dragons (like Crackle from Sophia the First) and other animals imagined on the chairs (like Stitch from Lilo & Stitch), distributed paper and pens to all the ...
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The Haters of Happy Should Never Be Second Best
“Toco the Toucan, he had a bad day How the other birds teased him When he hopped at fly play.” —Kevin Grossman & Jerry Tanner, You Can Do What A Toucan Can Do Too! I didn't expect to feel this way. To get emotional reading my own children's book to my daugh...
I didn't expect to feel this way. To get emotional reading my own children's book to my daughter's first grade class. I'm a self-proclaimed crier, yes, but it was just supposed to be fun. To participate in the class "mystery reader" program where, leading up to my designated time to read, ...
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The Why Is the Loneliness of Space
“I miss the earth so much I miss my wife – It’s lonely out in space…” —Elton John, Rocket Man I asked for it. I did. I wanted it. All of it. The back-to-back travel that came with the candidate experience half-day workshops we’ve been running via the resear...
I asked for it. I did. I wanted it. All of it. The back-to-back travel that came with the candidate experience half-day workshops we've been running via the research organization I work for. Since February I've gone to 10 cities across the U.S. with a Toronto trip coming up to culminate ...
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Before We Wreck It All to Hell
"You're an idiot!" That's Beatrice. She's the big sister both in age and in size. Especially in size.  "Stop it!" That's Bryce. She's the little sister. She's about a foot and a half shorter than Beatrice. They're only two years apart, but when they stand s...
That's Bryce. She's the little sister. She's about a foot and a half shorter than Beatrice. They're only two years apart, but when they stand side by side, you'd think it was a much greater age difference. It's then that Bryce lunges at Beatrice and hits her on the arm. Or on the back.
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Support Team Kidpower at The Human Race
Many of you know the Mama (my wife) is a certified instructor for  Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International , known as Kidpower for short, and I'm a big supporter of the organization as well. Kidpower is a global nonprofit leader in personal safety and vi...
Kidpower is a global nonprofit leader in personal safety and violence prevention education. Instead of using fear to teach about violence prevention, the Kidpower Method makes it fun to learn to be safe, building habits that can increase the safety of young people and adults alike and that can ...
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Let's All Rise Up And Create Healthy Realities
“How can you expect a child to understand the sickness of a world whose eyes are blind? The dying man inside this little boy is questioning his once upon a time…” —Toy Matinee, There Was A Little Boy And on the morning that Jesus haunts, our girls awakened ...
“How can you expect a child to understand the sickness of a world whose eyes are blind? The dying man inside this little boy is questioning his once upon a time…” —Toy Matinee, There Was A Little Boy. And on the morning that Jesus haunts, our girls awakened to stuffed bunnies and plastic eggs ...
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The Poop Completion Principle
At the door I paused. Is it safe? I thought. Will it be clear? Will it be fresh? It was a one in three shot in this house, finding a clean one to visit. The good news is that we keep them clean with regularity, me being the latest scrubber and wiper-downer....
I crept into the bathroom, not sensing anything unusual, no pungent smells assaulting my nostrils or watering my eyes. As I inched closer to the toilet, my confidence level increased that all would be well in the #BhivePower world. Thank good--. Before I could finish my thought, I had made it to ...
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Education
  • San José State University
    Psychology
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Author of Tech Job Hunt Handbook
Introduction

I’m currently the Talent Board Vice-President responsible for all aspects of the Candidate Experience Awards program and other Talent Board activites for North America.

I also co-founded the TalentCulture "world of work" community with Meghan M. Biro and continue to develop and co-host the popular weekly TalentCulture #TChat Show (radio show and Twitter chat).

A certified Talent Acquisition Strategist (TAS) and Human Capital Strategist (HCS) by HCI, I have over 17 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'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 speak at HR and recruiting industry events and on HR/recruiting/marketing related webinars.

Lastly, I’m an avid reader, a proud father and husband, and write I regularly about responsible parenting at GetOffTheGround.

Bragging rights
Daddy of the B-hive (two girls) and darn proud of it.
Work
Occupation
VP, NAM Program, Talent Board
Employment
  • Talent Board
    VP, 2015 - present
  • TalentCulture #TChat Community
    Co-founder, 2010 - present
  • Reach-West
    Founder, Writer, Producer, 2012 - 2015
  • Peoplefluent
    Marketing Director, 2013 - 2015
  • 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