As a Consultant with Impact Search Advisors by Nonprofit HR, Cassandra Bacon serves as a trusted advisor to clients while managing their search engagements in the professional and executive spaces. In alignment with the client organizations’ needs, she provides recruiting methodology guidance, assesses candidates’ qualifications, prepares candidate recommendations and maintains expectations while delivering an exquisite experience for clients and candidates.
Cassandra started her career in a medical spa and rapidly moved into the highest position as a Clinic Administrator, managing a team of 30 employees. During her time as a Clinic Administrator, she doubled the clinic’s sales and created a standardized process for handling health-related emergencies. She then made a career transition into talent acquisition at Alliance Data Systems where she specialized in recruiting, mergers and acquisitions, interviewing methodology, talent brand and candidate experience.
Cassandra enjoys being challenged in her work and creating novel talent solutions for organizations. When the pandemic hit, and in partnership with an external video interview company, she implemented and launched a virtual interviewing platform to pivot quickly from in person interviewing. The implementation of the software saved the recruiting team over 2,100 hours and saved the company over $1.1 million dollars by avoiding travel interviews. In conjunction with consistently and quickly filling open roles at her previous organization, she implemented and launched a compliant interviewing practice, which decreased the organization’s hiring error costs from $167 million in 2019 to $78 million from 2020-2021. This program consisted of virtual training for hiring teams, certification exams, supplemental self-guided trainings and interview guides based on each open job. She believes the candidate experience starts the minute a candidate interacts with the organization’s website and extends until they have fully acclimated to their new organization. Having helped many change careers and having changed careers herself, Cassandra is familiar with the challenges that exist when contemplating a job change. As a talent acquisition professional, she strives to provide the highest level of service to make that transition seamless for candidates and clients alike.
Cassandra holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Public Health with specializations in Sociology and Psychology from the Ohio State University. When she’s not working, you can find her in the yoga studio, at the beach with her three dogs or volunteering at a local animal shelter.
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