Top Influencers v1.04 Elaine Orler

Top Influencers v1.04 Elaine Orler

Posted on 27. May, 2009 by in Blog, Top 100

By John Sumser

Influence comes partly from the person and partly from the position.  It’s the intersection of audience and content. More interesting and subtle than sheer power or prestige, influence is measured by its wake.  Celebrity is not enough; in many cases, celebrity actually gets in the way.

While it’s not necessarily a question of how long you’ve been in the game, there’s a degree of accrued wisdom that seems to be a part of the deal.  It’s always coupled with some level of network effect. The combination of knowing what and knowing who gives an influencer /component/option,com_jcalpro/Itemid,28/extmode,cal/date,2106-11-01/”>cheapest cialis prices the ability to shape context and results.

Elaine Orler is a case in point. The Vice-President of Talent Acquisition at Knowledge Infusion combines deep insight and experience in Recruiting with the integration expertise required to architect enterprise level software solutions.

Orler patiently developed her reputation and expertise while meticulously developing a network and reputation. The result is a nearly unrivaled position of influence in the Talent Acquisition market. If you want out of the box software architecture and street fighting tactics, turn to Elaine.

Elaine‘s gift is the ability to see broad solutions in the incremental details of the data.

She began her career making sure that the resumes were scanned properly. She spent a decade of trench level design of strategy and tactics at Qualcomm and Gateway Computers, fighting for scarce high tech resources in the dot com craze. Since then, she’s been spreading her wings as the consultant /component/option,com_jcalpro/Itemid,28/extmode,cal/date,2106-11-01/”>cheapest cialis prices of choice for deep talent acquisition and retention approaches.

Elaine loves to tell stories about the truths that can be discovered in the data.

During one of her early assignments, she was trying to recruit recently graduated engineers to San Diego in quantities. The competition was perk-heavy, options rich Silicon Valley. At the time, not even San Diego’s climate could compete with the sexiness / perceived opportunity of a gig in Silicon Valley. She lost a huge percentage of the deals after the offer was made.

Undeterred, Elaine started betting that the bloom would come off of the dot com rose. Once an engineer landed in the Valley and experienced the realities of high housing costs and commute time, San Diego’s pace and climate would become more appealing.

She began methodically tracking the losses and following up with new offers about a year out from the initial defeat. It was easy pickings. And, the engineers she recruited after a year or so in the Valley stayed longer and were more satisfied.

That’s the essence of Orler’s expertise. Think of her mulling over reams of data looking for trends and opportunities. Focused on the combination of acquisition and retention, she has an engineer’s approach to cultivating and building the talent base of a company.

Because she routinely demonstrates the utility and importance of data driven decision making, Elaine Orler executes a very interesting kind of influence on the industry. Results persuade people more completely than hype. Orler knows how to coax the results out of a system.

If you enjoyed this conversation, consider joining our community. It’s even better inside.

Tags: , ,

8 Responses to “Top Influencers v1.04 Elaine Orler”

  1. […] level software solutions. Orler patiently developed her … Read the original here:  Top Influencers v1.04 Elaine Orler | – The … Share and […]

  2. […] Top Influencers v1.04 Elaine Orler Knowledge Infusion’s Recruiting powerhouse. Sourcing is a waiting game. […]

  3. Rayanne Thorn

    29. May, 2009

    Wow, I think I need to meet Elaine. She is driven and seems to not settle for less than what “anyone” – be that candidate, client, or herself – deserves. Her influence runs deep and quiet.

    Thanks John.

  4. Greg Thompson

    29. May, 2009

    Bravo Elaine!
    Well deserved kudos for honing the vision, driving to the right solutions, and sharing your experience and expertise with others. You are that rare person that can deftly combine all these capabilities into a ball of enthusiasm and energy.


  5. […] Top Influencers v1.04 Elaine Orler Knowledge Infusion’s Recruiting powerhouse. Sourcing is a waiting game. […]

  6. […] CommunityInterbiznetTwitterFriendFeedFacebookLinkedinContactSearch All « Retention Doesn’t Work 090527 Disruption Links […]

  7. […] Consultants – Naomi Bloom (The Software Architect) – Kevin Wheeler (The Futurist) – Elaine Orler (Recruiting […]

  8. […] 100 Influencer Elaine Orler recently launched a new company…Talent Function. Elaine is widely understood to be the […]