SOURCE: Designs on Talent

Designs on Talent

August 18, 2015 07:00 ET

Silicon Valley Veteran Jeff Bloch Appointed Chief Operating Officer of Designs on Talent

Bloch Leverages More Than 25 Years of Talent Management and Recruitment Process Improvement Expertise in New Role

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Aug 18, 2015) - Designs on Talent, a leading talent strategy and talent acquisition consulting firm, announced today that Jeff Bloch, a leader in the talent arena for over two decades, has joined the company as chief operating officer (COO). In this role, Bloch is responsible for leading Designs on Talent's operations, sales and marketing efforts, while providing oversight on the effective use of resources, the company's approach in the marketplace and client successes.

A graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in computer science, Bloch has extensive experience building highly effective recruiting strategies for some of the most prominent companies in Silicon Valley. Serving as director of Talent Acquisition for Cadence Design Systems, he led a team of 25 technical staffing professionals, implemented a new staffing structure and applicant tracking system to decrease cost-of-hire and time-to-hire. He then served as staffing director for Cisco Systems, directing and managing a team of 100 recruitment personnel and managing the contingent workforce, international hiring, diversity, campus, and intern hiring programs.

Bloch also developed extensive experience on the service provider side, helping companies transform their recruitment and HR departments through process improvements and technology integration. As field marketing director for Hire.com, now PeopleFluent, he helped large global enterprises integrate recruitment best practices and software technologies. In his roles as global practice leader, Recruiting Solutions for EDS, an HP company, and senior director, Recruiting Product Management and Strategy for Convergys Corporation, he worked with technology, consulting and system integration firms to design optimized HR and recruitment processes for his clients. Most recently, Bloch served as chief growth officer, Sales & Marketing for Decision Toolbox, where he worked with clients to optimally blend internal and external recruitment resources to improve their talent acquisition results.

"Designs on Talent provides our clients with expert insight and know-how to help them create highly effective talent strategies; to meet this goal, it is imperative that we have the best talent ourselves to guide our efforts," said Linda Brenner, managing director of Designs on Talent. "With his unmatched expertise, both running highly successful HR and recruitment departments and working with companies to develop best-in-class recruiting strategies, Jeff is the best person to lead our operations as we help clients optimize their talent acquisition programs and hire the best talent possible."

"As companies around the world struggle to find the professionals their organizations need to be successful, Designs on Talent provides an invaluable service, delivering unrivaled guidance and support to power their growth," said Bloch. "I am honored to join this company and work with such a highly qualified team of recruiting experts committed to transforming how companies hire."

About Designs on Talent
Designs on Talent is an Atlanta-based HR consulting firm founded in 2004. The firm specializes in talent strategy development, talent acquisition process improvement, and TA and HR skills assessment and development. The firm's clients range from small, U.S.-based companies to global consumer brands, such as Coca-Cola, Expedia, L'Oreal, Chick-fil-A and Turner Broadcasting. Our principals led talent acquisition, talent management and finance for Fortune 500 organizations prior to banding together to form this unique consulting firm focused on improving talent results for our clients. For more information about Designs on Talent, please visit www.designsontalent.com or follow us on Twitter: @DesignsOnTalent.