On Tour – 2016! Heading West

Elys & Larry RV OnTour 2016
Elsy & I are getting ready to hit the road again for 2 months! We will be taking the RV (We need to get a nickname) and heading West.
1st Stop, Austin, TX for a really cool Online Marketing Conference http://live.conversionxl.com/ which happens to be at a resort (fishing anyone http://www.sunsetpointlbj.com/
2nd Stop, Dallas, Tx for the ReThink Dallas ThoughtWorks Conference https://goo.gl/wXPJiX.
3rd Stop, Las Vegas, NV for the ERE Conference on “Data Driven Talent Acquisition” http://goo.gl/zWkm7P. Elsy has us booked at some fancy RV Resort in Vegas for a month :). Link to RV Resort: http://www.lvmresort.com/gallery/
4th Stop, We will head over to SF and visit the ThoughtWorks San Fran Office while staying at RV park near bye. Looks amazing http://www.sanfranciscorvresort.com/
We will keep everyone posted and maybe see you along the way :).
RV Stuff:
Other than the essentials (water, electricity, food, etc),  consistent wifi is vital for us to make this whole thing happen.  We have conference calls, phone interviews, and of course, the need to search for people online.  We did tons of research and invested in the top of the line solution (Wife Ranger – Elite Pack FM), it’s not cheap.  Our antenna broke or was stolen somewhere between a snowstorm in New Mexico and landing in Utah.   I just received a new antenna and will mount before we head off to Austin.
We are so impressed with our little ACE.  Keep in mind that the is an entry level gas powered RV.  Even though the price tag is high for the everyday person (85-90k), in the RV world, this model is made for the occasional trip and NOT “full timing”.  So far so good. We did crack our windshield :/ but our insurance covered the replacement.
Couldn’t be happier with the mobile lifestyle and we are focusing on trying to upgrade the RV and do this full time.

Where The Rubber Meets The Road


Podcast “Where The Rubber Meets The Road” w/ . Click here to listen:

For the podcast this year I’m committed to searching far and wide for the most interesting stories and ideas in recruiting and HR.  Change is now a constant in our world and the people who are prepared to strike out from the norm and experiment are the ones driving innovation. My guest this week is a brilliant example of what is possible when you think about things differently.

Larry Hernandez is currently a Talent Scout for Thought Works having formerly worked for bothRackspace and Zappos. By working while driving round America in an “RV” he is bringing a whole new meaning to mobile recruiting.

In the interview we discuss:

•    Why Larry choose his unique approach to work life balance

•    What it is like to source and recruit on the road

•    How his alternative lifestyle is helping build connections with candidates

•    His experiences of working in the unique culture at Zappos where his team were the beta test for the much talked about move to holocracy.

Larry also talks about recruiting innovation and his predictions for where things are going (including him and his RV!) in 2016