Amazon’s Innovative Culture: Taking Risks and Experimenting on Innovative Talent Acquisition Initiatives

2017 Talent Management Conference & Exposition
This session will show you how to think outside the box and bring innovative ideas in the pursuit of hiring the best talent.

This session is all about scaling your recruiting function to match the pace of business growth. We will discuss how to leverage technology and experimentations to analyze where gains can be made. You will learn:

  • Innovative organizational designs that increase productivity.
  • How to use pilots (“lights out” recruiting) and the use of assessments to qualify candidates to increase speed of hire, provide consistency in hiring process and reduce recruiter “touch” time.
  • New ideas on how to build your recruiter talent to ensure you and your team are working at maximum efficiency.
  • How to use of technology – products and systems – that enable a new ways of recruiting that will save you time and money.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm

Jinhee Kuhl


Jinhee Kuhl is the Head of Talent Acquisition for the North America Retail team at Amazon.  In her role, she is responsible for developing and executing the talent acquisition strategy.  Her team recruits tech and non-tech talent globally to support Amazon’s growth and innovation agenda.  Prior to her current role, she was the Head of Talent Acquisition for the North America Sellers organization. 

Jinhee has over 20 years of experience in HR, Talent Acquisition, Sales and Finance.  Prior to Amazon, Jinhee spent 10 years at Microsoft leading both HR and Talent Acquisition functions.  She was the HR Director for Microsoft Research and led recruiting for the Office organization, North America Sales and Marketing and the Corporate Business Groups.  During her tenure at Microsoft, Jinhee also worked with Venture Integration on the Yammer acquisition and was part of the initial Microsoft Retail team launching the first stores across the US.  Jinhee spent several years at T-Mobile, a Seattle based startup, recruiting agencies and AIG.  She started her career selling mutual funds and annuities. 

Jinhee holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Puget Sound with a major in International Business and minor in Professional Writing.  Her hobbies include travel, running, cooking and watching sports.  

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