LDJ Facilitation Katrina Collier The Searchologist

LDJ Facilitation for HR, Recruiters & Hiring Managers

Facilitation that uncovers your exact recruitment issues & establishes a path forward, fast!

You know that recruiting the right people is critical for your company, but you also know that uncovering the real saboteurs hindering your recruitment, human or technical, can be tricky amongst so much resistance. In fact, it usually takes an outsider to inspire change and energise human connection.

You will find as a certified AJ&Smart Lightning Decision Jam (LDJ) facilitator, combined with my extensive recruitment industry experience and outsider’s view of candidate experience, that I will help you achieve actionable results in just a few hours. For these reasons, this LDJ facilitation is perfect for addressing your recruitment woes during your offsites or live online.

And you know those loud voices who dominate meetings? Well, you’ll love that Lightning Decision Jams ensure that everybody involved in your recruitment is heard, especially those who can be drowned out and often have the best solutions! Much of the LDJ is carried out in silence, which may seem peculiar initially but it ensures fairness.

Importantly, you could soon be uncovering and freeing all manner of recruitment problems or situations specific to your company.


What will an LDJ fix?

Whether you choose online or in-person delivery, an LDJ can help with all manner of issues, but if you combine it with my ability to energise human connection and my mission to get all the people who recruit people treating people better, then an LDJ for HR, Talent Acquisition and Hiring Managers works best addressing problems like:

  • Poor candidate engagement and response rates, and a high incident of candidate ghosting.
  • Your company is unknown or has a poor reputation for candidate experience.
  • Accountability issues that arise when people move through the recruitment cycle from candidate to employee
  • Recruitment is seen as an admin function by the business
  • Hiring manager resistance to partnering with recruiters and sourcers from the intake strategy session through onboard and beyond.
  • The legacy issues created by so many different generations in the workplace
  • …and many more! 


Why HR, recruiters and hiring managers?

To improve candidate experience effectively, it helps to have all the people involved in recruitment in the room sharing their point of view and voting on issues.

Candidates are treated poorly for all manner of reasons; for example in the handoff from recruiter to HR, HR to the hiring manager and so on, or because hiring managers refuse to give feedback because they don’t understand the impact to future recruitment, and many more reasons.

It really depends on your pain point… and that might be something yet to surface.

Ready to free your barriers to better recruitment? Let’s chat.


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According to the Cambridge Dictionary, a facilitator is someone who helps a person or organisation do something more easily or find the answer to a problem, by discussing things and suggesting ways of doing things. The process I use to do that is a Lightning Decision Jam, which was created by AJ&Smart, using design thinking, to solve their own problems. It differs from training or teaching because I am guiding your team through a process that uncovers your recruitment issues and finds solutions, swiftly. It works well to shift mindsets ahead of training or change.
Fair question! Once you have been through a Lightning Decision Jam you will be inspired, like many of my clients, to implement them into all of your decision making. But often when you are working with cross-functional groups, where there is resistance or where respect and partnership are out of balance, it is wise to bring in an outsider who is neutral to the office politics and without a vested interest in the outcome, well, other than ensuring that you get actionable results. I bring to it the outsider’s view of your organisation, extensive global recruitment industry experience, and a knack of being able to energise human connection that inspires change for the greater good.
Sure can! Definitely the greener way to run it too, as you will use digital post-it notes and voting stickers. Online it can accommodate people working in multiple timezones too. Let’s talk.
Definitely, whether in person or online too. Let’s chat about what you could achieve.



Katie Pawlik Katrina delivered a session to our entire TA team at GE. Personally, I felt Katrina delivered a session that allowed TA to understand their impact on candidate experience. I loved Katrina’s no nonsense approach; she didn’t shy away from away from showing what bad candidate experience can do to your brand. Katrina was a pleasure to deal with, very insightful and passionate, which came through in her delivery.logo

Katie Pawlik, Global Employer Brand Lead

Bettina StarkmannI met Katrina at a Team Offsite we held on 25th/26th April in Rüdesheim, Germany and had been told that she would be talking to us about social media recruiting, which sounded interesting, but not overly exciting. I could not have been more wrong! Katrina is so passionate about her job and presents in such an inspiring way that, by lunch, I was ready to jack in my Team Leader role and go back to hands-on sourcing! Thank you, Katrina, it was an amazing morning. 

Bettina Starkmann, Team Leader Recruitment