How can a CEO turn contrarian convictions into business success?
Listen on-the-go to our conversation with Colin Day, Founder and CEO of iCIMS, a leader in the talent-acquisition software-as-a-service (SaaS) industry, who has used a “path less taken” approach to lead his company into the top tier of his industry.
Founded in 1999, iCIMS has been receiving numerous recognitions and top awards for customer service, innovation, and growth from prestigious global organizations. Colin Day himself has been twice rated one of the top-five forward-thinking innovators in Fast Company Magazine’s Fast Fifty Readers’ Challenge, and in 2007 was named Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in the Information Technology Software category.
- How well-considered contrarianism shaped iCIMS’ point of distinction in a crowded marketplace
- The most important aspect of leading a culture that supports a successful contrarian business approach
- Three fundamental keys to gaining commitment to a contrarian strategy and culture for success
[tweetthis]If you know you’re about to take the #contrarian approach, develop a rock-solid pitch around “why.” − @Colin_iCIMS[/tweetthis]
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About Colin Day
Colin Day is President and CEO of iCIMS, a leading company in talent acquisition software-as-a-service, which helps companies gain a competitive edge in recruiting talent. Colin has twice received Human Capital Magazine’s HR Future Leaders Award and has twice been rated one of the top 5 forward-thinking innovators in Fast Company Magazine’s Fast 50 Readers Challenge. In 2007, Colin was named Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in the Information Technology Software category. In 2008, Colin was recognized as one of the state’s most dynamic business leaders in NJBIZ’s Forty Under 40 award program. In 2009, he was a finalist in the “Green Executive of the Year” category of the NJBIZ Green Leadership Awards and in 2011, he was named a finalist in the Executive of the Year category of the NJBIZ Business of the Year Awards. Read more about Colin Day
Resources for This Episode
- Download the new iCIMS ebook “The New Era of Talent Acquisition“
- View the infographic: “Connect with Your Future Workforce“
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