In the most recent episode of A Better HR Business show, Ben spoke with Tom Schin, Director, Talent Acquisition & Workforce Services at Alaant Workforce Solutions, a premier agency offering staffing, recruiting, and consulting services.

Tom Schin

Tom is a highly regarded figure in the Capital Region’s recruitment industry since 2005, with extensive experience spanning businesses of all sizes and various specialty sectors. In his role, Tom oversees Alaant’s Talent Acquisition Partnerships (TAPs), offering flexible staffing solutions that optimize recruiting efforts and drive cost savings.

Additionally, he leads Alaant’s recruitment consulting services, where he assembles a team of experts to aid employers with both strategic and tactical support, enhancing their hiring processes. Tom’s 15+ years in the recruitment industry, along with his emphasis on relationship building and leadership, have empowered businesses across diverse sectors to make effective workforce placements. Furthermore, he actively contributes to various professional organizations and holds a CultureTalk Certified Partner certification.

In a wide-ranging discussion, Tom and Ben talked about:

  • Understanding your organization’s fabric: Tom shares his insights on employment branding and emphasizes that understanding an organization’s fabric starts with knowing its employees. He recommends using exit interviews to gain a better understanding of what the organization may be lacking.
  • Smart billboards and tailored messaging: Tom discusses the power of creative thinking and using technology to shape messaging that reaches the right audiences at the right time. He provides examples of tailored messaging based on demographics and locations.
  • The myth of the 9 to 5 routine: Tom sheds light on the potential hindrance of sticking strictly to the 9 to 5 routine and encourages exploring side projects to enhance personal and professional growth.
  • Crafting policies for side projects: Tom suggests laying out the pros and cons of pursuing side projects and having an honest conversation with others about their interest in such endeavors. He highlights the importance of policies regarding side projects and the need to avoid conflicts of interest.
  • Alaant Workforce Solutions: Tom gives an overview of Alaant Workforce Solutions and the various services they offer, including recruitment, process improvement, onboarding experience, culture development, training, and more. Their talented team aims to provide customized solutions based on organizational needs.
  • And much more.

Thanks, Tom!



Tom Schin – Director, Talent Acquisition & Workforce Services at Alaant Workforce Solutions.

You can find the podcast on all the main podcast players.

A Better HR Business - Podcast on iTunes
Follow The 'A Better HR Business' Podcast on Spotify
Stitcher Radio

About The ‘A Better HR Business’ Podcast

In my HR marketing podcast, I talk with different HR consultants and HR tech companies from around the world to learn about what they do and how they keep their businesses healthy and moving in the right direction.

If you have questions you want to ask me about growing an HR consultancy or marketing for HR tech companies, just let me know or visit the HR marketing services page.

Remember to subscribe to our mailing list to get notified of new episodes.

Enjoy the show!

how to market your hr firm