Amid a global pandemic that required the adoption of new technology, Jennifer Bombardier led Radian in creating an agile, technology-enabled recruiting process that answers the new need for high-volume hiring across a nationwide talent pool. Despite the many unexpected challenges of recruiting in a remote environment, under Bombardier’s leadership, Radian onboarded over 575 new employees in the last year, experienced a 17.2% increase in applications, generated 260 leads via chatbot and accelerated the time to hire by 8.3 days. Bombardier also led the charge to reinvent the talent experience with virtual onboarding enhancements and the launch of an alumni network.
What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
“My father gave me advice long ago that has served me well throughout my career: ‘Work hard for what you want. Good things don’t come easy.’ Both of my parents emphasized the value of hard work from a young age. While I didn’t always understand the long hours and commitment when I was younger, I now appreciate why my parents taught me to follow that mantra. It isn’t always easy, but investing the extra effort to deliver quality and meaningful work not only makes an impact, but it also feels good!”
VP, Talent Acquisition