Sr. Global Technical Talent Sourcer, Jacob Rivas, at Weight Watchers on successful sourcing and messaging

Oct 11, 2023

Jacob Rivas, Sr. Global Technical Talent Sourcer at Weight Watchers, on his approach to sourcing and engaging diverse candidates in the talent acquisition process.

Jacob's strategy focuses on personalized outreach and acknowledges the importance of maintaining personable and authentic communication to engage diverse candidates effectively. He underscores the importance of treating candidates as individuals based on skills rather than stereotypes, while also integrating diversity goals into broader sourcing strategies. Jacob addresses unconscious bias by advocating for unbiased assessment and championing the best candidate fit for roles. He finds fulfillment in impacting lives through his work, particularly within Weight Watchers, and advises aspiring talent acquisition professionals to embrace failures as opportunities for growth.