Jul 29, 2022
Director of Talent Acquisition at Oshkosh Corporation, DJ Braemer gives us a rundown of the good work that Oshkosh does and how he ended up in his current role. Working in the agency setup gave our guest invaluable experience, but he also reveals why he would never go back. You’ll learn about why he chose to go into management, how he discovered his leadership skills through sport, whether he misses the hustle and bustle of recruiting, and why his time in the dark side of HR was a major moment in his career. DJ believes that Oshkosh is an industry leader in diversity hiring and he tells us all about his company’s willingness to provide flexible job opportunities. Do you think that the hybrid module of talent acquisition is one we should aspire to? Find out what DJ Braener thinks by tuning into this episode!
Key Points From This Episode:
“I would never go back and start my career in a different place. I just got so much good experience from that.” — DJ Braemer [0:04:31]
“The first one is around diversity hiring. This continues to be a major topic, for good reason. I’m proud of Oshkosh because we’re really walking the walk.” — DJ Braemer [0:10:05]
“I had never led any type of core HR team or work before. I grew as a leader because it was the first time I had to lead work that I had never done myself. That was a really big moment in my career.” — DJ Braemer [0:14:34]
“It is surrounding yourself with the people that do know. It is asking a lot of questions. It is admitting to not knowing the answer all the time, and just being humble.” — DJ Braemer [0:16:15]
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