Sjoerd Gehring

Johnson & Johnson

Sjoerd Gehring
Global Head of Talent Acquisition
Johnson & Johnson

Sjoerd Gehring is Johnson & Johnson’s global head of talent acquisition overseeing all of the company’s global recruiting activities (approximately 25,000 hires annually). Gehring is responsible for developing the global talent acquisition strategy and devising innovative and progressive sourcing, selection and assessment processes to ensure J&J continues to attract and retain a globally diverse pipeline of talent.

Gehring joined Johnson & Johnson from Accenture where he led the firm’s global talent innovation lab. He was responsible for starting up a talent R&D team focused on applied research, invention and rapid prototyping of ideas that would disrupt conventional recruiting strategies and products. Prior to this, Gehring was the global head of talent sourcing and innovation for Accenture. He led a team that facilitated approximately 75,000 hires annually. Gehring was also responsible for developing the strategy to help ensure hires correlate efficiently with Accenture’s talent agenda.

Gehring’s primary focus and passion is developing next generation recruiting platforms and channels. He is a widely recognized thought leader in the talent acquisition space, and has several patents pending with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for cutting edge talent acquisition technologies.

Gehring holds a master’s in international marketing from the ESLSCA Business School and a bachelor’s in hospitality management.

My Sessions

Millennial Leaders: A New Breed or More of the Same?

Calusa Ballroom D-H

Millennials are moving into the C-suite at Fortune 500 companies as boomers retire and the pool of Gen Xers struggles to fill demand. Some argue this next generation is distinctive and should be developed differently than leaders of the past. But is that necessarily the case? Driven by research on millennial leadership, this panel discussion…

Panel Discussion