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Ketchum author Michele Lanza

In her current role as Partner, Global Talent Acquisition at Ketchum, Michele manages the recruiting function for the agency, helping to bring top talent into the organization. She worked at Ketchum from 1996-2003, working her way up to become the VP/HR Manager for Ketchum West. Michele then boomeranged back to Ketchum in 2008, after spending four years working as an executive recruiter at one of the top search firms in the Bay Area, specializing in public relations and marketing. Michele has over 15 years of human resources experience, with an emphasis in staffing. Prior to her tenure at Ketchum, Michele worked for Film Realite, a commercial production company and for the YMCA. Follow her on Twitter here: @MicheleL

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2020 Might Have a Silver Lining for Employees with Disabilities

2020 Might Have a Silver Lining for Employees with Disabilities

by Michele Lanza| October 30, 2020

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month in the U.S., and so, as a part of Ketchum’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion leadership team, I’ve been giving a lot of thought to how we at Ketchum can do a better job of creating a culture of inclusivity for people with disabilities. As a person with a […]

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Defining the New Breed of Communicator

by Barri Rafferty and Michele Lanza| September 4, 2018

Are you part of the new breed? You know them when you meet them. They are equal parts strategic and creative. They see the big picture but can hone in on the details. They know the difference between an insight and a strategy. They have an air of cool, but not too cool for clients […]

The Summer Fellow Experience

The Summer Fellow Experience

by Michele Lanza| August 22, 2017

One of the most rewarding parts of my job as the Partner/SVP, Global Talent Acquisition is participating in our Summer Fellows program. I’m always inspired by the bright, talented and creative candidates coming into the communications field. Seeing the Fellows grow over the course of the program is so gratifying. Our 10 weeks together always […]

Gamers Wanted: Launching an Evolution in Recruitment

Gamers Wanted: Launching an Evolution in Recruitment

by Michele Lanza| October 11, 2016

I was fortunate enough to recently attend PR Council’s Diversity Distinction in PR awards ceremony, along with Ketchum SVP/Diversity & Inclusion Director Sharon Jones. LaunchPad, Ketchum’s gamified summer fellowship application program, received an Honorary Mention award for Best New Diversity Initiative. For those not familiar with these awards, they are sponsored by the PR Council […]

Want to be a Ketchum Summer Fellow? Game On!

Want to be a Ketchum Summer Fellow? Game On!

by Michele Lanza| February 11, 2016

So, how does a company that gets 2,000 plus internship applications go about selecting the best, most qualified candidates out of the pack? Historically Ketchum has relied heavily on past internship experience as the primary selection criteria for our Summer Fellow Program. And while this strategy has proven very successful, we couldn’t help but wonder, […]

Looking for a Job? Top 10 Tips from a Seasoned Recruiter

Looking for a Job? Top 10 Tips from a Seasoned Recruiter

by Michele Lanza| April 20, 2015

Whether you’re new to the job market or a seasoned professional exploring a change-in-scenery, looking for a job can be daunting.  As a recruiter I see easy-to-avoid missteps throughout the job search process every day. Before you apply to a job, read these tips! They just might help you land your next dream job.