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Kevin W. Grossman, TAS, HCS

School Board Member

Santa Cruz City Schools

Country or State

United States


Currently I'm the Talent Board president and a board member responsible for the Candidate Experience Awards worldwide. Founded in 2011, it’s the first nonprofit research organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience with industry benchmarks that highlight accountability, fairness and business impact. I also host the popular Talent Board #TheCandEs Shop Talk podcast that covers recruiting and candidate experience. I'm an HCI certified Talent Acquisition Strategist (TAS) and Human Capital Strategist (HCS) with over 24 years of domain expertise in the human resource and talent acquisition industry and related technology marketplace. I've been a prolific ''HR business'' blogger and writer since 2004 and my first business book on career management titled Tech Job Hunt Handbook was released in December 2012 from Apress. My second book titled Candidate Experience: How to Improve Talent Acquisition to Drive Business Performance was released in 2022 by Kogan Page. Kevin holds a B.A. in Psychology from San Jose State University, is an HCI certified Talent Acquisition Strategist (TAS) and Human Capital Strategist, and has learning certificates from eCornell on HR Analytics and Diversity and Inclusion. An avid reader, a grateful father and husband, I write regularly about responsible parenting and personal leadership at, and he now serves on his local Santa Cruz City Schools (SCCS) Board. Learn more at Connect with me on LinkedIn or email me at

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School Board Member at Santa Cruz City Schools


MA, English Literature (not completed)