About the Show

Want to know how to stop applicant ghosting? Listen in to Women Lead Radio as Leesa McNealy, your host of SpotLite on Recruiting, chats with Wendy Forkas, Chief Executive Officer of Adjoin. Wendy will share the steps Adjoin, took to increase applicant engagement and decrease the number of no shows.



About Your Guest

Wendy Forkas is the CEO of Adjoin and holds a MA Behavioral Analysis and Therapy. She has over 25 years of experience working in the I/DD field with over 19 years of experience serving as an executive leader for nonprofit entities in California. She has overseen day-to-day program operations of large community based organizations including execution of client programs including vocational services, independent living services, supported living, crisis services, transportation and behavioral services including the safety program, quality assurance and program development, as well as has overseen Human Resource, Financial and Development departments of nonprofit organizations.

About Your Host

Leesa McNealy is your host for SpotLite on Recruiting, where we’ll discuss best practices, tools and tips of recruitment for organizations looking to hire great talent. Whether you’re a business owner, hiring manager or recruiter, join us and learn from client entrepreneurs and HR professionals in the field.

Leesa is the Founder and Managing Director of SpotLite Recruiting, helping growing organizations find the diverse talent they need to successfully scale.  With over 20 years of recruiting experience, including high-volume staffing, in-house and retained executive recruiting, diversity recruiting, and recruitment process outsourcing, Leesa leverages her strategic leadership, operational best practices, collaborative spirit, and positive can-do attitude along with her extensive recruiter network to help clients find the top talent they need and deserve.

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Thank you to our partner and show sponsor, National University!


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