Rachel Cupples is trail-blazing within the recruitment industry with her approach to candidate experience and creating inclusive interview programs. With over a decade of recruitment experience, she has not only built and led exceptional recruitment teams but has also made a lasting impact on the industries she’s served. What sets Rachel apart is her ability to connect with people on a real level which allows her to establish genuine relationships – a superpower that she wholeheartedly embraces in her work, "meeting people where they are and building from there".
Rachel excels in various areas of recruitment, including diversity sourcing, recruitment strategy, and creating exceptional candidate experiences. She is committed to developing innovative recruitment programs that empower candidates, hiring teams, and clients, while also championing the importance and tangible impact of diversity, equity, and inclusion on a company's success. Rachel's unwavering focus and passion for people enable her to deliver exceptional programming focused on candidate experience, never compromising on the experience or resorting to shortcuts.
Recognized by her peers and industry leaders, Rachel's achievements in the field of recruitment speak volumes. As an award-winning recruiter, she consistently demonstrates her ability to connect with job seekers and her unwavering commitment to quality hiring. However, Rachel's expertise extends beyond traditional recruitment. She is also a seasoned succession planning program manager, high-volume and executive recruiter, diversity-focused sourcer, and recruitment/interview trainer to name just a few areas she excels in.
The impact Rachel has on the industries she’s served/serves is evident from the numerous accolades she has received. In both 2022 and 2023, she was named on Xobin's Top HR Influencer list for Diversity and Inclusion. This recognition serves as a testament to her influential contributions and thought leadership across the recruitment and hiring communities on social media. In addition, she was named in Recooty's International List of 20 Powerful Women Leaders in HR on International Women's Day in 2023.
In January 2020, Rachel's unwavering dedication to diversity and inclusion in recruitment was celebrated with the Diversity Spirit Achievement Award by City Career Fair, the largest diversity-focused career fair in the United States at that time. It serves as a testament to Rachel's active support of diversity and inclusion in recruitment practices and acknowledges her work specifically in 2018/2019.
Today, Rachel is a recruiter for Textio and resides in Washington state. In her spare time, she enjoys writing poetry and lyrics along with cooking, reading, board games, old-school video games, and pinball. Rachel also enjoys volunteering for organizations like MoveOn.org, Special Olympics, and also partners with several local community groups offering job seeker support through providing mock interviews, interview prep, and tips regarding job search.