Elaine Davidson

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Elaine made her mark in Corporate America as an authority in global corporate talent acquisition (TA) and recruiting operations roles for some of the world’s finest and most prominent consulting and financial services organizations.

With a strong financial and analytical background, Elaine quickly concluded that while there is a surplus of innovative ideas and tools flooding the recruiting landscape, there is often too little focus on the operations and processes that serve as the backbone to a thriving TA function. After spending two decades building world-class talent acquisition strategies internally, she opened the doors to Beacon Lane and started bringing her depth of recruiting operations and process improvement expertise to companies across industries and geographies.

Elaine is a global expert on ATS implementations. She was one of the first five people in the world to be Greenhouse certified, is a preferred iCIMS partner, and has worked with many of the leading ATS providers in the market. Elaine says, “My team and I have architected recruiting strategies and led enterprise-wide recruiting change initiatives for some of the world’s most complex organizations. Now we are bringing those same blue-chip solutions to our clients. We serve as trusted advisors to CHROs and TA leaders who are committed to building an operationally sound TA function that is scalable, sustainable, mitigates risk, and yields the best hires for the organization.”

Elaine earned her master’s in social and organizational psychology from Columbia University in New York City and her bachelor’s of business administration in accounting and information systems from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She graduated from Coach U, one of the world’s most reputable ICF-accredited coaching programs, earned her certification in conflict resolution, and is Six Sigma certified. As an HR executive, she led global enterprise-wide change initiatives that reshaped and advanced human capital agendas.

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Thrive LOUD with Lou Diamond: Episode 132 — Elaine Davidson

June 12, 2018
Whether simplifying operations for increased efficiency or developing new TA strategies for sustainability and maximum effectiveness, Beacon Lane’s clients benefit from Elaine’s ability to quiet the noise of uncertainty and design solutions that inspire and clear the path to greater success. Lou & Elaine have a fun conversation about how Elaine and Beacon Lane approach this unique business space.

How to Select a New Applicant Tracking System (with Elaine Davidson)

February 2, 2017
It can be overwhelming when you realize how many applicant tracking system (ATS) solutions are out there. Picking the best ATS software is a big decision for your business. Elaine Davidson sits down with Rob Kelly, CEO at Ongig, to discuss what an ATS is, how to select the right ATS, and where companies seeking an ATS system should start.

5 Things Employers Can Do Right Now to Attract and Retain Working Moms

March 25, 2016
Few consider what their workforce will look like a few years down the road when the college grads they’ve hired get thinking about starting families. In this Working Mothers article, Elaine identifies five actions employers can take to attract and retain working mothers.