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Latency Period for Life: True Confessions of A Fake Adult.

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 “Are you all ready for today’s lesson? Listen to your teacher; repeat after me. I won’t grow up, I don’t want to go to school. Just to learn to be a parrot, and recite a silly rule. If growing up means that it would be beneath my dignity to climb a tree, I’ll never grow […]

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Street Cred: Simple Strategies to Stop Sucking At Sourcing.

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I started out my career in sourcing; in those days where active job seekers mostly started at the major job boards, finding the names and developing the contact information for potential candidates actually required skill. The task of building a pipeline or slating final candidates for a position through direct sourcing was made easier by […]

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Only Fools, Horses and One Lost American: Reverse Imperialism, Recruiting and #RecFest2

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Last week, I went to London to talk about creating killer recruiting content at RecFest (that’s #RecFest2 on Twitter). I don’t normally write event wrap up posts, but I kind of feel like I’d be a hypocrite if I didn’t, considering the topic, and the fact that I talked a ton about blogging. While I gave […]

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10 Candidate Experience Statistics Every Recruiter Should Know

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With hundreds of employers voluntarily subjecting their hiring process to the intense scrutiny involved in being adjudicated by nearly 95,000 applicant responses, the 2014 Candidate Experience Awards did more than just open the recruiting books up at some of the world’s biggest brands. It also generated a ton of useful information for a cross-section of […]

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High Times.

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I go to a bunch of HR conferences, and all of them, unilaterally, have one common item on their respective agendas: drinking. Whether that’s in the guise of a “networking event,” a “cocktail reception” or the many ancillary vendor-sponsored parties which inevitably occur with every show, the social component of every conference (and the most valuable […]

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Recruiting Wasn’t Broken Until You Came Along.

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Every day, I’m lucky enough to get to talk to the people on the cutting edge of the recruiting technology industry; most of these are entrepreneurs who share a passion for their mostly cookie cutter products and the belief that, somehow, they’re going to help fix recruiting, which every single one seems to think is […]

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Running Numbers: The Social Recruiting Shell Game

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As someone who’s more or less grown up with the commoditization and corporate adoption of social media, and as someone who gets paid to do this stuff, I’ve seen a huge shift in the way analytics play a role in informing that particular marketing function. In fact, because it’s more or less a fire hose […]

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Refer Madness.

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Here’s the thing; as sexy as we make social out to be, and as much emphasis as we put on concepts like talent communities and targeted content, the fact of the matter is that what’s new and what’s next isn’t always the most effective when it comes to generating results. In fact, according to the […]

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Career Coaches and Resume Writers Can’t Find A Real Job, Either.

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As the old saying goes, those who can’t do, teach; this, as we all know, is complete BS, because those who can’t do, in fact, become consultants. But in recruiting and HR, those who can’t become consultants (which is easier to get into than the University of Phoenix) do something far more insidious: they become […]

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Frienemies With Benefits: How HR Ruins Recruiting

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One of the hottest of hot button issues in human capital these days seems to be the categorization of the recruiting function and whether or not it belongs in HR in the first place. It may seem superficially pithy, but it’s a dialogue with drastic ramifications for the future of both recruiting and candidate engagement. […]

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