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Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger: The Daft Punk of HR Tech

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In his immaculately researched, incredibly detailed corporate biography “Intel Trinity: How Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore and Andy Grove Built the World’s Most Important Company,” author Michael Malone writes of Moore’s Law, “The equation proved so precise that it captured the entire Zeitgeist … And even after the integrated circuit itself is obsolete, it is possible […]

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Communicative Diseases: Why We Suck At Engagement

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The direct connection between disengaged workers and a disengaged recruiting process, where applicants continue to get sucked into the “black hole” of communication and even candidates in process are often left wondering where they stand in the search, should be obvious. So too should the fact that improving the candidate experience is inextricably intertwined with […]

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Peculiar, MO: A Recruiting Roadtrip

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They say you can’t go home again, and that’s only a little true. Truth is, I’m not even sure where home is, anymore, other than maybe that familiar, recurring HR conference circuit road I’ve already done a half dozen laps on. I’ve got a hell of a name badge collection, by the way, and likely […]

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To Catch A Recruiting Predator

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“Post and pray” isn’t limited to recruiters. For a lot of job seekers out there, finding their next opportunity means casting the widest net possible. For candidates, “post and pray” often means applying to hundreds of jobs (often without even checking to see if they’re minimally qualified), contacting everyone in their network for introductions and inquires, […]

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Why Candidate Experience Is More Than Another BS Buzzword

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There are a ton of meaningless buzzwords that get tossed out in the weird little world that is talent acquisition content marketing. “Talent communities,” for example, or “big data” or “diversity” are all pretty meaningless concepts that for some reason, people choose to make mountains of cash out of what are proverbial miniscule molehills at […]

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How To Stop Sucking At Interviews

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Interviewing well for a job doesn’t take real magic.  But as every recruiter knows, what it really takes is a method.  Knowing that method can make or break your chances of landing your next gig, because too many job seekers forget that if they’re interviewing, they aren’t the only one that employer has lined up […]

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Pour One Out For These Dead Recruiting Trends, Homies.

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Recruiting and HR pundits sure seem to like writing obituaries.  Hell, there’s an entire cannon of posts, white papers and corporate copy on the death of any number of human capital-related themes.  Reading through this generic genre, everything from job boards to resumes (false) to LinkedIn (true) are either dead or on life support. Most […]

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I’m Not In HR. Trust Me.

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I haven’t written much recently, because the fact of the matter is I suck at writing on the road.  When you train as a writer formally (which is to say, you pay to learn stuff you don’t need to know) and have silence and solipsism built into your process, it’s hard to find a corner […]

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On Starting A Career

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LinkedIn seems to be pimping this #IfIWere22 thing kind of hard, which is cute, considering that basically puts this retrospective series already out of the most desired online demographic. But for those Golden Girls aficionados, 60 Minutes enthusiasts and Murder She Wrote fans who think that LinkedIn is, in fact, a social network, 22 sounds like […]

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Goodonya: Once on This Island

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There’s something almost mystical about Australia – which makes sense, considering its antipodal positioning.  And, I can tell you from experience, that 17 hour plane ride across the Pacific sucks.  You know when you get excited that the monotony of sky and surf is broken by some remote atoll or, better yet, a barge – […]

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