recruiting Category

Your Fault: Don’t Blame Glassdoor for Your Crap Company Culture.

There are few companies able to generate more mainstream media coverage than Glassdoor1, who has a long track record of using the massive amounts of proprietary data across their site to generate some analytics and insights into what’s really going on in the world of work. While employers may bitch about the negative reviews (and […]

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Underneath It All: Don’t Speak About These 10 Biggest BS Buzzwords.

For an industry whose professional certification involves “competency based assessments,” there’s a surprising amount of incompetence when it comes to sorting out the product marketing buzz and BS coming from companies offering the coolest stuff you never really needed to fix a problem you didn’t know you had. Of course, where “best practices” are basically […]

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Money Trees: Facebook, LinkedIn and The Future of Recruiting.

Facebook has reportedly thrown the opening salvo in its long anticipated move into the recruiting and hiring vertical, with TechCrunch reporting yesterday that the ubiquitous social network has confirmed it is beginning to roll out a “Jobs” tab, which allows employers to post (and, of course, promote) job openings directly to company’s followers and fans […]

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Street Dreams.

Millennial themed content is kind of like the minstrel show of the new Millennium. It’s blatantly offensive to a protected class through sweeping stereotypes for the purposes of entertaining the masses who largely distrust this largely marginalized group, who find great pleasure in the overt, exaggerated and hyperbolized presentation of perceived Gen Y foibles. In […]

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The Catch Up: Views on HR Technology.

I have been writing HR Technology Conference related preview posts for 8 years now. This realization depresses me. The best years of my life have been spent on, well, this. The nice thing, though, is that nothing has really changed since the first one of these I went to all the way back in 2009 […]

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No Mercy, No Fear: How To Hack The Job Interview.

For all the talk of “reinvention” in recruiting, for all the products promising to “disrupt” hiring, and for all the banal banter about fixing what’s “broken” in talent acquisition today, the one part of the process that has more or less escaped any modicum of automation, transformation or innovation is perhaps the most important: the job […]

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Revenge of the Nerds.

There is no skills gap out there in technology, except when it comes to tech recruiting. Here’s what needs to change.

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Stoned Raiders: A Blunt Look at Randstad’s Monster Hit.

If you think Randstad bought Monster for its technology, think again. Here are some blunt thoughts on what it means for recruiting.

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Rage Against the Machine: A Recruiting Rant.

I’m currently reading a dense David McCullough book (an oldie but a goodie), The Path Between The Seas, which won a Pulitzer back in the 70s and is a compelling read for anyone with a sadomasochistic interest in the intersection of American imperialism and global capitalism, intermixed with minute details on things like maritime engineering, […]

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Can It Be All So Simple: If You Want the Right Tech Talent, Buy The Right Tech.

We all know that salary is the single most important factor in determining whether or not a candidate will pursue a role and accept an offer. So if you’re paying under market, or your total comp package just isn’t competitive, than isn’t a damn thing in the world that a recruiter or candidate can do, […]

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