Technology Category

Virtual Insanity: Rethinking The Traditional Workplace.

One of my senior leaders once told me a funny story about the time his kid was asked about what Dad did for work. “He talks on the phone in the basement all day,” the kid replied. This pretty much sums up a lot of people’s perceptions about virtual work. The optics of stuff like […]

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Glassdoor: An M&A Which Will Live in Infamy.

There are a lot of companies out there that actually walk the walk. Glassdoor, for a long time, was one of the good guys; they practiced the same sort of radical transparency they preached and were the rare company to actually champion the employee over the employer. Of course, when you’re a startup, it’s pretty easy to […]

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Feeling Lucky: Google Gets Into Sourcing.

One of the foundational premises of talent sourcing lies in the fact that traditional search engines are notoriously bad at searching for individual people and profiles, particularly as they relate to jobs. If you’re looking for something, search engines are great. If you’re looking for someone, obviously, there are a few inherent limitations to even the most […]

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Um Yea: Not Another 2018 HR Tech Trends Post.

Here’s a good way to kick off a new year: for the first time in like, a decade, I’m actually not dreading writing one of those annual preview posts. See, if you’re in the recruitment content marketing business (a pretty shit nice, TBH), every year, you’ve got to put out a mandatory forecast into the […]

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The Road to Hella: Why Silicon Valley Doesn’t Really Matter Anymore.

It’s no secret that I’ve long hated the San Francisco area. These reasons, of course, extend beyond the more obvious, superficial stuff. While I have a sincere and deep-seated animosity for Giants and Golden State Warrior fans, streets that perpetually reek of urine and the gratuitous usage of the word hella, the real reason I […]

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HiQ Lawsuit: When LinkedIn Loses, Everybody Wins.

Throughout its history, LinkedIn has slowly, albeit deliberately, evolved from what used to be a fairly innocuous social network into one of the internet’s most extensive sources of personal data. Some of this, of course, is inevitable, given LinkedIn’s longevity on the market – it’s been collecting personally identifiable data (er, “professional information”) for well […]

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The G Spot: Google Gets Into the HR Tech Game, Because Why Not?

For a function long consigned to being something of a technological backwater, the very thought that the most ubiquitous, transformative and, arguably, the most innovative company in the history of technology has thrown its hat in the recruiting ring is, well, unbelievable. So, if today’s official launch of Google Hire, the Mountain View based behemoth’s […]

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Something You Forgot: Sentiment Analysis for HR and Recruiting

Despite our near obsessive fixation on “employee engagement,” this term remains largely amorphous and highly ambiguous, a subjective subject at best. Inherently, HR knows that an engaged workforce is more satisfied in their jobs, more productive at work, and generally stick around for longer tenures and lower pay. These are all outcomes, we can agree, […]

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The Neverending Story: The 2017 State of the Recruiting Internet.

The three biggest internet trends recruiting and hiring pros need to know in 2017 (and beyond).

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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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