Technology Category

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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Why Microsoft Bought LinkedIn.

While I’m generally pretty good at reading the M&A market in the HR Technology space, I admit that the announcement that venerable tech titan Microsoft was acquiring LinkedIn took me, like many in the industry, by complete surprise.  It is not an obvious fit, by any means, other than the fact that both are basically […]

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Head of the Class: The Diversity Double Standard.

“Me move to Stockton, him fed him monster, I can’t live here no more. Sip holy water, turned working people into the working poor. Well I keep on knocking; I keep on knocking but I can’t get in.” – Fantastic Negrito, The Working Poor Every so often I have to make the trip to the […]

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Observations on Job Aggregation.

By now, I’m sure you saw the “big news” that Simply Hired was shutting down effective June 26. If you’re like 99.99% of the American population, your initial reaction was, “what the hell is a Simply Hired?” The fact of the matter is, the bigger surprise for me was that this week’s announcement was perceived as news […]

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Why “Employee Engagement” Is The Successories Poster of HR.

Employee engagement is one of those perpetual trending topics in HR and recruiting, probably because for years now, pundits and practitioners alike still haven’t figured out how to confront what seems to be a fairly endemic case of malaise and apathy perpetually plaguing our workforce. I’m not sure why it is that talent leaders and recruiting […]

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Our Employer Brand Is Crisis.

I can’t really say I miss my days in PR with any sort of nostalgia, nor do I think of it fondly – in fact, in retrospect, it kind of sucked. So, why do I bring all of this up? Well, recently, one of my friends forwarded me an article in the Boston Globe with the […]

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Not Afraid: Marketing for HR.

“I attempt these lyrical acrobat stunts while I’m practicing that I’ll still be able to break a motherf-ing table over the back of a couple old ladies and crack it in half, only realized it was ironic … after the fact.” – Eminem, Rap God One of the most overused and hackneyed clichés in the […]

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April Fools: Why Elevated Careers Is A Joke.

  The first time I heard eHarmony was making a jobs play was all the way back in the Summer of 2013; I even pushed back a flight home from SHRM to attend an ancillary conference where Dr. Steve Carter, eHarmony’s Chief Data Scientist, was speaking about using their matching software for recruiting for the […]

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Candidate Experience by Design.

We must accept that today’s job search and recruiting process happens exclusively online, for every position, for every candidate, for every sector (save the oddest of outliers). Paper applications are pretty much dead. Period. In fact, in the few searches where a pipeline candidate or referral is already identified prior to opening the requisition for […]

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It’s Like That: Recruitment Marketing Goes OG.

The fact is, while times have been pretty good for those of us in the business of hiring since segueing from recruiting recession to recovery (to say the least), recruiters who have been around long enough generally know better than to expect that the market is going to stay like this forever. This is why […]

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