Technology Category

Let’s Talk About Tech

There’s this funny phenomenon when you work for a technology company, in any capacity, you suddenly become people’s default help desk. Even though doing something like marketing enterprise software in no way qualifies you do diagnose, say, why someone’s computer keeps freezing up. I might be a geek, but Geek Squad I ain’t.  

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Press Release Released For Sake of Releasing Press Release

TALENT, OREGON – Feb 11, 2014 (WORTHLESS WIRE) — GenericTech, a leading provider of people empowerment solutions, announced today that the company is putting out a press release simply for the purposes of putting out a press release. This revolutionary PR approach goes far beyond traditional content marketing to focus on an engaging user experience […]

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The One About #SourceCon

The first recruiting industry event I attended was the Social Recruiting Summit in New York City in 2009, then only months removed from actually recruiting for the most magical place on earth.  And I remember how excited I was by having finally met a group of people who were just as geeked out about this […]

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Why Sourcing Isn’t Dead – But Sourcers Are

My immersion into the world of recruiting and HR started in sourcing, and the ability to find people and information on the internet has continued to be one of the most valuable professional skills I possess, even if I’m years removed from actually filling reqs. The thing about it is, it’s never been actually all […]

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HR Trendspotting: A Look Ahead at 2014

It’s the holidays, which means it’s that special time when B2B marketers start pushing lazy, self-congratulatory content (“our favorite posts of the year!”) and, even more noxious, the prediction post. You know, the kind where bloggers talk about what’s going to happen next year. Which is weird, because you’d think if bloggers could predict the […]

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The Real Reason Google Rocks at Recruiting

I was watching the movie The Internship (don’t ask), and my big takeaway, even with my fancy degree in film, was this: how the hell did Google get a feature film for an employer branding initiative?  I mean, it’s not enough that they’re already the most InDemand employer according to LinkedIn, which obviously means it’s totally […]

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Behind the Buzzwords: 20 HR Technology Vendor Definitions

When your vendor talks about SEO for Recruiting, what they really mean is that SEO for Recruiting is one of those terms that sounds really cool, even though they have no idea what the hell SEO for Recruiting actually means. Which is ironic, because they’re using excellent keyword density. They always do.  At least according to […]

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Analyze This: Debunking the Myth of HR Technology Analysts

With the HR technology marketplace seemingly evolving at the speed of a tweet, companies selling into the space are increasingly employing sophisticated techniques to increase both share of mind and, subsequently, share of market. Trends like big data, social media and mobile enablement have become ubiquitous not only in product roadmaps but also in market […]

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Tool Time: Three Sourcing & Recruiting Technologies Worth Watching

The HR Technology Conference serves, for our industry at least, as the debutante ball for talent technology, the annual ‘coming out’ event for dozens of new systems, solutions and services jockeying for their fair share of recruiting organizations’ annual spend. This year, over 170 vendors issued event related press releases, and I’ve sat through literally 51 briefings […]

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Behind the Buzz: Video Interviewing

I had to write a post on video interviewing, because somehow, this has become an integral part of HR Technology, and that’s the beat I pretty much cover. And I’ve been hearing for two years how my skepticism can be overcome, how I just don’t understand the technology behind video interviewing (really complicated) or some […]

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