Rage Against the Machine: A Recruiting Rant.
Posted on August 10, 2016 1 Comment
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, […]
Our Employer Brand Is Crisis.
Posted on April 22, 2016 2 Comments
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 […]
It’s Like That: Recruitment Marketing Goes OG.
Posted on February 24, 2016 Leave a Comment
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 […]
Diverse Erection Careers.
Posted on November 24, 2015 1 Comment
If you think you have a hard time overcoming stuff like negative Glassdoor reviews, compensation that’s not competitive with the market or some of the other challenges most commonly ascribed to employer branding initiatives, trust me. You have nothing to worry about; some recruiters out there have it way worse.
Posted on October 7, 2015 2 Comments
“I do this for my culture, To let them know what my peeps look like when we roll in a Roadster. Show them how to move in a room full of vultures; Industry is shady, it needs to be taken over.” -Jay Z We all understand the inherent importance, and strategic value, of company culture, particularly […]
40 Recruiting Buzzword Definitions, Zero Bullshit.
Posted on August 13, 2015 7 Comments
’m just going to jump right into this one; no one wants content or complexity in their content, therefore, leads are just kind of a waste of space. Everyone wants sound bites, instead – 140 characters or less, preferably. So if you hate reading, love infographics and think critical thinking or subtext kind of suck, […]
Job Boards Aren’t Dead, Just Different.
Posted on June 8, 2015 12 Comments
Innovation and competition have always gone hand in hand, and the recruiting technology industry has historically been no exception to this rule. One has to look no further than only a few years back to see evidence of a trend that, like most history, seems to be repeating itself, as “job boards” rebrand, retool and […]
10 Candidate Experience Statistics Every Recruiter Should Know
Posted on June 4, 2015 13 Comments
With hundreds of employers voluntarily subjecting their hiring process to the intense scrutiny involved in being adjudicated by nearly 95,000 applicant responses, the 2014 Candidate Experience Awards did more than just open the recruiting books up at some of the world’s biggest brands. It also generated a ton of useful information for a cross-section of […]
Big Data Doesn’t Always Add Up.
Posted on March 10, 2015 5 Comments
I will admit that I am not a leader in any way, shape or form. I have managed as many as a dozen direct reports at once, but the problem is, I’m a solipsist, you see, and would rather execute on my own shit than operationalize others’, which is pretty much what management is. I […]
How Many Licks Does It Take To Get To The Center of Social?
Posted on December 16, 2014 3 Comments
Hootsuite, a high growth, high tech employer based in Vancouver has emerged as one of the most widely used social business platforms on the market. Its enterprise social monitoring and publishing tools have fueled the company’s explosive growth from bootstrap to big brand, from start-up to social success story. In under four years, Hootsuite has […]