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Communicative Diseases: Why We Suck At Engagement

The direct connection between disengaged workers and a disengaged recruiting process, where applicants continue to get sucked into the “black hole” of communication and even candidates in process are often left wondering where they stand in the search, should be obvious. So too should the fact that improving the candidate experience is inextricably intertwined with […]

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Recruiters: The Real Brand Ambassadors

I think a lot of my work was inspired by Punk Rock HR, which was the only recruiting related blog I actually read when I was actually recruiting; I didn’t want some pedantic professional “thought leadership” in the few minutes I had between meetings, interviews and phone screens.  The reason I loved that blog – and […]

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Millennials and Social Media

The first thing you should know about recruiting Generation Y? According to pioneering generational researchers William Strauss and Neil Howe, workers born between 1982-2000 actually prefer to be called Millennials. That nuance illustrates the essential element to recruiting and attracting the best Millennial talent — effective communications that speak to and understand their language and values. […]

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The Gospel of Social Recruiting

I’m no theologian – my apologetics tend to be limited to defending snarky blog comments – but one thing that’s always struck me as kind of odd is the striking semblance that social has kind of always had to spirituality. I’m not talking about those who would, like the Pharisees, display their faith by live […]

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Glamour Shots: 5 Vendors Getting Employer Branding Right

Nothing resonates with candidates quite like real photos of real employees at work, particularly if they aren’t actually working.  You can’t accurately convey your culture with everyone back in their cubicles or sitting through a meeting to plan more meetings, or really any part of work that looks like work at all, really.

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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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Shut Up, Already: Stop Talking About These 3 Recruiting “Trends”

I read a ton of blogs, participate in a lot of Twitter chats (or as I call them, “pithy parties”) and listen in on a lot of presentations about trends in talent acquisition and HR technology.  But what’s trendy among the industry “influencers” who need your company’s cash to keep the lights on don’t necessarily […]

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Rethinking Candidate Experience

One of the most pervasive, and ubiquitous, topics permeating the recruitment and talent acquisition industry agendas is that of candidate experience, a focus reflected throughout the HR Technology Conference’s agenda and ancillary events, including the Third Annual Candidate Experience Awards. The recipients of these awards, and the companies considered on the cutting edge of candidate experience, […]

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+K This: Klout for HR & Recruiting

If you’re doing the obvious stuff when it comes to social media recruiting or engagement (Facebook fan pages, branded Twitter account, blog, etc.), you’re fighting an uphill battle. It’s a crowded space out there: after all, if there’s a fundamental reason for social media’s appeal as a business and marketing tool, it’s the truism that everyone’s […]

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Company Culture and Social Media

Company culture is a lot like meetings and memos: it’s an inescapable, and inevitable, part of the employee (and candidate) experience. But with the rise of social media, virtual employees and global teams, new business paradigms mean that when it comes to communicating culture, it’s anything but business as usual. At its core, every company’s “culture” […]

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