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How Many Licks Does It Take To Get To The Center of Social?

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 […]

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Smart Phones, Dumb Recruiters.

While candidate experience is largely seen in the strategic and process purview, and mobile tends to be seen largely through the lens of recruiting technology, the fact remains that making a meaningful change to candidate experience means first making a meaningful change to their mobile experience. As outlined in previous posts, customers are consumers, and […]

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Caveat Emptor: How To Stop Getting Screwed By Software

For a market that’s both historically underserved and largely inexperienced in software selection, making this challenging, yet critical, decision for recruiting and staffing seems like more trouble than simply sticking to spreadsheets. Spoiler alert: it’s not. You just need to know what you’re looking for – and ask the right questions. Which is why staffing professionals […]

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Candidate Experience: Rage Against the Machines

We talk a lot about the marketing and recruiting overlap in our industry, a discussion that’s largely theoretical – like almost every trending topic in an industry desperately searching for professional validation. If you’re one of those talent practitioners still denying the fact that recruiting and marketing have become more or less indistinguishable need to […]

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Peculiar, MO: A Recruiting Roadtrip

They say you can’t go home again, and that’s only a little true. Truth is, I’m not even sure where home is, anymore, other than maybe that familiar, recurring HR conference circuit road I’ve already done a half dozen laps on. I’ve got a hell of a name badge collection, by the way, and likely […]

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To Catch A Recruiting Predator

“Post and pray” isn’t limited to recruiters. For a lot of job seekers out there, finding their next opportunity means casting the widest net possible. For candidates, “post and pray” often means applying to hundreds of jobs (often without even checking to see if they’re minimally qualified), contacting everyone in their network for introductions and inquires, […]

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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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Goodonya: Once on This Island

There’s something almost mystical about Australia – which makes sense, considering its antipodal positioning.  And, I can tell you from experience, that 17 hour plane ride across the Pacific sucks.  You know when you get excited that the monotony of sky and surf is broken by some remote atoll or, better yet, a barge – […]

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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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A Questionable Post: Interviewing’s Greatest Weakness

If you want interviewing advice, there’s literally millions of options out there, and more or less, most of them say exactly the same thing.  “Research the company, prepare questions to ask, show up 10 minutes early, make eye contact,” the sort of thing that seems pretty obvious to any candidate who makes it through even […]

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