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The Real Skills Gap: Competent Recruiters

There’s a lot of people out there talking about the skills gap out in my chosen line of work.  Apparently, somewhere along the way, women decided that the necessities of stuff like going through a horrific physical transformation in order to ensure the survival of our species, around the same time that high schoolers figured […]

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How To Become A Recruiting Thought Leader

One question that I get asked way more often than I’d like is, “how do I become a thought leader?”  Well, here’s a tip: if you need advice on that particular topic, you’re probably out of your element here, Donnie.  But the whole concept of thought leadership is, well, a little nauseating to me.  What […]

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15 Offensive Posts I Wanted To Write But Couldn’t Get Away WIth

As much as I write (which, really, isn’t much considering this is what I do), I spend twice as much time starting stuff that never sees the light of day. My process is title first, then actual content.That almost never works. Making completing an actual post instead of scrapping it a few hundred words in […]

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That’s Not Talent.

I got into recruiting by accident, replying to a job posting for a talent scout while looking for a steadier job than my part time gig working the talent desk at Comedy Central, which entailed mostly phones and photocopies.  I sometimes got to go get Starbucks for the Reno 911! producers or find a sassy black […]

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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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Under the Bridge and Trolling

I’ll confess: I’m a troll.  And not because I’m so damn short.  It’s because, to cite my favored definition, a troll – in online parlance, at least – is someone who enjoys experimenting with the emotions and passions about things that seem, to any reasonable person, silly, superficial and specious.  Take sourcing, for example.

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Why Blogging Best Practices Are BS

Paris Syndrome is a psychological disorder, clinically proven, that, while rare, presents itself in very specific situations: almost unilaterally, it affects Japanese tourists visiting Paris, hence its name (although, occasional cases have been documented in Florence). In many cases, these tourists report to having either full blown panic attacks or outbursts of pure mania, visual […]

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Influenca: Ignoring The Influence Industry

The last few weeks have brought on an onslaught of posts dedicated to HR and recruiting trends, although it’s a constant staple of almost every B2B editorial calendar, New Year’s or not. The funny thing is, upon closer inspection it seems that in the business of hiring, trends aren’t actually defined by consumer demand or market […]

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Higher Hires: Reefer Madness & Recruiting

There are few topics more taboo in the strange sweater and swag filled world of HR than smoking weed, or “ingesting marijuana,” if you’re an employee handbook or an SPHR. But Colorado’s recent reefer legalization proved a big hit for HR and recruiting content. This coverage certainly sparked a bowl of controversy and commentary about […]

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Steal This Post.

While technology has improved and impacted the ways we work and live, often for the better, an unfortunate byproduct of the digital age is the fact that things like voice, tone and style no longer matter much.  The objective has objectively changed from selling ideas to selling product, and while a matter of snobbery and […]

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