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Stoned Raiders: A Blunt Look at Randstad’s Monster Hit.

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If you think Randstad bought Monster for its technology, think again. Here are some blunt thoughts on what it means for recruiting.

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Can It Be All So Simple: If You Want the Right Tech Talent, Buy The Right Tech.

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We all know that salary is the single most important factor in determining whether or not a candidate will pursue a role and accept an offer. So if you’re paying under market, or your total comp package just isn’t competitive, than isn’t a damn thing in the world that a recruiter or candidate can do, […]

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Why Microsoft Bought LinkedIn.

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While I’m generally pretty good at reading the M&A market in the HR Technology space, I admit that the announcement that venerable tech titan Microsoft was acquiring LinkedIn took me, like many in the industry, by complete surprise.  It is not an obvious fit, by any means, other than the fact that both are basically […]

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10 Things Only People Who Write Recruiting Related Content Will Understand.

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This is seriously just a bunch of .gifs. Reading it will make you dumber. OK, we warned you.

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Head of the Class: The Diversity Double Standard.

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“Me move to Stockton, him fed him monster, I can’t live here no more. Sip holy water, turned working people into the working poor. Well I keep on knocking; I keep on knocking but I can’t get in.” – Fantastic Negrito, The Working Poor Every so often I have to make the trip to the […]

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Observations on Job Aggregation.

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By now, I’m sure you saw the “big news” that Simply Hired was shutting down effective June 26. If you’re like 99.99% of the American population, your initial reaction was, “what the hell is a Simply Hired?” The fact of the matter is, the bigger surprise for me was that this week’s announcement was perceived as news […]

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Must Be The Money.

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When I was recruiting, the biggest lie I ever told candidates was that salary is dependent upon experience. If you ever see anything to the ‘DOE’ throwaway in a job ad, or if you ever hear a hiring manager or recruiter answer your comp question with either a lateral to HR (“we do a personalized […]

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Why “Employee Engagement” Is The Successories Poster of HR.

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Employee engagement is one of those perpetual trending topics in HR and recruiting, probably because for years now, pundits and practitioners alike still haven’t figured out how to confront what seems to be a fairly endemic case of malaise and apathy perpetually plaguing our workforce. I’m not sure why it is that talent leaders and recruiting […]

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We Want Eazy: Recruiting Doesn’t Have to Be Hard.

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Recruiting is never easy, but for some reason, many talent acquisition professionals make it somehow much harder than it really needs to be. The fact that recruiters inherently work in silos and are largely forced to figure out the intricacies of talent sourcing and screening independently means that we tend to all make the same […]

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Not Afraid: Marketing for HR.

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“I attempt these lyrical acrobat stunts while I’m practicing that I’ll still be able to break a motherf-ing table over the back of a couple old ladies and crack it in half, only realized it was ironic … after the fact.” – Eminem, Rap God One of the most overused and hackneyed clichés in the […]

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