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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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April Fools: Why Elevated Careers Is A Joke.

Neil Clark Warren, founder of the web–site "eharmony.com", shoots a promotional commercial with couples who met and later married via the web–site. He talks with Jennifer and Jack Epperson of Wellington, Florida, who met on the web–site and later married. They were shooting a promotional commercial in San Marino on 4/16/05.  (Photo by Gary Friedman/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

  The first time I heard eHarmony was making a jobs play was all the way back in the Summer of 2013; I even pushed back a flight home from SHRM to attend an ancillary conference where Dr. Steve Carter, eHarmony’s Chief Data Scientist, was speaking about using their matching software for recruiting for the […]

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One More Night In Hollywood.

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My freshman year of college, I lived in a high-rise dorm in the middle of the hood. I loved every minute of it. My favorite part, however, was the fact I could see the Hollywood sign from the window of the shared bathroom. Every morning I looked out and thought to myself how awesome it […]

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Thanks, LinkedIn.

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I know what you’re thinking. You’re probably sick of reading scathing attacks on LinkedIn by now. Hell, I am too, and I kind of invented the genre. I’m like the Fritz Lang of trolling this particular company, and by now you know just how many fundamental problems I have with their business model, data integrity […]

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Candidate Experience by Design.

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We must accept that today’s job search and recruiting process happens exclusively online, for every position, for every candidate, for every sector (save the oddest of outliers). Paper applications are pretty much dead. Period. In fact, in the few searches where a pipeline candidate or referral is already identified prior to opening the requisition for […]

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It’s Like That: Recruitment Marketing Goes OG.

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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 […]

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Equal Opportunity Employment Is A Myth.

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As a white male, there are few conversation topics more taboo than talking about (much less writing about) the issue of race. It’s one of those things, like politics, sex or religion, that’s just not considered apropos for the workplace. This is why we only speak of ‘race’ in terms of “diversity” and “inclusion.” While […]

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I’m Hiring, So What the Hell?

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I don’t think social recruiting works, but I have a blog with a lot of followers that’s synched with this feed. So since I’m hiring, what the hell? Here goes nothing…

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