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Git Up, Git Out: Why Prisons Are Killing Diversity in the Workplace.

If employers truly cared about diversity, then a felony conviction would be a non-issue for recruiting, if not an asset.

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The G Spot: Google Gets Into the HR Tech Game, Because Why Not?

For a function long consigned to being something of a technological backwater, the very thought that the most ubiquitous, transformative and, arguably, the most innovative company in the history of technology has thrown its hat in the recruiting ring is, well, unbelievable. So, if today’s official launch of Google Hire, the Mountain View based behemoth’s […]

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Something You Forgot: Sentiment Analysis for HR and Recruiting

Despite our near obsessive fixation on “employee engagement,” this term remains largely amorphous and highly ambiguous, a subjective subject at best. Inherently, HR knows that an engaged workforce is more satisfied in their jobs, more productive at work, and generally stick around for longer tenures and lower pay. These are all outcomes, we can agree, […]

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Predictions That Probably Won’t Happen: 2017 Talent Trends.

The thing about talent trends posts is that if it were possible to predict the future of recruiting and HR, we’d probably have figured out some way to make it suck a little less. Of course, the glacial pace of change in these parts means that for the indeterminate present, 2017 Is shaping up to […]

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Underneath It All: Don’t Speak About These 10 Biggest BS Buzzwords.

For an industry whose professional certification involves “competency based assessments,” there’s a surprising amount of incompetence when it comes to sorting out the product marketing buzz and BS coming from companies offering the coolest stuff you never really needed to fix a problem you didn’t know you had. Of course, where “best practices” are basically […]

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The Catch Up: Views on HR Technology.

I have been writing HR Technology Conference related preview posts for 8 years now. This realization depresses me. The best years of my life have been spent on, well, this. The nice thing, though, is that nothing has really changed since the first one of these I went to all the way back in 2009 […]

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No Mercy, No Fear: How To Hack The Job Interview.

For all the talk of “reinvention” in recruiting, for all the products promising to “disrupt” hiring, and for all the banal banter about fixing what’s “broken” in talent acquisition today, the one part of the process that has more or less escaped any modicum of automation, transformation or innovation is perhaps the most important: the job […]

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Revenge of the Nerds.

There is no skills gap out there in technology, except when it comes to tech recruiting. Here’s what needs to change.

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

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.

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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