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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.

HEAD OF THE CLASS, (from left): Dan Frischman, Tony O'Dell, Kimberly Russell, Howard Hesseman, Robin Givens, Dan Schneider, Brian Roberts, Jory Husain, 1986-91. ©Warner Bros. Television / Courtesy: Everett Collection

“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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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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