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Ludicrous Rollout: Swag Don’t Come Cheap In HR Tech

I’m not generally one to call for austerity, considering I often find myself the beneficiary of vendor largesse. But at last week’s annual HR Technology Conference, I noticed that an industry more or less emerging from macroeconomic famine might be enjoying the bull market feast just a little too much – and are recklessly spending […]

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Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger: The Daft Punk of HR Tech

In his immaculately researched, incredibly detailed corporate biography “Intel Trinity: How Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore and Andy Grove Built the World’s Most Important Company,” author Michael Malone writes of Moore’s Law, “The equation proved so precise that it captured the entire Zeitgeist … And even after the integrated circuit itself is obsolete, it is possible […]

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Recruiters: The Real Brand Ambassadors

I think a lot of my work was inspired by Punk Rock HR, which was the only recruiting related blog I actually read when I was actually recruiting; I didn’t want some pedantic professional “thought leadership” in the few minutes I had between meetings, interviews and phone screens.  The reason I loved that blog – and […]

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The One About #SourceCon

The first recruiting industry event I attended was the Social Recruiting Summit in New York City in 2009, then only months removed from actually recruiting for the most magical place on earth.  And I remember how excited I was by having finally met a group of people who were just as geeked out about this […]

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Why Sourcing Isn’t Dead – But Sourcers Are

My immersion into the world of recruiting and HR started in sourcing, and the ability to find people and information on the internet has continued to be one of the most valuable professional skills I possess, even if I’m years removed from actually filling reqs. The thing about it is, it’s never been actually all […]

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Shut Up, Already: Stop Talking About These 3 Recruiting “Trends”

I read a ton of blogs, participate in a lot of Twitter chats (or as I call them, “pithy parties”) and listen in on a lot of presentations about trends in talent acquisition and HR technology.  But what’s trendy among the industry “influencers” who need your company’s cash to keep the lights on don’t necessarily […]

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How To Stalk (or Source) Someone on Twitter

Twitter can’t be beat when it comes to business development.  Sure, it’s good for engagement, and great for sharing content.  That’s what it’s really designed for, after all.  But the nice thing about effective engagement and relevant content on Twitter is that you can build up a very targeted, highly segmented base of followers which […]

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Sourcing for Dummies

If you really want to tell how good at sourcing someone really is, the first task to assign them should be to find a recent, relevant and comprehensive guide to sourcing-related terms and terminology. That’s because, well, even in a discipline driven by esoteric buzzwords and omnipresent acronyms, there’s little understanding, or even consensus, as […]

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Why Job Boards Still Work (And Always Have)

Having spent time at Monster in the content and social marketing game,  I’m probably a bit biased, but with that caveat, I still believe in job boards. And anyone who thinks they’re dead and deliberately ignores them as part of a holistic recruiting strategy is significantly more hindered in attracting top talent than those “old-school” […]

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Searching Without Seizures

If you’re like most sourcers or recruiters, you’ve probably got about another twenty tabs already open on your browser in addition to this one. Fifteen of those, at least, will be hooked up to candidate databases like job boards, an ATS, or LinkedIn. Keeping all these windows open only makes sense (even if it makes […]

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