Here’s Why You Should Reevaluate Your Talent Acquisition Program

By | Talent Acquisition Budget, Talent Acquisition Program Management, Talent Acquisition Strategy, Uncategorized | No Comments

  Do you ever feel like you’re stuck on a hamster wheel — days full of meetings, emails, and data calls? You’re so busy putting out fires that you have no time to focus on  improving your program.  When that happens, your program suffers. You need to audit your talent acquisition pipeline programs regularly, whether you manage the intern program…

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Why Are We Addicted To Job Boards?

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“We keep using job boards and we don’t know why.” During a conversation with the CEO of one of the smartest digital recruitment marketing agencies earlier this week, he mentioned that one of his clients (a major employer) said this to him. I’ve heard similar statements from a number of talent acquisition leaders over the past year. None of these…

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Call for TalentBlend Speakers

By | Employee Referral Programs, Talent Acquisition Budget, Talent Acquisition Program Management, Talent Acquisition Strategy, Talent Community, TalentBlend, Technology | No Comments

TalentBlend is the only conference for talent acquisition professionals in programs and operations roles. Our first conference in 2015 was a great success. Here’s what some of our participants had to say: “The TalentBlend conference was well planned, and well executed. There was a diverse range of topics that were covered – from strategy to tactical. If you are in…

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Join Our Hangout to Share Talent Acquisition Program Ideas, Tips, and Tricks

By | Talent Acquisition Budget, Talent Acquisition Program Management, Talent Acquisition Strategy, Talent Community, TAPM Hangout | No Comments

Are you responsible for managing a key talent acquisition program but don’t have anyone to share your ideas with or learn from? Then you’re in luck. We’re launching a Google Hangout (HOA) on December 15th to give folks like you a place to discuss lessons learned, present case studies and success stories, share ideas and tips, tricks and hacks.  HOA…

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A Talent Acquisition Conference Where You Belong

By | Careers in TA, Talent Acquisition Program Management, TalentBlend | No Comments

Ever feel like you don’t belong at recruiting conferences? You feel like a third wheel, because you don’t own any requisitions. You don’t speak directly to candidates.  Instead, you’re the one behind the scenes who tries to make recruiters’ jobs easier. I know how you feel, because I’ve been through that, and there are a lot of other folks like…

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Learn How to Ask For Money for Your Talent Acquisition Program

By | Data and Measurements, Leadership, Talent Acquisition Budget, Talent Acquisition Program Management, Talent Acquisition Strategy | No Comments

As a talent acquisition leader or team member, you could use more investment for technology, programs, marketing, and branding. Yet, your budgets rarely increase from one year to the next. How do you ask for more money? Kara and I presented on this topic to a packed room at LinkedIn’s Talent Connect, an annual gathering that drew over 4,000 attendees…

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“It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over” – What Talent Acquisition Can Learn From Yogi Berra

By | Data and Measurements, Recruitment Process, Technology | No Comments

The sports world lost a legend on Tuesday when Yogi Berra passed away at 90 years old. While he was one of the greatest catchers of all time (18 All-Star appearances, 10 World Series Championships, 3-time American League MVP, Baseball Hall of Fame inductee), he was well-known in pop culture for his unique way of summing up life’s situations. Some…

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Why Intel’s Double Referral Bonus for Diverse Hires Will Fail

By | Diversity, Employee Referral Programs, Recruitment Process, Talent Acquisition Strategy | One Comment

On Tuesday, Intel announced that it double the normal employee referral bonus for women and ethnic minority hires. While this double bonus is driven by good intentions and seeks to improve the make-up of the company’s workforce, it is a bad idea. It is not going to achieve their goal. Here’s why: 1. Numerous studies (and anecdotes from my clients…

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Talent Acquisition Program Management Quick Tips – Gaining Support For Ideas

By | Complaining, Data and Measurements, Talent Acquisition Program Management | One Comment

Talent Acquisition Program Management (TAPM) Tips are for those who manage critical talent acquisition programs, operations and projects – like employee referrals, recruiter training, college and intern, military and veteran recruiting, tools and technology and contingent labor. So you have a great idea what next? We need to balance between coming up with great ideas and getting things done!  Listen for…

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