Category Archives: Leadership

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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Be A Part of Changing The Talent Acquisition Industry

By | Candidate Experience, Data and Measurements, Leadership, Recruitment Process, Talent Acquisition Strategy, Technology, Vendors | No Comments

As a talent acquisition leader, you face many issues, including: Improving your candidate experience, Decreasing the drop-off rate of candidates who start your application process, but don’t complete it, and Understanding the actual return your receive from your investment in recruitment website postings What if I told you that there is a new technology in the recruiting marketplace that can…

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Become a Rock Star Talent Acquisition Operations or Program Manager

By | Data and Measurements, Diversity, Employee Referral Programs, Leadership, Recruitment Process, Social Media, Talent Acquisition Strategy, TalentBlend | No Comments

The talent acquisition world is overwhelmed with conferences. There are great conferences for recruiters, specialty conferences for sourcers, and numerous conferences for recruiting managers, directors, and VPs. However, one major portion of the talent acquisition team is left out of the conference scene – those individuals and teams who run recruiting operations and programs. The existing conferences may occasionally have…

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Bonuses, Assessments, and Jerks, Oh My! Takeaways from Day 2 of HROToday Forum

By | Data and Measurements, Hiring Managers, Leadership, Recruitment Process, Talent Acquisition Strategy, Vendors | No Comments

The second day of the HROToday forum in Philadelphia was packed with content, great speakers and fun interactions.  There were 16 sessions (all plenary sessions) and almost 30 different speakers.  The sessions were lively, short and full of variety. My top 3 takeaways from the day were: 1.  You can change hiring manager behavior in the recruiting processes, but it…

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Talent Acquisition Digest for February 16, 2015

By | Data and Measurements, Digest, Leadership, Recruitment Process, Talent Acquisition Strategy | No Comments

Last week was a busy week for great thought-provoking articles in talent acquisition — metrics and data, sales recruiting, and recruitment marketing strategy articles all caught my attention. I loved this article by Thomas C. Redman in Harvard Business Review, “Stop Making Excuses For Your Flawed Data.”  We want to be data-driven decision makers, but often the data is unreliable…

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Talent Acquisition Digest for January 19, 2015

By | Careers in TA, Digest, Diversity, Leadership, Talent Acquisition Strategy, Technology, Vendors | No Comments

Over the last week or so, there have been several great articles that are relevant to our space.  Here are a few of my favorite that you should check out: We all saw the great news last week about job openings being at a 14-year high.  I think this Houston Chronicle article raised some interesting thoughts about the situation, as…

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Talent Innovator: Brett Underhill at Prudential

By | Data and Measurements, Leadership, Recruitment Process, Talent Acquisition Strategy, Talent Innovators, Technology | No Comments

This post is the first of our new monthly series that will spotlight individuals who are innovating in the talent acquisition space.  Please welcome guest blogger, Moe Hutt  who is the author of this series.  I hope you enjoy it. — Kara Her Mission:  to provide recruiters with tools and technology to make them successful in bringing top talent to Prudential, dividing…

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Talent Acquisition Digest for January 28, 2014

By | Digest, Hiring Managers, Leadership, Talent Acquisition Strategy, Technology | No Comments

I have 2 great articles to share today: First, I wish all managers and executives thought like David Goldberg, CEO at SurveyMonkey.  In his LinkedIn Influencer post, “Flex Your Creativity in Hiring,” he states “Too often we focus on titles, compensation and perks to attract great people. I have learned that giving talented men and women flexibility and trusting them…

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“I Didn’t Know” = Poor Leadership

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Like many of you, I’ve been very frustrated with our government over the past several months.  There are so many examples of poor leadership in both the legislative and executive branches – from the sequester to the shutdown to the inability to actually pass a budget.  However, events over the past few weeks have pushed me to my limit.  All…

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