Category Archives: Social Media

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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Is Twitter Going to Beat LinkedIn? And Other Great Articles in This Week’s Digest

By | Digest, Recruitment Process, Social Media, Talent Acquisition Strategy, Technology | No Comments

This week’s Talent Acquisition Digest is packed with great articles that I’ve discovered in the past few days. First, “Is Twitter Going to Beat LinkedIn at Becoming a Recruitment Powerhouse?” by Ian Morris on Forbes got me thinking.  With many software developers and other highly sought-after individuals leaving LinkedIn because they are overwhelmed with InMails from recruiters, maybe they will rely…

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Spring Talent Acquisition Conferences — Which One is For You?

By | Recruitment Process, Social Media, Talent Acquisition Budget, Talent Acquisition Strategy, Technology, Vendors | No Comments

Every Spring, several organizations put on large conferences targeted towards talent acquisition professionals and leaders. Many of you are considering attending one or more of them. I, of course, have opinions on all of them. Depending on what you are looking to learn or accomplish, some may be a better fit than others. Here’s my list of what is, and…

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The 2 Main Problems with Your Employee Referral Program

By | Employee Referral Programs, Hiring Managers, Recruitment Process, Social Media, Talent Acquisition Strategy, Technology, Vendors | No Comments

Most companies of any size have an employee referral program. Best in class programs provide 40% or more of their new hires through employee referrals. Many studies show that employee referral hires are a better culture fit, achieve productivity faster and stay longer than non-employee referral hires. However, there are 2 main flaws with almost every employee referral program, no…

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3 Ways to Measure Your Talent Branding Activities

By | Data and Measurements, Recruitment Process, Social Media | One Comment

You know you need to have a strategy and plan to promote your talent/employment brand.  You know that some of these activities are free and other cost money.  You know that building a strong talent brand will actually improve your recruiting efficiency and effectiveness.  However, you are having a hard time measuring your brand activities and convincing your leadership that…

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Talent Acquisition Digest for March 14, 2014

By | Digest, Recruitment Process, ReSIs, Social Media, Technology | No Comments

I’ve been traveling a lot this week and admittedly haven’t read as many articles as I normally do, however there were a few gems: Huge kudos to Chris Brablc at Smashfly for publishing the first 2 parts of a 3 part series: “Your Buzzword Guide for the Recruiting Conference Season.”  The series focuses on clear definitions of popular industry buzzwords,…

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Word on the Street: Job Boards are Alive!

By | Candidate Experience, Data and Measurements, Recruitment Process, Social Media, Talent Acquisition Strategy, Technology, Vendors, Word on the Street | 2 Comments

“Job boards are dead.” “Social media is the only way to recruit.” “Change your strategy and move away from job boards.” “The best candidates aren’t using job boards to find opportunities.” You’ve seen all of the headlines and read the blogs and articles by the industry pundits.  They all announce the death of the job board industry.  Well, they couldn’t…

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Talent Acquisition Digest for March 7, 2014

By | Careers in TA, Data and Measurements, Digest, Social Media, Talent Acquisition Strategy, Technology, Vendors | No Comments

My favorite articles this week touch on a variety areas: Analytics. Big Data.  Data-driven Decision Making.  All hot topics in talent acquisition these days.  However, it can be difficult to know where to start.  Talent Management published a great article this week: Analytics for Recruiting in Six Easy Steps.  The article provides reasonable, manageable steps to take to get started….

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Talent Acquisition Digest for February 6, 2014

By | Digest, Recruitment Process, Social Media, Talent Acquisition Budget, Talent Acquisition Strategy, Vendors | One Comment

As we are now in February, you are probably starting to make progress against your 2014 goals.  Here are a few articles that might help: If you are looking to attract top talent from colleges and universities or to improve your internship program, check out this infographic on Mashable, created by InternMatch.    Note that almost 50% of interns say…

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