Category Archives: Talent Acquisition Budget

TalentBlend – The Talent Acquisition Conference Where You Belong

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Last year, my business partner Kara Yarnot and I organized our first conference called TalentBlend. We got such great feedback on the conference that we’ve decided to do it again this April, and we’d love you to come. TalentBlend is a conference for those who manage critical talent acquisition programs, operations and projects, like tools and technology, employee referrals, recruiter…



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Can’t Keep Up? One Easy Way to Learn about the Latest Talent Acquisition Tools

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As a talent acquisition leader, you have a tough time managing daily operational challenges while at the same time looking out for the next greatest best practice or technology. Still, you know that understanding the latest technologies could improve your team’s overall performance and help you plan and strategize. Wouldn’t it be nice if someone gave you an objective overview…



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Introducing The Tasting Room

By | Data and Measurements, Employee Referral Programs, Recruitment Process, Talent Acquisition Budget, Talent Acquisition Program Management, Talent Acquisition Strategy, Talent Community, TalentBlend, TAPM Hangout, Technology | No Comments

Kara and I are passionate about building a community and resources for Talent Acquisition Operations, Project and Program professionals.  We created a space where you could access all of our content in one place. We are calling it the Tasting Room based on our affinity for wine (hence our name, Meritage). Join the Community With your free Tasting Room membership,…



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Here’s Why You Should Reevaluate Your Talent Acquisition Program

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  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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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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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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6 Steps to Building a Winning Business Case for Your Talent Acquisition Program

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Often, when we ask senior leadership to invest in a new technology or service to improve our talent acquisition program, we are faced with questions like, “What’s the ROI?” or “How will this money improve the function?” What your leaders are really asking for is a business case. If you can build an effective business case for your request, you…

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Minimalist Guide to Innovating Your Talent Acquisition Program

By | Diversity, Employee Referral Programs, Recruitment Process, Talent Acquisition Budget, Talent Acquisition Program Management, Talent Acquisition Strategy | No Comments

When you’re caught up in the daily minutia of running your talent acquisition program, it makes it almost impossible to bring in new ideas to your organization. To innovate your program, you’ll need to look to the outside world. External research inspires, gives perspective and energizes you to keep innovating. It helps push you beyond the “we have always done…



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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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