Category Archives: Talent Acquisition Strategy

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

By | Talent Acquisition Budget, Talent Acquisition Strategy, Technology | No Comments

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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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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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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