Category Archives: Talent Community

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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The Case for the Active Candidate

By | Recruitment Process, Talent Acquisition Strategy, Talent Community | No Comments

When did it become a bad idea to consider an active candidate for your open positions? What makes hiring managers and recruiters think that those individuals who are not directly applying to your positions are somehow a better fit for the open position? In 2014, Zappos famously stopped posting jobs and moved to their Zappos’ Insider program. Individuals potentially interested in…

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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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Talent Acquisition Digest for March 28, 2014

By | Digest, Talent Acquisition Strategy, Talent Community, Technology, Vendors | No Comments

Some of my favorite articles from this past week: Chris Brablc of SmashFly published “Your Buzzword Guide to the Recruiting Conference Season: Part 3.”  This post focused on Talent Communities vs. Talent Networks, CRMs, and Recruitment Marketing Platforms.  He does a fantastic job of distinguishing between  talent communities and talent networks.  The vast majority of companies have talent networks, not…

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Measuring Social Media for Recruitment – Part 2

By | Data and Measurements, Social Media, Talent Acquisition Strategy, Talent Community, Technology | One Comment

In last week’s post, Measuring Social Media for Recruitment – Part 1, we discussed the three primary phases of social media recruitment: Awareness Engagement Action In part 2, we will discuss the platforms and measurements you should consider for each phase. Awareness.  In this phase you are simply trying to increase the reach of your employment brand and career opportunities…

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Your Diversity Recruiting on Social Media is All Wrong

By | Social Media, Talent Acquisition Strategy, Talent Community, Vendors | No Comments

Almost every employer has a commitment to diversity and inclusion – you can find it somewhere on their website.  The vast majority of them also have company-wide recruiting and retention strategies to increase the diversity of their candidate pools and employee population.  These strategies could focus on ethnic minorities, women, younger workers and other groups.  The problem is that, despite…

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So, You Have a Talent Community? Now What?

By | Social Media, Talent Community | 2 Comments

About 24 months ago, you got the message that the ‘new thing’ in corporate recruitment was implementing a talent community.  You did your research, even sent out an RFP and selected a vendor (or built your own, if budgets required).  You improved the experience of potential candidates when you implemented your talent community.  If the candidate wasn’t interested enough to…

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