Category Archives: TalentBlend

How to Turn Recruiters into Cheerleaders for Your Talent Acquisition Program

By | Talent Acquisition Program Management, Talent Acquisition Strategy, TalentBlend | No Comments

You’re excited about your new talent acquisition program, but as hard as you try, you can’t get recruiters to share the love. In fact, they barely acknowledge your existence.  The thing is, you need their support or your program might die a quick death. What can you do? Plenty, according to an industry expert who will share her hard-earned wisdom…



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TalentBlend – The Talent Acquisition Conference Where You Belong

By | Talent Acquisition Budget, Talent Acquisition Program Management, Talent Acquisition Strategy, TalentBlend | No Comments

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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Tips for Successfully Communicating Your Talent Acquisition Program

By | Hiring Managers, Talent Acquisition Program Management, Talent Acquisition Strategy, TalentBlend | No Comments

You may be managing the greatest talent acquisition program ever, but you won’t get anywhere if you can’t communicate about it effectively. So what do you do? Take a crash course in writing? Bombard employees with emails both witty and wise? Hire a skywriter? If any of those ideas have crossed your mind, Michele Richardson of Inciteful Communications will show…



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How to Prove to Execs That Your Talent Acquisition Program Is Successful

By | Data and Measurements, Talent Acquisition Program Management, Talent Acquisition Strategy, TalentBlend | No Comments

If you’re managing a talent acquisition program and an executive says to you, “Put a report together that shows me how successful your program is,” you might start to panic. What data do you use to show you’ve achieved success? And how do you define that success in the first place? Dan Anderson, founder and CEO of Adaptalytics, will show…



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How a Rookie Manager Got the Recruitment Branding Program She Wanted

By | Talent Acquisition Program Management, Talent Acquisition Strategy, Talent Innovators, TalentBlend | No Comments

Celinda Appleby’s social media recruiting efforts for HP were so successful, Oracle lured her away to lead a similar initiative. She arrived at her new job with extensive experience working for a Fortune 100 company, but had never directly managed staff. Now, 13 months later, she has nine direct reports and heads the company’s global recruitment branding program, which acts…



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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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TalentBlend 2016: Meet the Sponsors

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TalentBlend 2016 is the only conference for talent acquisition professionals responsible for programs and operations – the backbone of the recruiting function. This year’s conference is April 27 & 28 in Washington, DC and will be full of keynote presentations, breakout sessions, learning labs and roundtable discussions that will help you innovate in your role. TalentBlend would not be possible…



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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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A Talent Acquisition Conference Where You Belong

By | Careers in TA, Talent Acquisition Program Management, TalentBlend | No Comments

Ever feel like you don’t belong at recruiting conferences? You feel like a third wheel, because you don’t own any requisitions. You don’t speak directly to candidates.  Instead, you’re the one behind the scenes who tries to make recruiters’ jobs easier. I know how you feel, because I’ve been through that, and there are a lot of other folks like…



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Create a Culture of Referrals in 5 Easy Steps 

By | Complaining, Employee Referral Programs, Recruitment Process, TalentBlend | One Comment

I’ve been passionate about creating engaging and effective employee referral programs for most of my talent acquisition career. Many studies prove that employee referral candidates complete the application and interview process faster, are more engaged, and stick around longer than non-referral candidates. Plus, who doesn’t want to work with their friends and respected former colleagues? I’ve conducted research on referral…



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