Category Archives: Technology

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

By | Talent Acquisition Budget, Talent Acquisition Program Management, Talent Acquisition Strategy, Technology, Vendors | No Comments

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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Why Are We Addicted To Job Boards?

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“We keep using job boards and we don’t know why.” During a conversation with the CEO of one of the smartest digital recruitment marketing agencies earlier this week, he mentioned that one of his clients (a major employer) said this to him. I’ve heard similar statements from a number of talent acquisition leaders over the past year. None of these…



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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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“It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over” – What Talent Acquisition Can Learn From Yogi Berra

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The sports world lost a legend on Tuesday when Yogi Berra passed away at 90 years old. While he was one of the greatest catchers of all time (18 All-Star appearances, 10 World Series Championships, 3-time American League MVP, Baseball Hall of Fame inductee), he was well-known in pop culture for his unique way of summing up life’s situations. Some…



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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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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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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 January 19, 2015

By | Careers in TA, Digest, Diversity, Leadership, Talent Acquisition Strategy, Technology, Vendors | No Comments

Over the last week or so, there have been several great articles that are relevant to our space.  Here are a few of my favorite that you should check out: We all saw the great news last week about job openings being at a 14-year high.  I think this Houston Chronicle article raised some interesting thoughts about the situation, as…

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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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