Category Archives: Technology

The 2 Main Problems with Your Employee Referral Program

By | Employee Referral Programs, Hiring Managers, Recruitment Process, Social Media, Talent Acquisition Strategy, Technology, Vendors | No Comments

Most companies of any size have an employee referral program. Best in class programs provide 40% or more of their new hires through employee referrals. Many studies show that employee referral hires are a better culture fit, achieve productivity faster and stay longer than non-employee referral hires. However, there are 2 main flaws with almost every employee referral program, no…

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Word on the Street: Assessments in the Hiring Process

By | Recruitment Process, Talent Acquisition Strategy, Technology, Vendors, Word on the Street | No Comments

Over the past few weeks, I’ve had meaningful conversations with dozens of talent acquisition leaders.  I learned that many of these leaders are considering including assessments as a part of their hiring process.  The assessments they are considering, however, are not for job skills, but for “fit” with the organization. I uncovered three different definitions of “fit” through these conversations:…

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Top Trends in Employee Referral Programs

By | Data and Measurements, Employee Referral Programs, Talent Acquisition Strategy, Technology, Vendors | One Comment

This post was originally published on LinkedIn on April 8, 2014. Today, Meritage Talent Solutions released our 2014 Trends in Referral Programs report.  We uncovered that employers are tapping into their employees’ social networks and extending their employee referral programs to non-employees in order to compete for top talent. The nationwide survey of over 100 large and small employers showed…

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Talent Innovator: Brett Underhill at Prudential

By | Data and Measurements, Leadership, Recruitment Process, Talent Acquisition Strategy, Talent Innovators, Technology | No Comments

This post is the first of our new monthly series that will spotlight individuals who are innovating in the talent acquisition space.  Please welcome guest blogger, Moe Hutt  who is the author of this series.  I hope you enjoy it. — Kara Her Mission:  to provide recruiters with tools and technology to make them successful in bringing top talent to Prudential, dividing…

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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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Talent Acquisition Digest for March 14, 2014

By | Digest, Recruitment Process, ReSIs, Social Media, Technology | No Comments

I’ve been traveling a lot this week and admittedly haven’t read as many articles as I normally do, however there were a few gems: Huge kudos to Chris Brablc at Smashfly for publishing the first 2 parts of a 3 part series: “Your Buzzword Guide for the Recruiting Conference Season.”  The series focuses on clear definitions of popular industry buzzwords,…

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Word on the Street: Job Boards are Alive!

By | Candidate Experience, Data and Measurements, Recruitment Process, Social Media, Talent Acquisition Strategy, Technology, Vendors, Word on the Street | 2 Comments

“Job boards are dead.” “Social media is the only way to recruit.” “Change your strategy and move away from job boards.” “The best candidates aren’t using job boards to find opportunities.” You’ve seen all of the headlines and read the blogs and articles by the industry pundits.  They all announce the death of the job board industry.  Well, they couldn’t…

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Talent Acquisition Digest for March 7, 2014

By | Careers in TA, Data and Measurements, Digest, Social Media, Talent Acquisition Strategy, Technology, Vendors | No Comments

My favorite articles this week touch on a variety areas: Analytics. Big Data.  Data-driven Decision Making.  All hot topics in talent acquisition these days.  However, it can be difficult to know where to start.  Talent Management published a great article this week: Analytics for Recruiting in Six Easy Steps.  The article provides reasonable, manageable steps to take to get started….

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Talent Acquisition Digest for January 28, 2014

By | Digest, Hiring Managers, Leadership, Talent Acquisition Strategy, Technology | No Comments

I have 2 great articles to share today: First, I wish all managers and executives thought like David Goldberg, CEO at SurveyMonkey.  In his LinkedIn Influencer post, “Flex Your Creativity in Hiring,” he states “Too often we focus on titles, compensation and perks to attract great people. I have learned that giving talented men and women flexibility and trusting them…

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