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The Irvine Company Gets Creative at Twitter Job Descriptions

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I first heard of the Irvine Company from Kim Feistel of Arbonne (the “Mercedes of Beauty”) — she pointed out that Irvine is run by “The Other Donald” as in Donald Bren who at a $15 billion net worth is 3X richer than Donald Trump (see this Forbes profile for more). When I checked out Irvine’s talent acquisition strategy,… Read more »

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Recruiting Strategies for VMware, Slack, Stripe and Dropbox

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I caught up with talent acquisition pro Tom Wadlington the other day — Tom has some great experience including VMware, Liberty Mutual, Akamai and PriceWaterhouse. I asked him a few questions on talent acquisition strategy and recruitment marketing . Here’s what he had to say: Q: Hi Tom. You were part of the team that took… Read more »

Uber Job Descriptions Reveal Largest Talent Rollout Ever

Uber Job Description Reveals Largest Talent Rollout Ever

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A recent look at a job description for Uber (Counsel, Regulatory LATAM in Mexico City) happened to mention a new milestone: that Uber is now in 350+ cities. A closer look at data from all of Uber’s open job descriptions (there are more than 1,300 these days), courtesy of the Silk data visualization tool, reveals that Uber is likely the largest… Read more »

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Slack Technologies Turbo-Charges Employer Brand with Twitter “Wall of Love”

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Slack, a messaging system company that is growing like wildfire, is doing something brilliant in employer branding that centers around Twitter. Their brilliant move first got my attention when I saw this Wall Street Journal ad:   The ad is based on this original tweet: It’s recently come to my attention that I’m a little too in… Read more »

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Pandora/Rdio Layoffs Are a Hiring Jackpot If You’re on “Speed Dial”

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The Pandora acquisition of Rdio for $75 million turned out to be a good day for Lithium Technologies. Note: Technically, Pandora is acquiring the assets of Rdio and Rdio is laying off 100+ people — many of the Rdio product/engineering people are getting employment offers from Pandora.  Lithium’s talent acquisition head Britt Ryan was one of… Read more »

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4 Funny Recruiting Videos that Attracted Candidates

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Recruiting videos can generate 10’s of thousands to millions of candidate views. While it’s important to have formal/serious videos that articulate employer brand and company culture, it’s also effective to show the more human, down to earth side with humor and fun. Here are a few employers and employees who nailed it with recruitment videos that caught… Read more »

Millennials like to travel  -- so highlight every location you have with a video or picture (like Google does).

5 Creative Tips to Recruit Millennials (based on data!)

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Talent Acquisition leaders often ask me how to best attract the 80 million millennial candidates out there. I thought of this question the other day when I stumbled across the American Millennials report (4,259 millennials surveyed) by Barkley (the 100%-employee owned ad agency out of Kansas City), and the Boston Consulting Group. It’s a few years old now but… Read more »

The revenue per employee of a superstar can be $12 million to $105 million per year based on industry.

Superstars Generate $12M to $105M Per Year for Companies

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Some of you asked for a chart on the revenue per employee that I projected a superstar generates by industry in the recent post The 80/20 of Hiring: How Your Next Superstar is Worth More than $20 Million.   Here it is! Data Source: Ongig Research; Article: Your Next Superstar is Worth More than $20 Million… Read more »

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Campus Recruiters Hire Students on the Spot (Without a Job Opening)

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In case you don’t subscribe to the Wall Street Journal, I wanted to highlight an article called When a Job Offer Comes Without a Job published last week on a creative recruiting strategy called “program hiring”. Facebook and Intuit are making offers to dozens of hires without knowing which job they’d get. AB InBev is piloting program… Read more »

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The 5 Qualities of a Sales Superstar

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I’ve been thinking a lot about sales superstars lately — Ongig is scaling up our sales team and I’ve been studying sales pros such as Brian Tracy, Michael Bernoff, Stan Billue and Tom Hopkins. Plus, I nerded out on The 80/20 of Hiring Superstars (in which I learned that the average superstar generages between $12 million and $100 million per year in revenue… Read more »

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The 14 Amazonian Recruiting Videos (all Women!)

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I’m real impressed by Amazon’s Beyond the Badge set of recruiting videos utilizing different female team members. A few reasons: Video length — Each recruitment video is around one minute or less– this is good. Ongig’s data shows that candidates usually trail off after about 45 to 60 seconds. Diversity — The videos are all of women, which… Read more »

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Bravo to Microsoft for Letting Students See and Email their Recruiter

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If University Recruiting is important to you, Microsoft has a nice little feature to check out that lets students at a dozen Universities see who their Microsoft recruiter is (by school) and email them. “Tori U.” (see below) is the Microsoft recruiter that comes up if you’re a Stanford student. It’s simple, and direct, but I look… Read more »

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Yelp Recruits Sales Reps by Location Using Slideshare

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If you are recruiting a sales force, you should be inspired by Yelp: they are, in my opinion, one of the top 10 employers in the world at recruiting sales people (if I told you how many people they hire each year, you wouldn’t believe me!). Yelp needs to be that good to drive the 40% sales growth they achieved last quarter!… Read more »

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CDK Stands Out With Eye-Opening “Infographic” Job Descriptions

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If you want your jobs to stand out to the best talent in the world, you need your job description to pop. One innovative new approach CDK Global is using is to include a graphic about the job within the job description — I call this an “Infographic Job Description” — let me know if you… Read more »

Hubspot CultureCode Slideshare for Recruiting

How Hubspot, Autodesk and Dell Use Culture SlideShares to Attract Millions

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I was recently chatting up talent leaders at Hubspot, Autodesk and Dell about the creation of their culture-related slide decks — thousands of new candidates are flipping through these things every day. The 3 of them kindly agreed to let me share my notes from our exchanges. I shortened some answers for clarity. Thanks for sharing your experience, Katie, Andrew… Read more »