What Google For Jobs Means for Talent Acquisition Leaders

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Google For Jobs

  HR Tech/job board pro Jonathan Duarte was kind enough to give his thoughts on what Google for Jobs means for talent acquisition leaders. 1) Why should heads of talent acquisition/recruiting care about Google for Jobs? The biggest impact Google For Jobs will have is simply increasing the volume of active candidates applying to jobs…. Read more »

#SourceCon 2017 Conference Summary

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SourceCon’s first leg of its twice-a-year conference, which is focused on Sourcing, Recruiting, and Talent Acquisition, concluded this week. Sourcecon was packed with industry leaders, experts, and pros who shared insight and strategy on everything from candidate engagement strategy to artificial intelligence and machine learning. Don’t worry if you missed Sourcecon, here’s a brief rundown… Read more »

Best Tweets From The TA Tech Conference 2016

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The Human Resource Executive TA Tech Conference had Twitter ablaze the past couple of days. The conference was focused on talent acquisition technology in 3 areas: Sourcing & Assessment, Candidate Engagement, and Talent Strategy. Here are some of the best tweets from the TA Tech Conference:   @RGoldberg began to show pics of employees in… Read more »

Linkedin Talent Connect Top Tweets From Day 3

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Here are some valuable nuggets, numbers, and insights on the talent industry from Day 3 at Linkedin Talent Connect:   Top drivers of engagement at LinkedIn #TalentConnect pic.twitter.com/BDNXkdmA62 — Glen Cathey (@GlenCathey) October 7, 2016   Lever’s research found 1 in 16 referrals are hired. For reference, Tableau’s ratio is 7:1. #talentconnect pic.twitter.com/4rIzB9fP4z — Glen Cathey… Read more »

HR Tech Conference Top Tweets From Day 3

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Back at for Day 3 of the HR Tech Conference! Here were some top tweets and insights:   How has employer value prop changed? 1) We know now how employees feel about the company (social). – @TrishMcFarlane @Madtarquin #HRTechConf — Brian Halligan (@brianhalligan) October 6, 2016   Employer value prop used to be about benefits…. Read more »

Linkedin Talent Connect Top Tweets From Day 2

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Day 2 of Linkedin Talent Connect had social media buzzing with tons of valuable nuggets, numbers, and insights on the talent industry. Here were some of the top tweets: Eek! The average candidate spends 14 seconds on your #jobdescription, so creating compelling content is super important. #TalentConnect — Greenhouse Software (@Greenhouse) October 6, 2016  … Read more »

Linkedin Talent Connect Top Tweets From Day 1

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Linkedin Talent Connect the premiere annual event for the global talent industry started on Wednesday October 6th and provided some great insights and numbers on the current and future landscape of recruiting and talent acquisition. Here are some top tweets from Day 1:   “Brands who are social are 68% more likely to attract the… Read more »

Glassdoor Summit Day 1 Summary

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It’s that time of the year again, and the Glassdoor Summit in San Francisco is the place to be. This event focuses on the ever-evolving talent acquisition landscape with a focus on talent attraction, recruiting, employer branding, and culture. We’re focusing on Days 2 and 3 because that’s where the real meat and potatoes are,… Read more »

Layoffs: One Company’s Trash Is Another’s Recruiting Treasure

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If you’re a company that heavily relies on engineering and sales talent, keep an eye on companies who are downsizing (laying off people).    In late 2015 Twitter decided on a big layoff estimated at about 8 percent of its workforce, with particular emphasis on product and engineering departments. This sparked a huge hiring frenzy in… Read more »

12 Tips For Companies That Recruit in India

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I recently met with Indian futurist Arjun Khanna — he’s had an interesting background representing the Indian presence of multi-nationals such as CBRE, A.T. Kearney, Hewit Associates and Mercer.   Heck, he was even Chief Happiness Officer of Bennetton Group in India. I asked him for recruiting tips for businesses choosing to launch a new presence in… Read more »

The 80/20 of Hiring: How Your Next Star is Worth $30 Million

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The top star of your next 100 hires should generate about $30,457,216 in revenue per year. Believe me? That’s the math for the top hire at an average S&P 500 company (and makes Facebook’s hacquisition value of $500K to $1 million per engineer look downright cheap!). Let me explain the math behind the $30 million claim: First off, we… Read more »

5 Ways HR Executives Can Boost Employee Retention

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The economy revved up in 2014, and that’s good for business. Unemployment is at it’s lowest point since 2009 at 5.6%, and that’s great for employees. Except for one major caveat. Employee wages have remained stagnant over the last five years, and even took a dip in December 2014. The combination of available job opportunities and… Read more »

Build A Candidate Pipeline With LinkedIn Publisher

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LinkedIn’s move to become “The Definitive Professional Publishing Platform” is taking shape. Less than one year after providing mainstream access to LinkedIn members, the results are compelling. In December 2014, I published an article titled “Uber Job Ad Reveals Company Mindset” on LinkedIn. I was astonished by the results: 111K+ views, 500+ likes, and 200+… Read more »

New CEO Takes To Twitter For Recruiting

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A promoted tweet came across my feed about a month ago that caught my attention. It was the new CEO of a San Francisco startup talking about recruiting, and communicating with candidates. I immediately liked the idea because it stood out.     Think about how common the narrative for San Francisco startups has become…. Read more »

Is Your Recruiting Process Broken?

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“Our recruiting process is broken”. I’m hearing this more and more from Talent Leaders lately. It’s usually a comment made made out of frustration. Many companies execute most of the recruiting process very well, yet nearly all employers have at least some glaring deficiencies. Here are 6 parts of the recruiting process to examine to see… Read more »