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The dumbest thing a recruitment manager ever said to me.

Greg Savage

It was one of the million cups of coffee I have with recruitment company owners every year. And don’t get me wrong. I love those meetings. This is where I learn, and keep my finger on the pulse. This particular guy wanted to talk about business development. He needed to crank up client acquisition.

How Do Tech Companies Keep Their Talent Bars High?


Editor’s Note: This is the second article in a series highlighting best practices to optimize your tech hiring for quality and speed. Here we discuss how to keep your talent bar high as your organization scales. You can also check out the first article in the series.

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3 Tips on How To Become a Social Recruiting Mastermind in 2018

Social Talent

Social media has become a necessity for recruiters in today’s working world. Its functions are endless with recruiters finding new and exciting ways to post a job advert, source new talent or to advertise their company culture. Social media is especially useful for finding passive candidates.

3 Recruitment Marketing Strategies You Should be Using


Traditional recruitment strategies are no longer enough to reach great talent. Many top performers are passive candidates, and those who are actively seeking a new opportunity won’t be on the market for long. If you want to win the best talent for your team, it may be helpful to start thinking more like a marketer. Recruitment marketing strategies, like those outlined below, will help you build your talent pipeline and convert the most coveted candidates into new hires. Employer brand

Overcoming 3 Candidate Journey Challenges

Speaker: Meghan M. Biro, CEO & Founder, TalentCulture

The future of work includes how to effectively incorporate automation and AI in your workplace, but that is not all that it's about. For HR and recruiting teams, the future of work also includes how they can upgrade their current talent and employee experiences. The three common challenges in this journey are initial outreach, onboarding, and career mobility. Join TalentCulture CEO & Founder Meghan M. Biro to learn how to navigate the talent journey from beginning to end, with the help of modern HR and recruiting strategies and automation.

Money, Money, Money – Sourcing from the Financial World

ERE SourceCon

Reminiscing about my childhood led me to remember playing Monopoly with my family when we gathered together for holidays. As a child, it was just a board game, and I was always excited to play with those awesome tokens, especially my favorite, the Scottish Terrier.

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A New Technique in Marketing Has Intriguing Possibilities for Recruiters


What do Lexus and Papa Johns have in common? They’re using cutting-edge marketing tactics that most of the talent-acquisition world isn’t using but should be. Advertising & Marketing Mobile Tactical Sourcing Featured

Understanding New Recruitment Laws For Seamless Hiring in 2018

Social Talent

2017 has been a busy year. Our blog has been packed with updates from all over the world as companies, cities and countries have passed new legislation that will affect hiring strategies all over the world. We want to help you be prepared for the coming year when many of these changes are enforced.

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You’ve Accepted Your Boss Is an Ass. Here’s How To “Begin” Quitting Over The Holidays.

Fistful of Talent

“Whose permission are you looking for? Go do your thing…Nothing is going to happen unless you do something. Quit that f**king bull t job; you can always get another job.”.

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Why You Need a Sourcing Buddy

ERE SourceCon

You can master sourcing, recruitment marketing, recruitment processing, or candidate tracking. However, even if you know all of that, there are many other things that you may have missed.

The Road Map to Improving the "Quality of Hire" in Your Organization

Speaker: Matt Craven, Talent Acquisition Project Manager, Schneider Electric

Hiring the right people and creating a strong and productive workforce is critical to the success of any organization. Likewise, bad hiring decisions will stifle an organization’s ability to expand and impact their bottom line financially. How does an organization minimize their risk? What steps do they take to improve the “quality of hire”? Most importantly, how do you measure change in quality of hire? In the end, it’s not about finding a body to fill an open requisition; it’s about bringing a person in who will be skilled, engaged, and committed. Join Schneider Electric Talent Acquisition Project Manager Matt Craven to learn how you can improve your quality of hire and bottom line.

University Study Says These Are the Top 10 Emerging Jobs for College Grads in the U.S.


Looking to launch a new job board or searching for a recruiting gig with real potential? If so, the University of California San Diego Extension Center for Research on the Regional Economy has just released its annual list of the top 10 emerging careers for college grads in the U.S.

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3 Things You Oughta Know When Recruiting For Diverse Talent

Social Talent

In today’s working world, more companies are striving to create a more diverse workforce. After all, diverse candidates will have a range of cultural difference accociated to them, as well as different mindsets. Recent studies have suggested that diversity pays off in the long-run.

Are You Ready for Generation Alpha?

Fistful of Talent

Boomers? Buh bye. Gen X? Gone – checking their 401K balances and investing in long-term nursing care options. Millennials? Busy packing participation trophies in their second rental locker and googling “where to get botox for my butt?”. Gen Z (or C)?

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The Last Post

The Whiteboard

Der derrrrr…der derrrrr…der der da da da da da da da daaaaaaaaa. Yes it’s the last post. The Last Post. The last Whiteboard blog post of 2017 and also the last time you’ll be hearing from me on a regular weekly basis on this here blog ging forum.

Why (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

Not all HR & payroll is the same, but it can look pretty similar. If your current platform isn’t meeting your needs, let us walk you through how to differentiate between providers and give you some tips on how to select a platform that works best for your business.

Timing Is Everything — Initiate a December Recruiting Push When Competition Is Low


Timing is always critical in recruiting, and sometimes the best way to land top talent is to wait until the major corporate competition is not active.

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Speed Kills in Healthcare Recruiting

ERE SourceCon

Ask anyone that knows me; I move at a frantic pace, especially in the workplace. If you had a chance to look at my inbox, for the most part, it is continuously empty; yes, #InboxZero is a real thing in my world.

Recruitment Technology You NEED to Watch Out For in 2018

Social Talent

Recruitment automation software has grown massively in 2017, with this trend expected to expand even more in 2018. The way in which recruiters and HR managers source talent is changing and traditional methods have become a thing of the past.

VIDEO: SmashUps with Mervyn Dinnen – Recruiting Tips for Finding “Exceptional Talent”

Fistful of Talent

This month on SmashUps, Tim Sackett is joined by special guest Mervyn Dinnen , author of Exceptional Talent.

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Candidate Screening Simplified

Speaker: Allen Samuel, Senior Sourcer & Serial Entrepreneur

When it comes to finding the right candidates for your company, you want to ensure that they are a good “fit.” By having an understanding of the job description, accurate skillset criteria and a short conversation with the hiring manager, you will be armed with the resources to quickly and effectively convert potential candidates to new hires. Join Senior Sourcer & Serial Entrepreneur Allen Samuel to learn the steps you should be taking in your candidate screening process.

The Future of Work: Solving Problems Through a Flexible Workforce


Innovative companies ask themselves two key questions: What products or processes do we think the marketplace will want next? What talent do we need to deliver that? Talent Management


It’s Time to Talk About What HR Can Do About Sexual Harassment

ERE SourceCon

I never thought that I would keynote a conference about workplace harassment with Gretchen Carlson.

SocialTalent is a Finalist in the Global EdTech Startup Awards!

Social Talent

The SocialTalent team are delighted to announce we have reached the final stages of the Global EdTech Startup Awards ! 600 startups from 70 countries applied and we are so proud to have been listed as a finalist among such great competition!

The Soap Opera at Dice’s Parent Company Continues With Lawsuit, Job Board Sale


Amid a collapsing stock price and the search for a new CEO , DHI Group Inc. ( DHX ), the company that operates tech job board Dice and other niche job sites, continues to be in the news. This time, the drama centers around a lawsuit with an old nemesis and the sale of one of its job boards.

Wage Growth: The Last Employer Holdout to Attract Candidates

You get a job perk! And You get a job perk! Everyone gets job perks! While these perks may have helped get that stellar candidate’s foot in the door, this dynamic of severely low unemployment combined with a historically high job open rate continues with no immediate end in sight. Employers will do well to zero in on one lever many have been avoiding pulling: the almighty salary increase.

Facebook Named #1 Best Place to Work in Glassdoor’s 10th Annual Employees’ Choice Awar…

Glassdoor for Employers

Announcing Best Places to Work 2018 – the 10th anniversary of this prestigious award! See the companies who made the list based solely on employee feedback. Best Places to Work Employee Engagement Employer Branding Featured Company Culture Feedback Glassdoor Reviews reviews

Beth’s Story: One Conversation, One Conference, One Chance

ERE SourceCon

When our healthcare roles changed suddenly in the midst of a layoff, well we were worried. I always had the impression the two sourcers on a full cycle team would get the axe first. Well, I was half right, my cohort Beth Price was suddenly let go after we had thought the layoffs were over.

The Recruiting Trends The World Predicted Would Define Recruitment in 2017

Social Talent

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” -George Santayana. Admittedly that’s a rather foreboding way to begin a blog post, but I was feeling dramatic.

3 Recruiting Guidelines to Live By (That Helped Us Hire Our Director of Client Success in Two Weeks)


Here’s a story of a valued candidate experience and quick hiring success that I was able to witness, firsthand… “Within an hour of opening the position, my inbox was full of candidates who were interested in the role.”. – Justin Turner, National Sales Director, Leoforce.

Internal Mobility: A Talent Management Strategy You Can’t Afford to Overlook

Speaker: Caroline Vernon, Director of Sales and Client Success Leader, CareerArc

Building and supporting a culture where people at all levels are encouraged to—and even expected to—look internally for personal growth and new challenges improves the employer brand and becomes a powerful magnet for the talent market. This focus on career mobility and employee development often results in improved talent attraction and retention, not to mention how it positively affects the bottom line. Join CareerArc Director of Sales and Client Success Leader Caroline Vernon to learn her tips to cultivate internal mobility practices with your current workforce and potential new hires.