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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.

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.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

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

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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

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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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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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.

Scaling the Digitally-Ready Workforce

The digital future will require a new set of skills, behaviors, and ways of working, but most organizations have not defined the critical competencies needed to compete in an age of disruption and do not have a process in place to assess digital readiness in their own people, a new Aon study finds. For HR leaders, the continuous state of disruption requires a new, more flexible approach to workforce planning and development. Download the full report, which shares insights from 1,551 senior business executives, HR leaders, and employees from around the world, to learn the 5 key insights and the steps your organization can take to transform your approach to people, jobs, and rewards to thrive in an uncertain digital future.

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.

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.

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.

How to Keep Employees Engaged and Connected in the New Normal of Remote Working

Speaker: Elena Valentine, CEO, Skill Scout

The way we conduct work has completely changed. Before the pandemic, remote working or a few work from home days were allowed for certain employees. Now, remote working is our new normal. We have had to align our business to make sure that our employees are productive and have the necessary resources to succeed. But, did we make sure that they still feel connected with the rest of their team? Join Elena Valentine, CEO of Skill Scout, to learn how to make employee engagement a top priority even when everyone is working remotely.

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


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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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.

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.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Getting Winning Candidates Across the Finish Line


You’ve run great campaigns and have attracted great candidates to your website. Now you just need to get the winning candidates across the finish line. What are some best practices to ensure your candidates are converting? Candidate Attraction


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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Is Your CEO on Comparably’s ‘Best Of’ List for 2017?


One of the nice things about having an anonymous employee review site is the PR gold you can tap into pretty much whenever you want. It’s particularly advantageous if CEO reviews and rankings are part of your offering.

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 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

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.

7 Reasons Why Women Rock in Recruitment

Undercover Recruiter

There are certainly plenty of good reasons why women (and yes you men too) rock in recruitment, so I’ve asked a number of fellow female recruiters for their interpretation of “why”.

The Only Speed Metric You Need


Over the past two years, I’ve spent a good amount of time talking to companies about their metrics, and while most companies don’t have good data, almost every company was able to quote me their time to fill number. . Uncategorized Featured

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Combining Common Sourcing Tools to Create a Sourcing Solution – Part 9

ERE SourceCon

Sourcers are keen on the advantages of sourcing tools, but many are still learning the power behind combining sourcing tools to achieve optimal success. This is the ninth article in a series of posts on how you can combine tools to create sourcing magic.

Emerging Regulations in the Age of AI

New legislation regulating data use and privacy is on the horizon in many parts of the world and could have ramifications for companies leveraging AI in talent assessment and selection. Waiting until laws regarding AI are crystallized in the legal system will slow down your growth — and your future-readiness. Although we don’t know exactly what data privacy laws will look like in the future, we do understand the principles behind them. Download this eBook to learn how your organization can benefit from the use of AI in talent processes while staying on the right side of legal and ethical considerations.

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!

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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Recruiting Strategies That Really Help in Retaining Top Talent

Recruiting Daily

With employee quits continuing to outpace layoffs at a 2:1 ratio, executives now consider retaining top talent a higher priority than employee engagement or even cost management.