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Nov 17

Is not being anonymous on Glassdoor really a bad thing?

If you didn’t see it this week Glassdoor got some bad news from the U.S. Court of Appeals: Glassdoor, an online job-rating site, must unmask anonymous users who posted damaging reviews about a company under investigation, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco ruled Wednesday. A federal grand jury in […]

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Nov 15

What is the right diversity mix of employees for your organization?

This is a question I think many executives and HR and TA leaders struggle with. SHRM hasn’t come out and given guidance. ATAP has not told us at what levels we should be at with our diversity mix. So, how do we come up with this answer? Seems like we should probably be roughly 50/50 […]

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Nov 10

The Recruiter Nation Live Hangout Series – With Jobvite and Fistful of Talent!

Our first hangout is at 1 pm ET on Tuesday, November 14th  Google for Jobs/ROI of Recruitment Marketing Spend! What You Need to Know to Look Smart!!  REGISTER FOR THE HANGOUT BY CLICKING THIS LINK!!! If you’re a client or follower of Jobvite, you know the Recruiter Nation Live series.  It started with the Recruiter Nation Live Conference in […]

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Nov 9

LinkedIn and Microsoft launch “Resume Assistant” and it’s a big deal!

Big announcement today coming out Microsoft/LinkedIn. The two companies are figuring out more and more how to integrate LinkedIn into the Microsoft office ecosystem and their new Resume Assistant is the first major feature announcement. What’s Resume Assistant? Microsoft’s Resume Assistant is a Word product integration that brings the power of LinkedIn directly into Word […]

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Nov 8

At 4% Unemployment, 2nd Chance Hires are Looking Very Attractive!

I’m a big fan of 2nd chance candidates. Candidates who were fired, terminated, let go, etc. for many various reasons, most of which come down to wrong job fit, the wrong personality fit with their boss, wrong skill fit, etc. I don’t have actual numbers, and I wouldn’t believe any study who told me a […]

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Nov 3

What Does Talent Taste Like? When Recruitment Marketing Keeps it Real…

So, have a Coke and a Smile wasn’t good enough, the college recruiting folks in Coca-Cola’s Italian team had to get ‘creative’ and go off script. Here’s how that ended up (hat tip to Jim D’Amico for finding this pic!): So, I’m not exactly sure from this ad who is tasting the talent. Maybe this […]

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Oct 26

Are Recruiting Layoffs a Sign of an Economic Downturn?

Have you been watching the recruiting news lately? My good friend Stacy Zapar (who runs The Talent Agency focused on recruiting recruiters!) and I send notes back and forth on stuff we hear in the industry. She’s in California, I’m in Michigan, we swap all the rumors and verified stuff we are hearing to get […]

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Oct 25

Is Talent Acquisition an Actual Profession? @ATAPGlobal

There’s something going on in recruiting. Can you feel it? About a year and a half ago I got asked to join a forming board of directions for an organization called the Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals (ATAP). The easiest way to describe ATAP is it’s the SHRM for Recruiters. The other board members hate […]

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Oct 24

T3 – @Breezy_HR, err ATS!

This week on T3 we get back to the business to talking technology with the recruiting software platform Breezy HR. First off, Breezy HR has nothing to do with HR, and everything to do with Recruiting. About 2 1/2 years ago, a lifetime in the technology world, I highlighted Breezy right here on T3! I liked […]

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Oct 23

You almost never go wrong when hiring pretty people!

What do you think of, in regards to smarts, when I say: “Sexy Blond model type”? What about: “Strong Athletic Jock?” What about: “Scrawny nerdy band geek?” My guess is most people would answer: Dumb, Dumb, Smart – or something to that context. In HR we call this profiling and make no mistake, profiling is […]

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