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The Sharpest HR Tech Bling Cuts to the Mind’s Quick

We walked into the party during his bittersweet speech and stood among the hundreds of others who listened and laughed uncomfortably. We were a little taken aback by what we witnessed, but not completely surprised; it was, after all, Mr. Bill Kutik, and we were there celebrating in his HR Tech farewell wake. Bill stood… more The Sharpest HR Tech Bling Cuts to the Mind’s Quick

When It Comes to Candidate Reproach

From out of the din, a frustrated voice. The first time I didn’t hear it; didn’t see the e-mail. Then, the voice called out the second time. I still didn’t notice. Then, a third time. That’s when I noticed, when the level of disdain, still restrained, was palatable. All in the form of tweets directed at… more When It Comes to Candidate Reproach

The Candidate Experience and Missed Opportunities

This article was originally published at Recruiting Trends. When it comes to push and pull, employers have got the marketing model down. At least, that is, when it comes to talent acquisition broadcast and attraction. From their career sites to social media to search engine optimization, employers promote their brands and jobs and attract the… more The Candidate Experience and Missed Opportunities

SHRM13 Kickball for a Cause: No Kid Hungry

Food insecurity — the limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe food — exists in 17.2 million households in America, 3.9 million of them with children. And that’s just today… We never knew how hungry we could have been. We had no idea that there were months when we could barely cover the… more SHRM13 Kickball for a Cause: No Kid Hungry

The Second Annual iTalent Competition Only A Week Away

Well, the HRO Today Forum’s second annual iTalent Competition is only a week away! Again, I’m really excited to again be the MC for this special session where HR, recruiting and talent management technology innovations will demonstrate how they’re helping businesses recruit, hire and develop employees, as well as creating job growth and getting America… more The Second Annual iTalent Competition Only A Week Away

The Small Minds of Big Data

“Big numbers are one thing when it comes to various social points of presence, but is anyone measuring interaction and engagement? If so, how?” That was one of the questions I posed last week at the Recruiting Trends Social Sourcing and Recruitment Summit in Washington, DC. An eclectic and electric room for sure, with my TalentCulture #TChat… more The Small Minds of Big Data

The Bad With The Good And The Moving Forward

“You’ve gotta live light enough to see the humor and long enough to see some change.”  –Ani DiFranco For those of you who put yourselves out there daily, I raise my glass to you. *clink* It’s not easy, marketing your personal brand and your business brand you work for or own and/or manage, exposing yourself… more The Bad With The Good And The Moving Forward

From Magical Distractions To Long-Tail Development

“Alternating currents force a show of hands. Rational responses force a change of plans. Anything can happen…” –Neil Peart Even elevating the customer experience… The crush of the crowds and screaming children. The line lines waiting in the summer heat. Then finally you’re inside air conditioned corridors where magical distractions abound. Your wait hasn’t disappeared;… more From Magical Distractions To Long-Tail Development

The 3 F’s of Sweet Community Management

The high school kid in the back continued to cause a ruckus. He laughed at our career development recommendations and made snide comments under his breath, his posse around him laughing along as well. At one point one of my career co-panelists, an HR professional, asked the boy, “What do you want to get paid to do after high… more The 3 F’s of Sweet Community Management

If Only Employer Branding Was Under The Dome

I thought it was one of his best to date. The story of a small New England town suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. A riveting read, being immersed in yet another Stephen King character-driven, “better angels of our nature” story versus the lesser ones due to… more If Only Employer Branding Was Under The Dome

Consistent And Accurate Online Profiles Do Add Up

It wasn’t so much about the subjectivity of recommendations and endorsements on LinkedIn (and other professional networks and communities) we discussed during this week’s #TChat Radio and Twitter #TChat, although most of us agreed that recommendations are more valuable that endorsements and that both can help tell a story to prospective employers, HR pros, recruiters… more Consistent And Accurate Online Profiles Do Add Up

Fish Schticks, Twinkies and Talent Communities

They’re becoming a reality. Really, they are. They’re evolving from the origins of deadbeat databases and avant-garde tech user groups to true online communities where like-minded individuals can “do stuff” together. Maybe that means networking, or mentoring, or collaborating, or learning, or making the world a better place, or finding employment, or crafting, or Pinteresting,… more Fish Schticks, Twinkies and Talent Communities