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Company Branding to Attract Talent

By: Casey Siewert Friday August 15, 2014 comments

Do you recruit based on job qualifications alone, or is the best person for the job one that would fit into your company culture? Can your most sought after talent identify with your brand? Are your emplHere are some great ideas on how to sell, and the benefits of selling your brand to attract future employees . And, because its Friday: here are some hilarious horrible recruiting videos: ... Read More


Birds of a Feather Flock Together But…

By: Doug Hay Tuesday August 12, 2014 comments

Birds of a Feather Flock Together But…

We have learned a number of valuable lessons since beginning our research to develop Referral Link and its underlying patent pending HR Smart Match Technology. We've learned there are active recruiters and uh..not so active recruiters. We've learned that writing a great job description is a talent that not all those who are tasked with writing them, possess. We've also learned that birds of a feather flock together but they also know other, different-feathered, but equally talented birds. For example,... Read More


What Trashy Data Means for HR

By: Jerry Thurber Wednesday August 6, 2014 comments Tags: Big Data Recruiting, hr innovation, hr trends and ideas, recruiting trends

What Trashy Data Means for HR

You want to know how the economy is doing, track trashy facts.  I flipped on the radio to  Marketplace  from American Public Media and heard an archived story about tracking trash. This guy was explaining that when he was a graduate student he was studying anthropology. One thing he learned was that you can find out a lot about societies by studying their trash.  What he didn't know at the time was that he would later in life discover a correlation between the volume of trash and the strength of the economy. When the economy is going strong... Read More


Can Twitter Predict The Next Great Hire?

By: Jerry Thurber Tuesday July 29, 2014 comments Tags: hr innovation, hr trends and ideas, Referral Link

Can Twitter Predict The Next Great Hire?

Way back i n the 2012 elections (yes, that long ago), there was an article posted on the  ReadWriteWeb  entitled " How Twitter Predicted Romney's VP Choice" . The author, Dave Copeland says "Even as some of the men Mitt Romney considered as a running mate waited for a call from the presumptive Republican presidential candidate, Twitter had already predicted that Paul Ryan would be tapped for the ticket." How so? According to the article: " TweetReach ", a unit of Internet analytics firm Union Metrics, released data over the weekend... Read More


Can HR Be Innovation Revolutionaries?

By: Jerry Thurber Tuesday July 15, 2014 comments Tags: hr innovation, hr trends and ideas, recruiting trends

Can HR Be Innovation Revolutionaries?

Human Resources is not traditionally thought of as a hot bed of innovation. Most HR people are steady, thoughtful and deliberate. Good thing too - who would want HR to be a "risk taking" group. But in my opinion this is exactly where the next decade of innovation has to come from. The way people (employees if you must) interact with the company they work for is rapidly changing. Traditional concepts around career growth, employee engagement, recruiting, screening and retention are all changing rapidly. The relationship that kids in high... Read More


Throwback Thursday- Yes That Open Position Is Costing You...

By: Doug Hay Thursday July 10, 2014 comments

Throwback Thursday- Yes That Open Position Is Costing You...

In honor of Throwback Thursday I am reposting an earlier blog about the true cost of an open position. Look for a whitepaper on this subject coming soon. Yes That Open Position Is Costing You... Not just money but time, employee morale, and customer loyalty are all "expenses" that continue to accrue when you have an open position. We all know it, but I am here to remind us all,  filling those open positions is urgent!   It  does  impact the bottom line and so much more. Using available technology to reduce time to fill and ... Read More


The Death of The Employee

By: Jerry Thurber Tuesday July 1, 2014 comments Tags: hr innovation, hr trends and ideas

My son graduated from college last year. As with so many young people just out of school, there were not a lot of job opportunities that awaited him. Rather than move back home (whew, we avoided that bullet), he and a group of friends piled into his car and took off to Boston to find their fortunes (or at least hang out for a while someplace other than back at home). My son is extremely energetic and is a bull dog when he sets his sights on something, so I knew he would find some sort of job to tide him over. I figured he would call me to say... Read More


Task Rabbit – What About Task Recruit!

By: Jerry Thurber Tuesday June 17, 2014 comments Tags: Employee Referrals, hr trends and ideas, Referral Link

Have you heard about the company Task Rabbit? Basically it is a site ( https://www.taskrabbit.com/ ) where you can post a task you want done: Walk the dog, pick up laundry, or wash your windows. You name it, you can post it. But there are no employees sitting behind the scenes waiting to be tasked to do your chore. Instead it is an open market exchange where people post a task and other people (just everyday people) bid on doing the job for you. I read that the # 1 task requested in TaskRabbit is building your Ikea furniture. (I think my wife... Read More


Just like Ice Cream Parlors: Have a “Taste” of Referral Link

By: Doug Hay Wednesday June 11, 2014 comments

Just like Ice Cream Parlors: Have a “Taste” of Referral Link

Ice cream parlors have the right idea.  They offer "tastes" of the funky new flavor of the day. Just in case the jalapeno chocolate pecan doesn't taste as good as it sounds, you can have a free taste and then decide if you want to buy a full double dip cone. Advancements in recruiting technology are hitting the market every day.  As a recruiting leader, you are   reviewing new technology options daily. You may be worried about implementing a new tool and how it will affect your current recruiting process.  Should you go all in with a... Read More


I Tweet Therefore I am Hired

By: Jerry Thurber Tuesday June 3, 2014 comments Tags: hr innovation, hr trends and ideas, Referral Link

In a world where seemingly everyone has gotten involved in Social Media (still hate that term), is it odd when you run across someone who is not? I am not talking about someone in their 80s, but someone in today's work-a-day world. Certainly there are many people who do not feel they have time, or who may feel that their personal involvement in social or professional networks adds little value to either their professional standing or their company's performance. But isn't this a dying breed? Don't many execs' still make sure their profiles are... Read More