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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

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 ( ) 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

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

Referral Program Design: Recognition versus Recall

By: James Dix Thursday March 20, 2014 comments Tags: HR, Human Resources, Recruiting, Referral Link, Sourcing

Referral Program Design: Recognition versus Recall

The human brain is a highly complex organ, and two ways to retrieve information tucked away in memory are recognition and recall. To put it simply, the difference between recognition and recall is whether or not stimulus is present; recall lacks stimulus. A fill-in-the-blank test requires recalling the correct answer whereas a multiple choice test requires recognizing the correct answer from a list. Recall tends to be harder because it lacks hints to point the brain in the right direction. The concept of recognition being superior to... Read More

Referral Link: In Pictures

By: Casey Siewert Friday March 14, 2014 comments Tags: Employee Referrals, Recruiting, Referral Link, Sourcing

Referral Link: In Pictures

When people ask us, "What is Referral Link?" we usually tell them that it's a quick way to get employee referrals for your company's open jobs, with minimal impact on your employees' work day. When they ask, "How do you do that?" we schedule a demo for them and show them the science behind what we're doing here at Innotrieve. Recently, our friends at Jet Marketing  created this very helpful info-graphic explaining 'in-a-nutshell' how Referral Link works: If you want to learn more, or you'd like to test out Referral Link at... Read More

Free Publicity. Chopping Superfluous Job Descriptions. Internal Branding. Job Fairs. University Contacts.

By: Casey Siewert Tuesday January 21, 2014 comments Tags: Job Descriptions, Networking, Recruiting, Referral Link

Free Publicity. Chopping Superfluous Job Descriptions. Internal Branding. Job Fairs. University Contacts.

These are some of the key points from last Thursday's " Where Oh Where Have All the Candidates Gone ?" workshop, sponsored by the Larimer County Workforce Center and presented by Carrie Pinsky . In attendance were a handful of HR Professionals and Recruiters from local companies, who were all faced with their own unique sourcing challenges. From how to handle employee referrals without giving too much preferential treatment, to building candidate pipelines and even where to find entry-level candidates. Carrie presented a few ideas... Read More

5 Words That Drive Recruiters Nuts- "Hey I Know That Guy!"

By: Doug Hay Tuesday December 31, 2013 comments Tags: Human Resources, Referral Link

After spending 4-5 weeks attempting to fill an open job, a recruiter dreads hearing these words as they introduce the new employee around the office on their first day, "Hey I know that guy! Bob and I worked together at ACME, he is great!"  If the veteran employee would have introduced Bob to the recruiter through the current employee referral program, think of the time, money and effort that would have been saved. So Why Don't Employee Referral Programs Have Higher Participation Rates? "Referrals are our best source for new... Read More

Will you Find Your Next Hire Using "Social Evidence"?

By: Jerry Thurber Thursday December 19, 2013 comments Tags: Big Data, Hiring, Human Resources, Recruiting, Referral Link, Social Evidence

Do really talented people spend time on the internet? There is evidence that they do. So if these really smart people are out there leaving an electronic footprint - can you use it to find them when you need them? Can this information be used to find contractors, consultants and your next great new-hire? Linked In is betting you can. So is Facebook and... That is the idea behind Social Evidence based recruiting. Jamey Jeff the co-founder of  Remarkable Hire  wrote in a blog post entitled  What is Social Evidence? How it will... Read More

Now Hiring: "Systems Guru" or Systems Administrator?

By: Casey Siewert Tuesday December 17, 2013 comments Tags: Company Culture, Job Descriptions, Referral Link

Your company is: uber cool, hip to the lingo, really values your company culture, and aims to attract and retain the BEST talent in the industry. Problem is:  for many reasons, finding those people always proves to be more challenging than you had initially hoped. What's wrong? You've got clever job titles, and hilarious job descriptions. After all, you want to make sure that your company culture bleeds through the job description so you only get the right candidates. Or maybe you just call your Systems Administrator something a little... Read More