6 Places to Tell Your Employer Story

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One of these days I am going to take a camera crew and just walk into a company and ask “tell me your story”.  Every company, like every person has a story to tell.  In the business of employer branding we want to tell a compelling story that reaches a targeted audience and answers the … Continue reading

Social Recruiting Will Die!

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Do you remember the archaic language of the 60′s “groovy” and “dig it”.  I remember my first real world job in the late 90′s and everyday hearing the word “synergy” and thinking to myself “huh”.  Those terms today seem dated and tired (much like wearing a tie to work where you talk on the phone at your desk … Continue reading

Are You Innovative Enough?

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Ask yourself a question….”what is the most innovative thing I have accomplished professionally this year?”  My journey started with a New Year’s resolution.  That resolution included being happy at work, using my creativity to build something cool and never being required to wear a tie ever again. Thus began a new job search in January 2011.  As … Continue reading

SHRM-Atlanta Conference: Future of Talent Acquisition

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Orignal Post appeared on the SHRM-Atlanta blog  Did you know that there are over 1 billion (with a “B”) smart phone users globally?  By 2015 smart phone usage will overtake desktops.  Do you think this mobile explosion will have an impact on talent acquisition?  Consider this scenario… The year is 2015, the war for top … Continue reading

Develop a Social Recruiting Strategy

Everywhere you turn you hear one buzz word; social!  I am in the field of talent acquisition and companies are always looking for the fountain of candidates; that one place where strong candidates are abundant, java developers fall off of trees and the purple squirrels carry around blue acorns! Guess what?  Just because you join a … Continue reading

13 Reasons You’re NOT a Social Media Expert

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If you Google the term “social media expert” you will find tons of posts and writings on the topic.  I have met many so called “experts”, several whom contribute to blogs and a few that have written papers and  even books regarding this topic.  I was recently amazed to find a collection of these experts were unable to provide a … Continue reading

Change Worth Video Chatting About!

I recently heard the following comment about “improving” customer interaction and relationships “well it has worked for 25+ years, it should work the same way today. ” “Why change it?”  This got me to thinking, some things may work the same as 25 years ago (toilets, sinks and other household items) but what about communication and interaction with people?  Think about … Continue reading

Geo Social Gone Wild!

I have wanted to post about “location-based social networks” for sometime now.  I started doing my research on the basics; Facebook Places, Foursquare and Gowalla along with a handful of others.  I loaded the apps and was totally ready to rank each one of the three!  Next, I was going to offer a case study … Continue reading

Social Media Engagement Tips

Many people (talent acquisition and human resources professionals) think of themselves as social media experts because they have a Facebook and/or a LinkedIn account.  They update their status and even place job post (with links…look out now) in their status.  This makes you a social media expert about as much as standing in your garage … Continue reading

Mork From Ork is a Social Network King!

7 Stages of a Social T-Rex:  Stage 1 “The Egg” If you are a child of the 80′s this title makes so much sense.  If not, google it!  Mork came from the planet Ork, in an egg shaped spaceship (see the connection) to study human behavior and quickly won the hearts of everyone around him!  How did … Continue reading

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