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

Don’t Make a “Bigg” Hiring Mistake


Labor Day weekend, a time for family, cooking out and enjoying some warm, apple pie.  One news article captured my attention like no other.  Nickelodeon (a children’s television network) was caught with their pants down. Have you ever heard the phrase “past actions predict future behaviors”?  When hiring talent, most companies perform a behavioral interview to gauge … 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

HR Under the Influence

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I had the pleasure of attending the SHRM 2012 conference on Sunday night and all day Monday!  Many of the key Human Resource influencers were out and about with the clicking keyboards of bloggers and tweeters under the city night lights and rings, vibrates and glows of smartphones!  It was a great time of learning and having fun; what a … 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

9 Reasons to Blog!

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In October I presented at the 2011 SHRM-Atlanta Annual conference on the topic of blogging.  The biggest question; Why Blog?  There are several reasons to blog and below is a list of benefits to being a blogger. Engagement (being part of a conversation & dialogue via comments) Tool to develop discussion around key topics/products Marketing tool for your thoughts in real-time … 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

Twitter Simplified!

Several weeks ago I was on Twitter and my 7-year-old daughter walks in.  She said “Daddy, are you on twitter again”?  I asked, “what do you know about twitter”?  Her response was a simple “I know it is about getting into other people’s business”!   Then, just last week I was meeting with a twitter newbie and he asked “what … 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

Social T-Rex™: Trait #1 — Be BIG

Let’s face it, recruiters, sales people “our type” have naturally BIG personalities. One of the keys to our survival is the ability to be remembered, be the first person someone thinks of when they think about your particular field or industry. But how? 1. Become the “go to” person. Easy enough, right. I have learned … Continue reading

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