Mar 16
5 Innovative Ways to Build Employer Brand

In today’s complex job market, employer branding is essential for all companies that want to attract and hire top talent. Convincing potential candidates in the value of working at your company is the core of every employer branding strategy, especially on social media. Studies show that companies with strong employer brands attract at least 3.5 times more applicants per job. (Source) Here are five innovative ways to build your employer brand and communicate it through …

Mar 11
Top HR Influencers, Social Recruiting Stats, and Mobile Recruiting with a Side of Guac

Top social recruiting blog posts of the week

I have never applied for a job via mobile, but the last time I was looking for work Swype Keyboard did not exist, so what do I know?! Personal experience aside, mobile is one of the biggest trends in recruitment. We all know the importance of having a mobile-friendly career site and companies all over the world are investing top dollar in making their application process mobile. The results are mixed. Chipotle recently launched a …

Mar 9
Why You Should Use Social Recruiting to Reach Women Candidates

It was International Women’s Day this past Sunday. I celebrated by going to see Focus starring Will Smith and eating a large tub of popcorn. This was not very feminist of me considering that this film does not even come close to passing the Bechdel test. To make up for this crime against my gender, today’s blog post is dedicated to women in the workforce, more specifically the importance of getting more women into the …

Mar 4
A Cautionary Tale, Blogging to Hire, and The End of Google+ Recruiting

Before I post this week’s links, I’d like to share with you a cautionary tale of hiring horror. My husband Leif is a UX genius  lead product designer by profession, so his particular set of skills and experience are in high demand and very useful when applying for jobs. So useful in fact that someone, let’s call him “John”, claimed Leif’s work for Silk.co (a fantastic data visualization app) as his own in an attempt …

Mar 2
7 Tips For Mastering Twitter #Recruiting

It may not be as massive as Facebook, but there’s no denying that Twitter is a fantastic social recruiting platform. Twitter has 250 million active users. Twitter ranks second after Facebook as job seekers favourite social network. 45% of job seekers use Twitter as a major part of their job search. 8 million Americans have found a job using Twitter. Numbers aside, Twitter is the only network out of the big three that allows you …

Feb 25
Better Than the Oscars: Recruitment Videos, Social Media, and SEO Recruiting

I did not watch the Oscars… In fact, I completely forgot about them. Why would anyone choose to spend their evening watching beautiful, talented people be rewarded for great artistic feats when they could be reading about recruiting and human resources?! Why watch Broadway vet Neil Patrick Harris deliver an exciting musical theater performance when you could be watching a video about how to perform in your very own exciting recruiting video? Your Guide to …

Feb 23
11 Questions to Better Your Employer Brand

Employer brand – an organization’s reputation as an employer – is the deciding factor for job seekers when selecting a new employer (LinkedIn’s Talent Trends 2014). Employers’ cannot ignore the importance of their company’s reputation as an exceptional place to work… Especially considering the mounting war for talent! The US is closer to full employment than it has been since 1999. – Click to Tweet According to George Bradt, this has caused a seismic shift in …

Feb 18
Social Recruiting for Football, Talent Wars, and A New Employee Referral App

This morning I was thrilled to find a plethora of share worthy articles in my reader, making compiling this week’s Link Love a total breeze. As per usual I’ve put together 5 of the best HR and recruitment related articles to share with you. On a completely unusual note, Sports Illustrated is the source of my pick for #1 blog post of the week! How Social Media is Shaking Up Recruiting; Punt, Pass, and Pork …

Feb 16
Practical Talent Analytics for Data Backed HR

It’s hard to find anything in recruiting that has failed to live up to its potential more than recruiting metrics. – Dr. John Sullivan I think most HR experts would tend to agree. Considering how popular the sharing of HR related data points is on social media, the practical use of data in people management has been remarkably poor. Stats like 40% of work turnover is due to job stress, or 71% of American workers …

Feb 11
How to Work Better, Work Happier, and Get Along With Your Coworkers

Where do you work? Whenever I ask that questions what I really mean is, what is your workplace like? Not whether you work in an office downtown or in a truck… but whether you work surrounded by coworkers, alone in an office, in a group workspace, or in the comfort/discomfort of your own home. I am curious because I work remotely, and as much as flexible work is trendy and totally Gen Y, I do …