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 …

Feb 9
How HR Tech is Automating Your Hiring

Automation has developed beyond pushing job posts to online job boards and scanning resumes for key words. Complex HR tech can automate social recruitment, candidate outreach, employee referrals, and a multitude of other repetitive tasks, improving and simplifying the hiring process. From LinkedIn developing mechanized outreach systems to FedEx using an algorithm to determine culture fit, the automation of hiring is everywhere! From Weeding Out the Week to Finding the Best Originally, the algorithms designed …

Feb 4
The Best Facebook Recruiting Apps, House of Cards in Your Office, and the Evolution of Work

I hope you’re all having a fantastic week so far! Here are a few awesome reads to make your workweek even better: Are You Making the Most of Social Media Recruitment? – Sarah Willis Sarah gives some great advice for making sure that you use your social networks to their fullest possible recruitment potential. #FirstInHR: Using the Power of Social to Recruit – HR Kitchen I like this article because it explains the all too …

Feb 2
HR Tech Game Changers: Candidate Matching

Candidate-matching is basically alchemy… Except that it actually exists in real life! The ability to match qualified candidates to the right job with the click of a mouse would revolutionize hiring in a way we haven’t seen since the introduction of online job boards. Imagine never having to sort through stacks of junk resumes again. Imagine submitting a job description to an online job board and instantly being connected to 10 qualified candidates. Now imagine …

Jan 28
Snapchat Recruiting, Employees on Facebook, and The Best of HR on Twitter

If the midweek doldrums have set in and you just can’t brig yourself to put pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard, then it’s probably time for a reading break. No, I am not advising you to slack on the job, not at all! This list of articles will help take your mind off the Wednesday hump and provide you with some motivating recruitment insights. This week’s top recruitment blog posts are: Are We Ready …

Jan 26
HR Tech Game Changers: Employee Referral Systems

Number two on our list of HR tech game changers is the employee referral system. Employee referrals have stood the test of time as the most effective source for quality hires. – Click to Tweet Employee referrals are the number one source for volume of hire and the top source for quality of hire, even beating out social recruiting! According to HR thought leader Dr. John Sullivan, if 50% of your company’s hires aren’t coming …

Jan 21
Hiring Humans Not Cyborgs, Choosing an ATS, and Fighting Turnover

Time for another round up of the best recruitment, HR, and workplace themed blog posts of the week!  Here are our top 5 picks: Combating the Modern Recruiter’s Unrealistic Expectations – By Matthew Kosinski Despite the much-bemoaned skills gap and it being a job seekers market, according to a recent Career Advisory Board study, recruiters have unrealistic expectations of candidates. Matthew’s article explains the negative consequences of waiting too long for the ideal candidate and …

Jan 19
5 HR Tech Game Changers

Out of sheer curiosity (read, nerdiness) I spent my Sunday morning clicking through a Ceridian Slideshare presentation on the history of HR technology. Yes, my life really is that exciting! Comparing tech from the 1960’s to that used by HR professionals today made me feel an overwhelming sense of sympathy for the human resources departments of the past. Completely manual payroll systems, no ATS, no Excel… Oh the humanity! Access to personal computers and the …