Recruiters Bro Down, Holiday Parties, and HR Tech Trends

Posted by Samara Parker
December 10th, 2014

I love a good link love blog post.

I mean, what’s not to love about a well-curated list of articles to read all laid out for you in a single post?

Absolutely nothing, which is why I’m sure you’ll thoroughly enjoy this link love!

Here are five of my favourite HR and recruiting blog posts of the week:

Employers Say Employer Branding Is Working – Jodi Ordioni

Judy highlights the key findings of a recent employer branding survey performed by Brandemix.

For example, the study showed that 80 percent of participants consider their employer branding to be successful at bringing down costs, increasing applications from top candidates. Not bad!

Looking Back at 3 Big HR Technology Trends We Saw This Year – Jayson Saba

Jayson covers the usual suspects: mobile, big data, and social, but his major takeaway is quite refreshing and definitely worth the read.

Don’t Be A HR Scrooge This Holiday Season! – Andy Porter

In this hilarious article, Andy explains how to navigate the holidays and holiday parties specifically, without reinforcing all of the negative stereotypes people have about the human resources department.

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The Brocruiter: A New Generation of Recruiting – Blake McCammon

Bro·cruiter noun \bro·cru·ter/ : a bro who is a recruiter. 
As someone who is constantly chided by their friends for being a total bro, this article is right up my alley, although I do slightly disagree with Blake’s use of the terms bro and brah interchangeably, as we all know that bros and brahs are nothing at all alike!

Nit-picking aside, this article raises valid points about the deformalization of the recruitment process and what it means for candidate experience.

Office Holiday Parties Your Employees Want to Attend – Suzanne Lucas

I don’t know about you, but I am seriously looking forward to the Jobcast Christmas party. My colleagues are awesome and there will be Thai food. What more could you want?

If you haven’t finished planning your company party yet, then check out Suzanne’s article where she shares her reader’s favourite staff party experiences and what made them so great.

Want something that will make your HR department even happier than eggnog and an office Christmas tree?* Then give them the gift of social recruiting with the Jobcast app. Install the app here, and you’ll get a 1-month free trial of Jobcast Premium.

Happy link loving and holiday partying!