April 24 , 2019

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Crowdsourcing: A Red-Balloon-Finding Contest Shows the Future of Recruiting

A Contest to Identify the Most Effective “Finding Tool” This story begins with a famous government agency, DARPA, wanting to test the effectiveness of the available tools/approaches to locate missing objects or individuals, i.e., pieces of downed aircraft, wanted criminals, or missing children. Because this task was so large in scope, it turned to a labor model growing in popularity …

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Emerging Talent Acquisition Trends For 2010: Are You Ready for a Roller Coaster? (Part III of III)

Action steps for handling the power shift There are four primary action steps that you should consider when the competition for attracting and retaining talent once again becomes intense for your organization: Jugaad is now required: The intense competition for candidates that occurs in a war for talent, coupled with dramatic and continuous changes in recruiting technologies, now require recruiters …

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Emerging Talent Acquisition Trends For 2010: Are You Ready for a Roller Coaster? (Part II of III)

2010, A Year of Turmoil and Churn in Business and the Economy The first group of talent acquisition trends will be driven by shifting economic and business cycles. The development of a global economy and the emergence of an expectation among business leaders and customers for continuous, rapid, and dramatic innovation in both products and processes creates a highly volatile …

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The Expanding Role of Recruiters in Strategic Talent Management

Presentation Date:  April 8, 2010 Producer:  TriState SHRM (www.tristateshrm.com) Event Type:  Conference Session Description: When the housing bubble burst and financial institutions around the globe started wavering, many in the recruiting profession felt that it was only a matter of time before throngs of recruiters were laid off as organizations attempting to weather the economic downturn shed every cost possible. …

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Talent Acquisition in 2010

Presentation Date:  January 13, 2010 Producer:  ERE Media (www.ere.net) Event Type:  Webinar Sponsor: Job Search Television Network (www.myjstn.com) Session Description: 2009 was a roller coaster year for many in talent acquisition. Despite continued turmoil impacting the global economy, the vast majority of organizations generated numerous hires and moved forward on a number of planned projects, albeit with tighter control on …

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Podcast: Furlough Fight

Program: KQED Radio’s Forum with Michael Krasny Episode: Furlough Fight Original Air Date: January 6, 2009 Synopsis: Furlough FightOn New Year’s Eve, a California judge blocked furloughs for tens of thousands of state workers, saying that Governor Schwarzenegger abused his discretion with the furlough plan. We look at how the increased prevalence of worker furloughs in California is impacting workers …

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I Learned All That I Needed to Know About Recruiting From the New York Yankees

You won’t read it in the newspaper, but it’s a fact that the New York Yankees were the world champions of recruiting long before they were declared the world champions of Major League Baseball. The Yankees are perennial winners (many call them a dynasty) not because of their superior equipment, IT processes, or their financial or marketing prowess, but rather …

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Understanding the Available Social Media Recruiting Strategies — Leveraging Your Employees’ Time (Part 1 of 2)

Social media presents progressive organizations with a plethora of recruiting-centric opportunities. Every day, new ways to directly source talent, support the engagement of people with the organization, market employment opportunities, and influence the employer brand arise. The sheer volume of potential directions to follow is confusing, daunting, and at times, just plain overwhelming. While some organizations have stuck a stick …

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Understanding the Available Social Media Recruiting Strategies – Leveraging Your Employees’ Time (Part 2 of 2)

Last week I introduced this series by stating that a majority of social recruiting initiatives currently in progress in organizations around the world would fail primarily because they relied solely on the limited resources of the recruiting function to establish visibility online, engage an audience, and service that audience throughout a multi-stage conversion cycle. This week my attention turns to …

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