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November 30, 2011

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#TNL: Recruiting in the Sausage Grinder

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#TNL: Recruiting in the Sausage Grinder

I was born and raised on the Northwest side of Chicago. I’m supposed to be an expert in meat in a tube—along with The Cubs, Michael Jordan, and Al Capone—but I chose a different path. I am a Human Resources consultant. I should have picked sausage. So it makes sense that I was asked to host the upcoming #TNL National Recruiting Conference on December 5 in Aurora, Illinois.

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November 30, 2011

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Getting It Right As A New Leader: What To Do When You Get Promoted

Getting It Right As A New Leader: What To Do When You Get Promoted

Think about a time when you’ve started in a new role. Does this sound familiar? You have good people, and good values, but something isn’t working. How do you preserve what works and still drives the company forward? One of the biggest challenges can be building a brand—and intertwining your personal brand with your company’s brand.

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November 29, 2011

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Checking In: Recruiting with Location-Based Services

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Checking In: Recruiting with Location-Based Services

In recruiting, like real estate, success comes down to three words: “location, location, location.” Considerations like commuting and relocation have always played a critical role in the recruitment process; with the rise of location-based services like Foursquare, recruiters and talent organizations have a new weapon for winning the war for talent. At the upcoming Talent Net Live (#TNL) event in Chicago, I’ll be partnering with Craig Fisher to speak about the use of these location-based social media tools, providing some background and examples of location based best practices and how these emerging technologies can be effectively integrated into the hiring process and your current HR strategies.

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November 18, 2011

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Creating Employee Engagement and Retention Through Internal Mobility

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Creating Employee Engagement and Retention Through Internal Mobility

Maybe you’ve heard your managers or HR or all the bigwigs themselves tout how you’re all one big happy camper community working together to build a better business and a better world.

You just threw up in your mouth a little, didn’t you? The reality is that there are more motivated “communities” than others in any business entity. But if you could more readily see lateral, ladder and lattice career moves internally, maybe you and the others wouldn’t jump ship, or sink it?

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September 30, 2011

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#HREvolution: Building A Business Case for Talent Communities @NPRJobs

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#HREvolution: Building A Business Case for Talent Communities @NPRJobs

As some of the best and brightest minds in talent acquisition and social media, HREvolution presents a unique opportunity to drive real collaboration – and real results – for a real employer. #TChat is excited to be partnering with National Public Radio (NPR) to present a business case – and strategy – for developing and sustaining talent communities and putting best practices into practice in the HR trenches. So roll up your sleeves and put on your thinking caps.

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September 27, 2011

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Building and Sustaining Online Talent Communities

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Building and Sustaining Online Talent Communities

When it comes to the social technologies in the talent acquisition tool box, the goals, and associated best practices, shift from creating transparency to increasing visibility. This is, after all, the entire point of engagement and employer branding. Getting top candidates to notice your company, its culture and careers creates the competitive advantage in the war for talent.

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September 19, 2011

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Social Recruiting: Hiring Social Media Specialists

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Social Recruiting: Hiring Social Media Specialists

Because sites like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google Plus, etc. give anyone a platform to say what they think, it’s important to remember that every company has a social media marketing presence — even if they’re not involved. As such, the “tipping point” of hiring staff a social media officer may be when you’re building your company brand, or when maintaining your social media strategy becomes too much for your current staff to handle.

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September 1, 2011

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The Top 5 Attributes of Employers of Choice: A Guide to Good Companies

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The Top 5 Attributes of Employers of Choice: A Guide to Good Companies

While many quantitative ways exist to measure how good a company is, there are also important but less tangible ways of assessing companies as employers, sellers and stewards. Here are snippets from Good Company: Business Success in the Worthiness Era demonstrating these 5 intangible attributes:

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August 30, 2011

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5 Tips for Landing Better Talent With Less Work

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5 Tips for Landing Better Talent With Less Work

I was in Plano, Texas, last Friday, presenting at the Talent Net Live conference. Glad I was, too, because I learned a few things. Like, that the appetite for social tools is monstrous. Sessions on social tools were packed. My closing session not so much… but hey, I’ll get over it. Here are five things I learned at Talent Net Live. None of these things has to do with recruiting, yet every one of them will help you land better talent with less work:

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