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January 25, 2012

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The 5 Biggest Lies Recruiters Tell Candidates

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The 5 Biggest Lies Recruiters Tell Candidates

With the hiring market showing signs of life and the war for talent heating up, it was time to turn the tables for an honest look at the top lies recruiters tell candidates. Obviously, these statements are often true and crucially important when communicating with candidates. Most recruiters are honest and upfront with job seekers. Largely caring and committed, recruiters really care about every candidate. The bad news is that many of the most common put offs, while usually well-intentioned and largely innocuous, are as integrated with the recruiting process as applicant tracking systems. The good news? Avoiding these “worst practices” instantly translates into observing best practices, an improved candidate experience and an easy win for your employment brand.

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January 20, 2012

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Monster 5 for Friday: Futurama Edition

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Monster 5 for Friday: Futurama Edition

While we might not know exactly what tomorrow may bring, we do know that the future, and its uncertainties, are always only a day away. As the pioneering programmer Alan Kay once stipulated, “the only way to predict the future is to invent it,” and while we might not be able to control the future, we can (to the best of our ability, anyway) plan for it.

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December 29, 2011

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Monster 12 for 2012: Follow These Top HR & Recruiting Bloggers

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Monster 12 for 2012: Follow These Top HR & Recruiting Bloggers

In compiling the Monster 11 for 2011 list of Top HR and Recruiting bloggers to follow, we fell for the shiny statistics and cool tools which were emerging from the margins to the mainstream, taking a highly analytical and ostensibly objective approach to building our list of recommendations. After all, no one argues with numbers. Which is really too bad. Because as we spent another year listening to, and engaging, with the HR and recruiting social media conversation (and another year of writing posts in the second person), we learned that online, like in war or the workplace, leadership isn’t a matter of consensus.

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December 8, 2011

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Social Media Can’t Fix What’s Broken With HR and Recruiting

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Social Media Can’t Fix What’s Broken With HR and Recruiting

A couple years ago, I thought that social media, at least when it came to HR and recruiting, was an online bubble bound to burst quicker than you can say Second Life. After all, HR professionals tend to suffer from stasis, and that’s slowed the growth of social media somewhat, but not the increasing awareness that we’ve got to do something different to really make a difference.

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December 2, 2011

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Diversity, Inclusion and Social Recruiting

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Diversity, Inclusion and Social Recruiting

Diversity plays a significant role in how we approach hiring, much like social media. Which makes it odd that diversity compliance is one of the biggest concerns of HR professionals about using social media for recruiting. Sure, you can see the candidate’s picture on their profile, but that’s no different than being able to see them face-to-face at diversity hiring events. Neither is the outcome, as the call to action for both recruiters in real life and online must be to drive online applications to ensure compliance.

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October 19, 2011

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Kids Today: On Generation Z

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Kids Today: On Generation Z

Whatever happened to Generation Y? Used to be a time when every employer out there couldn’t talk about anything else. They were going to invade our workplaces with their newfangled tools and fancy technologies, and we were rolling out the red carpet, helicopter parents and all.

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October 2, 2011

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11 for #HRTechConf 2011: Follow These Top HR & Recruitment Bloggers

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11 for #HRTechConf 2011: Follow These Top HR & Recruitment Bloggers

In the days leading up to this year’s 2011 HR Technology Conference, the inevitable buzz has built to a crescendo, promising a record number of exhibitors, attendees and new product announcements (over 200, according to the conference organizers, including some of the biggest brands in the business). But with the launch of a score of new technologies dedicated to the mission of simplifying the HR function, it begs the question: what about social media?

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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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