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Eric Putkonen
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"Can you please share me from where we will get images for our website in free of cost Regards Alok Jain Recruitment consultant in mumbai HR Consultant in Mumbai Placement Consultant in Mumbai Recruitment Agency In Mumbai"
Mar 16
A blog post by Eric Putkonen was featured

Why Are We Still Using Stock Photos on Our Careers Sites?

I pretty consistently read the articles on ERE and have done so for years. Many of the articles are geared towards showing innovation in recruiting and how we could all be doing things better. Other times, you get articles that tell you things that are obvious but so many companies still are behind the ball on.Last week, there was an article called “…See More
Mar 14
Eric Putkonen posted a blog post

Why Are We Still Using Stock Photos on Our Careers Sites?

I pretty consistently read the articles on ERE and have done so for years. Many of the articles are geared towards showing innovation in recruiting and how we could all be doing things better. Other times, you get articles that tell you things that are obvious but so many companies still are behind the ball on.Last week, there was an article called “…See More
Mar 14
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Mar 14
Eric Putkonen posted a blog post

Words Matter: Recruitment Copywriting 101

If you have not read it, I recommend reading “The Psychology of Persuasion” by Kevin Hogan. It is a book that many marketers would be familiar with and the content is backed by scientific studies.One of the sections of the book is about the power of words. The most powerful word that can be used is someone’s name. Although this is not useful in job posts, it…See More
Feb 28
A blog post by Eric Putkonen was featured

Often Recruiters Can Never Truly Be a Partner

I have been a recruiter for a long time and spoken with a lot of my peers about this. In the end, I think Human Resources/Talent Acquisition has messed up the possibility of being partners to many hiring managers. We keep saying hiring managers are our primary customers. There is a difference between customers and partners.We also all have heard the phrase, “the customer is always right.” Some of us send out hiring manager satisfaction surveys and others have them integrated into the…See More
Feb 16

I love connecting the right people with the right company (based upon culture, passion, and skills) and I love process improvement.  I believe that Talent Acquisition, Employee Engagement, Employment Brands, & Leadership can be so much more (than it is).  I believe every great company is made up of great people.  Finding great people is hard. Retaining great people is harder.  I believe in challenging the status quo to find better ways of recruiting and retaining talent...based on research, testing, & metrics.

We should be using modern marketing (using direct marketing theory with metrics), copywriting, transparency, Whys (causes), USPs (Unique Selling Propositions), recruiting videos, employee empowerment, tribe building, and much more.

I would love to be a Talent Acquisition Manager / Recruiting Manager for a small to medium sized company with a few staff members. I dream of creating a high performing recruiting function that hires the best people & create a recognized employer of choice by our target ideal employees.

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Eric
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Putkonen
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United States of America
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UnitedHealth Group
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Technology, Healthcare, Insurance, Other, Health Care & Pharmaceuticals
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I. 10001+
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Eric Putkonen's Blog

Why Are We Still Using Stock Photos on Our Careers Sites?

Posted on March 14, 2017 at 3:17pm 1 Comment

I pretty consistently read the articles on ERE and have done so for years. Many of the articles are geared towards showing innovation in recruiting and how we could all be doing things better. Other times, you get articles that tell you things that are obvious but so many companies still are behind the ball on.

Last week, there was an article called “…

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Words Matter: Recruitment Copywriting 101

Posted on February 28, 2017 at 9:07am 0 Comments

If you have not read it, I recommend reading “The Psychology of Persuasion” by Kevin Hogan. It is a book that many marketers would be familiar with and the content is backed by scientific studies.

One of the sections of the book is about the…

Continue

Often Recruiters Can Never Truly Be a Partner

Posted on February 16, 2017 at 9:33am 0 Comments

I have been a recruiter for a long time and spoken with a lot of my peers about this. In the end, I think Human Resources/Talent Acquisition has messed up the possibility of being partners to many hiring managers. We keep saying hiring managers are our primary customers. There is a difference between customers and partners.

We also all have heard the phrase, “the customer is always right.” Some of us send out hiring manager satisfaction surveys and others have them integrated into the…

Continue

Is There a Better Way Than Reviewing Resumes?

Posted on January 27, 2017 at 12:33pm 0 Comments

I recently watched “Why hiring is broken” by Kate Glazebrook from TEDxGoodenoughCollege. Yet another person saying resumes are broken (which is true), but this time with research to back it up. They don’t really do a good job predicting performance and they allow biases to creep in.…

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Screening Out the Takers from the Candidate Pool

Posted on January 10, 2017 at 8:18am 0 Comments

I recently saw a great TED Talk by Adam Grant that was just posted this month via the TED Talk app on my AppleTV. Unfortunately, there isn’t a YouTube link for the TED Talk yet, but I found a link to a similar talk he gave on the same topic at ZeitgeistMinds called “Givers, Takers, and Matchers.”…

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