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Eric Putkonen
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It’s Illegal to Inquire About a Job Applicant’s Salary History

That’s right another joins in…the New York City Council has enacted legislation (effective in 180 days) prohibiting employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s “salary history.”   They are not the only ones.  There are several cities and states thinking about passing similar laws – some already have.  For example, Philadelphia passed such…See More
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It’s Illegal to Inquire About a Job Applicant’s Salary History

That’s right another joins in…the New York City Council has enacted legislation (effective in 180 days) prohibiting employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s “salary history.”   They are not the only ones.  There are several cities and states thinking about passing similar laws – some already have.  For example, Philadelphia passed such…See More
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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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It’s Illegal to Inquire About a Job Applicant’s Salary History

Posted on April 11, 2017 at 9:07am 2 Comments

That’s right another joins in…the New York City Council has enacted legislation (effective in 180 days) prohibiting employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s “salary history.”   They are not the only ones.  There are several cities and states thinking about passing similar laws – some already have.  For example, Philadelphia passed…

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Can We Please Stop Asking for Cover Letters Yet?

Posted on March 31, 2017 at 3:57pm 1 Comment

From what I can see, it seems most companies still ask for cover letters.  Isn’t this just one more hurdle and inconvenience to make applicants go through that really doesn’t add value?

Based on my experience, cover letters are not needed anymore.  I know I am not alone in this (from speaking with peers), but I have not read a cover letter in years.  By and large, we don’t care what is on the cover letter.  Everything we need to see should be on the resume.…

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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…

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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…

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