Lauren Smith
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  • San Francisco, CA
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  • Ascendify
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Lauren Smith replied to Tim Spagnola's discussion 'Talent Communities - Anyone have an example?'
"Deloitte has two new niche talent communities for: Veterans: http://military-veteran-jobs.deloitte.com/ Women in Technology: http://women-in-tech-jobs.deloitte.com/ "
Mar 7
Lauren Smith commented on Alasdair Murray's blog post 'What IS a talent community anyway?'
"Hey Alasdair - Great question. The #1 reason why a candidate should join a talent community, is because it's SO MUCH easier than spending the 45-minutes to apply via the complicated ATS. Just join the community in a few clicks, and…"
Jan 23, 2013
Lauren Smith replied to Tim Spagnola's discussion 'Talent Communities - Anyone have an example?'
"You might check out this best practice guide to building talent communities.  http://www.ascendify.com/10-best-practices-for-building-a-talent-community/ "
Dec 16, 2012
Lauren Smith posted a blog post

What Does 2013 Hold For Talent Communities? Here Are The 10 Ways They Will Transform Career Sites

In looking ahead to 2013, as talent communities gain in popularity, we are predicting a social renaissance of the corporate career website. This is a direct result of the social enterprise’s need to connect with top talent on the candidate’s terms. The best talent expects a certain level of respect, transparency and ease as they engage with potential employers and make critical career decisions. Only those employers that…See More
Dec 16, 2012
Lauren Smith posted a blog post

SHRM 2012 Features Companies with an Edge in the Hiring Process

Ascendify is back in San Francisco from an exciting extended weekend at SHRM 2012! We loved sharing our social recruiting platform with hundreds of tech savvy HR folks, discussing the importance of talent communities and the future of social recruiting. Throughout the show, we met a few key companies that we feel are truly leading the way in social hiring. …See More
Jun 28, 2012
Lauren Smith posted a blog post

Buzz on SHRM 2012: Will we see you in Atlanta?

As we continue the nationwide launch of Ascendify’s new social recruiting platform, our second stop is the SHRM 2012 Annual Conference & Exposition June 24th-27th in Atlanta. Here’s why we hope to see you there:Spectacular speakers: The 64th conference hosts a ton of top speakers:…See More
Jun 19, 2012
Lauren Smith posted a blog post

Join us as we launch at the NACE 2012 show in Vegas

This year, the annual NACE Conference & Expo is at the Paris Hotel & Casino in fabulous Las Vegas. What better place to kick-off the launch of Ascendify’s new social recruiting platform, than under the bright lights of Vegas? Here are our top reasons why you can’t miss us at the NACE show this year.1. New social recruiting technology.We’ll be showing off our new talent community solution that helps career centers double…See More
Jun 7, 2012
Lauren Smith posted a blog post

Is a Talent Community the Right Recruiting Strategy for You?

Whether or not organizations should overhaul their existing corporate careers pages from a listing of job openings into a full-blown talent community has sparked some polarized debate recently. We’ve taken a look at both sides and provided a couple different points of view to help you decide.PROS: Talent communities are the future of social recruiting. Improve the candidate experience: One of the …See More
May 17, 2012
Peter Ceccarelli commented on Lauren Smith's blog post 'What’s wrong with the Candidate Experience? Five Complaints from Job Seekers.'
"This is an ongoing conversation about recruiting manners and how a few bad apples make all of us (regardless if you're 3rd party or on the inside) look bad.  I sum it up to this.  People who get into recruiting think it's…"
May 2, 2012
Bob McIntosh commented on Lauren Smith's blog post 'What’s wrong with the Candidate Experience? Five Complaints from Job Seekers.'
"Well written. I hear about the last complaint a lot."
Apr 30, 2012
Gerry Crispin commented on Lauren Smith's blog post 'What’s wrong with the Candidate Experience? Five Complaints from Job Seekers.'
"My only added comment here is "we" don't need to apologize for colleagues who fail to meet a basic bar in recruiting. What "we" need to do is incorporate in our training, in our SLAs, in our performance reviews, in our…"
Apr 30, 2012
Lauren Smith posted a blog post

Does Your Job Description Capture the Attention of Top Talent?

Attracting top talent today is a challenge. Job seekers are exposed to job descriptions everywhere on the internet – major job boards, niche sites, social media channels, corporate career sites, Google Ads, and more.  However, top talent rarely spends much time sifting through job listings – you have a limited opportunity to capture their attention.  Below are five best practices to ensure your job description captures their attention, and motivates them to apply.1.  Provide a descriptive and…See More
Apr 30, 2012
Lauren Smith commented on Jerry Albright's blog post 'For the vast majority of us, Talent Communites are a pipe dream...'
"Sure, certain companies may not be glamorous enough to attract members to their smaller corporate community.  But, imagine your car tire client being apart of a larger Automotive Manufacturing talent community.  Or, your…"
Apr 22, 2012
Lauren Smith commented on Chris Brablc's blog post 'Where does the Candidate Experience start?'
"Very interesting, Chris.   I've been researching this question myself.  Conversely, when would you say that the CE ends? After they've signed the offer letter? After the new hire orientation? After the first…"
Apr 12, 2012
Lauren Smith commented on Amy Ala's blog post 'An Open Letter To My Candidates'
"Well said, Amy.  It complements Ascendify's applogy nicely.  Keep up the great work!  http://www.recruitingblogs.com/profiles/blogs/what-s-wrong-with-the-candidate-experience-five-complaints-from"
Apr 10, 2012
Amy Ala commented on Lauren Smith's blog post 'What’s wrong with the Candidate Experience? Five Complaints from Job Seekers.'
Apr 10, 2012

Profile Information

Name
Lauren
Job Title
VP Marketing
Company
Ascendify
Which best describes your profession?
Vendor
How many years have you been in the business?
2-4 years
Which industries do you work in now?
Technology
How many employees in your company?
>10
Website
http://www.ascendify.com
Blog
http://www.ascendify.com/talent-turf
LinkedIn Profile
http://www.linkedin.com/in/laurensmithascendify
Twitter Profile
http://twitter.com/#!/Ascendify
Facebook Profile
http://www.facebook.com/ascendify

Lauren Smith's Blog

What Does 2013 Hold For Talent Communities? Here Are The 10 Ways They Will Transform Career Sites

Posted on December 16, 2012 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

In looking ahead to 2013, as talent communities gain in popularity, we are predicting a social renaissance of the corporate career website. This is a direct result of the social enterprise’s need to connect with top talent on the candidate’s terms. The best talent expects a certain level of respect, transparency and ease as they engage with potential employers and make critical career decisions. Only…

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SHRM 2012 Features Companies with an Edge in the Hiring Process

Posted on June 28, 2012 at 7:10pm 0 Comments

Ascendify is back in San Francisco from an exciting extended weekend at SHRM 2012! We loved sharing our social recruiting platform with hundreds of tech savvy HR folks, discussing the importance of talent communities and the future of social recruiting. Throughout the show, we met a few key companies that we feel are truly leading the way in social hiring. …

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Buzz on SHRM 2012: Will we see you in Atlanta?

Posted on June 19, 2012 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

As we continue the nationwide launch of Ascendify’s new social recruiting platform, our second stop is the SHRM 2012 Annual Conference & Exposition June 24th-27th in Atlanta. Here’s why we hope to see you…

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Join us as we launch at the NACE 2012 show in Vegas

Posted on June 7, 2012 at 5:45pm 0 Comments

This year, the annual NACE Conference & Expo is at the Paris Hotel & Casino in fabulous Las Vegas. What better place to kick-off the launch of Ascendify’s new social recruiting platform, than under the bright lights of Vegas? Here are our top reasons why you can’t miss us at the NACE show this year.

1. New social recruiting technology.

We’ll be…

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