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300 Million Ain't Nothing But A Number

LinkedIn announced last week that they’d reached a milestone of 300 million users, which is pretty impressive, considering that means that their online population pretty much parallels that of the United States.

This comes about 5 quarters after reaching …

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Added by Matt Charney on April 22, 2014 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

Visualize It: Get A People-Centric View of Your E-Mail Life With Immersion

Immersion, out from MIT Labs (so you know it’s gotta be legit), claims to provide a “people centric view of your e-mail life,” which, according to their website, provide “a detailed description of our personal and professional history” that’s “older than…

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Added by Matt Charney on April 14, 2014 at 12:31pm — 6 Comments

99 Problems, But A Pitch Ain't One: How To Get Press For Your Recruiting Product

This week at the HR Tech Tank, a startup incubator & networking event for startups and emerging technologies in the human capital management and recruiting space, one of the major topics that emerged as front of mind for attendees echoes that of entrepreneurs everywhere. Once you’ve got a great product, how do you…

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Added by Matt Charney on April 8, 2014 at 6:13am — 2 Comments

Evil Empire: LinkedIn Legal Actions Set Dangerous Double Standard

Sell Hack has one employee who spends most of his time working at a completely unrelated startup, has no budget and doesn’t even warrant a company profile on Crunchbase, since it’s got no budget, no capital backing and no plans for monetizing its services.

By contrast, LinkedIn is a blue chip, NASDAQ listed global corporation, with a valuation in the tens of billions of dollars,…

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Added by Matt Charney on April 4, 2014 at 10:06am — 2 Comments

LinkedIn Files Lawsuit Against SellHack; Why 800 Pound Gorilla Is Scared of A Startup

SellHack is one of those rare tools that actually delivers as promised, meets a real recruiting need and actually lives up to the hype - which isn't easy to do, considering the amount of buzz and word of mouth that this emerging startup has built up in a relatively short amount of time.  What makes SellHack really unique, however, is the fact that unlike so many other point…

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Added by Matt Charney on April 1, 2014 at 11:54am — 2 Comments

15 Recruiting Related Blog Topics

If you're actually on the front lines and have something to say, don't let not having an idea keep you from getting your voice out there.  We're all sick and tired of hearing about "authenticity" and "transparency" from marketers, but if you actually make placements or hires for a living, you can actually achieve what marketers can only talk about.  

Here are 15 blog post prompts to put in your pocket if you ever decide to get started.  And the…

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Added by Matt Charney on March 31, 2014 at 4:14pm — 1 Comment

Battle of the Buzzwords: Fighting the War ON 'Talent'

I got into recruiting by accident, replying to a job posting for a talent scout while looking for a steadier job than my part time gig working the talent desk at Comedy Central, which entailed mostly phones and photocopies.  

I sometimes got to go get Starbucks for the Reno 911! producers or find a sassy black…

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Added by Matt Charney on March 28, 2014 at 1:00pm — 8 Comments

Put This In Your Black Hole: Candidate Boycott Gains Momentum

Organizers are calling for the immediate cessation of all activities related to recruiting and hiring with hopes candidate shortage will fix candidate experience

Washington, DC - Do you think the job search is broken?  If so, you’re not alone.  According to a recent survey by the…

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Added by Matt Charney on March 27, 2014 at 11:52am — 5 Comments

3 Things Keeping HR & Recruiting Leaders Up At Night

The Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act, HR data analytics and workplace agility top the list of concerns for HR leaders, according to a new report released today by the Human Capital Institute.

While the high level findings from their most recent…

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Added by Matt Charney on March 25, 2014 at 4:32pm — 2 Comments

Luddites & Laggards: Why We Suck At Tech Recruiting

All you have to do is open an issue of Wired or ask your 13 year old how Google works to realize that, in fact, HR and recruiting aren't just behind the curve when it comes to technology adoption; they pretty much destroy the curve.  In fact, for whatever reason, this industry and function are largely…

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Added by Matt Charney on March 24, 2014 at 1:50pm — 1 Comment

Hate Scheduling Screens & Interviews? Meet Betty.

For all the advances we've made when it comes to recruitment technology and systems integration, for some reason, one of the most critical business needs for talent acquisition has largely gone ignored by emerging startups and established players: scheduling.

The HR…

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Added by Matt Charney on March 20, 2014 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Digital Herpes: Content, Cowardice & Owning Your Voice

I’ll confess: I’m a troll.  And not because I’m so damn short.  It’s because, to cite my favored definition, a troll – in online parlance, at least – is someone who enjoys experimenting with the emotions and passions about things that seem, to any reasonable person, silly, superficial and specious.  …

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Added by Matt Charney on March 4, 2014 at 5:56pm — 21 Comments

Monster Shopping Spree: Big Board Swallows Social Recruiting Startups

A little over a year ago, Monster Worldwide saw its shares plummet after CEO Sal Ianuzzi admitted that he wasn't certain when - or if - the once venerable company would find a buyer,…

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Added by Matt Charney on February 24, 2014 at 2:05pm — 3 Comments

LinkedIn Opens Publishing Platform; "Professional Network" Wants To Own Your Content, Too

In his recent RecruitingBlogs post, "Agency Recruiters Censored!," Nick Lagos wrote a sentiment which seemed widely shared by this…

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Added by Matt Charney on February 19, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Weekly Wrap: The Top 5 Recruiting Related Blog Posts We Were Too Lazy To Write Ourselves

Hey, did you notice there were current events this week?

Turns out, people really love content themed around things like the 2014 Sochi Olympics, Barack Obama signing an executive order to raise the federal minimum wage, and road conditions in the Northeast. And even if they don't, search engines do, which…

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Added by Matt Charney on February 14, 2014 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

3 HR Jobs We Should Fire

For some reason, there seems to be more volatility in recruiting careers than any other part of the HR function or industry – hell, look at my resume for proof.…

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Added by Matt Charney on February 14, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

A Little Love From LinkedIn

A couple of weeks ago, RecruitingBlogs partnered up with LinkedIn to find out what candidates can do to woo recruiters this Valentine’s Day.  You answered, and LinkedIn listened,…

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Added by Matt Charney on February 13, 2014 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

Recruiting Technology Company You've Never Heard Of Releases Product You Don't Care About

TALENT, OREGON - Feb 11, 2014 (WORTHLESS WIRE) -- GenericTech, a leading provider of people empowerment solutions, announced today that the company is putting out a press release simply for the purposes of putting out a press release.  

This revolutionary PR approach goes far beyond traditional content marketing…

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Added by Matt Charney on February 12, 2014 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

The Affordable Care Act & Staffing: What Agencies Need To Know

Perhaps no issue is more pertinent - or more pressing - to the staffing industry than the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as 'Obamacare.'  The ACA, of course, mandates health care coverage for all Americans, including…

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Added by Matt Charney on February 11, 2014 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

LinkedIn Acquires Bright: Why The "Professional Network" Really Bought A Job Board

Today, LinkedIn announced its acquisition of Bright for an announced $120 million.  Bright, the fastest growing online career destination and third largest overall job board, which generates approximately 72…

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Added by Matt Charney on February 6, 2014 at 5:00pm — 8 Comments

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