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Will my Klout score get me a dream job in Digital Media?

Has an interviewer, or job advertisement, ever asked you for your Klout score? 



In time, maybe they will. …



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Added by Michael Wright on March 30, 2013 at 4:00am — 3 Comments

Applicant volume is vanity, relevance is sanity.

All this fuss about Social Recruiting and Recruitment as a Marketing function. Marketing successfully implemented, drives purchase decisions, inspires a call to action, and, if broadcast and amplified on social media as a channel, should drive…

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Added by Michael Wright on March 23, 2013 at 9:44am — No Comments

Think before you Tweet: How a Dongle joke got 2 people fired

In one part of the world, a butterfly flaps it's wings. In another, there's a Tsunami. 



That's what happened this week, and two people lost their jobs because of it. 



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Added by Michael Wright on March 23, 2013 at 9:37am — No Comments

Why Courtesy Interviews are always worth the time

Talent Acquisition is a lot like courtship/dating. In Corporate Talent Acquisition - you have to be a grade-A slut, totally promiscuous, and with rocket-powered libido. That means never settling down with anyone permanently, constantly sourcing new prospects to date and get to know, and cutting…

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Added by Michael Wright on March 22, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments

Harlem Shake is not an employer branding strategy

Probably the only thing that happened to me in February that can not be unseen would be the Harlem Shake. 

But there was a valuable out-take for recruiting too, from this joyful mass-adopted boogie. …


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Added by Michael Wright on March 16, 2013 at 2:36pm — No Comments

2 Reasons why Facebook won't help you recruit



I've always been a big advocate of using Social Media for identifying and attracting talent and I'm old enough to have been using the internet to recruit since way before…

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Added by Michael Wright on March 13, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments

Facebook Changes: 4 ways to adapt your employer branding efforts

In a desperate attempt to stay relevant to what some people claim is an increasingly disenchanted audience, especially teens, FB is soon to be rolling out a more visual and less cluttered…

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Added by Michael Wright on March 13, 2013 at 1:51am — No Comments

8 Ways to optimize your online reputation

If your name is Michael Jackson, Leonard Nimoy, Lindsey Lohan or Mark Twain, you might as well skip this article. It doesn't apply to you. 



It may seem rather ironic to some people that I'm talking here about online reputation.…



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Added by Michael Wright on March 9, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Agency Recruiter? 5 things to consider before going in-house

I rather doubt I would ever return to work at or even run a recruiting agency again



But making the move across to…
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Added by Michael Wright on March 6, 2013 at 5:24am — No Comments

Facebook check pre-hire? Never. Here's why -

I must be behind the times or just in denial. 





I don't believe that so many employers are taking to the online streets of Facebook for pre-employment screening. I think they might be making it up just to look hip or as part of some kind of…

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Added by Michael Wright on March 5, 2013 at 8:26am — 8 Comments

Why aren't more employers using video for employer branding?

The stats are scary.





The average cost-per-hire is something like $5,000 USD.…





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Added by Michael Wright on March 5, 2013 at 4:00am — 5 Comments

Next time you hire a CEO, hire a Recruiting Leader

Next time you hire a CEO. …







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Added by Michael Wright on February 27, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Want to write a great HR blog? Leave the Industry









I was…

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Added by Michael Wright on February 26, 2013 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

More than words: 3 Reasons why music matters in your messaging

I've been spending a lot of time lately working on promotional / employer branding materials for the benefit of my employer. As part of this work, I learned that if you want to get a message across, audio branding - AKA the use of music as part of the message, is pretty important.…



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Added by Michael Wright on February 21, 2013 at 3:30am — No Comments

Language is the cruel mistress of culture

There are days when I love my job as a Talent Management Pro. 



There are days when I want to end my own life by throwing myself into a cage full of wild animals, ideally gorillas who are under the influence of amphetamines, and let them rend my body limb from limb. …



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Added by Michael Wright on February 13, 2013 at 3:51am — No Comments

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