5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week: Memorial Day Weekend Edition

Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. This week we’ll be talking about living databases, recruiting passive candidates, testing the right skills, the perfect talent storm and taco bell’s key for success.


Here are the articles our that interested us this week (in no particular order), enjoy!:


The Living Database: Predictions of the Future Recruiting Ecosystem by Amy Wilson (@awils)

Spot on article on the power of utilizing social media profiles to provide updated contact information for candidates in your Talent Network or Talent communities as well as a few standout technologies that provide this. 


Don’t Waste Your Time Recruiting Passive Candidates by Lou Adler (@ERE_net)

Provocative title with some great thoughts on changes you need to make to your recruiting organization / process in order to be able to recruit top passive candidates.


Bench Pressing and Basketball by Steve Boese (@SteveBoese)

If you don’t read Steve’s blog, you miss out on some great sports analogies.  This great article looks at what you test for in your recruiting process and if it actually matches up with what the candidates will need to do if they get the role.


The Perfect Talent Storm by Bryon Abramowitz (@BryonAbramowitz)

Interesting look at today’s recruiting environment and how a number of trends are converging to create a unique recruiting situation for employers.


Recruiting Operations and a Taco Bell Lesson by R.J. Morris (@RJ_Morris)

R.J. discusses the importance of streamlining and optimize your current recruiting processes.  A new recruiting initiative won’t do much good if you have a resume black hole!  The key is to track the performance of your processes with recruiting metrics.


Hope you enjoy the list.  If you have any articles I should add to the list feel free to add them to the comments or send me an email at chris@smashfly.com or follow us on Twitter @smashfly.

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