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When the Robots Take Over Will You Still Matter?

I am convinced that in the 21st century talent management will be the key differentiator of successful organizations. Within a couple of decades, no matter what measure you use, those with the most advanced approach to the recruiting, development and retention of talent will outperform those who lag behind.

Pay student loan or join 401(k)? Help millennials do both

What if there was a way to help your employees repay their student loans and increase your company’s retention rates? Because student loan debt is so important to younger employees, companies that offer relief in this area will have a big leg up on the competition and will likely be able to bolster dwindling retention

Weird Job Titles 2018: The Year in Review

In recent years, some employers have used weird and wonderful job titles to liven up their online listings or to communicate a company culture. Weird job titles are especially popular at an executive level, judging by the Chief Troublemakers, Directors of Fun and Paranoid in Chiefs of this world. However, you can find them at

3 Ways to Improve Your Holiday Retail Hiring

The retail industry is a textbook study of how recruiting impacts a business’s bottom line because retailers earn up to 30 percent of their annual revenue in the holiday season. When retailers can’t fill all their open jobs, it leads to frustrating in-store experiences for customers — and a big dent in those all-important year-end

Future Friday: Creativity in Recruitment

To be successful in the future HR must exercise some creativity. The headlines read “One million more jobs than candidates.” Companies are struggling with finding workers to fill their positions. This is requiring those in charge of finding talent to be more creative. One suggestion for a creative approach comes from an interview with Cheryl Cran,

Prophet II Launches Tomorrow and It’s Pretty Amazing

The buzz has been swirling around social media sites for the last month, and the day is almost here. Prophet II is set to launch tomorrow, Saturday, December 15th, and sourcers are virtually lining up for the release. Prophet, launched four years ago, is a sister product of HiringSolved that reveals contact information for candidates sourced

Wow Factor At Facebook | Work It Daily

Wow Factor At Facebook | Work It Daily Work It Daily About Facebook Facebook is one of the world’s largest and most successful social networking platforms, with the goal of bringing the world closer together. You work at Facebook impacts billions of users around the world every single day. They live by the belief that

Fun Factor At Facebook | Work It Daily

Fun Factor At Facebook | Work It Daily Work It Daily About Facebook Facebook is one of the world’s largest and most successful social networking platforms, with the goal of bringing the world closer together. You work at Facebook impacts billions of users around the world every single day. They live by the belief that

Values & Beliefs At Facebook | Work It Daily

Values & Beliefs At Facebook | Work It Daily Work It Daily About Facebook Facebook is one of the world’s largest and most successful social networking platforms, with the goal of bringing the world closer together. You work at Facebook impacts billions of users around the world every single day. They live by the belief

The Important Benefit No One Talks About

When candidates are weighing job offers, employer-covered benefits are often a deciding factor. In fact, Glassdoor reported that nearly 60% of workers place benefits as their top consideration when determining a job offer, and 80% would even choose additional benefits over a pay raise.

Co-Workers At Facebook | Work It Daily

Co-Workers At Facebook | Work It Daily Work It Daily About Facebook Facebook is one of the world’s largest and most successful social networking platforms, with the goal of bringing the world closer together. You work at Facebook impacts billions of users around the world every single day. They live by the belief that “this

Closing out 2018 With Lessons Learned on the Job

The year 2018 has come and gone, and it’s been an interesting year here at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. We’ve shifted gears, changed the status quo, and become much more dynamic in recruiting and sourcing. We’ve gone from the “what is a sourcer” mentality to sourcing and outreach becoming a major focal point in our day

Is Google For Jobs a Job Board Slayer?

The unemployment rate is at a record low and job openings are at a record high. These should be happy times for job boards that provide the all-important access to job seekers, riding a similar wave of record job listings and profits. But they are not.

Seeking to Improve Diversity and Inclusion? Consider These Recommendations

Talent-acquisition professionals in any specialty ranging from university relations to sourcers to Candidate-experience directors are working hard to find new ways to enhance diversity and inclusion. We’ve decided to share some tried-and-true diversity tactics that are based on actual leadership discussions and activities held at a number of our 2018 CareerXroads community meetings.

Silicon Valley: Trends in Hiring 2018

Technology is always changing, and so is the business of technology. From the latest innovations to the unicorn of the moment, it can be hard to keep pace with all the fluctuations and transformations. One thing does not change, however: Tech is an important and growing employment sector, adding 1.5 million jobs since 2010. In

10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With TargetRecruit

It’s been estimated that as much as 75% of enterprise software lays unused in the companies it works with. At TargetRecruit, we are committed to increasing software adoption so our customers can get the maximum value for their software investment. Here are a few things you probably didn’t know you could do with TargetRecruit. Download

The Job Market For Sourcers

Many companies are looking to build out internal sourcing teams strategically aligned within the organization due to the value sourcers bring to an organization. We will dive further into this in the next article “The Sourcing Impact on the Business,” so be sure to stay tuned. Being able to source is a skill and a

Marketing Guru Seth Godin Is Launching a Job Board, Kinda

Most marketers, and many recruiters for that matter, know the name Seth Godin. The guy is a pied piper of permission marketing, preaching opt-in marketing and denouncing spam since the ’90s. He’s right up there with iconic marketers like Gary Vaynerchuk, Tim Ferriss, Guy Kawasaki, and others. By the way, if you don’t know these guys,

Guest post: A Guide to Human Resource Surveys & HR Questions with Samples

Surveys can be valuable tools for HR. Today’s post is written by Freddie Tubbs, who is a human resources manager at Academized. He regularly takes part in HR and business events and contributes columns to Paper Fellows and Australian help blogs. While your business may already use surveys to find information and answers to the questions you have about your customers,

The Odds Microsoft Buys Upwork Just Went, Um, Up

Microsoft doesn’t want to lose its hold on enterprise computing. It ousted IBM from that mountaintop many moons ago, and it’ll be damned if Google or Salesforce or whoever is going to return the favor. That’s a big reason it dropped $26.2 billion for LinkedIn in 2016 and $7.5 billion for Github this year.

It Takes a Village to Get to Mars

They walked around their workspace in shorts. The women wore cool t-shirts and jeans; men in beards, baseball caps turned backwards. The high fives and fist bumps flowed freely. If I didn’t know better, I might have guessed it was some college event, it was such a collegial atmosphere.

The Unconscious Factors That Make Annual Reviews So Subjective

Objectivity is the most important part of having an effective performance appraisal system. What you want is a process in which your top performers are recognized and then given opportunities to advance their skills. Meanwhile, rather than being discouraged, low performers should come out with the advice and motivation they need to improve their performance.