THERE IS NO SPOON

Recruitment videos don’t have to suck

More and more companies are beginning to understand the importance of employment branding to their recruitment efforts. If you are reading my stuff, then I am going to assume by now you “get” what employment branding is and the impact it can have on attracting candidates to your company. While it is definitely exciting to…

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Employee Retention and Hiring – “Love the One You’re With” first

Don’t be angry, don’t be sad Don’t sit crying over good times you’ve had Well there’s a girl sitting right next to you And she’s just waiting for something to do Well there’s a rose in a fisted glove And the eagle flies with the dove And if you can’t be with the one you…

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The Top 10 Debut Albums of All Time – #thereisnospoonfriday

I know, I know – where the hell you been Ed? It has been sometime since my last #thereisnospoonfriday and I have three “excuses”. 1) – I had a bad back for a while there (long story – totally sucked ), 2) Been really busy with work stuff and 3) creative brain-freeze (hey – it…

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Core Values or Corporate Dogma?

One of my favorite movies is “They Live” – starring the late (and definitely great) “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. The movie depicts a crumbling society wherein a small group of rebels form together with an understanding of a huge secret the larger populace is ignorant of – that the world has been taken over by aliens…

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Dear skiing – I hate you

Growing up in Massachusetts, I have definitely had more winters than I can handle. I am not, nor ever will be, a “snow” guy. Yet, for some reason I cannot comprehend, I CHOOSE to live in this shit. Every winter I usually have my moment (or one hundred) where I seriously contemplate what life is…

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Politics, Religion and Social Media

We are in the midst now of what I consider the absolute worst time in the social media calendar: presidential election season. I remember the last election cycle on social media really well and not for positive reasons. My social feeds were constantly filled with posts on both sides of the political spectrum, and wouldn’t…

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The Top 5 Christmas Movies of All Time – #thereisnospoonfriday

As a Jewish kid growing up, Christmas time was always both cool and conflicting for me. Yes, I had Hanukkah, but truth be told the way things worked in my family was you got one or two sweet presents (read: big) on the first two nights, and then the rest of the nights was more…

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Recruiter Brand is a legit thing #wecandobetter

Employment branding is here and is a vital part of any candidate attraction strategy. I will not blather on for another post about why companies need to embrace this. No – this post is going to go to a different kind of brand strategy for hiring that is gaining a lot of momentum – “recruiter…

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I love it when you call me Big Papi – Reflections on David Ortiz from a Red Sox fan – #thereisnospoonfriday

We knew this was coming, but even as it was announced (formally) yesterday from David Ortiz himself we never really wanted to believe it. Yes – the most clutch and charismatic player in Red Sox history is calling it quits after this upcoming season. Even though Ortiz just turned 40 (an age not many in…

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The Top 5 Front Men of All Time – #thereisnospoonfriday

I was on a business trip recently and got in a really cool discussion with someone about who were the best “front men” in music history. What I thought would be a “no-brainer” list was actually much tougher to come by than I thought. We came up with the criteria that no “solo acts” and…

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