Category Archive for: Social Media

What’s in it for me?

As someone whose gig is working with companies on attracting and retaining people, I get to see many different environments, perspectives and viewpoints on this topic in companies around the world and across many verticals. Universal among them is the desire to attract “in demand” talent and to retain them as well. These organizations know…

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How “I don’t know you” impacts your candidate engagement

Thank the Lord for caller ID. I probably get at least 2 – 3 calls a day from “unknown” or some crazy number or name I don’t recognize and thank the technology gods for this gift of not answering the phone every time these spammers call my house. No, I am not interested in your…

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Rotten Tomatoes – Bite me

If you have been reading any of my stuff over the years, you know by now that I am a massive movie geek. I love all kinds of movies – classic, sci-fi, westerns, sports, animated, you name it and I bet I can rattle off a few of the genre that I am a fan…

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5 Instagram Strategies for Employer Branding – The Moments that Matter.

    Guest post by Carmen Shirkey Collins and Casie Shimansky Casie Shimansky and Carmen Shirkey Collins work for Cisco’s Talent Brand Team, Casie as a social media manager and Carmen as the social media lead for the team. Follow along with the WeAreCisco adventures on Instagram (WeAreCisco). (They’re on Snapchat, too! Username wearecisco.)  …

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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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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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It’s conference season – a look forward and a photographic look back

Its that time of year again – Talent Acquisition conference season. I will be attending a couple this year as is my standard plan. I truly wish I could go to more of these but alas work and schedules don’t allow for it. On a side note – I am truly jealous of what I…

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“Dirty Laundry” – my issues with the Times piece on working at Amazon

Dirty little secrets Dirty little lies We got our dirty little fingers in everybody’s pie We love to cut you down to size We love dirty laundry “Dirty Laundry” by Don Henley   The wolves are circling around Amazon these days. Former and current employees, bloggers, columnists and your mailman’s next door neighbor are jumping…

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Why we are still behaving like the “want ads” – but worse. #wecandobetter

I am old enough to remember the “want ads”. For those of you younger chaps out there who are unfamiliar with this, let me explain. There was once this thing called a “newspaper”. This was a bunch of papers, folded together, that had the news of the day printed on them. You could get these…

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