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Blue-collar job site Wodedagong.com gets funding
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Chinese blue-collar jobs platform Wodedagong.com has reportedly secured an undisclosed series C funding round. According to a report in iyiou.com, the funding round — led by Matrix Partners China — was completed in late 2018, but was not disclosed until now. Founded in 2015, Beijing-based Wodedagong.com primarily operates in just three markets — Hangzhou, Shanghai […]

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Your Weekly Dose of HR Tech: Pocket Recruiter (@pkrecruiter)
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Today on The Weekly Dose I review the recruiting technology, Pocket Recruiter. Pocket Recruiter drastically reduces the time it takes to screen, source and evaluate candidates, helping recruiters achieve a higher interview to placement ratio.  Pocket Recruiter is one of these new recruiting technologies built around the concepts of Machine Learning and A.I. Basically, it integrates […]

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Welcome to the Real-World Tesla Employees!
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You probably saw this last week but it came out that Tesla employees fear for their jobs more than any other technology company, of over 8000 tech workers surveyed: A survey by workplace chat app Blind shows that out of all the major tech companies, Tesla’s employees most fear being laid off. Blind surveyed 8,230 tech […]

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What’s the Difference between Great Recruitment Marketing and Bad RM?
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Smashfly released their annual 2019 Recruitment Marketing Benchmarks Report this week and there are some real takeaways that I think help TA teams become better right away tactically at RM.  In the middle of the report on pages 11-13 the report shows what great TA teams are doing differently than those who are failing at […]

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3 Ways to Increase Employee Productivity that Doesn’t Entail Pain or Torture!
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The holy grail of great leadership is simply getting the most positive productivity for an extended period from your team. That. Is. It. If I take your current team and I get them to do more work that is of the same or higher quality, I am a better leader than you are. “Yeah, well, […]

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Career Confessions from Gen Z: Snow Days – From Fun to Stress
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Welcome to the reboot of Career Confessions of Gen Z! I started this in 2018 with my Gen Z son, Cameron, and the response was off the charts. So, in 2019 I found 8 great Gen Z HR, TA, and Marketing pros to continue the Gen Z content. Enjoy!  Snow days are not what they […]

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Career Confessions of Gen Z: Generational Individuality as a Millennial
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Welcome to the reboot of Career Confessions of Gen Z! I started this in 2018 with my Gen Z son, Cameron, and the response was off the charts. So, in 2019 I found 8 great Gen Z HR, TA, and Marketing pros to continue the Gen Z content. Enjoy!  For as long as I can […]

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Your Weekly Dose of HR Tech: @Jobvite goes shopping!
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Big news out of the world of the Talent Acquisition technology. Jobvite, with a major investment from K1 Investment Management, went out and bought three best of breed recruiting technologies: Talemetry – CRM, Recruitment Marketing technology RolePoint – Employee referral and internal mobility technology Canvas – Text-based screening and interview technology All four of these […]

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What Does Tim Sackett Actually Do?
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So, besides my beautiful wife asking this question, frequently, I get asked this question all the time! During the spring and fall conference season, I’m out and about all over the world speaking. At almost every stop I’ll have at least one person come up to me and ask, “So, what do you actually do?”  […]

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Doing Time in Recruiting
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Have you done any time? I asked the unsuspecting young lady sitting next to me. She just stared at me not sure if I was joking or serious, and really not wanting to engage either way.  Old recruiters tend to be a bit forward. Their time has worn away the niceties and cultural norms society […]

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Budgeting Yourself to Below Average Recruiting
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I was with a great group of TA leaders this week at the ATAP annual board meeting. One of my colleagues made a comment during a break: “You can’t budget yourself to great TA” A Great TA Leader Once Said Meaning, if you keep cutting your TA budget year after year, eventually your tech is […]

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Ghosting: Job candidates turn tables on employers
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Employers and recruiters routinely disrespect job candidates. Now the victims have reset the table and are serving employers their own dog food — and they’re telling their stories. How have you ghosted or been ghosted?

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Career Confessions from Gen Z: Taking Criticism Constructively- Be Less Offended and Create More
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If you’d ask me a year ago how well I took criticism, I would probably just have nervously laughed and admitted I would rather cut lemons with paper cuts than have my work critiqued. If this sounds like you, don’t be alarmed, you’re not alone. Many people our age struggle with criticism, especially in the […]

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Your Weekly Dose of HR Tech: @PowerToFly
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This week on The Weekly Dose I review the D&I technology platform Power to Fly. Power to Fly is a recruiting platform used for connecting people with companies committed to building more diverse and inclusive environments.  Founded in 2015 by two females who were named one of Fast Companies most creative people in business. The […]

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