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Jobs site Neuvoo secures $53m CAD equity funding
aimgroup.com

Montreal-based recruitment search engine Neuvoo has secured $53 million CAD (£33 million) in equity investment from The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ).

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I want a live, breathing, credible headhunter
www.asktheheadhunter.com

Like HR people, 95% of today’s so-called “headhunters” aren’t worth spit. They’re keyword pushers dialing for dollars. They spam e-mail lists with “job opportunities,” pitching jobs to people they know nothing about.

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College Students Have No Idea You Want to Recruit Them!
timsackett.com

For part of my career, I did the standard corporate college recruiting gig. It sounds “super-cool” when you first think about it. “Wait, I get to fly around the country and go the best college campuses and recruit people who actually want to be recruited?!” The reality is college recruiting as a corporate recruiter is much […]

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College Students: Are you adding your side-hustle to your resume!?
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I got killed a few weeks ago by some trolls on Twitter over posting this tweet: I get that many people need to work side hustles to make ends meet in today’s world. I wasn’t talking about these folks working their butts off to make ends meet. I myself work side hustles. In today’s #outrage […]

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Honeypot launches in Austria
aimgroup.com

Honeypot, a Berlin-based job-hunting platform, is expanding its business operations by setting up shop in Austria’s capital Vienna.

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Can we stop using the phrase “Top Talent”!?
timsackett.com

Rant warning! Proceed with caution!  First off the vast majority of us wouldn’t know top talent for a specific position if it came up and slapped us in the face. What we know are people/candidates that are actually open to listening to what we have open right now. “Pipelining top talent” makes you sound like […]

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McDonald’s Is Showing Us the Future of Recruiting!
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Mikey D’s announced this week that they purchased an Artificial Intelligence speech recognition company. Why? Well, quite simply the vast majority of interactions that happen between McDonald’s and it’s customers happen through the drive-thru speaker. So, if you want to save money. Become more efficient. Make fewer errors. etc. You need to find a way […]

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How much would 1 share of you be worth?
timsackett.com

What if instead of paying your university or trade school tuition, you paid them shares of your future self in the form of “Income Sharing“? That’s what some schools have been toying around with: “The Lambda School teaches information technology skills online, and it charges zero tuition and offers stipends to select students. The deal […]

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IT job platforms fight skills shortage in Austria and Switzerland
aimgroup.com

Switzerland and Austria are experiencing a shortage skilled IT personnel. According to a report of the Association of Business Consulting, Accounting and Information Technology (UBIT), the market lacks 10,000 highly qualified IT specialists,. The problem is not confined only to a few countries.

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Are Employees Really Upset Over Being Replaced By Robots?
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I think we all want to believe that our employees are freaking out that one day their job, in the near future, will be replaced by a robot. It’s all you hear right now in our space! “A.I. will be taking over 97% of jobs by next week!” The reality is our employees are not […]

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Today we Celebrate Recruiters! Happy Global TA Day! #Sept4 #RecruitersRock
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Global TA Day was started in 2018 by the Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals (ATAP Global) and so today we celebrate the 2nd annual Global TA Day! The idea is that we (recruiters of all types – corporate, agency, RPO, vendors) all need at least one day a year where our hard work and effort […]

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How to Impact Company Culture from Any Role
timsackett.com

Experiments with organizations In the past 5-10 years, we’ve seen businesses increasingly experiment with different organizational structures, including “holacracy” and similar concepts like “self-management.” In most organizations, though, hierarchy persists. And while hierarchy has some negative elements to it, by and large, it makes sense. It helps the human brain organize who is responsible for […]

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2019 HR Technology Conference Pitchfest Participants Announced!
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You guys know I’m a huge believer in doing demos of HR and TA Technology companies to build your knowledge around the technology that runs our professional life. I often get the question, “Tim, what companies should I demo?” Well, I will be looking at all 30 of these companies! Hundreds of companies applied for […]

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Michigan Recruiter’s Conference Registration is Now Open! November 6 & 7!
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The only specifically designed Recruiter conference for corporate Talent Acquisition Pros and Leaders in Michigan! The Michigan Recruiters Conference is designed to be a bi-annual event that will bring in the brightest recruiting minds in the country to nurture and develop corporate recruiting as a whole in Michigan. The event organizer is Tim Sackett. The 2019 […]

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