Month: June 2016

SmartRecruiters Raises Another $30M in New Funding

Ka-ching! SmartRecruiters, an ATS out of San Francisco just ramped up the ATS wars with a new war chest full of cash. SAN FRANCISCO–SmartRecruiters, the Hiring Success company, announced today that it has raised $30M in Series C financing, led by New York-based venture capital and private equity firm Insight Venture Partners (IVP). See also: News from the SR blog. “SmartRecruiters is the clear…

Healthcare Hunt (Part 3 of 3) Tips for Human Engagement

When ordering the Starship Enterprise into Warp Speed, Captain Picard would always point his finger and exert the word “Engage!” Sometimes engaging a candidate can feel like jumping to warp speed, so in Part Three, I have included some best practices in human engagement so this doesn’t feel like a harsh command.

In Recruiting, Content Is NOT King!

Something happened over the past five years. Content marketing, which is a brilliant way to connect with a customer base and build sales, became very fashionable in the recruiting space.  So much so, that I constantly read vendors telling in the trenches Talent Acquisition pros and leaders: “In Recruiting, content is king!” No. No, it is not! In recruiting, activity is king.  I think the…

WEBINAR TODAY! Instagramming HR: 5 Filters HR Pros Can Use To Transform Into Better Recruiters

You know it’s true—you’re a great HR Pro, but you don’t really like to recruit. That’s okay, because you’re good at a million other things your company values. But here’s the thing: A recent Deloitte report outlined the need for HR Pros to grow their skills beyond what our functional area is traditionally known for. CEOs and division heads are expecting different things from…

You Just Lost Your Latest New Hire To… The Accounting Department?

Amazon continues to be (IMHO), America’s most interesting company. From the sheer range of businesses in which they operate to their single-minded focus on dominating their categories and increasing their willingness, (almost at a Google-like level) to experiment with brand new and innovative products and services… Amazon is always fascinating. And this willingness to experiment seems to sometimes extend to its HR and talent…

HR & TA Tech Startup Competition at HR Tech Conference!

Calling all HR and TA Tech startups! Here is your opportunity to be named the 2016 Next Great Technology Company. Just like the show, “The Voice”, participants will have the chance to get advice from their HR Pro coaches, and present their product on stage in front of one of the most attended sessions at HR Tech. At the competition, voting will take place…

The What, How and Why of Talent Personas

There’s lots of buzz around talent personas these days. As a Program Recruiter at heart, I’ve always been on the bandwagon of casting a wide but focused net. For those of you who are evaluating if this “new” technique, adapted from our friends in marketing and user design, is one you want to learn more about, I’ll break it down for you with a…

T3 – HR & TA Technology Startup Competition at The HR Tech Conference!

I get to review some really great HR and TA Technology on a weekly basis. Many of those companies are just looking for a ‘shot’. A way to be heard, to let people know what they do and how it will help their organization. Well, this is it! The HR Technology Conference is having a competition called, “Discovering the Next Great Technology Company”. It will…

Laurie Ruettimann talks Career Coaching

When someone is depressed and asks me for career coaching, I send ’em to colleagues who are patient and know how to give guidance with the right touch. That’s not me. Here are the attributes of impressive career advisors in my network: 1. They are certified. Anybody can be a career coach. Some of the most unpleasant people I’ve met in my professional life…