Month: September 2017

The Not So Soft Skills to Look For When You Hire

Talent acquisition isn’t easy. Far too often employers focus on just a skills fit to try to determine whether someone is qualified to do the job. Sometimes they may focus on culture, yet still, not as thorough as necessary.  Of course – skills and a culture fit are very important to both employers and candidates. However, these things alone don’t tell you whether a job candidate can manage the…

#DisruptHR Detroit was a Yuuggee Success!

Hey, gang! It’s Friday and I’m buried from a busy week. Do you feel me!?!? We held the first DirsuptHR Detroit event this week in midtown Detroit at the Graden Theater. We sold 330 tickets for a space that held 300, we had 50 people on a waiting list. The space was awesome. The speakers were awesome. The food and drink were awesome. The…

How to Build an Employer Brand Ambassadorship Program at Your Company

If it’s been said once, it’s been said a million times: there is no better resource to build your employer brand and show candidates what life is like in your company than the talent you currently have working for you. A few of the ways you can leverage this goldmine of a resource: Getting your talent on camera, talking about life inside the company…

Persomatch lists jobs as Google AdWords ads

Persomatch GmbH, a German start-up founded in January, enables companies to post job openings as Google AdWords ads. This, it claims, is more effective than posting on job sites, since job seekers increasingly rely on the search engine to locate openings, and the ads Persomatch places appear at the top of the search results page. The post Persomatch lists jobs as Google AdWords ads…

The HRtech Party Scene for Vegas

Going to the HR Technology conference in Vegas next week? If you are then you need to know about this years parties. They offer a great chance to network within the industry and the booze is usually free. So far we have seen the following parties announced. As you walk around the expo hall you’ll probably discover more. TUES NIGHT Opening Reception in Expo…

‘Plus’ Your Way to Successful Feedback

Pixar is one of the most successful movie studios in Hollywood. Over the years, it has collected more than 20 Academy Awards for hits like Toy Story, The Incredibles, and Finding Nemo. Its last eight films have grossed more than $500 million worldwide. The memorable characters and storylines that Pixar dreams up have delighted moviegoers of all ages.

Should You Offer Performance Pay for Your Gig Workers?

From Amazon’s Mechanical Turk to Fiverr, TaskRabbit, Upwork and Behance, gig platforms are everywhere. If you need something done, whether it’s a simple microtask or a complete overhaul of your marketing strategy, chances are there’s a gig worker on a platform somewhere that can do it for you.

When Talent Gets Tight, People Break the Rules

So, let me get this straight, high school basketball players are getting paid to go to certain schools? Yeah, I think we’ve known that for like at least twenty, plus years now! You know the saying where there is smoke, there is fire? Well, the NCAA and big-time college athletics have been burning for decades! Now, instead of the NCAA putting your school on…

VIDEO: No Scrubs with John Hudson – A New Look At Old Recruiting Processes

This month on No Scrubs, host Dawn Burke welcome John Hudson to the show! John is an HR Business Partner with Slalom, providing internal HR support for midwest markets. Through the lens of online retailer Brandless, Dawn and John discuss what’s stale in the recruiting process and what can be improved by tapping into some of the same tactics that Brandless uses. No Scrubs…

4 Apps to Supercharge Your Employment Brand

Four years ago I built the first ever app that turned any image into a visual job description. That app was called InstaJob, and it gained a small but loyal following in recruiting circles. Eventually, I had to shut it down after realizing how difficult and expensive it was to keep an app going today. But let’s just say I was ahead of my…

interviewing.io Raises $3 Million for its Anonymous Hiring Platform

SAN FRANCISCO–interviewing.io, an anonymous hiring platform that has helped companies like Facebook, Lyft, and Twitch drastically improve the way they source, interview, and hire engineering talent, today announced a $3 million round of seed funding led by Susa Ventures, with participation from Social Capital, Ulu Ventures, Kapor Capital, TenOneTen Ventures, Manifest Investment Partners, and others. interviewing.io addresses arguably the biggest challenge tech companies face:…