The Only Skill That Really Matters for Recruiting & Sourcing

Matt Charney Driving Productivity, HR (& Life!) Advice, HR Tech, HR Technology, Matt Charney, Recruiting, Sourcing

While there’s been some slight advances in the tools and technologies available for finding top talent, even the most advanced systems are simply automating what the most effective sourcers and recruiters have always done and will always do, because you don’t need a matching algorithm, machine learning or even any professional certification or credentials to be a kick-ass sourcing pro. …

5 Recruitment Content Marketing Predictions for 2016

Matt Charney Audacious Ideas, Culture, Current Affairs, HR, HR & Marketing, Matt Charney, Recruitment Marketing, Social Media and Talent, Sourcing, Talent Strategy

I know—you’re a recruiter, so you probably don’t care a ton about content, except, you know, job ads and resumes and social profiles and search results and $hit like that. And you’re thinking, Great, here we go again… another post about content marketing taking up valuable real estate where you could be learning the “10 Ways You Can Supercharge Your …

Recruiting Technology Company You’ve Never Heard Of Releases Product You Don’t Care About

Matt Charney Audacious Ideas, FOT Reads, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, in the news, Matt Charney

TALENT, OREGON – December 8, 2015 (WORTHLESS WIRE) — GenericTech, a leading provider of people empowerment solutions, announced today that the company is putting out a press release simply for the purposes of putting out a press release.   This revolutionary PR approach goes far beyond traditional content marketing to focus on an engaging user experience for any clients who …

Diverse Erection Careers (And Other Misfortunate Employer Brands).

Matt Charney Audacious Ideas, Employment Branding and Culture, FOT Reads, HR, Matt Charney

If you think you have a hard time overcoming stuff like negative Glassdoor reviews, compensation that’s not competitive with the market or some of the other challenges most commonly ascribed to employer branding initiatives, trust me, you have nothing to worry about—some recruiters out there have it way worse. Like the guy who has to do the hiring for Louisville, …

Recruiting Was Fine Until You Screwed It Up

Matt Charney Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, Recruiting

Every day, I’m lucky enough to get to talk to the people on the cutting edge of the recruiting technology industry; most of these are entrepreneurs who share a passion for their mostly cookie cutter products and the belief that, somehow, they’re going to help fix recruiting, which every single one seems to think is either “broken” or “a problem.” …

Candidate Experience Is Not A Product

Matt Charney Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, FOT Reads, HR Tech, HR Technology, Matt Charney

Fun fact: I own the trademark on the “slogan” (their term) candidate experience in the United States. I’m pretty sure that it’s unenforceable, but I’ve got the paperwork to prove that I at least paid the filing fee and was issued an e-mail confirming my registration was a success. Why did I pay $159 for the rights to intellectual property …

Why HR Is Doomed

Matt Charney Change, HR

Much like Y2K or a Promise Keeper’s rally, the phenomenon that became the crux of 99% of the History Channel’s programming and led to one of the finest films of our time, nay, all time, 2012, the predicted Mayan Apocalypse on December 21 failed to actually produce Armageddon. Big surprise. The thing is, that people have been foretelling the end of time …