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Recruit Like A Marketer: Surprise and Delight (Then Reap The Social Reward!)

Yesterday Uber partnered with the Animal Planet to bring adorable and adoptable puppies to offices in a handful of major metropolitan cities in their footprint. While the offer was geared… Get the Rest

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People With High Standards (Like Jim Harbaugh) Wear People Out

FOT Note:  We here at FOT like to think we get talent and HR at a different level. At the very least, we are probably going to have

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Musing On The Candidate Experience… In Parental Recruiting Mode

I have two teenagers... both were gainfully employed last summer.  Which meant I had a summer of bliss.  You know what I mean if you have teenagers. Both did

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5 Things You Should Have In Your ATS Messaging to Avoid Looking Like an ***

FOT Note: This post is sponsored by the good folks at CareerBuilder.com, who care so much about the world of recruiting and human resources that they've become an annual

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How Much Do We Really Need To Know About Our Candidates?

So, I've just dropped in my post for my favorite tools and gizmos of 2014 and I think there's something to be said about the Connectifier, 360Social, and

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An ATS Saved My Bacon. No, Seriously.

Today, for Christmas or whatever December-ish holiday you celebrate, I give you the present of a cool sounding but not yet overused buzzword: “System Agility.” Sounds slick, right? We

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Recruit like a Marketer: How To Become a Top Employer on Glassdoor

Glassdoor released their seventh annual Employees’ Choice Awards, which honors the Best Places to Work across the U.S. and the UK last week. The report is compiled –

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What’s Your Special Sauce?

One of my prouder childhood achievements was beating the 30-second BigMac "challenge" as a 9-year old in desperate need of a promotional "Hamburglar" glass. Dad took me into the

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Don’t Count Out The Unlikely

Dirk Nowitzki made history last week.  He scored enough points to pass my guy, the incredible Hakeem Olajuwon and move into 9th place on the NBA's career scoring

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The 3 “Fs” of Universal Hiring

I've worked for global Fortune 500 organizations.  I've worked for a private holding company.  I've also "done" three startups. I bring some street cred to this blog as