How Google for Jobs is Breaking Talent Acquisition’s Biggest Pet Peeve

Tim Sackett Recruitment Marketing, Smashfly, Tim Sackett

Okay, Google for Jobs in changing the world!!! We can all lose our minds now and freak out! You’ve probably already seen a huge shift in your applicant traffic. I’ve spoken to some corporate talent acquisition leaders that are seeing up to a 60% shift in applicant traffic because of Google for Jobs. Most of the traffic loss is coming …

How To Optimize Your Job Postings for Inclusion on Google’s New Job Search Function

Patrick Ward Job Boards, job postings, Patrick Ward

The search engine giant Google recently announced and debuted their foray into the job posting/aggregation space. Google for Jobs is a new platform for job seekers and employers utilizing Google’s existing search features in combination with feeds pulled from company’s career sites and third-party sites like LinkedIn, CareerBuilder, and Glassdoor. Free to use and with a fairly automated process, now is the …

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The Day The Google Died

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Compensation/Cash Money, Culture, Good HR, Kris Dunn, Recruiting

OK, died might be strong.  But contracted a fatal disease that will one day make it perish?  Accurate… If there’s one thing we know through the annuals of time and the history of the enterprise organization globally, it’s that nothing is forever.  To be sure, there are times when it feels like the position of many of the companies we …

Some Hires Might Not Be Worth the Trouble – Lawsuit Uber is Fighting Proves It

RJ Morris Current Affairs, Employment Law, RJ Morris

I’m a House of Cards fan…power, subterfuge, shady deals and intrigue. Sign me up. Can’t wait for the new season. I like drama and backroom politics. It’s fun to see how things get done. Shady deals like this, however, don’t normally happen around the HR space. But for Uber and a division of Google, it’s on. Frank Underwood would eat …

Tim Sackett Breaks Down Google’s Jump Into the ATS Market

Tim Sackett Tim Sackett, Worldwide FOT

So, Google announced last week that it is getting ready to launch an applicant tracking/job posting technology called Google Hire. Google already has a number of smaller technology companies in beta, but so far very little has leaked out from anyone on the experience and capabilities. Google does have an initial splash page up allowing people to log in, but …

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True Diversity Can’t Be Achieved If You’re Still a School Pedigree Snob…

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Culture, Good HR, Kris Dunn, Recruiting

Hang out around diversity groups/conferences/think-tanks long enough, and you’re sure to have your view of diversity widened.  The line of thinking goes that diversity transcends Title 7 classification, and while many diversity initiatives focus on opportunity for protected class candidates, differences that exist outside of that definition are important as well. If the true business goal of diversity is to …

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Google Says Bootcamp Coders Not Ready for Primetime

Tim Sackett Learning and Development, Tim Sackett, Udacity

You might have seen this recently over at Business Insider, Google’s director of education and university relations, Maggie Johnson, came out and publicly slammed the popular short educational coding programs many call “coding bootcamps” in the IT industry. From Johnson: “Our experience has found that most graduates from these programs are not quite prepared for software engineering roles at Google …

I Heard Google Pays Mailroom Boys 100K (Dealing with Competitive Issues on Compensation)

Kris Dunn Change Management, Compensation/Cash Money, Employee Communications, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, Kris Dunn, Labor, The HR Profession

Quote – “If the grass looks greener on the other side, it is probably AstroTurf.” -Unknown Everybody wants more money, people. This we know. Internal issues related to pay are one thing. There’s also a big nasty world outside of your company that creates fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) across your employee base related to pay satisfaction. Whether it’s macro-media …

A Simple Formula For Becoming An Enviable Place To Work

Guest: Ed Baldwin Culture, Driving Productivity, Employee Engagement, employee experience, HR, Innovation, Workplace Flexibilty

Eventually, all leadership teams come to a realization that if they “win” in attracting higher caliber people than their competitors to their company then they will also “win” in their marketplace. Having a better team of people in place than your competitors is a sure-fire way to create a sustainable competitive advantage. But doing so is tricky. Why? Look no …

The Data Behind Being a Highly Selective Employer

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, HR, Selection, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett

We all think it, don’t we? We all want to believe in this notion that we only hire the best and brightest. We only hire quality.  We are “highly” selective. We’ll show our executives really cool data that shows how “highly” selective we are. Number of applicants per hire—25,000 people applied for this position and we only took the best …