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You don't have to be in talent acquisition to have a good talent compass.  Good solid advice here. 
 
We are running out of room in our new office. When we moved into this new office 15 months ago with around 250 employees, there were some at VaynerMedia who wondered how we were going to fill these
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Great message -- don't wait until your HR systems and data sets are perfect to start your predictive analytics journey.   It will never be "ready" and you'll miss out on the knowledge and equity that comes from experimenting  with the data that you do have.
Talent Analytics, Corp. has created the most valuable, (and most addictive) talent analytics platform in the industry. Talent dashboards help organizations and consultants anticipate the affect of current and future talent on business strategies.
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Great video from head of google HR --emergent leadership is far more important than role expertise.
 
Last month, the +Google Students page held a Hangout on Air with Laszlo Bock (SVP, People Operations) and Kyle Keogh (Director, Sales) about our MBA internship interview process. They discussed how to prepare for an internship interview, what types of questions to expect and our overall evaluation criteria. The recording of the Hangout is now up on the Google Students YouTube channel.
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Great article on aquihiring. Great way for big companies to obtain tech talent and capabilities but I'd love to see an article on the success of integration or utilization post-acquisition. 
Over the past year or two, non-tech corporations have begun to actually open their wallets to arm themselves with talent and technology that can..
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Good video on the downside to outsourcing and offshoring.   I agree that outsourcing core capabilities is a bad idea in most cases.   Simple, easy to manage tasks are fine but complex, highly technical skills on a mass scale will always be difficult to manage.   Companies need to own the critical pieces of their supply chain at at all costs.

I'm bullish on outsourcing of small projects like those that you find on  +oDesk or +Guru or +Fiverr.   Even on these platforms though, when you start getting beyond simple tasks, it gets really hard to manage your virtual workers.     It's getting better, but the there's a tipping point at which it makes more sense to do it in-house, do it yourself or hire someone local to work with you closely on-site.   

The challenge is finding the tipping point for the tasks you're trying to outsource!
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Mckinsey puts out some excellent research reports.  This one is a year old but I find myself referring to it frequently when I need some solid stats on the #futureofwork  .  There's a great free download of the full report at the link below.
Long-range forces are changing the nature of work and how jobs will be created. The disequilibrium in many national labor markets won't be solved by measures that worked well in decades past. A McKinsey Global Institute article.
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I dont particularly love the feel of this ball, but it definitely flies true. Moves really nice on the ground because its not bouncy. Just seems a little heavy to me and sounds like you're kicking a basketball. Pingggg. Makes me wonder if i bought a defect. #brazuca
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Happy New Year to our talented recruiters in China!   Here's to another great year of growth!  Thanks for all you do!  #YearOfTheHorse @hersheycareers
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Amen!
 
If you're back to work after the holidays tomorrow, try to include fun in your workday & you'll be more effective http://virg.in/bsf
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This is a really smart concept.   I just counseled a former employee who now works as a recruiter at a small company near LA and she's going INSANE trying to control her hiring managers.    

After lecturing her for an hour on the importance of PROCESS and STANDARDIZATION it became clear to her that the lack of those two things through the entire recruiting process was destroying their employer brand and their ability to land talent.  

I spend my a good portion of my day driving process standardization for my company across 7 countries and 1500+ hires per year.  That's not a huge amount of volume for a Fortune 500, but process for me is EVERYTHING!    

Bravo to @grnhsio for adding education and standardization as a feature.  I haven't seen the product but I don't see this scaling beyond startup companies.  The low end market for ATS-like platforms is crowded.  I don't see this as a competitor to JobVite...probably more along the lines of
+The Resumator or +JobScore ...and even they might even be in a different market focused on bigger clients.  I could be wrong but that's how it looks on the surface.    

And if I were investing, I'd be wondering what happens if any of the smaller ATS players adds Greenhouse-like features.  Could be the end of their differentiation.    In fact, I met with the COO of a video interviewing provider today whose platform does a lot of these things AND integrates with Taleo, Jobvite, SuccessFactors, etc.   

Long story short, I continue to be amazed at the amount of low hanging fruit out there in startups who are full of brilliant engineers but can't figure out that you need to have a clear employer brand, interview guides and, at the very least, some sort of a consistent process to ensure recruiting success.  

This post is a great example:  http://blog.greenhouse.io/how-one-ceo-cracked-the-recruiting-code-and-grew-by-45-in-6-weeks/#more-196

Seems 101 to me, but I recruit in a very different environment.    
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Great thoughts from 2010 Ted Talk by @JasonFried:

Working is like sleeping.  When you get interrupted at work (or when someone interrupts your sleep), you have to start over.   You have to go backwards, get back to where you were before and start up again.  

Minimize your interruptions by working from home, limiting meetings and using modern tools to work asynchronously whenever possible.    
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"If you talk to technologists from Silicon Valley, moviemakers from Hollywood or advertising execs from New York, they'll all tell you that the magic only happens on their sacred turf. But that's what you'd expect talent hub nationalists to say. You're the fool if you believe it." Excerpt from 37Signals new book "Remote - Office Not Required".

I'm only a couple chapters in but this is one of the most pragmatic and thoughtful books I've read on talent acquisition strategy....even though the theme is more about the remote revolution. 
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Father.  Brother.  Husband.  Son.  Talent Scout.  Recruitment Strategist.  Tech Founder. Design Junkie. Ethnic Street Foodie.   Urban Music Lover.   Sayer/Doer.  Idea Guy.   Futbol Hooligan.   Blogger.  Early  Adopter.  Self  Quantifier.   Biohacker.  

In my spare time, I experiment with modern ways of getting work done through remote teams.



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