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Some great ideas on how to discover if a candidate is a fit with your culture...
Cultural fit is difficult to measure in a typical job interview. Use these questions to start.
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Very worthwhile read...
Why aren't there more women in tech? Is it "pipeline problem" or a much deeper rooted problem in industry culture? We're investigating.
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Losing some of these phrases could leave me speechless (lol)...
These phrases felt like game-changers when they first entered the lexicon—but with all due respect, we're no longer thinking outside of the box when we ping someone and ask them to keep their eye on the ball.
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Think it's time for a raise; walk through this infographic for some insight...
25% of employees are willing to leave for a 10% raise. Find out if it's the right time for a raise.
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Some challenging numbers for women in tech; what does this #McKinsey report tell us about our investment in #STEM...
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A very valuable article on the use of content marketing in recruiting...
Does your content marketing strategy ignore the very people who could help grow your company? Help your HR department and incorporate prospective employees into your content marketing with these nine recruiting tool tips.
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A very insight article on Glassdoor....
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Great information to have handy...
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This article showcases organizations that "walk their talk;" in order to attract talent, they create opportunities for their employees to give back...
Being social doesn’t end online. Here are five companies making an impact in their communities and in recruiting.
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Very useful data to factor into our email strategies...
Age can often factor into how customers want to engage with brands. Using the findings of the MarketingSherpa Consumer Purchase Preference Survey, we examined the differences between millennials and baby boomers. Discover the preferences of 955 U.S. millennials and boomers on how they like to receive messages when they are away from computers.
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Tough list to crack; it certainly puts pressure on the rest of us to be competitive...
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Some practical ideas on expanding diversity recruiting efforts...
Finding women for leadership roles is difficult. Read these tips for attracting more women and improving diversity.
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Strategic Talent Sourcing Technologist
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building online talent communities, strategic talent sourcing, strategic talent sourcing, talent community building, social recruiting, employment branding, the use of technology to drive talent identification and engagement strategies
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  • Lockheed Martin
    Strategic Sourcing, 2012 - present
    The Strategic Talent Sourcing Consultant is part of the Strategic Sourcing Group (SSG) within the corporate workforce strategy, analytics & acquisition organization. I am responsible for talent research, competitive intelligence, and talent pipeline building for critical skilled talent areas that map to Lockheed Martin’s workforce plan. This role is very strategic, yet does allow opportunities to put strategy into action. The highlights of this include: • Project Manager on technology initiatives to enhance candidate identification and development, as well as the candidate experience. • Talent community initiatives that engage, nurture, and build long term relationships with key segments of talent.• Researched | Reviewed |Recommended technology solutions for a recruitment marketing platform and developed the RFI/RFQ• Led sourcing initiatives for critical talent required to meet business objectives• Co-developed the Lockheed Martin talent acquisition strategy for 2013• Created the vision of Web 3.0 and outlined a broad path to accomplish that goal for talent acquisition
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Senior Research Recruiter, 2011 - 2012
    Member of an internal executive search team; provide research for senior level positions in global health, global development, US Programs (education) and operations Develop, drive and execute on a portfolio quality driven research services/strategies designed to identify senior level and niche talent that map to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation programs. In addition, am responsible for building a passive talent pipeline by leveraging advanced research strategies; recruitment marketing strategies, as well as leveraging technology and social channels. A key strategy is to create expert communities that were serve the dual purpose of evangelizing the Gates Foundation priority strategies as well as, creating opportunities to engage the executive talent that comprise the groups. In this way we can map our efforts to the Gates Foundation mission and serve our grantees and partners in a more impactful manner.
  • Research In Motion
    Sourcing Program Manager, 2011 - 2011
    Global responsibilities for strategic sourcing programs; including social recruiting campaigns & events; talent pipelines & communities; sourcing & social recruiting training and the integration of social recruiting technologies. Led an EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) Region competitive response campaign that generated 3 immediate hires and a 250+ pipeline of target talent. Created “The BlackBerry Vine,” a community designed to be the voice of RIM’s culture; grew the community to 1000+ members in about 3 months. Was a “thought partner” with Global Sourcing Leader in redesigning the global sourcing ecosystem (talent intelligence, ERP, talent communities, SEO, social recruiting events & campaigns & CRM) to make a significant impact on strategic talent acquisition at Research In Motion (RIM).
  • Microsoft
    Talent Sourcer, 2006 - 2011
    This Talent Sourcer role was a hybrid role that contained aspects of project management, competitive talent intelligence, talent identification and branding & digital media. It involved identifying potential talent and leveraging social recruiting technology to build talent pipelines and talent communities to proactively meet Microsoft’s Entertainment & Devices Division (E&D) objectives. The focus was to identify the talent E&D would need over a three to five years year period. Strategic Sourcing My responsibility was to identify current and future talent (employees) for E&D. Specifically, I identified the target talent and segmented the audiences into professions that would be needed by our division to meet its goals and objectives. Two aspects of this work were unique; first, instead of centering on an immediate transaction, this work concentrated on engaging and nurturing relationships with the target audience. And second, we focused on the total target audience for a profession. For example, if there are 1.2M software engineers in North America, we measured our success by the % of that population that was identified. Talent Community Building Created talent communities leveraging Web 2.0 (digital) technologies and social communities with the purpose of creating a pool of target talent that was interested in Microsoft and the respective profession the community was built around. We created a unique experience for the prospect | candidate that was interested in exploring a career with Microsoft, either currently or in the future. This workstream is an integral part of the pioneering talent community development pilot at Microsoft. This work was honored by ERE as “best use of technology” and by Jobs2Web as one of the top 3 innovators. Social Recruiting Campaigns & Events To address short term hiring objectives, we developed targeted recruiting campaigns as well as produced social recruiting events. While both types of approaches enhanced our relationship with the target audiences, the social nature of the two were different. On one hand, the campaigns offered a light touch by informing the target audience about a recent technological development or new entertainment offering as well as, showcased key opportunities with E&D. On the other hand, these “invitation only” events were social occasions to engage targeted talent audiences in conversations around E&D, our technologies and/or our career opportunities. Normally these instances were live venues that facilitated conversations and showcased Microsoft leaders and technologies or professions. Jobs2Web Project Manager Implemented a recruitment marketing platform to that involved the leveraging of technology to automate recruiting processes; engage social media channels; and enhance the E&D brands. Results included an increase of 1M+ visitors to E&D sites; the ability to manage all the moving parts to a large sourcing ecosystem; and to automate the “active” candidate apply process by leveraging the SEO (Search Engine Optimization) features of Jobs2Web. We Still Serve (www.westillserve.com) Project Recruited to a Microsoft-wide virtual team that developed a unique outreach to a military audience. This outreach broke new ground with this target audience and enhanced the company’s relationship with our largest customer—the US government. Managed the relationships between Jobs2Web (technology vendor), TMP (creative vendor) and the project team. In addition, developed and implemented the social media strategy to engage the military segment.
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As a marketer that works in talent acquisition, I focus on strategies for talent communities, talent sourcing, recruitment marketing, and talent engagement (aka the candidate experience). I am especially passionate about leveraging tools and technology that put the human touch back into talent acquisition. My current role with a Fortune 50 organization (Lockheed Martin) focuses on HR technology (automated recruitment marketing), strategic talent sourcing and creating talent communities for key talent segments. Previously, I held positions in strategic talent sourcing, social recruiting & recruitment marketing program management with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Blackberry; and Microsoft.
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Marvin Smith is veteran talent acquisition practitioner who focuses on strategic talent sourcing, talent community building, talent branding, and the use of technology to drive talent identification and engagement strategies.  Marvin's current role is a Strategic Talent Sourcing Consultant with Lockheed Martin where he is responsible for talent pipeline building for critical skills talent; and driving corporate wide, talent community initiatives.

  Marvin has been on teams that were at the forefront of resurgence of talent sourcing as a strategic weapon in talent acquisition.  Previously, he served in positions of strategic talent sourcing program management with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Blackberry; and Microsoft. 

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What to Ask When Measuring Cultural Fit
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The Disturbing Influence of Glassdoor
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Infographic: The Highest-Paying Companies In America
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How Social Good Fuels Recruiting
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The Anatomy of a Successful LinkedIn Profile [Infographic]
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Career Management - To stand out amid the millions of LinkedIn users, you need a stellar profile that captures attention and starts conversa

New Survey: Job Postings Are The Doorway To Your Employer Brand
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co-authored by Candace Kim Research suggests that if you care about your employer brand, aka what people think working at your company is li

Infographic: The Brands Millennials Most Want To Work For
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This chart shows index rankings of companies millennials would be proud to work for.

7 Tips for Recruiting Women
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Finding women for leadership roles is difficult. Read these tips for attracting more women and improving diversity.

15 Must-Have Sourcing Tools Every Recruiter Needs
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Learn about 15 new sourcing tools and technologies to improve your sourcing strategy.

Geoff Colvin: Will Technology Take Your Job?
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Not all jobs are at risk of being taken over by technology, says author Geoff Colvin.

Why Recruiters Should Use Google Trends
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Discover why recruiters should use Google Trends and how the service can help them craft better job ads and reach more relevant and engaged

The Top 5 Reasons Why Companies Launch Branded Online Communities (and W...
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The Creative Sourcing Myth.
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The 25 Most In-Demand Skills on LinkedIn [Infographic]
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Get Your Recruiting Ducks in a Row
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To avoid hiring woes, get organized now.

Harvard Professor’s Research Suggests That Current Hiring Processes Are ...
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Over the years, I’ve suggested that most hiring processes used by most companies were designed to hire the wrong people for the wrong jobs.

PayScale's Salary Negotiation Guide
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PayScale shows you how to negotiate for a higher salary the right way.

The Best Boolean and Semantic Search Tool
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What Millennials Expect From You on Social Media
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Segmentation - Millennials love conversations on social media, and they expect a lot more from brands than just buy this, buy that small tal