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Email is used by 95% of us, so we should learn to be great at writing emails...
Should I really send this email? Are people going to respond to it, let alone open it? Does it say what I want it to say?  Even if you don’t struggle with what to say in your emails or you don’t feel at least hesitant to send them out (in which case, hats off to you, my friend), chances are good you put some effort into your emails and care about their results. And email can be an unpredictable medium, so you really don’t know what’s going to hap...
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A study that is documenting what many of us are experiencing...
Professionals continue to work longer hours, and they stay on the job while at home, checking emails before going to bed and after getting up in the morning.
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A good summary of ideas relating to the community space...
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I liked how #johntraphagan explained corporate culture: People may align themselves to behave in a way that seems as though they buy into expressed corporate values and “culture,” but this is just as likely to be a product of self-preservation as it is of actually believing in those values or identifying with some sloganized organizational culture"
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One of my favorites is  #"10. Contribute Something of Interest, Not Self-Interest"
Check out what 17 seriously impressive social marketing pros have learned about how to build genuine relationships online!
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A great place to start when thinking about building a community...
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Interesting that this study points to a millennials' desire for more of a 1:1 interaction as opposed to more social media interaction...
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You knew this was coming...
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Some reminders of why our action (or lack thereof) really impact our talent brand....
A positive candidate experience is critical in building a strong employer brand.
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Another voice is heard from in the millennial conversation; #meghanmbiro puts things into perspective.  Great read.
Ever since the CoBies — Google’s multidirectional Conference Bikes that transform going for lunch into a team-building exercise — the image of millennials in the workplace has turned into a kind of perpetual second-guessing. So young, so self-possessed, so smart, so not into phone calls! So what else do they want? This kind of approach is
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Look who is #1 on this list...
A willingness to relocate can be a job seeker's greatest asset. With that in mind, personal finance site WalletHub took a look the cities where work abounds in 2015--as well as the places to which those on the hunt won't want to consider a move.
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Marvin Smith is veteran talent acquisition practitioner who focuses on strategic talent sourcing, talent community building, social recruiting, employment branding, and the use of technology to drive talent identification and engagement strategies. Marvin is a writer and speaker on the topics of talent communities, strategic talent sourcing, Moneyball Sourcing, and talent acquisition strategies.
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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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Last month 600 sourcing and recruiting practitioners gathered at the Westin Seattle to discuss all things sourcing. Twitter traffic was at a