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Marvin Smith
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Since the beginning of time, human beings have had to work and have sought meaning in their work. That’s why it takes more than a healthy paycheck for employees to be happy on the job and why all the talk about how money doesn’t motivate employees to higher performance rings true.

However, it would be a mistake to conclude that if more money doesn’t make employees work harder, money isn’t central to employee job satisfaction. Money still talks. Money confers value, and the right money makes less-than-ideal work situations tolerable, at least for a time.
<p>Despite the surveys to the contrary, the main reason people quit jobs is for more money. Are you sure you're paying your employees right?</p>
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One of the biggest problems for veterans these days is finding a job in the private sector once they retire from the military. For example, many vets find that it's difficult to translate their military training and experience into language that civilian employers can understand.
Most of us on this Memorial Day today are enjoying time with family and friends, but we should also take time to remember those who have lost their lives defending this country -- and the military personnel and their families who sacrifice so much every day.
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Today, minimum wage earners struggle to make ends meet. When a full-time worker brings home around $20,000 a year, it can be nearly impossible to pay for bare necessities, much less get ahead. Survival becomes the objective, and paying for rent, food, trying to keep a car on the road, etc., can feel like insurmountable obstacles to achieving any measurable progress.
<p>The face of the minimum wage worker has changed in recent decades, and it's important that we update our thinking in order to better understand the Raise the Wage campaigns heating up across the country.&nbsp;</p>
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With the speed of a hypersonic aircraft, rocket power of a launch vehicle, strength of an armored truck and data-processing power of a supercomputer, today’s superheroes have captured the imagination of millions of fans from every corner of the globe.
While there may be no greater fantasy than superhuman powers and out-of-this world technology, if you think the idea of creating a real superhero suit is pure science fiction, think again.
Every day, Lockheed Martin scientists are making new discoveries in fields like nanotechnology, kinetics, lightweight materials and autonomy – all essential powers for the superhero of tomorrow.
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A nice compilation of TA related articles...
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While many talent acquisition organizations place sourcers below recruiters as an entry-level position, Kutsmode argues that the position should be considered a separate skillset with its own metrics and expectations. Just like not all HR professionals are good recruiters, not all recruiters are good dedicated sourcers. 
This article by Carl Kutsmode, Partner at talentRISE, provides insight on how to properly utilize dedicated sourcing recruiters with a recruitment organization. Among the advice listed is to give sources the resources they need to find solid prospects and to utilize them for positions that are less likely to have active candidates applying to the job. Click here to read the article. While many talent acquisition organizations place sourcers below...
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Far too many business leaders are, with the best intentions, failing to put the necessary muscle behind efforts to promote more women. Those organizations that understand the business imperative for gender balanced teams and inclusive cultures realize that it a 3-legged solution: men, women, and organization all have a part to play. Yet to move beyond conversation to action there are four things organizations corporate leaders can do to finally, after decades of talk, actually get something done on this issue:
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the 100 most influential women from eight categories or power bases: billionaires, business, celebrity, finance, media, philanthropy and intergovernmental organizations, politics and technology.
FORBES presents its 12th annual list of the 100 most influential women from extraordinary entrepreneurs and visionary CEOs and politicians to celebrity role models, billionaire activists and pioneer philanthropists.
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For the bloggers out there, some interesting observations...
Discover the three most popular blogs in the world and the practical, powerful tip each one offers you – Content Marketing Institute.
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This looks like an interesting tool; has anyone connected it your CRM?
Datananas allows you to create targeted lists of prospects from online communities and social / professional networks.
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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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