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EHarmony Says Its Job-Matching Tool Isn’t Dead Yet

You might remember eHarmony’s year-ago launch in Los Angeles to much fanfare; well, there’s buzz that eHarmony’s job technology is “kaput,” as one tweeter said. Actually, not quite kaput, says eHarmony. Crystal Miller Lay has done marketing for eHarmony on the jobs matching product. She says the company hasn’t seen any huge drop in its customer numbers,…

Recruiting for Those Hard-to-Fill Positions

While traditional recruiting strategies continue to evolve over time and new sources of hire are developed each year, some roles take an unconventional approach in order attract top talent. The demand for certain candidates, like developers who code a specific language, continues to increase as supply goes down. Post and pray is no…

Our First ATAP Board of Directors and Leadership Team

The Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals (which you read about here) announced the selection of our first Board of Directors last week, a diverse group of practitioners and non-practitioners alike. The Board members were selected from a list of 120 individuals who self-nominated for consideration. A selection committee led by Gerry Crispin conducted a…

Invest In Your Best Sourcers

Managing a team of any size, you have a finite amount of time. You keep investing your time and energy to get the new person up and running, or another person out of a performance management plan. While doing so, your best team member submits her two-week notice. Why? Because she felt undervalued…

The Art and Science of Talent Acquisition

A few years ago the, BBC aired a series called How to Build a Planet. Hosted by Top Gear host, Richard Hammond, it showed step-by-step how the world was put together — featuring questionable special effects, cheeky British humor, and a side of physics, chemistry, biology, and geology. I loved watching the CGI…

Talent Shortage Problem Solved! Create a Recruiting Culture

How leaders can stop worrying about their persistent and damaging talent shortage It’s hard to find a large corporation, a tech firm, or a small business that isn’t currently suffering from a shortage of top talent with the required skills. So if you’re an executive or manager, you might be surprised to learn…

Human and Machine: Better Together

Applications for Talent Acquisition For years, computers posed a minimal competitive threat to the world’s elite chess players. In a 1985 event, grandmaster Garry Kasparov put up a 32-0 record against his computer challengers simultaneously. Twelve years later came his 1997 defeat to IBM’s Deep Blue, which represented a symbolic inflection point in computing power. Not only…