15 Ways to Improve the Candidate Experience

Recently, our Talent Acquisition team (Anastasia Bartolucci & Alex Putman) were honored to with an award for candidate experience, Candidate Experience (CandE) Award with Distinction at the 15th Annual Human Resources Technology Conference & Exposition in Chicago. When you hear about awards like this you think of large companies with deep pockets and tons of resources. This does not describe us! Our company is an … Continue reading 15 Ways to Improve the Candidate Experience

Are You Innovative Enough?

Ask yourself a question….”what is the most innovative thing I have accomplished professionally this year?”  My journey started with a New Year’s resolution.  That resolution included being happy at work, using my creativity to build something cool and never being required to wear a tie ever again. Thus began a new job search in January 2011.  As many people know, a job search is no easy task; I sent … Continue reading Are You Innovative Enough?

Twitter Simplified!

Several weeks ago I was on Twitter and my 7-year-old daughter walks in.  She said “Daddy, are you on twitter again”?  I asked, “what do you know about twitter”?  Her response was a simple “I know it is about getting into other people’s business”!   Then, just last week I was meeting with a twitter newbie and he asked “what is the point of twitter” and “how do I use … Continue reading Twitter Simplified!

How to Engage with YouTube

How do you use YouTube to engage your networks?  Video may be one of the most personal ways to engage due the visual nature of people.  A picture is worth a thousand words, so how much is video worth? One of the most viewed/downloaded forms of social media is video that provides “How To…” instructions.  So, instead of writing a long post about “how to”, … Continue reading How to Engage with YouTube

Social Media Engagement Tips

Many people (talent acquisition and human resources professionals) think of themselves as social media experts because they have a Facebook and/or a LinkedIn account.  They update their status and even place job post (with links…look out now) in their status.  This makes you a social media expert about as much as standing in your garage makes you a car! The person(s) in your organization that … Continue reading Social Media Engagement Tips

Evolution of the Resume

Remember the days of sending your resume via snail mail.  You purchased the perfect stock of paper and envelope, addressed it ever so carefully, bought a….ugh…what’s that sticky thing called, oh yeah, a stamp and sent it off.  You waited weeks to hear back and nothing.  Maybe you sent it to the wrong person, maybe you had a typo or maybe it just got lost … Continue reading Evolution of the Resume

14 Words that Define Leadership

Recently I posted a question to a LinkedIn Human Resource group, asking for people to “Define Leadership in 1 Word”.  After 1 month, we received 1,130 comments!  Yes, I read every one of them and have summarized in 14 single words the definition leadership.  However, when you put these words together, when you team them up the results are amazing. Influential Charismatic Visionary Servant Inspirational … Continue reading 14 Words that Define Leadership