ICYMI Monday: Get In The Ring

ICYMI Monday: Get In The Ring

Mike Roberts

This is a regular weekly feature here on the Jibe Blog, in which we uncover some of the best recruitment and technology stories from the previous week you may have missed. But first, we take a little trip in the wayback machine.

You know, history can be really depressing. Doing this weekly post, in which we kick things off by taking a quick look back on what happened on this day in history, I’m constantly confronted with a list of plane crashes, earthquakes, war and strife. And that’s just no fun. This week is no different as March 31st saw a devastating earthquake decimate Nicaragua in 1931, 167 people die in a deadly plane crash in Mexico City in 1986, and in 1909 construction began on the RMS Titanic, which didn’t turn out so well in the end. But you know what else happened on this day?

That’s right, on March 31, 1985 the first-ever Wrestlemania was held at Madison Square Garden here in New York City. So you see, not all history is bad… that is, unless you’re Rowdy Roddy Piper up there getting manhandled by Mr. T.

On that note, how about we pile drive our way into this week’s stories?

  • Are Today’s Integrated Talent Management Systems Bad for HR?
    On her HR Tech Blog, Sarah White takes a look at the long-awaited promise of the integrated, end-to-end talent management system. Feeling this promise has gone undelivered, Sarah makes some good points as to why and looks to give HR tech vendors a bit of a ‘kick in the pants’ to do better. Here at Jibe, we’re in agreement about a lot of these points, which is why we remain laser-focused on offering a consistent user experience and not trying to quickly ‘bolt on’ solutions to simply tick all the boxes.
  • Mobile Recruiting Has A Smart Future
    Across the pond, Stuart Jones from Omni RMS adds more fuel to the mobile recruiting fire, arguing that it’s beyond time for companies to embrace mobile as a viable – and indeed crucial – recruiting channel, and offers some pointers on how to get started.
  • Six Key Takeaways from HR Analytics London
    Staying in the UK, David Green shares his takeaways from the HR & Workforce Analytics Innovation Summit, which took place earlier this month in London, on the Ochre House blog. Lots of good info in this post, and we couldn’t agree more with the final point: The future of HR Analytics is exciting.
  • Tech Insights: How Dirty Data is Slowing Down Good HR Analytics
    Keeping with the theme of analytics, David Creelman over on TLNT takes a look at the importance of working with clean and accurate data when setting up an analytics solution for HR or recruiting. And hey, there’s Jibe CEO Joe Essenfeld weighing in on the topic. How about that?

And with that, we’ve reached the 10-count on this week’s ICYMI Monday post. Wishing you all a productive week free from body slams, sleeper holds and flying suplexes.

If you come across something you think deserves some extra attention, leave a note in the comments or hunt us down on Twitter @JibePR.

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