ICYMI Monday: Giddy-up!

ICYMI Monday: Giddy-up!

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.

As always, we’re going to take a quick look back on this day in history before we get to our news roundup from the past week. And once again, we’re going back to the pioneer days. On April 14, 1860, the first Pony Express rider reached the West Coast, landing in San Francisco 10 days after setting off from St. Joseph, Missouri. At the time, the ability to deliver a letter or a package in 10 days was light years ahead of the standard. I wonder if there were any resumes packed into that first parcel? If so, we may consider that to have been the first, very elementary step in the advance of mobile recruiting.

Oh, and how about this? Here’s reportedly one of the first-ever job ads used to attract riders to the Pony Express: “Wanted: Young, skinny, wiry fellows not over eighteen. Must be expert riders, willing to risk death daily. Orphans preferred.” Yikes. Talk about a drop-off rate.

Ok, mount up! Let’s get on to the articles…

  • Buyers on the Rise
    Katherine Jones, vice president of HCM technology research for Bersin by Deloitte, shares findings from Bersin’s latest research over at HR Executive. There is a plethora of great information here, so dig in. The top-line takeaway? The HCM software market is in the midst of a rebirth, if not a renaissance. Exciting times, indeed.
  • Big Challenges for Recruiting Leaders – The Top 10 Upcoming Recruiting Problems
    Over on ERE.net, Dr. John Sullivan once again knocks it out of the park with his breakdown of the Top 10 challenges facing recruitment right now, and in the future. He touches on some familiar themes – the need to innovate, the need for speed, the need for better metrics, etc. While familiar, it’s important to keep these issues top-of-mind given their enormity, and the pace at which they are coming at us.
  • The Transformation of HR is Underway
    On HR Examiner, John Sumser comes hard, as is usual and appreciated, with a look at the increasing transparency being brought to the HR function, and its impact in the profession and the organization as a whole. Good stuff here, including strong words about the need for clean data, true SaaS and thorough integration.
  • Big Data Week on Blogging4Jobs
    And of course, we have to mention Big Data Week over on Blogging4Jobs. Jibe was excited to partner with the site on this project, one of their most successful themed weeks ever. In fact, #BigDataHR was the most popular HR topic on Twitter last week, according to HR Marketer. With more than 30 articles related to big data and analytics in HR and recruiting, there is a ton of great information to consume. So head on over and dig in when you have a few hours to spare.

But Big Data Week isn’t quite over yet. This Thursday, April 17th at 11 am EST, we will be joining Blogging4Jobs as they host the “What’s the Big Deal with Big Data?” webinar, so definitely come join us for that. You can register here for that. Hope to see you there!
If you come across something you think deserves some extra attention during the week, leave a note in the comments or hunt us down on Twitter @Jibe.

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