ICYMI Monday: Rumors & Reputation

ICYMI Monday: Rumors & Reputation

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, before we get to this week’s stories, we’re going to take a quick trip back in time to see what happened in history on this day, and then try to connect that event somehow to recruiting and HR technology, which isn’t always easy. On June 2nd in 1897, one of American’s greatest writers and humorists, Mark Twain (or Samuel L. Clemons if you prefer) was quoted by the New York Journal as saying “the report of my death was an exaggeration,” an oft-repeated and well-known quote from Twain. He was responding to rumors that he had passed away, which can be extremely damaging to one’s personal brand.

Can you imagine how those rumors would swirl in today’s age of social media? The power of social media means companies today need to work extra hard to protect their employer brands, which of course includes offering a good candidate experience. A candidate frustrated by the application experience not only may move on to another opportunity, but could also spread word and damage the company’s reputation and employer brand.

As I said, sometimes the attempt to connect history to recruiting trends can be a bit tough, but we try anyway. Let’s just get to the articles, shall we?

And with that, we close another chapter on the ICYMI Monday book. But don’t worry, we’ll be back next week with more… don’t believe any rumors about our demise in the meantime.

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 @JibePR.

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