ICYMI Monday: Rumors & Reputation
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?
- A Recruitment Revolution is Upon Us
On ERE.net, Will Thomson put together a nice piece succinctly summarizing the impact emerging technologies have had on recruiting over the past 20 or so years, and warns against complacency setting in amidst all the cool, new tools.
- Where Did the ‘Human’ in Human Resources Go?
This article from Brian Sommer appeared a few weeks back on ZDNet, but we’re surfacing it now because it provides such a good, real-world accounting of just how frustrating the job search and application process can be. As we’ve noted here before, Jibe is on a mission to provide solutions built for people, not processes, so this one really rings true for us.
- Improving the Mobile Application Process
Over on HR Executive, Lin Grensing-Pophal hits all the right notes in this story about what organizations can do to embrace the mobile movement and cater better to today’s job seekers.
- 7 Talent Acquisition Metrics Your CHRO Really Cares About
Finally, Emily Gordon of Seven Step RPO put together this good read on what recruiting and HR metrics are most important to the organizational bottom line.
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.
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