ICYMI Monday: Windy, Wild and Ready for Chicago
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.
Conference season is upon us! Jibe is headed to Chicago this week for the 2014 Fall ERE Recruiting Conference, where you can pick up your own copy of the just-released 2014 Jibe Talent Acquisition Survey. In honor of the show’s Windy City location, we’re going to take a look back at what happened on this day in Chicago Cubs history. On September 15, 1989, the Cubs eccentric closer, Mitch “Wild Thing” Williams, got his first major-league hit, a home run to beat the Mets 10-6 at Wrigley Field as the Cubbies raced toward the end of an atypical stellar season, advancing all the way to the NLCS before succumbing to the San Francisco Giants.
We’re as excitable as Wild Thing ever was as we head to Chicago for Fall ERE, and will even be headed to the Wrigleyville Rooftops with our friends, colleagues and clients to enjoy a few Old Styles and catch the Cubs in action. But the real action will be at the show, where we can’t wait to learn from the industry’s top thought leaders on talent acquisition, show off our latest and greatest from the show floor, and discuss the results of this year’s Talent Acquisition Survey with you. But first, let’s take a look at last week’s top stories.
- Recruiting Isn’t Enough Anymore; Business Advising is the New Norm for Corporate Recruiters
We have to kick off with a piece from ERE.net, don’t we? Seems only right. In this one, hear from Rick Rosario on CDW’s approach to talent acquisition, in which it’s not about simply filling reqs but rather about using technology, data and analytics to align with the business’ bottom-line goals to earn the long-sought-after “seat at the table” for talent acquisition.
- How Negative Online Company Reviews Can Impact Your Business and Recruiting
In this Forbes piece, Jayson DeMers shines a light on the serious consequences to consider when employees or candidates share their opinions of a poor interview, application or work experience on sites like Glassdoor. This dovetails nicely with the findings of the Jibe survey, which revealed that job seekers are likely to share their negative experience socially and even reconsider buying products from the company’s responsible for that negative experience. So yeah, candidate experience matters. A lot.
- Do you know how to answer these HR technology questions? (2014 edition)
To get us ready for conference season, “Enterprise Irregular” Naomi Bloom provides her annual update of this extremely useful guide to searching, selecting, implementing and managing HR technologies.
- Turning Your Biggest Recruiting Challenge Into Your Biggest Asset
Finally, in a piece on TLNT, Ian Cameron of the McQuaig Institute shares some of the findings from his firm’s survey of HR professionals, which was released in July. The focus of this article is on how to get hiring managers more aligned in the recruitment process.
That’s it for this week’s ICYMI. Come see us in Chicago to get your copy of the 2014 Jibe Talent Acquisition Survey. We may even have an ice cold Old Style stashed somewhere in our booth for you.
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