ICYMI Monday: Windy, Wild and Ready for Chicago

ICYMI Monday: Windy, Wild and Ready for Chicago

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.

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.

  • 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.

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.

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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