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  • It’s been quite a year – hasn’t it? And now it’s time to kick back and think about your wins (and maybe fails) and enjoy the last few days of December. For talent acquisition, 2014 brought an increased emphasis on strategic sourcing, quality of hire, talent branding, and candidate experience. But, what were biggest things recruiters did that really stood out? To find out, we reached out to 8 talent acquisition thought leaders and here is what they had to say: 1. J.T…

  • A recent report from recruiting firm Hays lays out several compelling reasons for diversity recruiting. Among them: improved attraction and retention of candidates; reflecting your customer base; improved productivity; innovation, new approaches and independent points of view; and improved financial performance. It’s no secret: diversity recruiting can lend a competitive advantage. All well and good, but what if you’re unable to find a diverse pool of candidates in your area…

  • It’s almost a wrap for 2014 and it’s safe to say that it’s been a busy year for both recruiters and candidates. Hiring has been so hot that unemployment is hovering down at pre-recession levels. The best part of ending a year, of course, is sitting down to think through what has happened and how it will reflect on the upcoming 2015. In that spirit, we thought it would be interesting for both recruiters and candidates to see what were the hottest professional skills on LinkedIn…

  • 2015 promises to be a challenging year for any company that wants to hire top talent to fill critical roles. The problem: the rapid growth in new jobs is…

  • When I was in college and entertaining hopes of being a book editor, I applied for entry-level publishing jobs all over New York. Cover letter after cover…

  • Liam Neeson aka Mr. Particular-Set-of-Skills Bryan Mills from the movie Taken has been a role model for recruiters for quite a while. After all, who doesn’t…