The Talent Innovation Blog

Fresh insights on recruiting strategies, hiring best practices, and company culture

How to Hire Top Performers: Offer Them a Career Path

by Jen Dewar

Career opportunity is the top reason people change jobs. Forty five percent of people leave their job due to lack of opportunities for advancement, and 59 percent accept a new job for a strong career path with more opportunity. These are precisely the people you want at your organization. Those focused on ...

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7 Must-Reads for Every Recruiter's Bookshelf

by Jennifer Kim

We may only be three months into 2017, but for many of us our New Year’s resolutions are long forgotten. I bet you’re in the thick of it already, fighting to keep up with candidate emails and interviews left to be scheduled.

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How We Turned Valentine's Day into Customer Love Day

by Maya Humes

Let’s face it: Valentine’s Day can be mildly awkward at work. Heart-shaped cookies, chocolate truffles and sprinkle cupcakes may be tasty, but the minute you ask about ‘Valentine’s plans’, you enter a minefield. To avoid any gaffes with co-workers, ...

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Giving Thanks to 5 Unsung Heroes and Heroines of the Recruiting World

by Maya Humes

Thanksgiving is near, and many of us are desperately scouring the web for that mac 'n cheese recipe that won us endless bragging rights last year. As thoughts of smoked turkey, mashed potatoes, and freshly baked apple pie waft pleasantly into our ...

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26 Winning Employee Nicknames: A Directory from A to Z

by Maya Humes

From Wisconsin? Wisconsinite. Berlin? Berliner. There are Chicagoans, Clevelanders, Barcelonians, and Vermonters. When you're proud of your hometown, you rep it, and you happily embrace a nickname that connects you to your neighbors. Today, many ...

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6 Cringe-Worthy Recruiting Horror Stories

by Kiran Dhillon

In the spirit of Halloween, we asked a few friends to share their worst recruiting horror stories. In their entire careers, what were their most horrifying, disastrous, nightmarish recruiting moments?

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Happy Webiversary: 12 Months of Recruiting Webinars, Consolidated

by Maya Humes

Today marks the one-year anniversary of our first webinar. This Thursday morning last year, we were figuring out how to say "Testing, testing," into the webinar speakerphone at a normal pitch. In the 12 months since, we’ve watched over ...

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A Tribute from 4 Recruiters on National Boss's Day

by Maya Humes

We’ve argued that the relationship between manager and report is the most important one in the workplace. We mean it. If you're a recruiter, your manager is likely the one who pushed you to follow up one more time with that unresponsive candidate, ...

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