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Five Fun Facts about Tracey Parsons

Tracey Parsons got her start in Talent Acquisition Technology in the late 90’s like myself, but it wasn’t until we both worked together at SmashFly that our paths crossed. Upon joining SmashFly, I heard rumors of this amazing consultant we had previously worked with for an early customer. That work helped evolve SmashFly’s offering in […]

Ten Gems – May 2019

Congratulations to all of the new graduates entering the workforce. It’s a time of celebration, and achievement. For the life-long learners in all of us, here’s a look at some happenings from this past month worth revisiting. There’s a lot to take in here, so be ready to block your calendar to consume some amazing […]

Five Fun Facts about Allyn Bailey

Allyn Bailey is the Talent Acquisition Transformation Manager over at Intel. She is stirring up some truly revolutionary ideas about how businesses approach recruitment and why they should be throwing that old “funnel system” in the garbage. It’s an approach most Talent Acquisition teams can learn from – I’ve verbally referenced content form this article […]

Six Questions You Should be Asking Your ATS Provider

If you at Unleash in Vegas, stop by the Expo Hall Influencer Stage at noontime on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019. I’ll be chatting with Gerry Crispin and Martin Burns on the topic of measuring the return of recruitment advertising strategies. This chat came about due to this post from a few months back. You can […]

Five Fun Facts about Jennifer Tracy

Back in 2003 Jennifer Tracy was at ARAMARK running their newly launched staffing centers. She was doing some amazing (some might call them revolutionary!) things, and as a then recruiting product manager I had to come see for myself. Her ideas are truly inspiring and she is someone I’ve been continually learning from and collaborating […]

Recruiting Starts with LinkedIn, Unless You Have a Strategy

A few weeks we discussed two recruiting turnaround tales (which you can read here: tale 1, tale 2). It was noted that both were using the same failing solution at the start. That solution was LinkedIn. Don’t get me wrong, I love LinkedIn. I use it frequently, and for many employers it’s an amazing and […]

Ten Gems – March 2019

Yesterday’s April Fools post was about Amazon’s choosing Memphis for HQ2. In writing this article, I discovered that I literally grew inside an arboretum (pic is above) and according to someone named Jennifer in support, if we all email: dearjetblue@jetblue.com saying “please consider adding direct flights to and from Boston/Memphis,” it can only help. These […]

Amazon HQ2 Take 2 – Picks Memphis?! Wow!!

It didn’t come as a huge surprise to me when recently Amazon scrapped their plans to set up a headquarters in Queens. But I was completely stunned (and thrilled!) to learn about their new plan to put their HQ2 in my hometown of Memphis, TN. Amazon, I cannot commend you enough for this choice and […]

Five Fun Facts about Tara Torres

If you know Tara Torres, you know she’s a force that cultivates relationships, builds great teams, and advocates for great solutions. Today she’s doing this on two fronts: as a Talent Acquisition Business Initiatives Manager, VP at Wells Fargo, and as a CEO of her own Business: Getting Nailed with Tara. Starting her own business has […]

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