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The 3 Strategies X, the Moonshot Factory Uses to Find Candidates Who Will Change the World

The 3 Strategies X, the Moonshot Factory Uses to Find Candidates Who Will Change the World

When Rachel Williams joined X, the Moonshot Factory (formerly Google X) earlier this year as the head of equity, inclusion, and diversity talent acquisition, she quickly realized that this wasn’t going to be like anything she’d done before. She’d spent more than a decade in the talent space, but the corporate environments she’d previously worked in were nothing like thisRead more about The 3 Strategies X, the Moonshot Factory Uses to Find Candidates Who Will Change the World[…]

These Are the Fastest-Growing Jobs Around the World

These Are the Fastest-Growing Jobs Around the World

I’m happy to announce the roll out of the third LinkedIn Emerging Jobs Report, particularly because — judging by the results — this may be the last year we’ll need a person to write the introduction. Next year, it will probably be produced with artificial intelligence by, say, Robot Louis Stevenson. This year we’ve scoured LinkedInRead more about These Are the Fastest-Growing Jobs Around the World[…]

How Microsoft “Renovated” Its Culture by Following These 3 Steps

How Microsoft “Renovated” Its Culture by Following These 3 Steps

Early this year, the Institute of Corporate Productivity (i4cp) released new research into what it takes for an organization to successfully transform its culture. It studied nearly 7,700 global business professionals representing thousands of companies — 64% of whom had experience with culture transformation. The report identified a direct correlation between a company’s cultural health and its businessRead more about How Microsoft “Renovated” Its Culture by Following These 3 Steps[…]

Instacart’s 7 Tactics for Cooking Up a Great Employer Brand

Instacart’s 7 Tactics for Cooking Up a Great Employer Brand

In Gallup’s most recent State of the American Workplace Report, 67% of U.S. workers reported being either actively disengaged (16%) or simply not engaged (51%). More than half were actively looking for a new job. Some find those numbers dispiriting. But not Marta Riggins, the head of employer brand for Instacart, the online grocery shopping and delivery service.Read more about Instacart’s 7 Tactics for Cooking Up a Great Employer Brand[…]

Generalist vs Specialist: Which Kind of Recruiter Should You Hire for Your Team?

Generalist vs Specialist: Which Kind of Recruiter Should You Hire for Your Team?

There’s a saying in certain circles that Java is to JavaScript as car is to carpet. It’s a phrase developers often use to explain their frustration with talent professionals who don’t know as much and, as a result, make some embarrassing missteps in their outreach and interviews — like mixing up the similar-sounding programming languages.Read more about Generalist vs Specialist: Which Kind of Recruiter Should You Hire for Your Team?[…]

Recruiters Must Master These Critical High-Touch Skills to Stay Relevant

Recruiters Must Master These Critical High-Touch Skills to Stay Relevant

Recruiters can play a strategic role in any company, but too often their focus is filling jobs with a reasonably competent person at a reasonable cost in some reasonable timeframe. But as far as I’m concerned, this kind of hiring is an overhead function that can be automated with some combination of an ATS, aRead more about Recruiters Must Master These Critical High-Touch Skills to Stay Relevant[…]

8 Creative Job Posts and Ads That Will Inspire Yours

8 Creative Job Posts and Ads That Will Inspire Yours

Some job announcements just aren’t as juicy as others. But if you’re finding that your ad campaigns and job posts aren’t bringing in the kind of candidates that you’d hoped, it may be time to get creative. For inspiration, we found eight smart, eye-catching examples that will get your creative juices flowing. These companies not only managedRead more about 8 Creative Job Posts and Ads That Will Inspire Yours[…]

6 Gen Z Traits You Need to Know to Attract, Hire, and Retain Them

6 Gen Z Traits You Need to Know to Attract, Hire, and Retain Them

For talent and HR professionals, Millennials have been the hot-button topic of discussion for a long time. But as that generation inches closer to middle age (the oldest Millennials are already in their late 30s), Generation Z (aka Gen Z) has quickly replaced them under the microscope. Born roughly between 1995 and 2015, Gen ZRead more about 6 Gen Z Traits You Need to Know to Attract, Hire, and Retain Them[…]

VaynerMedia’s Chief Heart Officer Reveals the Secrets to a Strong HR Team

VaynerMedia’s Chief Heart Officer Reveals the Secrets to a Strong HR Team

Claude Silver had a great career. As senior vice president at VaynerMedia, she loved her team and had a great relationship with her boss, CEO Gary Vaynerchuk. There was just one problem: She wasn’t passionate about her work. “That voice came up loud, which was, ‘You really don’t care about marketing. You only care aboutRead more about VaynerMedia’s Chief Heart Officer Reveals the Secrets to a Strong HR Team[…]

How Listening Transformed SurveyMonkey’s Employee Benefits and Review Process

How Listening Transformed SurveyMonkey’s Employee Benefits and Review Process

  Back in 2017, SurveyMonkey asked employees to weigh in on where the company was falling short of its employee value proposition to be the company “Where the curious come to grow.” One surprising — even curious — answer emerged: The annual review process didn’t work for employees. “What we heard from our employees isRead more about How Listening Transformed SurveyMonkey’s Employee Benefits and Review Process[…]