#TNL: San Antonio

July 20, 2011

On July 29th, Rackspace will be hosting the first Talent Net Live event to take place in San Antonio. For those of you who have never attended a TNL event, you’re in for a treat! Over the course of the day, speakers from around the country (and world) will share a variety of best practices […]

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Crowdsourcing Career Advice

July 18, 2011

As I took the first few sips from my coffee and the caffeine rushed to my brain, a thought crossed my mind… There is a ton of career advice out there, but it’s usually only shared when it’s needed and, under most circumstances, it only applies to the particular scenario presented.  Rarely is the advisor […]

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6 Things I Learned at #SHRM11

July 11, 2011

Just as I expected, the annual SHRM conference in Las Vegas was fantastic! In fact, it would be near impossible to spell out all the different perspectives that were shared and the takeaways that I received. So, in the spirit of brevity, I’ll sum it up with these 6 points. 1. Facebook is a battleground […]

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Jobs2Web: Fan I Am

July 7, 2011

You know a product is powerful when it’s hard to imagine performing without it. How many recruiting “solutions” have you used that left you wondering what work life was like before using it? For me, Jobs2Web is that product. Just over a year ago, I attended my first Jobs2Web user conference in Minneapolis. At that […]

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Speaker Spotlight: Ryan Estis – #SHRM11

June 27, 2011

I first met Ryan Estis back in 2009 during the SHRM Staffing Management conference here in Las Vegas. Ryan is a memorable figure and very popular on the SHRM circuit.  His action-oriented approach to sharing thought leadership make his presentations both powerful and memorable! When I found out that Ryan was speaking at #SHRM11, I […]

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Happy Birds

May 22, 2011

We spent this weekend in Arizona with my family.  Fun to visit with everyone and fortunately we avoided the rapture. 😉 My parents, among other hobbies, enjoy watching the birds in their backyard.  They buy these massive seed cubes and leave them out for the birds to devour.  I decided to set up a time […]

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Empire Avenue: The Social Media Stock Market

March 26, 2011

The other night, Kelly and I were surfing Facebook and we came across a status update from Jessica Miller-Merrell about Empire Avenue… “Empire What?” we thought… Little did we know, within a couple of hours, we would be wholly swallowed and entranced by this world of social investment. When we first joined Empire Avenue, we […]

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TruEvolution in London

February 23, 2011

My first visit to London in 2010 was a packed experience.  Great conversation, learning and networking all made for a memorable event.  The first TruLondon adventure came at a time when my life was changing at about the same pace as the perspectives on social recruiting.  Warp speed! At that time, the topics/tracks were heavily […]

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Culture Brand

February 16, 2011

For a while now, I’ve been searching for a way to define my role.  I have somehow found myself in a position where my responsibilities and duties don’t align with a recognized function within an HR or Recruiting group. At times, I’ve attempted to describe it as Employment Branding, but that’s not exactly it and […]

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#TruLondon Time!

February 1, 2011

London called and they want their #Tru back. (#jokefail) 😉 It’s that time again – time for another round of #TruLondon with Bill Boorman and crew. Wow!  I’m amazed that a year has gone by already.  Based on my conversations with Bill, there seem to be some major changes in the works.  I’m looking forward […]

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