Jul 14

I was for big data in HR before I was against it. This is why.

How to use big data in HR and recruiting

I was very fortunate to speak at the 2014 LinkedIn SourceIn event in New York last month. My topic was “I was for big data before I was against it.” Everyone was awake when I was done, so I added it to my “win” column. These are the points I addressed.

# Why are recruiters doing more posting and praying than ever before?
# Who are some masters of big data?
# How are companies using big data to improve their recruiting processes?
# How are companies using big data to improve office efficiency?
# Is big data really “the civil rights issue of our era?”
# What should companies worry about when it comes to using big data for recruiting purposes?
# Why does Jim ramble at times and get distracted so easily? (Seriously, that’s something I ask myself all the time and… squirrel!)

Tune in to the video below and let me know your thoughts? I would really appreciate it.


P.S. Click here for a list of links pointing to the articles and resources cited in my presentation.

Jun 14

Why is there (still) a diversity problem in the workplace?

Why is diversity still an issue in today’s board room? Why is it an issue in Silicon Valley? I don’t know for certain but, I do speculate and suggest a solution. Tune in to hear what it is. Read articles related to this podcast here: http://buff.ly/1irShaF

Jun 14

My favorite tweets from #SourceIn

Today I had the good fortune of speaking at a LinkedIn event. The people were kind and the information shared was well-received. I wanted to share a few of my favorite tweets with you. :-)

Jun 14

In memory of Marie Journey

Marie Journey was an innovator in the video, social, and mobile recruiting space. Her sudden death has created a great sense of loss to our industry. She was also a very loving mother who protected and cared for her son, Bear. In her memory, I would like to raise some funds to contribute to Easter Seals, so that one last time, Marie can change a child’s life. Click here or on the image below to be taken to a page where you can donate to this cause. Help in any way that you can…

In memory of Marie Journey

May 14

Do you have the right to be forgotten? – The Social Recruiter Podcast

Do you have a right to be forgotten?

The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that Google must comply with the EU Data Protection Directive, what some are calling the “right to be forgotten” ruling. As of now, ordinary citizens can request that Google remove links when their name is searched if the information is inadequate or irrelevant. How will this new development affect recruiting? Tune in to find out. Links related to this podcast: http://snip.ly/VOw