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The Accelerating Pace Of Innovation

Hello from #truHelsinki. I’m spending the next two days with a diverse group of recruiters and HR pros across Europe for the first Tru event in Helsinki. The sessions have been interesting, and confirmed that we all face many of the same talent struggles around the world. I had several conversations over the past three days on a topic I’ve been thinking about a lot lately – innovation.

“When I’m talking about the future, I’m talking about three months time. That’s the pace of technology” – Bill Boorman

It’s fascinating to think of how far technology has progressed over the last 10 years. I remember my first talent database at a recruiting agency I worked with, Pencom Systems. It was built on Sco Unix and was coded to be just simple enough that non-techies could use it. There was a library of four digit skill key words and an open text box for recruiter comments. You could search on keywords, area codes and zip codes. It was quite effective, and a differentiator for Pencom at the time. Continue reading

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Employment Branding, It’s All About The Employees

Inspiring Places to Work – brought to you by The Daily Muse.

We were fortunate to recently be featured by The Daily Muse in their ‘Inspiring Places To Work’ series. If you’re not familiar with them, they’re a community of bloggers based out of NYC who share career advice on a broad range of topics. Earlier this year they started a new feature where they put together multimedia online presentations on different organization including Mashable, Foursquare, Pinterest, Warby Parker, Klout, Tumblr and more. You can read an article Fast Company did on these features here. It was very cool to have NPR included with so many companies at the forefront of digital innovation. You can check it out here. Continue reading