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The Bad ‘Employment Brand’ Video from Vimeo (That Actually Tells the Truth)

22 August 2012

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Vimeo, the video sharing company, posted (like lots of companies) a video promoting what it’s like to work there. But, unlike most company “work here” videos, this one is full of odd, awkward moments and is likely pretty realistic. It’s somewhat like watching The Office, when that awkward moment happens and normal tv shows would [...]

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EnticeLabs Receives $2 Million from First Advantage and Omniture Founders

28 September 2009

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Welcome news to the ears of the great team at EnticeLabs, First Advantage and Omniture’s founders Josh James and John Pestana have chipped in $2 Million in funding to add to the $1.3 Million the Provo, Utah startup has already received in the past. Techcrunch broke the news earlier today. Over the past few years, [...]

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72% of Orgs Do Not Recruit With Social Media

3 September 2009

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The sample size can’t be representative of all orgs, but Smartblog on Workforce polled their readers and found 72% of them do not recruit using social media tools. Also, 43% of respondents couldn’t care less, thank you. What innovative ways is your company recruiting? (or… not?) IMG from CollegeRecruiter.com Related Posts:Domo Recruiting Billboard: Offensive? or [...]

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Google to Close Phoenix Office; Bloggers Fire Back: Contribute or Die

22 September 2008

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The official Google Blog noted Friday that Google will be shutting down their Phoenix, Arizona office in November. We opened our Phoenix office in 2006 and hoped that it would develop to support many of our internal engineering projects, the systems that make Google, well, Google. But we’ve found that despite everyone’s best efforts, the [...]

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4 Factors Creating Utah Workforce Funk

7 July 2008

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There’s no question something interesting is happening with Utah’s professional/technical workforce right now, and I think there are no less than four competing factors at play any business-owner should be paying very close attention to: Real and Wage Inflation Intense Competition for Talent Corporate cost-cutting High Energy/Commute Costs The hardest part to pin-down is that [...]

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Where are the Girl Geeks for the Tech Jobs?

3 May 2008

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Girl Geek discussion at BarCamp London A few days ago, I was part of an interesting conversation. I had a lunch meeting with three managers of a department for one of my clients. One (male) had just completed several first-round interviews with candidates I had provided. Another manager (female) asked him a very simple, but [...]

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LinkedIN Mobile Version now Available

20 March 2008

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I’ve got to say I like what LinkedIn has done lately… cool new features, a facelift and now, access to their systems via mobile phones: [Announcing] LinkedIn mobile for any Web enabled wireless phones that use the wireless application protocol (WAP). What that allows you to do is access LinkedIn from any mobile device ranging [...]

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Jobs for (Steve) Jobs

13 March 2008

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Twitter friend @jeffnorris of iSCI FI sent me a bitstrip toon he made concerning job-hunters and the recruiters they love to hate. Check it. Related Posts:Still Sending Out Resumes? You’re Doing it WrongMTV Hiring a TJ: Tweet JockeyNew Office PolicyThe Bad ‘Employment Brand’ Video from Vimeo (That Actually Tells the Truth)Web Developer

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How much is the state of the economy a result of media hype?

8 March 2008

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Kiley Newbold, fellow blogger and colleague, asked the following question on LinkedIn: How much is the state of the economy (I.E. the alleged impending recession) a result of media hype? I am convinced the media plays a major role in stimulating or slowing the economy. Please share your thoughts on this. To what extent will [...]

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About My Company

4 February 2008

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Note: I wrote this post while I worked for SOS Technical. I don’t work there anymore. I run my own recruiting agency now called M|REC (Merrill Recruiting). I still recruit, but now I do it even more awesomely than before. I can help your company suck less at recruiting, too. This post is here for [...]

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