Here all the things that happened last week and you should definitely know about them to get your workweek started!
REDDIT, not just for Misogynists anymore
I didn’t even know this subreddit on Recruiting was a thing. But now I do and I spy, with my little eye….recruiterguy! Anyway, if you want to understand recruiters and be able to talk about sourcing candidates without them always watching, get in here! (Reddit)
HOLLA HOLLA BILLS Y’ALL!
So, there was a whole lotta snark and frustration from recruiters and pundits alike after last month’s Talent Connect, the LinkedInpalooza held in Anaheim. But what’s really interesting is that no matter how right or wrong those recruiters may be in their viewpoints, the stock market does NOT agree. Big fat valuations came through this month which is basically…par for the course… So a near 10% bump means LinkedIn likely won’t give a good G_d damn what we all think. (TechCrunch)
SOMETHING FAMILIAR THIS WAY COMES
I recall having this conversation in the recruiting world about 8 years ago, and again the travel world about 6 years ago and here we go again. It’s a good convo and one we need to have. Crystal Miller started it by asking:
If you’re making public product endorsements about technology or companies that have either given you money in the past, present, or promised to in the future…. Shouldn’t that be disclosed at the same time?
Does the nature of a relationship someone has with a company matter?
And the discussion heated up from there! Some advocated for disclosure on every outlet (including social), others said mentioning long-term board appointments in your LinkedIn profile was proof enough, still more insisted that they only trust recommendations from true practitioners as they feel the entire stable of influencers has been corrupted. As for me, I said, it sure is nice being an agency and everyone knowing which side of bread, the butter, no wait, your butter is breaded correctly…well, you get it. I realized the only place where that isn’t true is in this column, where I say what I want. But it did remind me that if I mention a client, I need to SAY it’s a client. But what about former clients? Or clients who merge or acquire? It’s a small industry we live in and getting ever smaller. I wish I had the answers. Do you? (Facebook)
I’M ONE IN A MILLION
Which is why BambooHR and Hirevue BEGGED me to speak at this amazing event. What’s that you say? There are over 70 other people speaking at the same event? And I’m not even on the front page? And there are far more illustrious peeps than myself dropping knowledge on the stage? Well fine then, burst my bubble. But I’m still gonna speak. I made a pretty awesome video and wore a dress and EVERYTHING! So register, please. It’s free and will make me feel fancy. (Elevate)
Maren Hogan is the CEO and Chief Marketing Brain of Red Branch Media. She writes about whatever she darn well pleases, but lately it’s been taking the flavor of leadership style stuff. Maren is 5’6” and enjoys long walks on the beach.