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Don’t Hire a Search Firm Until You Read This!

A while ago I was invited to pitch to a group of investors on behalf of a potential client: a Series B Silicon Valley startup. Our job, as their recruiting partner, was to convey to the investor that hiring 200...
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Improve Your Diversity Sourcing With These Simple Tricks and Tips

Diversity and Inclusion is the hot topic of conversation for more and more companies these days. The importance of attracting a diverse candidate pool has become a mainstream conversation. Diversity doesn’t just mean age, gender, disabilities
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How to Hire for Soft Skills

In April, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner went on CNBC and discussed new skills gap data LinkedIn published on the current state of the job market. In the interview, Weiner detailed the most in-demand skills for today’s workforce. Unsurprisingly,
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Sifting Through the Winners and Losers After Microsoft’s GitHub Acquisition

Microsoft dropped a bomb earlier this week by paying a reported $7.5 billion for GitHub, the world’s biggest collection of tech talent on the web. The move makes Microsoft the owner of the top two professional networks around, once you...
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How to Successfully Communicate With Candidates in Other Countries (Examples Included)

Successful communication with candidates seems to be one of the most significant challenges for recruiters. Contrary to what it appears, not only IT recruiters face this issue. This problem concerns Polish market as well as the Western countries.
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Turn the Tables and Interview Your Recruiting Firms

Three weeks ago, I was invited to pitch to a group of investors on behalf of a potential client: a Series B Silicon Valley startup. Our job, as the client’s recruiting partner, was to convey to the investor that hiring...
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Why Microsoft Is Willing to Pay So Much for GitHub

Strategic factors are often more important than purely financial ones.
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Microsoft Now Owns the World’s Two Most Important Recruiting Platforms

Love ’em or hate ’em, recruiters and vendors need to get used to the reality that Microsoft now owns the two most popular professional networking sites on the net. And as a result, it owns the two most important sourcing...
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Are You Ready to Recruit in a World Where Microsoft Owns LinkedIn and GitHub?

Love ’em or hate ’em, recruiters and vendors need to get used to the reality that Microsoft now owns the two most popular professional networking sites on the net. And as a result, it owns the two most important sourcing...
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Microsoft Reportedly Acquires GitHub

It has been a weekend of gossip and speculation, but it appears Microsoft and GitHub have agreed to an acquisition and the arrangement could be announced as early as Monday, Bloomberg reported on Sunday. GitHub attracts over 27

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