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Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing.  This week’s topics include social media, employment branding, talent migration, the power of LinkedIn, candidate experience and humorous interview stories from recruiters.

Here are the articles that peaked our interest this week (in no particular order), enjoy!:

Social Recruiting is Only Cheap Right Now by Omowale Casselle (@mysensay)

A great piece on where we are currently with social recruiting.  I particularly liked his employee time/energy cost section, as this cost is significant when deciding to utilize social media but not mentioned often enough.

The Intersection of Brand With Talent Migration by Martin Burns (@writermoe)

Interesting thoughts on talent migration and employment brand and the evolution of it today and in the future.

Scaling Social Media by Chris Brogan (@chrisbrogan)

Great post on how to scale your social media efforts and what efforts are essential to a successful social media strategy.

If you’re so concerned with ‘quality of hire’, how come you’re ignoring your employment brand? by Sarah Welstead (@RecruitingH2H)

Interesting case on why companies need to start an employment branding strategy in order to attract the best candidates. (Especially if there are more jobs than job seekers in 2015.)

Jelly Beans – None Brown Please: Early Warning Signs of a Poor Candidate Experience by Gerry Crispin (@GerryCrispin)

Poses an interesting question: what simple indicators can be put in your recruiting process to ensure a good candidate experience?

How LinkedIn will fire up your career by Jessi Hempel (@jessiwrites)

Talks about the power of LinkedIn from a recruiting and hiring perspective and includes a good real world example about Accenture.

20 Funny Recruiter Interview Stories to Welcome the Spring! by Tarek Pertew (@MyWorkster)

Because we could all use a little more humor in our lives, I’ll end with a pretty funny list of recruiter interview stories.

If you have any other blog/news articles I should include on my list, feel free to add them to the comments below or email me at

Have a Great Weekend!

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