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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, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. This week we’ll be talking about the #HRTechConf, remembering Steve Jobs, social recruiting with NPR and Moneyball for Recruiting.

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

Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech

What HR and HR Tech Should Learn From Steve Jobs by Jason Averbook (@jasonaverbook)

This was a sad week as one of the world’s brightest minds and greatest innovators, Steve Jobs, passed away from cancer.  To remember Steve, I’ve included his great Commencement Speech at Stanford in 2005 and a great article by Jason remembering his life and what we should learn from it.



Big Data, Data Science and MoneyBall Recruiting by Glen Cathey (@GlenCathey)

Really interesting post on how you can use “Big” data to hire better people more quickly.


Social Recruiting Interview with Lars Schmidt at NPR (@ThisIsLars) (@JorgenSundberg)

Nice interview with some good social recruiting insights.


HR Technology 2011 – Observations & Conclusions by Mark Stelzner (@stelzner)

HR Tech Las Vegas: Crowds, Jugglers and another try at a Great Debate by John Hollon (@johnhollon)

My HRTech Conference by Chris Hoyt (@TheRecruiterGuy)

11 For #HRTechConf 2011: Follow These Top HR & Recruitment Bloggers by Matt Charney (@mattcharney)

Best Tweets & Pics from Day 2 at the #HRTechConf by Visier Analytics (@VisierAnalytics)

The Future of HR is in Social, Gamification, Cloud, Mobile, Big Data and Global #HRTechConf by Rob Garcia (@robgarciasj)

The HR Technology Conference: Everything’s Amazing but… by Steve Boese (@SteveBoese)

What I learned in Vegas: #HRTechConf Wrap-Up by Chris Brablc (@smashfly)

Lots of great thoughts and learnings from this year’s #HRTechConf from great recruiting and HR bloggers.


Hope you enjoy the list.  If you have any articles I should add to the list feel free to add them to the comments or send me an email at or follow us on Twitter @smashfly.

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