Candidate Engagement, Company culture, Employer Brand, Facebook, recruitment marketing, Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week, Talent Acquisition

5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 1.12.13 to 1.18.13

Valve company cultureHere 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. In this article, we’ll be talking about company culture, the perfect candidate, candidate attraction, employer branding and the Facebook Social Graph.

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


Nerdist Podcast: Gabe Newell – Valve The Company by Chris Hardwick (@Nerdist)

If you haven’t heard about Valve (creators of Half Life & Portal) and their interesting corporate culture, this is a great podcast to listen to.  I’m a big fan of the Nerdist podcast and this was an interesting and fun conversation on how the gaming company thinks about their organizational structure.  I also recommend reading their awesome Valve Employee Manual.


Don’t Hire the Perfect Candidate by Lance Haun (@thelance)

Great post from Lance on the realities of recruiting and why the pursuit of the perfect candidate sometimes cannot be worth it.


Advertising Isn’t Attraction by John Sumser (@JohnSumser)

John differentiates between advertising and attraction and why organizations need to build towards the latter.


18 Innovative Ways to Build Your Employer Brand by David Spark (@dspark)

A great collection of ideas on how to improve your employer brand from HR and recruiting professionals.


Video: Facebook Social Graph and Zuckerberg acknowledges value to recruiters by Ryan Leary (@RyanLeary)

Graph Search is Facebook’s Bid to Compete with…everyone by Wade Roush (@wroush)

What Facebook’s Graph Search means to the Recruiting World by Jim Stroud (@JimStroud)

Facebook Social Search and Recruiters by Keith McIllvaine (@kufarms)

Here is a collection of articles on the Facebook Social Graph and what it might mean to recruiters.


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 follow us on Twitter @smashfly.

About Christopher Brablc

I'm the Recruiting & Marketing Geek at SmashFly Technologies and help recruiting organizations improve their recruiting process and results. Follow me on Twitter: or connect with me on LinkedIn:



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