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Candidate ExperienceHere 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 candidate experience, social recruiting, HR’s future, Facebook vs. LinkedIn and HR / recruiting conferences.

And as it was released before this one, here is John Sumser’s list of 5 Links.

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


Dear Candidate 5a26jd7: Your Application is very important to us by Kate Sensmeier (@ERE_net)

Some nice thoughts from Kate on the candidate experience and leveraging technology correctly to enhance it.


Are you just doing social or are you being social in social recruiting? by Andy Headworth (@AndyHeadworth)

A nice reminder from Andy on the point of social recruiting.  It shouldn’t just be a check box.


The Future of HR is Autonomous by Laurie Ruettimann (@lruettimann)

A vision of the future for HR from Laurie.  It’s about leading not administrating.


The Facebook Graph Search is No Threat To LinkedIn…For Now by Glen Cathey (@GlenCathey)

A detailed look at the new Facebook Graph vs. LinkedIn.  As always, it’s pretty comprehensive.


2013 HR and Recruiting Conference Preview by Shannon Smedstead (@shannonsmedstad)

A great resource as you a planning on the conferences you are going to.  I’ve started to put together a conference list as well and you can see it here.


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.

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