Employee RetentionHere 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 employee retention, job descriptions, ROI, recruitment metrics and big data.

Also, here is John Sumser’s list of 5 Links since he usually gets it out before me.

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

 

Master Recruiting Series: What Does Recruiting Have To Do With Retention? by Chris Havrilla (@havrilla)

Great thoughts from Chris on recruiting and retention.

 

Ban Job Descriptions and Hire Better People by Lou Adler (@ERE_net)

Nice article from Lou on creating better job ads.

 

Top 5 Strategies in Creating an Impactful ROI & Getting the Buy-in From the Right People by John Hinojos (@HRchitectNews)

John details some great strategies on determining the ROI benefit from HR technologies.

 

Silkroad Survey Shows Referrals, Job Boards Are Top Sources of Hire by John Zappe (@SourceCon)

Some interesting data but more importantly is the focus on measuring where your best and most qualified candidates are coming from.

 

The true goals of HR Big Data projects by Steve Boese (@SteveBoese)

Steve shares why the goal for any data project should be the insights and analysis used to make better decisions.

 

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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