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Career SiteHere 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 career sites, candidate experience, people analytics, Valve and social recruiting.

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!:


Top 30 Global Corporate Career Sites & Mobile for Recruiting & Hiring by Jessica Miller-Merrell (@Blogging4Jobs)

Great list of some of the top corporate Career Sites with some interesting stats from PotentialPark’s report.  If you are interested in this, also check out our white paper on the Future of Corporate Career Sites.


Candidate Experience vs. the Black Hole by China Gorman (@ChinaGorman)

China shares some great thoughts and data on the candidates experience.


How Google Became the #3 Most Valuable Firm By Using People Analytics to ReInvent HR by Dr John Sullivan (@DrJohnSullivan)

Long post that is well worth the read.  Details some background on Google and ways to create a more People Analytics focused approach.


How Valve hires, it fires and how much it pays by Gamasutra (@gamasutra)

Some interesting quotes on gaming company Valve, their hiring practices and their company culture.


The Social Recruiting Content Challenge [cartoon] by Andy Headworth (@AndyHeadworth)

This cartoon made me laugh and hits upon a real issue with social recruiting.  You need to be prepared to develop, find and share great content in order to be successful.


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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