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Recruitment StoryHere 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 data driven stories, social recruiting, sourcing / recruiting partnership, skill shortages and great developer job ads.

Also, a reminder.  The Candidate Experience Awards have started accepting applications for this year’s awards and is a great way to benchmark your candidate experience against some of the industry’s best recruiting organizations.   To get further details on how to participate as a recruiting organization, please see the “How to Apply?” page on the website.

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


The Story Trumps the Data by John Bourdeau

Great piece on big data and how it is only useful if it can help with actionable knowledge and your story.  Something we’re trying to help do for recruiting.


Think You Know Social Recruiting?  Take a Lesson from the Military by Michael Overell (@mboverell)

Interesting look at how the Military promotes itself and attracts candidates via social media.


9 Steps to Improve the Sourcing and Recruiting Partnership by Jeremy Roberts (@ImJeremyR)

Nice tips from Jeremy on improving internal collaboration and communication between sourcing and recruiting teams.


The 5 Most Creative Developer Job Ads by Laura Hong (@Laura2Hong)

Good look at some innovative and fun ways to attract developers by recruiting organizations, one of the hardest candidates to find and attract.


Survey Finds Skilled Talent Shortages Continue Both in U.S. and Globally by Mark Toth (@ManPowerBlawg)

Interesting results from the Manpower Group survey.  Worth a look.


Hope you enjoy the list and see you on Twitter @smashfly.

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