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HR InfluenceHere 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 HR C-Suite Influence, providing candidates with feedback, community building, he said – she said and onboarding.

Also make sure to check out our blog article this week on The Career Site and ATS Job Application.

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

New Study Finds That HR’s C-Suite Influence is Increasing – A Lot by John Hollon (@JohnHollon)

Interesting study and data from XpertHR on the increasing influence of HR as well as other takeaways.  Is this what you are seeing?

Is It Finally Time For Corporations to Provide Applicants With Feedback? by Dr. John Sullivan (@DrJohnSullivan)

Comprehensive post from John on the benefits and arguments against providing candidates with feedback.  And a great look at its impact on the candidate experience.

He Said She Said – The Likability Factor by Amy Ala (@AlaRecruiter) and Will Thomson (@WThomsonJr)

Great debate by Amy and Will on candidate traits typically deemed important in making good hires that really aren’t.  Do you agree?

Community Building: What Didn’t Work Part 1 by Matt Genovese (@mgenovese)

Good look into what not to focus on when building a community.  Definitely some actionable insights as you look to potentially build talent communities (not to be confused with Talent Networks.)  You can also find Part 2 here.

Welcome to Your New Job!  Now Please Don’t Touch Anything! by Andy Porter (@AndyT_Porter)

Andy stresses the importance of new hires understanding your business and what you do before you give them projects to run with at your organization.

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

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