Within HR and Recruiting, for example, a new technology is unfolding – one which will, in my opinion, change how individuals find work and how companies recruit. Talent Communities are here, driven by the powerful engines of social media, search, big data, ubiquitous computing and social communities.Talent communities are now replacing what many recruiters have traditionally called talent pools. Simply having a database of resumes to sort through to make a talent match has transformed into what we know as social recruiting.
About Meghan M. Biro
Like most people who gravitate toward HR, Meghan loves people. Early in her career, Meghan realized she was a rare people person who understood tech. As a high tech recruiter, Meghan worked with hundreds of companies, from early-stage startups to global brands like Microsoft, IBM and Google. Meghan founded TalentCulture in 2008 to lead a conversation about the future of work with her peers in HR and leadership. These days, she is consistently included in lists of top online influencers and writes about HR tech and talent management at Forbes.com, SHRM.org and a variety of other media outlets. Her career background spans recruiting, tech, marketing, branding and digital media. As an HR tech analyst, author and brand strategist, Meghan is sought after for her ideas about the future of work, is a regularly featured speaker at global business conferences, and serves on boards for leading HR and technology brands.
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Let’s be honest. Some leaders make a difference, and some leaders just take up space. Lou Imbriano is definitely one of the former. As we well know leaders comes in a variety of personality flavors. As CMO of the New England Patriots, and now as CEO of TrinityOne, Lou has brought career passion and flair to […]
Maybe we would be better off putting economists and seasoned (small) business leaders in office. Because maybe then we’d create a better private sector environment that brings back a job growth heartbeat. I didn’t want to make this week’s recap political, but that’s difficult to do when all I hear is crazy extremism with little […]
#TChat Radio Show Recap for 8/31/11 with the @12Most folks!
I only sometimes talk about technology here. Yes, my inner nerd is still alive and well for those of you wondering what I’ve been up to lately. I’ve been hanging out in the clouds pondering this enormous topic. I assume, like 90% of us, it is there, meeting my needs, and don’t worry overmuch about […]
Just because I like you, doesn’t mean we’re friends. At least on Facebook. I’m talking about the strange engagement arrangement between companies, associations, non-profits, clubs, professional groups, other groups, events — and their followers. Or, more appropriately, their fans who “like” them by clicking on a thumbs-up tab and then getting streams of information from […]
HR is such an open, unique field that finds itself bound by the past. Organizations continue to churn and churn on HR programs and ideas that haven’t been current in years (or even decades). The difficulty facing folks is how to break away from the past. We tout “change management” as a profession, but change […]
“Everybody’s story matters.” That sentiment is from an amazing interactive storybook we’ve been watching with my older daughter on the iPad. It’s called The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore and it’s all about the importance and power of reading books and stories. Everybody’s story, including yours and yours and yours. As I wrote […]
Originally posted by Charles Purdy, one of #TChat’s moderators, on MonsterThinking Blog The term “dream job” means different things to each of us — and for many job seekers right now, a dream job would be any job. But when most people talk about their dream job, they’re talking about the elusive position that engages […]
Originally posted by Charles Purdy on MonsterThinking Blog If you’re in an HR or recruiting position, you likely interact with a lot of job seekers and employees, and you may believe that you already know everything you need to know about their mindsets and attitudes. After all, you’re in the people business. Plus, you’re busy! […]
Originally posted by Joe Gerstandt on MonsterThinking Blog Intersections baby, its all about the intersections… The majority of the work that we do around diversity and inclusion as HR professionals is focused on identity diversity, which is differences in our social identities…things like age, gender, race, ethnicity, orientation, physical ability, etc. I think that there […]
Originally posted by Matt Charney, one of #TChat’s moderators, on MonsterThinking Blog The CEO of today looks a lot different than the company man of previous generations, increasingly likely to have traded in the gray wool suit for shorts and flip-flops, their secretaries for smart phones, and corporate branding with personal branding. One only has to look […]
Originally posted by Charles Purdy, one of #TChat’s moderators, on Monster Thinking Blog It’s not just that many recent grads are new to the world of work — it’s also that the world of work has changed quite a lot in recent years. The tumultuous economy, fast-changing technologies, and the social-media revolution (just to name a few […]
I spent most of this past week at the HRO Today conference in Las Vegas as a member of the blog squad, and what do I have to show for it? A new appreciation for HR and Recruiting technology innovation – that’s what. On the personal side, new friendships were made and old bonds renewed. In […]
We’ve talked before about how hot the theme of ‘innovation’ is. In the technology world, much of what’s filed under ‘innovation’ is related to cloud technology, or mobile, or ‘apps’. What isn’t so hot, in my observation, is technology that links innovations to people. And so it is here at the HRToday conference in shiny […]
Originally posted by Matt Charney, one of #TChat’s moderators, on MonsterThinking Blog It’s hard to overstate the impact of small business, even by presidential proclamation, as Barack Obama kicked off National Small Business Week, declaring: “From the family businesses that anchor Main Street to the high-tech startups that keep America on the cutting edge, small businesses are […]
Originally posted by Matt Charney, one of #TChat’s moderators, on Monster Thinking Blog It’s interesting that the genesis of work-life balance really started, with, well, Genesis: somewhere, between creating the heaven, the earth and all things in between, even God needed a day off to rest. We’ll leave interpretations up to the theologians, but there’s a pretty […]
Through the years, technologies have transformed many businesses and industries – while displacing others. But from where I stand, emerging social technologies are rapidly transforming HR for the better. Here’s why…
What do HR practitioners really do? We may not be sure, but we know that HR professionals have a direct effect on the lives of everyone in the workforce, every day – in a multitude of ways. That’s what we’re talkin about at HREvolution – and at #TChat…
What would you do if employee turnover was nearly 100%? Would you dismiss it? Or would you want to investigate and find ways to turn that trend around? Here’s a detailed framework for making that happen…
Years of economic upheaval are dramatically changing the face of today’s workforce. What are the trends – and how does it affect professional paths, as well as workplace culture? Let’s discuss!
Should I stay or should I go? This week’s #TChat Twitter conversation focused on a question that is foremost for many professionals these days…
None of us is getting any younger. But what does that mean for our performance in the workplace – particularly our ability to reach across generations and work together toward common business goals? That’s the subject of this week’s #TChat…
It’s a huge shift when employees advance from “peer/colleague” to a managerial role. How can you succeed in this transition? Let’s take a closer look at the new book “From Bud to Boss.”
Seven points to guide the way for HR and recruiting professionals – to weather stormy seas in the international business climate