Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 8/21/10 – 8/27/10

Originally posted on the SmashFly Recruitment Marketing Blog.

Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing. This week’s topics include taking the leap, hiring the military, strengthening your talent pipeline, falling out of love with blogging, how to recruit game-changing talent and incorporating stories into your social media marketing.

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

They Don’t Make Nets for Sidelines by Mark Stelzer (@stelzner)

Great piece on how sometimes you just need to take the leap without really knowing what lies below. Love the zen saying at the end!

Military Hiring: Doing Well By Doing Good by Gerry Crispin (@GerryCrispin)

Convincing piece on why hiring military veterans isn’t just a good thing to do but can really help your company.

Strengthen Your Talent Pipeline Now by Roland Smith (@Forbes)

Roland shares some great ways to identify and interact with top talent at your company to get them to stay put.

Falling Out of Love (with Blogging) by Jessica Miller-Merrell (@blogging4jobs)

Some great blogging tips from Jessica. I totally understand her point on blogging as I’ve hit that point a few times myself.

How to Recruit Game-Changing Talent: Part 2 by Mike Ramer (@MikeRamer)

Nice real world example of how Mike’s firm engages and works with qualified candidates to find the right matches for companies and talent. Check out Part 1 as well.

5 Ways to Integrate Stories into your Social Media Marketing by Heidi Cohen (@heidicohen)

Some good tips on how to integrate some personality into your social media marketing and some great ways to track progress.

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 send me an email at or follow us on Twitter @smashfly .

About the Author: Chris is the Marketing Analyst for SmashFly Technologies. SmashFly is the provider of the first recruitment marketing platform called WildFire that enables companies and staffing firms to easily distribute and more importantly measure the performance of their recruiting efforts online.

The WildFire recruitment marketing platform offers every tool you need for your recruitment marketing needs all in one centralized solution including Real-Time Recruitment Metrics, Job Ad Distribution (job boards, social networks, SEM, email & SMS campaigns), Recruitment Opt-In Database, Recruitment CRM, Web Commercials / Micro-sites and Resume Sourcing services.

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