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July 2014

The Best Pieces of Advice a Mentor Will Ever Give You: Startup Collective includes Susan's advice on how mentors can help you take a breath, grow up and run your business.

Helping Companies With Their Talent and Culture Strategies: Founders Grid interviews exaqueo founder Susan LaMotte

How Small Businesses Can Attract Top Talent: Build a Strong Employer Brand: Monster features Susan's expertise in the first post of this blog series.

June 2014

People Not Positions: Why Your Culture Clash Could Be Costing You the A Players: Susan is one of two experts featured in this piece in Washington Smart CEO. 

From Apple to Zappos: Could Big Companies' Hiring Tactics Work for You?: In American Express' OPEN Forum, Susan shares her perspective on how and when to mimic what the bigger companies do.

If You Think Big Data is All About the Numbers, Think Again: Susan's post on HRExaminer features partner RedOwl Analytics

3 Secrets to Building Culture and Engagement That Lasts: Susan guest blogs in the SmartBrief Smart Blog on Leadership.

60 Seconds With....exaqueo's Susan LaMotte: from ElevationDC.  

May 2014

Employer Brand Taglines: Do you Really Need One?: Susan shares her take in this Blogging4Jobs piece.

Five Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week: Smashfly features Susan's post on "Talent Lessons We Can Learn From the NFL Draft."

April 2014

Employment Strategy Is a Necessity: Susan Strayer LaMotte, Founder of Exaqueo and John Hall, CEO of Influence and Co.

As Firms Seek Minority Hires, Social Media Tool May Help: Forbes' George Anders shares Susan's advice on Entelo's new tool offering.

Best Advice on Using Branding and Compelling Visuals: Susan's tweets featured in this event roundup from brand and PR experts.

16 Values All Startup Employees Should Share: Susan's take? Communication can make or break your startup.

March 2014

Want to Work for a Startup?: Susan shares her advice in this piece on Mashable.

Entrepreneurs’ tips for managing employees with different worldviews: SmartBlog on Leadership includes Susan's advice on management.

You're Building a Culture All Wrong: 5 Ways to Fix It: LinkedIn features Susan's post on getting company culture right.

9 Ways Startup CEOs Can Help Their Teams Avoid Burnout: Susan's advice included on how CEOs can lead their teams more effectively.

February 2014

Should You Disclose Employee Salaries?: MonsterThinking includes Susan's advice on this controversial transparency tactic.

Talent Talk Radio: Listen to Susan and Influence and Co. CEO John Hall talk culture on the Talent Talk podcast.

The First Startup Hire: Susan's advice is included among fellow YEC members answering the question: "Who Should Your First Startup Hire Be?"

January 2014:

The Startup Road Warrior: Healthy Travel Tips for Entrepreneurs: Susan's guide to staying healthy appears in Tech Cocktail's National Edition.

The 50 Most Popular Recruiting Influencers on Twitter: Our founder, Susan, is featured in this list of influential industry professionals.

Employer Brand on a Budget: Susan shares her insight in this MonsterThinking piece for small businesses who want to brand but can't afford it.

How to Hire for a Startup: Learn the basics of hiring and insight on doing it right when you have no idea what you're doing. Featured in MonsterThinking.

New to Hiring? Here's What You Need To Know: Ilan Mochari features Susan's extensive insight in this Inc. article on recruiting and talent acquisition.

December 2013:

13 Offline Brand-Building Resources Every Entrepreneur Should Utilize: Susan's advice is featured in this piece from Alley Watch.

Memo to Leaders How to Give and Give Thanks: Susan shares advice on helping leaders choose holiday bonuses and gifts this holiday season in the HRExaminer.

Startup Employees Rockin' the Holiday Season: best practices (and discounts) from startup employees in Tech Cocktail.

Startups are Quick to Fire: Susan weighs in on why startups struggle with talent strategy in this Wall Street Journal article.

Beyond Secret Santa: Holiday Traditions That Build Teams: How can you build the right traditions? Susan's perspective is included in this article from Entrepreneur Magazine.

November 2013:

5 Ways Business Travelers are Ruining Business Travel: A very-frequent flier, Susan shares her perspective on the real issue with travel in Forbes.

3 Ways to Re-Engage Your Employees: Susan's perspective is included in this piece from Amy Choi at Entrepreneur Magazine.

Keep Your Promises and Other Must-Read Business Tips: This week's roundup of tips in Entrepreneur Magazine includes Susan's tip on handling difficult conversations.

Remove the "I" From Startup Recruiting: Susan's latest Tech Cocktailpiece focuses on how startups are too focused on what they need from new hires.

Difficult Conversations: What Not to Say:Entrepreneur Magazine includes Susan's advice on making the conversation about the issue and not a personal attack.

Build Your Brand and Candidates Will Follow: Guidance on how to do this from Susan in this month's Talent Management Magazine.

13 Entrepreneurs Share Their Mentor’s Best Advice: Susan's advice is included with other entrepreneurs on some of the best things they've ever learned.

The Work Revolution Interview With Susan LaMotte: why Susan and exaqueo joined and believe in The Work Revolution movement.

October 2013:

The 3-5 Year Gap: Finding Talent With Actual Talent: Susan shares tips for startups on how to find experienced talent in a tough market in Tech Cocktail.

Stop Asking Me What's Next: Focusing on milestones and what's next can hinder living in the now, says Susan in her latest Forbes article.

When The Press Focuses on Your Personal Brand: Susan's advice is included on the branding challenges Marissa Mayer faces in Women 2.0.

4 Reasons Not to Confuse Perks With Culture: Susan points out the importance of aligning perks with culture in this piece on Ragan.

D.C. Consulting Firm exaqueo Adds to its Talent Pool: exaqueo's recent growth is featured in Elevation DC.

The Changing Face of Business in Las Vegas: exaqueo client Umba is featured in Susan's Forbes article on how entreprenership and startups are changing the business landscape in Las Vegas.  This article was also featured in the Chicago Tribune and the Las Vegas Herald.

17 Things The Boss Should Never Say: Susan's advice is included along with fellow members of the Young Entrepreneurs Councilwith a list of donts for leaders. exaqueo client Victory Marketing Agency's CEO Vinny Antonio is also featured.

September 2013:

Caring About Employees Isn't a Talent Strategy:  Susan shares the importance of pulling your culture through to your workforce in this piece on Tech Cocktail. This article was also featured as a story in SmartBrief on Leadershipand ranked a top-5 story of the week on Tech Cocktail.

Tech Cocktail Contributor of the Month: Susan is named Tech Cocktail's Contributor of the Month for September, 2013.

You're Not As Good of a Manager as You Think:  On Tech Cocktail, Susan writes about leadership gaps we all have and how to address them. This article was also featured as the lead story in SmartBrief on Leadership.

5 Ways To Save on Your Hiring Strategy Now: On Tech Cocktail, Susan provides specific ways startups and high-growth businesses can rethink cost efficiencies in recruiting.

11 Best Ways to Provide Customer Service Through Social Media: On Agency Post, this includes Susan's advice on how to show customers you're taking their feedback seriously.

August 2013:

9 Can't Miss Methods for Getting Publicity:  On Tech Cocktail, this features Susan's advice along with fellow members of the Young Entrepreneurs Council.

How to Build Company Culture So You Can Build a Great Team: UberStories Monika Jansen interviews Susan on the basics of company culture and how to get started.

10 Important Aspects of Great Office Space: Susan's advice along with fellow members of the Young Entrepreneurs Council is featured in this piece reminding leaders to focus on values and culture when designing space.

July 2013:

Why Hiring the Best Can Make Your Startup Fail: Also on Tech Cocktail, a perspective on why hiring the best could be the worst thing you do. [Ranked a top story of the week on Tech Cocktail].

4 Ways to Find Better Startup Talent: On Tech Cocktail, Susan provides a primer on hiring better people for your startup or fast-growing company.

3 Steps to Negotiating a Startup Job Offer: On The Daily Muse, Susan shares the process for getting started at a startup

June 2013:

The Top 100 Most Social HR Experts: Susan named to The Huffington Post'slist of Top 100 HR experts.

May 2013:

Face Time: exaqueo's client Building Excellent Schools shares with Human Resource Executive how Susan's strategy recommendations changed their process for the better.

April 2013:

Want to Work With a Startup?: Susan joins colleagues from YEC to share tips on getting a job with a start-up.

March 2013:

What if Women Don't Want It All?: Susan's latest post for Forbes highlights a new perspective on the debate around women in the workplace.

With Sequester in Effect Recruiters Notice Varied Impact on Hiring Strategies: The Washington Post's Sarah Halzack shares the perspective of area experts on the talent and hiring in the wake of the recent sequester. This article was also featured as the lead story in SmartBrief on Workforce.

At Last, the Job Market Shows Signs of RecoveryThe Wall Street Journal features Susan's advice on job searching during the recovery.

Expert Opinions on Work-at-Home PoliciesSmartBrief on Leadership features exaqueo as a virtual business and our founder Susan's perspective on making work-at-home actually work.

February 2013:

Ten Best Reasons to Be an Entrepreneur: Inc. features Susan's perspective on opportunity.

January 2013:

How NOT to Get a Job in 2013: Forbes features Susan's tongue-in-cheek take on job searching in the new year.

12 Essential Traits to Start-up Success: Learn what makes entrepreneurs successful in this piece from Inc. that includes Susan's wisdom.

13 Top Mobile Apps for Entrepreneurs: Susan shares her favorite app on the go among other leading entrepreneurs on The Next Web.

How to Survive a Company Merger: In Dennis Nishi'sWall Street Journal article on making it through a merger, Susan shares the importance of understanding the reasons behind the acquisition.

December 2012:

Forget Work-Life Balance: Give Us Choices Instead: Workers care about flexibility more than anything else these days. Susan shares a new perspective for  Forbes and how one company, Stella & Dot has built a business on flexibility. This article was also featured in The Triple DotNewsletter.

The Secret to Hiring Olympic Talent: Susan's included with other entrepreneurs sharing advice on start-up hiring for Startup Nation.

November 2012:

Why Your Brand Promise is Nothing Without Delivery: Susan blogs for Forbes on the importance of employees in brand delivery in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

RemarkableHire Interview: Susan talks about her role as advisor to start-up RemarkableHire: "Many in the recruiting space know Susan - who currently heads-up a consultancy called exaqueo - but if you don’t, she’s been around the block a few times and has a solid reputation."

October 2012:

Business Insider Australia: A perspective on women in HR and why the profession can't be dominated by just women anymore.

The YEC: Susan shares her perspective about how HR is so much more than hiring and firing.

August 2012:

12 Things to Consider When Deciding Where to Start-Up: Susan's advice is featured in a collection among other entrepreneurs.

How to Effectively Utilize Students For Your Business: Susan's thoughts included in this post from Fox Small Business.

July 2012:

Why Human Resources Isn't Just For Women Anymore: is Susan's perspective on the evolution and importance of HR in Forbes online.

June 2012:

4 Tips to Staying Focused After Leaving the Corporate Scene shares Susan's experience on building a business the second time around. This article was also featured in Black Enterprise.

May 2012:

ForbesWomen features Susan's article: 4 Ways to Balance Freedom with Focus When Starting Up.

Ask the Entreprenuers--Susan shares her favorite entrepreneurial tool onLifeHack.

April 2012:

Susan's tips on how to be a better startup CEO were featured in MSN's Business on Mainand the American Express Open Forum.

Susan's HRExaminer article on a salary negotiation gone wrong was featured in Monster's 5 for Friday.

Susan's article on investing in talent appears on Portfolio.com.

March 2012:

Marriott International named 2012 Best Employer Brand by ERE for operational year 2011 when Susan served as the company's employer brand leader.

January 2012:

Marriott International named the top "social media star" in human resources as part of Fortune's Top 100 companies to work for. Susan was responsible for launching Marriott's HR Social Media strategy including the social recruiting game, My Marriott Hotel.

2011 (selected):

Susan named to Unbridled Talent's Top 100 HR/Recruiting Professionals 

Susan named to HR Examiner's List of Top 100 Influencers in HRand her recent work in social media gaming for talent acquisition was featured in dozens of publications including:

Past Sound Bytes:

SmartBrief on Hospitality and Travel: Susan sits down with Editor Angela Giroux Scheideto discuss hospitality jobs and talent.

The New York Times: Susan shares her best resume advice in a guest post.

BNET reporter Adriana Gardella: features Susan's perspective on ways that youcan flunk a job interview.

The John Tesh Blog: includes Susan's adviceon seven steps to take in your job search.

The Wall Street Journal's FINS Building Your Finance Network: on how to use your friends and family to build connections.

SmartBrief's SmartBlog on Workforce, Looking Back At the Year: on the price ofmissed connections.

Glamour Magazine, Print Edition: on how to use Twitter effectively for your job search or career management.

SmartBrief's SmartBlog on Workforce, Staying on the Sidelines:on using social media for recruiting, including poll results and a link to Susan'slist of companies recruiting on Twitter.

Washington Post on Bad Jobs Happening to Good People: on what to do when the company you have worked for has been accused of impropriety and you have to reference it on your resume or in an interview.

First 30 Days.com on Finding Your Dream Job: on interviewing for those ready to finally take the job searching plunge.

Workforce Week reporter Mark Schoeff reports on SHRM: the Society for Human Resource Management: on SHRM's crossroads in serving its members featuring Susan's insights.

Loyally Yours The Online Magazine for Alpha Delta Pi: features Susan's advice on how to make the right career decisions.

The Washington Post on Interviewing: Mary Ellen Slayter shares some of Susan's insights on interviewing for job seekers who think they've got it all down.

The Wall Street Journal's Career Journal on Recruiting Blogs: Sarah Needleman reports on a list of recruiting and job searching blogs that job seekers can use to get inside information.

The Baltimore Sun on Creating a First Class Resume: Hanah Cho reports on the keys to a resume that works.

The Today Show's Jean Chatzky: Jean interviews Susan on Oprah's XMRadio channel.