As we near year end and transition into 2015, we're going to bring you a "best of" series of Talent and HR News Weekly Roundups over the next few weeks. We'll share some of the most popular, interesting, and newsworthy pieces that we shared over the past year related to certain topics. This week we're spotlighting "Best of Recruiting." Check out what made the cut below:

1) Top Tips for Recruiting from Businessworks

"During the past three years that I've been CTO at Affectv, we have grown from three to 40 people, more than doubling our Engineering team in the last eight months alone, says Pravin (Prav) Paratey. In the next six months, we are looking to double this number again. We've made mistakes and avoided some ... here are the things I wish I'd known three years ago!"

2) 50 Startup Founders Share Their Biggest Hiring Challenges from SmartRecruiters

“'In the early, scrappy days of a startup when you have very limited time/resources, you need to strike a great balance between hiring someone for position-need versus hiring someone that’s great regardless of position. If you’re stuck with the position in mind, you may be building a team for near-term need rather than superstar people. But if you’re not practical about growing, you may never get anything done and it’ll never really matter.' -Founder & CEO Daniel Ha, Disqus"

3) Veterans Find a New Way to Serve from Profiles in Diversity Journal

"Since “You Served For America, Now Teach For America” was launched in 2012, the initiative has been successful in recruiting, training, and sending veterans into some of the nation’s highest need schools. And all indications are that students are benefiting from their exposure to this group’s experience, leadership, and desire to continue to serve...In 2013, more than 100 teachers with military experience served as Teach For America corps members. By 2015, the program expects that up to five percent of its incoming corps members will be veterans."

4) Suddenly, a new way to rethink Human Resources from IBM

"Branding is just as important today in attracting and retaining employees as it is for attracting and retaining customers. Yet employment branding strategies have not refined or applied consumer branding techniques for recruiting and retention purposes. In order for Human Resources (HR) practitioners to rethink and elevate the value of their departments, a strategic business case needs to link employment branding to the bottom line. However, are there mechanisms that can be applied from consumer branding to do this? Examining HR through the branding lens can provide the answer."

5) Leadership Secrets From Yum! Brands CEO David Novak from Forbes

"Chairman and CEO of Yum! Brands and author of Taking People With You, David Novak, shared his leadership advice this week in a keynote for the Society for Human Resource Management’s annual conference in Orlando, Florida. In his role at Yum! Brands, Novak leads 1.5 million employees who work in over 40,000 KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell locations in 120 countries around the world. 'When you think about what you need to get done in your company, you know you can’t get it done by yourself,' Novak said. 'There is no way you can get something done without taking people with you.'"

Lexi Gordon is a Lead Consultant for exaqueo, a workforce consultancy that helps organizations build their cultures, employer brands and talent strategies. Contact exaqueo to learn more about how we can help you build a workforce that’s aligned with your company culture and develop an employer brand that will allow your business to scale the right way.

 

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