Four Considerations When Hiring Software Engineers

By on October 19, 2017

Helping employers hire and understand software engineers (SWEs) in Silicon Valley has become a necessary skill for CKR Interactive. Problem is, 83% of professional developers are currently employed (source: StackOverflow, 2017). So CKR’s job is to uncover and articulate employer brands, to ensure that SWE’s see switching jobs as an intriguing and beneficial endeavor. Software engineers have...

Ask CKR: HTTP vs. HTTPS for Your Career Website

By on October 11, 2017

In January of this year (2017), Google began their journey to change how Chrome recognizes website security and followed up in April reminding everyone about their eventual plans. But if we rewind the clock, Google started their campaign for a safer web back in 2014 by favoring secure websites. What does this mean for your career website? Your typical website is most commonly accessed in two...

Glassdoor Recruit Recap

By on October 6, 2017

Glassdoor Recruit was Glassdoor’s first event completely dedicated to attracting the informed candidate. The event took place on Sept. 19 in Chicago and was also viewable to those unable to attend via a live stream that reached over 7,000 participants. I was part of the lucky 400 who attended the Chicago event and it did not disappoint. First, some key insights about Glassdoor: It’s the fastest...

How to Choose a Recruitment Marketing Agency Partner to Help With Programmatic Ad Buying

By on September 29, 2017

Whether you’re looking to try something new and invest some of your ad dollars into programmatic ad buying or you’re looking for some help optimizing your programmatic campaigns, you may want to consider an agency partner to help. Most marketing agencies, especially recruitment marketing agencies, lack the resources to build an in-house data science team and instead license third-party...

An Interview with Joel Cheesman

By on September 21, 2017

As an author for ere.net and a true thought leader on recruitment trends and technology, I always look forward to hearing from Joel Cheesman. Starting over a decade ago with Cheezhead.com, Joel has never been shy about sharing his opinion, and he does a great job keeping people in talent acquisition updated on what’s new and buzzing in our industry. I had a chance to chat with Joel and pick his...

Media Madness

By on September 14, 2017

It’s been a long time since I’ve had the chance to attend a media day for a client. In the past, media days were almost as popular as career fairs, trade shows or college events. Most recently, media days have been replaced with programmatic learning, PPC/CPA strategies, and anything related to mobile, social, digital or pinpoint marketing. Okay, I’ll add in chatbots, too. I’m here to profess my...

Mindful Management of a Merger or Acquisition

By on August 23, 2017

Attracting and retaining talent are almost always cited among the top risk factors associated with mergers and acquisitions, and, according to a 2013 Bain & Company survey of executives who have managed through mergers and acquisitions, culture clash was identified as the top reason that a deal failed to achieve its expected value. This culture clash is usually the result of the acquiring...

A House of Brands: To Be or Not To Be?

By on August 2, 2017

Large corporations are struggling now more than ever to regain their edge in attracting top talent, as many employees now favor working at smaller, more agile organizations. Add to the mix the need to consider the impact that corporate or consumer brand architecture can have on one’s employer brand. In this blog, CKR Interactive examines considerations employers need to think through and the...

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