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Taking cues from social media trends, recruitment firms diversify service offerings

Internet job portals and recruitment firms are following the lead of popular social media platforms and adding personal touches to the services they offer their clients in order to differentiate themselves in an increasingly competitive market.

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February 27, 2013

Video game giant IGN Entertainment has issued its second “Code-Foo Challenge”—a no-resumes-allowed recruitment program aimed at finding coding talent, regardless of educational background and experience.

The six-week program gives aspiring coders the chance to get paid to learn coding languages and work on real engineering projects. “Blow our minds while you're here and we'll hire you. No kidding,” stated the IGN website.

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April 27, 2012

Swedish firm H&M gives employees 4 million shares 

The founding family of the Swedish clothing giant H&M announced plans to show appreciation to more than 76,000 employees worldwide by donating 4 million shares in the company, worth about 1 billion kronor ($137 million U.S.), to fund a new incentive program.

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August 17, 2011

Now that organizations sense that the majority of recessionary job cutting and corporate downsizing has passed, it’s a good time for human resource managers and talent management strategists to reassess how the remaining workforce can meet the new needs of the company. The right workforce mix is unique to each company’s needs, but there’s a fairly standard process that companies can follow to determine the best mix of employees for achieving company goals.

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February 27, 2011

ORLANDO—Companies that are in top form embrace change and set their sights high, even during tough economic times, says Scott Milligan, SPHR, a consultant for the Disney Institute.

Milligan, whose career includes experiences in operations, distribution, budgeting, human resources and training and development, addressed a crowd of more than 700 here April 28 during the closing keynote presentation at the 2010 SHRM Staffing Management Conference and Exposition.

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June 18, 2010