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The “Ugly” Truth of the LinkedIn/Toptal Advertising Snafu

The “Ugly” Truth of the LinkedIn/Toptal Advertising Snafu

Earlier this week, the news broke that job board/social network platform LinkedIn had pulled recruitment marketing ads placed by Toptal, a firm that places engineers & designers with employers, for using images of women images that had been deemed “unfit” by users.  The women were “too attractive” to be considered engineers in one some cases,(…)

  1. Carlos E.: I hadn't heard about this, thanks for sharing. I've always disliked stock photos, although in many cases they are much…

    • Crystal: Carlos, great response. I agree that it's better to use photos of actual employees, though that also comes with its…

  2. Steve Levy: Stock photos seem to tie in quite well with the accompanying marketing BS like "we are a world class..." and…

Into the Ocean Through it All…

What if we put as much time, energy and concerted effort into developing programs that made sure our candidates got just as much attention as the pre-born baby sea turtles get to help ensure their survival??

The Autistic Worker

The Autistic Worker

Today is World Autism Awareness Day & it’s truly become a global movement. With 85% of those with ASD still unemployed, we still have quite a bit of work on our end to do to shift the image of autism from the child to the adult worker.

  1. Best of the HR blogs April 2013: 19 great HR blog posts from April 2013 (XpertHR - XpertHR - Employment Intelligence): [...] Crystal Miller: The Autistic Worker  In this tremendous post, Cyrstal presents a detailed, thoughtful and very useful guide to …

How Attractive Are… Your Job Advertisments?

How Attractive Are… Your Job Advertisments?

As we close out the year and prepare for 2013, there’s a lot of talk of “new year, new you.”  Diet tricks for people to lose bulk and beauty tricks to become more attractive run rampant this time of year.  Naturally, I couldn’t help but think about some of the bulk that could stand to(…)

Working Remote = “Family-Friendly?”

Lately I’ve been reading more blogs, paying attention to topical themes are making the rounds in our circles.  Laurie Ruettimann’s blog has caught my eye a couple of times lately, most recently her December 20th post on working from home.  This is not to be confused with ‘stay-at-home parents’ who are CEOs of their own(…)

The Sound of Silence

Silence is a very funny thing.  There’s a proverb that teaches silence is also a speech… and I agree with that.  What that speech communicates depends on the context of the situation, of course.  One of my favorite words of wisdom by Emerson is actually on the subject of silence, “Let us be silent, that(…)

The Sound of Silence

The Sound of Silence

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2Wj2BwLVug&w=420&h=315]   Silence is a very funny thing.  There’s a proverb that teaches silence is also a speech… and I agree with that.  What that speech communicates depends on the context of the situation, of course.  One of my favorite words of wisdom by Emerson is actually on the subject of silence, “Let us(…)

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Part 2: “Undermine” The Sabotage of Shine

As circumstance would have it, a good deal of my friends/professional connections have made career moves & changes over the last year… including myself.  It’s been interesting to see how we all individually have handled what is a largely similar walk from a macro level:  while we all had various different circumstances that precipitated the(…)

  1. Part 3: Undermined by Strategy and the Tactical: [...] Check out:  Part 1 &  Part 2 [...]

  2. The Country Music Series, Pt 4: “No One Will Ever Love You”: [...] Joining in?  Check out:  Part 1   Part 2  &  Part [...]

Undermine:  The Start of the Sabotage of “Shine”

Undermine: The Start of the Sabotage of “Shine”

[youtube=http://youtu.be/NwyFKL7hXjE] As circumstance would have it, a good deal of my friends/professional connections have made career moves & changes over the last year… including myself.  It’s been interesting to see how we all individually have handled what is a largely similar walk from a macro level:  while we all had various different circumstances that precipitated(…)

  1. Part 3: Undermined by Strategy and the Tactical | TheOneCrystal.com: [...] if we let it.  You can get off on the wrong foot with rocky on-boarding, you may have to…

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  3. Part 5: “I Will Fall” – Doubt and Rejection | TheOneCrystal.com: [...] Joining in?  Check out:  Part 1   Part 2  Part 3 & Part 4 for the whole [...]

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