Martin Burns

Martin Burns is a Managing Editor & Analyst for RecruitingDaily.com. Referred to as someone who’s “kind of done it all in recruiting”, Martin Burns is a talent acquisition practitioner as well as commentator. For the past three years, he has been reporting on and analyzing news that impacts the TA industry, first as founding Editor at Recruiting News Network, and now as Managing Editor of RecruitingDaily. Prior to this, his career has included leading, as well as consulting with, talent acquisition organizations for some of the world's most significant brands. He speaks at global conferences on talent acquisition, maintains an active presence in the global recruitment community, and generally has fun mucking around in the conversation the industry has in who it is, and where it’s going. His industry-leading Facebook group “Talent Product Plays” is considered a must-join by practitioners and vendors alike.


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Passion and Job Descriptions

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Passionate. Passionate. Love. Know what those three words have in common? (Hint: this has nothing to do with dopamine, daydreaming, nor dating). It’s all about job descriptions. Passionate job descriptions…. Read more

Talent Acquisition Technology: Sourcing Wins as Job Boards Lose

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Talent acquisition technology companies, as well as closely related companies, have made the Deloitte Fast 500 over the years. For 2022, the rankings of the fastest growing TA tech vendors… Read more

Hiring in 2023 Will Benefit Gen Z, and Give Recruiters Ulcers

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Job seeker behavior will continue to reflect the impact of a pandemic, war in Europe, economic whiplash and, well: everything else, according to new iCIMS research. According to their newly… Read more

Breaking: Amazon is Laying Off 10,000 Employees

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According to company insiders, employees of Amazon are being told the company plans to slash up to 10,000 employees. It is not known at this time if that number is… Read more

Recruit Holdings Releases Q2 Earnings

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Recruit Holdings, the Japanese parent-company of Indeed and Glassdoor, has released its quarterly earnings report. Overall the numbers are strong, both from a revenue perspective as well as engagement. Indeed… Read more

Bristol Myers Sqibb, Booz Allen Named Best Employers for Vets

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Military Times has released their list of best employers for veterans. Over 200 organizations submitted responses to the Best for Vets: Employers survey that fielded from July to September, and… Read more

Live and Searchable List of Laid Off Employees

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If you’re looking for a quick way to find high-tech, and high-quality, talent, Layoffs.fyi has a fantastic resource. The crowd-sourced tool allows those laid off in the tech sector to… Read more

Layoffs Hit Recruiting Industry

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Responding to multiple headwinds, major tech employers including Twitter, Meta, and Salesforce are slashing roles across their organizations. Hit particularly hard are talent acquisition related positions. Wednesday, Meta laid off… Read more

When the Job Description Doesn’t Match the Job

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When most people apply for jobs, they expect the job description on postings to match the job that will be filled. However, our recently published study examining startup hiring shows that this… Read more

Soft Skills Now Dominate Job Requirements

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While it’s not news that recruiting is especially complex at the moment, newly released data from Randstad Sourceright has an interesting (if not entirely shocking) insight: soft skills are in… Read more

Employer Branding Increasingly Viewed as Critical

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According to a new report from branding agency Brandemix, corporate marketing had finally come around to embracing the idea that employment brand is critical to success, The 6th annual State… Read more

Get Ready For a Bumpier Ride – What October Job Numbers Tell Us

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Well: here it is. A likely preview of the types of labor reports we’ll be seeing over the coming months. Not so much the exact same numbers, per se, but… Read more

Despite Slight Cooling, Recruiters Now in Higher Demand Than Engineering Talent

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The candidate-driven market seems to be cooling off, if only very slightly. According to data released by Recruiter.com for their September 2022 Recruiter Index, a few key numbers ticked down…. Read more

Oracle Recruiting Chases Solution Vendors With Newest Offering: Oracle Recruiting Booster

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Oracle – the brand you love to… well, if you’re of a certain generation that sentence usually ended with some ironic cursing. Particularly when it came to their long-running applicant… Read more

Paycor Acquires Talenya to Help Leaders Source Talent

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First – they came for the Bengals. Naming rights to their stadium, anyways. And now a few months after, they scoop up Talenya. This would be a full seven years… Read more

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