Every Friday in case you missed it, ‘The Week That Was” is your weekly new recruiting news update. AKA All you need to know about anything that matters in recruiting. We go out to the interwebs and gather interesting and insightful recruiting news we will interest you. This week Bienvenido a América, the world is coming to the city by the bay, we got your GOAT hangin’ ‘cuz it’s time to break the rules.


Word of the week:

Resumayhem – This occurs when a company has multiple employees looking for a new job and sending out resumes all at once. This often occurs when a company doesn’t give bonuses or raises for quite a while. “No bonuses again this Christmas– looks like

“No bonuses again this Christmas– looks like resumayhem on the horizon.”


Tweet of the Week:

Send us your Poor, Your Tired, Your Smart:  One-Third Of Employers Plan To Hire Immigrant Workers In 2017Recruiting News

In the midst of ongoing debate around immigration, U.S. employers plan to reach beyond borders to help fill U.S. jobs. To summarize, a new CareerBuilder survey, a third of employers (33 percent) say they plan to hire immigrant workers in 2017. 16 percent plan to do so in the second quarter.

“Immigrant workers continue to play an integral part in the U.S. workforce and economy,” said Rosemary Haefner, chief human resources officer for CareerBuilder. “A significant number of U.S. employers are hiring workers from other countries in an effort to navigate around the growing skills gap and fill increasingly complex and rapidly evolving roles.”


I left My Heart in San Francisco: HR Tech World Arrives on the West CoastRecruiting News

On June 14th, HR Tech World opens on the West Coast at the Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture. The show will be their first event in the Americas. Get ready for four stages, one think tank, and 1 product demo stage. You will experience both the knowledge and the know-how on the latest trends in HR technology. Additionally AI, analytics, and the world of work will be featured.

This show brings top-decision makers and their best practices from the world of work. We have CHROs from Adidas, Cisco, General Motors, and more!


RDs GOAT: 100+ HR Technologies and Recruiting Tools Worth Watching in Q2 2017.Recruiting News

Consider this list something of a State of the HR Technology Union – and know that it’s a pretty good time to be in this business. They say the geeks will inherit.  Nowhere is that prediction proving more prescient than in the weird little world of talent acquisition and management.

Consider this list 100+ proof points that recruiting is not only not broken, contrary to popular belief, but with these new tools and technologies, it’s actually working better than ever before. It’s a great time to be in this business. Trust me.


Meant to be Broken: The New Rules of WorkRecruiting News

The world of work has changed. People in previous generations tended to pick one professional path and stick to it. Switching companies every few years wasn’t the norm, and changing careers was even rarer. This week Kathryn Minshew and Alexandra Cavoulacos, founders of the popular career website TheMuse.com, released their new book, “The New Rules of Work.

Today’s career trajectories aren’t so scripted and linear. Technology has given rise to new positions that never before existed, which means we are choosing from a much broader set of career options—and have even more opportunities to find work that lights us up. However, we don’t discover and apply for jobs the same way anymore, and employers don’t find applicants the way they used to. Isn’t it about time we had a playbook for navigating it all? You can buy on their website, Amazon, or anywhere books are sold!



By Jackye Clayton

Jackye is an acclaimed thought leader and inspirational speaker on recruiting and DEIB topics. She brings years of experience recruiting across a variety of industries including tech, HR, legal, and finance. In her role as VP of Talent Acquisition and DEIB, she leads all related work at Textio, provides critical expertise to customers, and serves as a leading voice in the products Textio creates for the broader ecosystem. Jackye has been named one of the 9 Powerful Women in Business You Should Know by SDHR Consulting, one of the 15 Women in HR Tech to Follow by VidCruiter, and is on the Top 100 list of Human Resources Influencers by Human Resource Executive Magazine.