Welcome back to another ConveyIQ Weekly Roundup. Here's the latest news and updates that made headlines in the HR community this week.
We had a great time learning from leaders in the talent acquisition space at the 20th Annual HR Tech Conference last week. In this post, Conference Chairman Steve Boese shares his biggest takeaways from this year’s event, including thoughts on Laslzo Bock and Josh Bersin’s keynote speeches, the Women in HR Technology Summit, and the strength of the HR Tech community.
Northern California has been hit with a series of wildfires spread throughout the region, leaving many without a place to work. One of the businesses lost in the fire was the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country hotel, and with it, 130 workers were left without a job. This piece from CNN tells the story of Human Resources Director Lenora Olson, and her efforts to find new placement employees without a place to go.
It looks like Facebook is stepping up its efforts to aid recruiters. The social media giant is currently testing a new “work histories” feature that will allow users to build resumes and share them privately on their platform as they search for new opportunities.
Amazon is on the hunt for a prime location for their new headquarters -- and some competing cities are going above and beyond to convince the company to put down roots in their area and bring 50,000 new jobs with their business. Some companies are taking a traditional route, taking out ads and emphasizing their assets. But others are taking, well, a more unique approach.