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Patty Silbert

President of Newton Talent since 2018, Patty Silbert has over 30 years of experience developing the innovative solutions that help HR professionals just like you meet their most pressing recruitment challenges and their companies achieve their talent acquisition goals. She is a regular writer and speaker on the subjects of recruitment strategy, employment branding, HR technology, and leadership.

Recent Posts

How to write job postings that compel candidates to click

There’s more than one reason why some companies struggle to get enough application flow while other companies don’t.

Recruitment technology on your wish list in 2019? Here's how to invest wisely.

Those of us that have worked in recruiting for a while have witnessed an evolution in HR technology that is literally mind blowing.

Launching a social media strategy? Get your story straight first.

Lately, I’ve had a lot of HR leaders express their interest in launching a social media strategy. They get it—social media isn’t optional anymore. It’s essential to communication with candidates and …

Why giving might be the most powerful engagement strategy

We all know that an engaged, motivated workforce is one of the most important factors to a company’s success.  High employee engagement contributes to higher retention and productivity, reduces …

Why do some stories pull you in? How emotion makes for a powerful employment brand story.

Connecting with another person is powerful. Since the dawn of time, human beings have yearned to find ways to relate with one another, to build a tribe. Human beings, as a species, we’ve always …

The high-touch follow-up technique that helps recruiters succeed

As Maya Angelou once said, "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Do yourself a favor. Google …

What is your Employee Value Proposition? (And why does it matter?)

With all due respect, it seems that few HR organizations have any idea what really attracts top talent to their organization. Or even what keeps their employees engaged throughout the employee …

What I learned about Employee Engagement from the local Barber

A few years ago, I moved to a small town just outside of Pittsburgh. It’s one of those rare gems-of-a-town that is full of charm and history and anchored by a Main Street that is flanked by old brick …

Three Things Your Candidate Experience Says About Your Company Culture

Everybody knows it’s a tough recruitment market out there—a “buyer’s market” for jobs, so to speak—so I’m often confused by companies that pay so little attention to their candidate experience.

Why should HR Own Organizational Effectiveness?

What role should HR play in its organization’s success? In many respects, the answer is obvious. Human Resources oversees the most important component of a successful business — a productive, engaged …

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