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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

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 …

How do you know when your recruitment partner “clicks?” 

It isn’t uncommon for an organization to outsource some or all of their recruitment function to an outside firm. But have you ever wondered why some are more successful than others? What makes some …

How to Hire A Super Performer with Staying Power

You’re usually shocked when it happens. You combed through dozens—maybe even hundreds—of candidates to hire the one person with the skills you’re looking for to help your business flourish. However, …

5 Things Dragging Out your Interview Process that are Easy to Fix

For hiring managers, deciding “when and if” to extend the job offer after a series of candidate interviews can be an excruciating exercise. If you’ve ever hired the wrong candidate before, you may …

Debunking the Passive Job Candidate Myth: the Science of Candidate Behavior

A day doesn’t go by without someone touting a new way to attract passive job candidates. In fact, it seems to be the new golden ring that most talent acquisition professionals are clamoring for.

What’s in a name? Why Candidate Care is an important role for HR.

Candidates don’t just “buy” the job you’re offering. There are many factors that weigh into their decision-making process. But the one that has the most direct correlation with your ability to snag …

Not enough applicant flow? Blame your job postings.

All companies, no matter the size or industry, have one thing in common: their need for talent never stops.

What this year’s Oscar mixup can teach us about recruiting through a PR crisis

Sometimes, the biggest hurdle to attracting top talent is the one we have no control over.

Why Outsource Recruiting? 4 Ways You Gain More than Efficiency

Earlier this month, CareerBuilder came out with their Annual Jobs Forecast for 2017, and frankly, for most of us in HR, the recruitment challenges they see on the radar look to be a “perfect storm.”  

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