Posts written by: Steven Ehrlich

Steven Ehrlich

About Steven Ehrlich

Fueled by an addiction (and brand loyalty) to Diet Coke, Steven has spent the past 18 years as a complete "tech geek." As an early adopter of everything from the Apple Newton and the Compact Disc to Satellite Radio and the iPhone, Steven has focused on the use of emerging tools and technologies to enhance both brand articulation and recruitment for a multitude of organizations including Yale University, Exelon, Walmart, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Steven is constantly on the move, both in the office and out, working with TMPers and clients alike to explore, develop, and implement strategic initiatives leveraging social media, new technology, and innovative employer brand delivery channels. He is one of the agency's thought leaders and is often found in front of a crowd - large or small - yakking away about some new thing-a-ma-jig or a socially-enabled whos-a-what-sis. At TMP Worldwide, Steven has met some of the brightest, hardest working, and talented people with whom he has ever had the pleasure to work. He is an advocate and brand evangelist for the agency and loves coming to work every day.

A Short Film on the Social Media Revolution

I have been traveling the world for the past four years evangelizing about the shift in candidates' behaviors and the social media revolution on behalf of the agency. Much of what I have shared with audiences from New York and London to Vancouver and Minneapolis is captured nicely in this short YouTube video by Erik Qualman of Socialnomics fame. The…

A Look at Real World Social Impact

As we are all more than aware, there is great upheaval taking place in Iran. Twitter, Facebook, and other social media tools (collectively the "new" new media) have provided a conduit for real-time news and information that organizations like CNN (the old media - even when considering CNN.com) have not been able to match. The twitterverse has been filled with…

Feel Good Item For a Monday. The Power of The Crowd.

This video just puts a smile on my face.  13,500 people in Trafalgar Square singing Hey Jude may not be significant in recruitment at first glance, however, if we dig deeper, we can begin to see how it may have an impact.  Mobile (SMS, MMS, etc.) allowed for the message about the event to spread virally.  Twitter drove participation.  Mobile…

An example of true convergence.

I have spent a lot of time talking in recent months about the concept of "convergence" in which we see old and new media operating side-by-side (think CNN and Facebook for the inauguration.) I have also referenced the convergence in techology as we have seen mobile phones become more than just smartphones; we have seen them become hubs of our…

Facebook’s New User Interface

At TMP we always take the users' needs into consideration first. We follow user-centered design principles because we know that the user-interface matters.  People want a good experience.   I have heard lots of people complain about the new Facebook interface. I personally dislike it and think of it as FaceTweet or TwitterBook. Apparently, there is some internal conflict at FB HQ…

THIS is what life is all about…

Happy St. Patrick's Day to all. I am posting this story even though it is not directly related to sourcing talent. It is, however, about nurturing talent. Let me know what you think. Want to know more? Reach out to me with a comment here and join the conversation. SZE  

A Great Essay on “The Rise Of The Social Nervous System”

My friend Sarah Vroman shared this link with me and I found it to be a perfect explanation for the current social media boom. People ask me all the time "Why would anyone want to Twitter or Facebook?" and I never have the perfect answer. The article by Joshua-Michele Ross is a worthwhile read. Let me know what you think. Want to…

Companies Using Twitter to Recruit

I am always asked about the best ways to use Twitter for recruiting and my answer is always the same: "It is different for every company." It is about finding the right path for your needs, not about following the masses. Some use Twitter to share insight into the company and to provide transparency while others use it to communicate…

Socially Enabled Website

Here on Talentbrew, we have been discussing the idea of socially enabled websites in various posts. I wanted to share a great example of cutting edge thinking for web development that truly harnesses the ideas Russell has been espousing regarding a socially enabled site. Want to know more? Reach out to me with a comment here and join the conversation.…

Twitter uses…

This is a Ted talk by Twitter co-founder Evan Williams on the unexpected uses of the service... Want to know more? Reach out to me with a comment here and join the conversation. SZE