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Hey. I’m Nate Guggia. Every year I talk with hundreds of Marketing, People, and Recruiting leaders. I use this newsletter to distill what I’m hearing.

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Jan
26

Everyone Isn't a Nail

There are brand channels. There are marketing channels. There are sales channels. But for some reason, sellers (yes, you recruiters and salespeople) think that every channel is a sales channel. They’re not.
2 min read
Jan
24

Why Pallet’s Paid Influencer Model Won’t Work in Recruiting

The reality is that the majority of followers are largely unqualified to do the work that the influencer appears to be qualified to do themselves.
2 min read
Jan
17

Is This the End of the Managerial Class?

Careerist managers who’ve long been able to coast under the radar, cover their asses with bullshit reporting up the chain, and who are really good at shifting blame don’t have any applicable skills to stand on.
1 min read
Jan
10

When Moving Recruiters to Sales Roles Instead of Laying Them Off Doesn’t Make Sense

You can’t move people to a department that largely doesn’t exist anymore.
2 min read
Jan
06

How to Measure Time-on-Page

I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how to measure attention as it applies to content. Where I’ve landed (for now) is that time-on-page is the best indicator of quality attention and trust. Here's how to test this metric out.
2 min read
Jan
03

A 2023 Recruiting Industry Trend: Hiring Grown-Ups

If a company wants to offer a remote working environment while mitigating their exposure to lost productivity due to immature employees collecting paychecks without fulfilling their end of the bargain, hiring grown-ups feels like a smart move.
2 min read
Dec
28

Is Candidate-Centric Even a Thought For Recruiting Platforms?

Candidate-centric is a forgotten principle in recruiting tech because candidate-centric isn’t paying the bills. Margins are.
1 min read
Dec
20

Why the 180’s on Remote Work?

The niceties of offering a flexible work-life quickly take a back seat when fear and pressure creep (or flood) in.
2 min read
Dec
15

Has Talent Acquisition Lost Its Way?

What was once the pillar of tactical execution and pragmatic thinking feels like it’s creeping into the land of the meaningless. Aka vaporware in content format.
2 min read
Dec
14

An Observation on Tech Startup Recruiting in the U.S.

I’ve been privy to enough recruiting processes inside of VC-backed startups that the process for sourcing and having conversations with passive talent seems straightforward, but somewhat inconsistent and disorganized.
2 min read