"For the most part, these forums police themselves. Because the people in them very often have a shared interest - or shared career experiences - they can usually spot someone who doesn't have the same level of knowledge or expertise. So, taking…"
"OK, I know you're doing this deliberately Alasdair, but I'm taking the bait anyway.
Talent communities aren't necessarily about discussing nothing but work. They're a way for organisations to engage with people who have the…"
"Alasdair - you seem to be deliberately ignoring the point that I - and several others - have made, tat nobody is suggesting that you should use social media in isolation. It's one of a number of tools you should be using."
"Press hasn't been dropped completely. And I still go back to my point about judging which media is right to reach your target audience. Which is why press still works for local events like open days and new store openings.
The main problem for…"
"Alasdair - people not looking for jobs through social media and not seeing your 'ad' are not the same thing.
Yes, people see social media as a 'social' platform. So if a researcher asks them if they use it when looking for a job,…"
"Jerry - I refer you back to my previous comment. Social Media isn't just about the Twitters, Facebooks and Linked Ins (and, yes it is a social media site) of the world - and if that's what Alasdair's referring to, he's taking an…"
"Alasdair - Glad you agree on the awareness/reputation point. But I think you're being blinkered in seeing Facebook or Twitter as the only type of social networks. I was only using Facebook as an example. The point is, companies can create their…"
"Alasdair - I think there are enough free platforms out there for people to create forums on, so you don't need advertising. A Facebook page, for instance, is a forum for people to post comments. The only commitment - and one that I think a lot…"
"Jerry - you say you've been looking for "a community...populated by Mechanical Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Plant Managers, Process Engineers". Ever thought about starting one?
To my mind, the beauty of SM is that, if you provide…"
"I can see what you're getting at, but I've never heard anyone claim that using social media is the be-all and end-all of recruiting. Instead, it's a useful - and still very new - tool that helps recruiters identify the best - and,…"
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