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Six Key Elements of Social Recruiting

About 6 months ago I wrote a post on www.recruitingfuture.com which was a first attempt to group together some of the key elements and themes of social recruiting. For my first post on UK Recruiting Blogs I thought it would

be worth revisiting them to see if they are still relevant and to see if

anything has changed. This is what I came up with last July -…





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Added by Matt Alder on March 2, 2010 at 4:54pm — 9 Comments

Why Should You Care?: Blogging

So many blog entries - so little time. It's the blessing and the curse of the internet: You get to hear a lot of voices.



Personally, my head hurts. I'm guessing I'm not alone.



So what can make a blog entry stand out from the masses? I ask not only because I'm curious - but also because I'm interested in hearing your thoughts of my interpretation of creating a "Purple Cow" of a blog entry - using TV News rules.



I used to work as a reporter in television news.… Continue

Added by Sean Ryan on March 1, 2010 at 6:36pm — 4 Comments

What smart leaders know about talent management and strategy

Smart leaders know that strategic hiring and deployment of their top talent are essential to managing risk, achieving business outcomes and ensuring future sustainability. It’s the strength of your people that drives the rise or fall of your business—especially in hard times.



If your talent management philosophy consists of finding and hiring people when you need them, it’s time to make a paradigm shift. Capabilities and leadership gaps need to be filled in order to grow…
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Added by Kathleen Quinn Votaw on March 1, 2010 at 12:11am — 1 Comment

Referrals pay, so don't get cheap.

I’m sure that many of you Recruiters have worked in an organization that provides some type of referral program to encourage more qualified candidates. Unfortunately, most of these programs limit your ability to provide a flexible referral dollar or incentive to the referring party.…

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Added by Kevin Womack on March 1, 2010 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Behavioural Descriptive Interviews: A chainsaw where a scalpel is needed.

As an example of using a chain saw when a scalpel is needed, is there a better one in HR than Behavioural Descriptive Interviews? Most people in HR have no idea what the background is on these ubiquitous interviews, don't understand why they were developed, and, as a result, advocate their use in the wrong places. Before I start my rant, some disclosure, I am Certified in Behavioural Descriptive Interviews, right from the source, DDI themselves. But that doesn't mean I have joined the cult,…

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Added by Kim Bechtel on March 1, 2010 at 6:47pm — 2 Comments

The promiscuous digit

So you are probably wondering what is this guy on about?. A promiscuous digit and recruitment, well let me explain.

The…

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Added by Keith Robinson on February 28, 2010 at 9:15am — 5 Comments

It's Never Too Late To Revamp Your Packaging

When is the last time you've thought about packaging and how you package yourself? Not only your look, but how you message things?…



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Added by Trish on February 28, 2010 at 12:32pm — 5 Comments

Reflections on the "Little Things"

When beginning my career, after starting to work in the r eal world (per say) - I would spend my time on ironing boards.

I would neatly press all my shirts and slacks, usually on the weekends. I would hear from people about how they took everything to the cleaners. Had everything pressed, starched and dry cleaned. I was never the one to do such a thing. I had the time so I did it myself. On Sundays, I would get everything ready for the week. Maybe have a…

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Added by Benjamin McCall on February 25, 2010 at 9:32pm — 5 Comments

Why don't Recruitment Ad Agencies do 'Twitter'?

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Or Facebook. Or YouTube. Or many places in the world of Social Media? It's been a subject we've obviously noticed and been aware of for a while - especially as we're successfully involved in recruitment/employer branding ourselves.



Why the reticence? Many have set up Twitter accounts that tweet infrequently. Have they that little to talk about?… Continue

Added by mark rice on February 14, 2010 at 7:43am — 6 Comments

2 Secrets of Successful "Social Recruiting" Explained

Every day, somewhere out there in our universe, many Recruiters are losing their way in regards to using social networks such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook for recruiting purposes. I see the complaints (often ironically aired via Twitter) that <insert favorite social network name> simply doesn't work for recruiting and is only a waste of time. These rants are typically followed by statements extolling the virtues of the telephone - and how "real" Recruiters know how to magically work… Continue

Added by Jennifer McClure on February 25, 2010 at 1:40pm — 4 Comments

Recruiters turned Community Managers? I doubt it somehow...

Back in 1999, I was working on the development of a piece of software that allowed the recruiter to reach candidates that were coming together in newsgroups, on-line, to converse about their specialist subjects. It was while delving into this world of on-line groups that I had a light bulb moment - I realised that tapping into these communities, or 'special interest groups' as we referred to them back then, could be the future for creating a more robust and credible recruitment supply…

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Added by Gareth Jones on February 25, 2010 at 6:12pm — 11 Comments

The oldest 18 year old

have you ever looked in the mirror and been surprised at what looked back at you? Happened to me this evening, and I"m not even sure why.



I looked in the mirror and was surprised that I wasn't the young 18 year old, full of verve and confidence looking back at me. It was a fatter, hairier, older variety. It was weird. Strangely unexpected.



What happened to that 18 year old? (I do sometimes joke that I ate him) The good news is, nothing.. just got older.



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Added by Dan Nuroo on February 21, 2010 at 7:41am — 3 Comments

Judging A Book By Its Cover

The old cliché says you can't judge a book by its cover and like every cliché, it has more than a kernel of truth to it. And just like every cliché, we do it anyway. We judge people by their looks, resumes by their format or lack thereof and I'm told, women even judge men by their shoes although since I'm in Southern California it's hard to tell since a lot of people don't really wear shoes.



So it's enough to say that we shouldn't judge by appearance alone. Okay, that's enough then.… Continue

Added by James Seetoo on February 22, 2010 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Posting & Applying Online – Why it isn’t working!

With a recovering market there must be a lot of “great candidates” on the market – right? I believe that due to some unfortunate circumstances there are some “great” people out there looking. So when you post your jobs on Hcareers or any other job board why aren’t they applying?



I am fond of saying that the great thing about the internet is that it makes it easy to apply for any job you like and the bad thing about the internet is that it makes it easy for you to apply for any job… Continue

Added by Corey Harlock on February 24, 2010 at 9:00am — 13 Comments

How Twitter Relationships Work

A while back, we created this Venn Diagram to remind us of how Twitter relationships work:…



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Added by Carmen Hudson on February 23, 2010 at 1:49pm — 3 Comments

Twitternomics: Organic vs. Automatic Growth

A Google search for “Quickly Growing Twitter Followers” is filled with pages of paid/unpaid strategies designed to increase your numbers. Some of these strategies rely on using computer software and programs (keyword based) to automate your account to follow users who automatically reciprocate.… Continue

Added by Omowale Casselle on February 23, 2010 at 9:33am — No Comments

Stop Thinking Like an HR Neanderthal

You may get reminded every day, as I am, that you are not twenty anymore. Especially now that both my guys are in their twenties. It's hard to take when things that you thought were so cool just aren't now. As a field HR is no worse than say, law, or accounting, when it comes to not keeping up, but that's like saying big hair is no less cool than spandex.

Take compensation, for example. Most small businesses have adopted religiously the concepts of salary grids, annual salary…

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Added by Kim Bechtel on February 23, 2010 at 1:27pm — 2 Comments

My thoughts on The Recruitment Unconference

So last week saw The Recruitment Unconference AKA TRU London 2 come to town on Thursday and Friday. This was an event dedicated to Social Resourcing and other related topics and brought like-minded people together, many of whom have only ever connected online.…





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Added by Michelle Fischer on February 23, 2010 at 10:26am — 3 Comments

Get a Hair Cut and Get a Real Job

Scene: Me sitting in an interview. In walks my interviewer who slightly resembles Steve Guttenberg from Police Academy – except my guy has a lazy eye. And the questions begin:





1: Do I sing in the Shower?…



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Added by Kelly Moeller on February 22, 2010 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

There never was, nor will there ever be a qualified candidate shortage.

What is heard often from recruiters over a drink at happy hour in Anytown, USA is the lack of qualified candidates in the marketplace. Let the increasing population, demise of entire industries, the worst recession and employment landscape in our lifetime and the invent of easier and more efficient ways to source qualified candidates, some of these recruiters may find a solution by simply making a few more phone calls. Aside from those, I subscribe that we are not and have never been in a… Continue

Added by Christopher L. Poreda on February 22, 2010 at 6:00pm — 9 Comments

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