Since February 2010, the number of job-seekers with smartphones has risen from 43% to 76% - almost doubling in two years. Whilst this is not necessarily surprising considering the current surge in technology for smartphones, what are the implications of this on job sites and the recruitment sector as a whole?… Continue
Added by Laura Purt on April 26, 2013 at 11:58am —
I have been fascinated by just how far mobile technology has come in the last 5 years and even more so by where it is going. Something that has become so ingrained into our lives has to effect recruiting, right? Well of course it does!
My husband is working out of state this week and while the kids and I sat using the … Continue
Added by Amy McDonald on March 20, 2013 at 12:15pm —
With the information boom, candidates expect employers to provide them with the necessary information in order to make an informed decision on their careers. And while this happens via social recruiting, conversations with employees and information found on the internet (whether that’s sites like Glassdoor or message boards), a lot of the impression that candidates have for your organization can be gathered through your Career Site. And in many cases, it represents your… Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on January 29, 2013 at 1:30pm —
With the New Year, it’s about time we got to announcing our resolutions. If you are like me, I always look at the New Year as a chance to improve and with that come the forming yearly goals for myself. For 2013, in addition to the usual get in better shape and career oriented goals, I’ve reflected on some personal and overarching recruiting industry goals that I hope can be achieved.
Here are some of my resolutions for 2013:
For myself… Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on January 3, 2013 at 12:11pm —
As the “battle for talent” heats up in 2013, the buzz will be about the hot trends in Social Recruiting: Employer Branding, Mobile Engagement, Social Sharing, Talent Communities, and Recruitment Videos.…
Added by Jason Webster on December 28, 2012 at 12:34pm —
With Christmas only a few days away, I figured it was a great time to get my wish list together for 2013. But this year it’s not about toys and gifts but more so about the ideas and strategies that I hope catch on in the new year. Ones that I think can help recruiting organizations derive more value out of the resources they have and in turn recruit more qualified talent into their organizations.
So without delay, here are the 10 things I want to see recruiting… Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on December 20, 2012 at 10:15am —
One strong opinion I have is this – if you aren’t recruiting as a HR Generalist, you’re an administrator, subject to being outsourced at your employer’s whim in the future. I believe HR people need to be heavily involved in the Talent acquisition process in their companies. I know recruiting can and is outsourced, but if you are good on the…
Added by Sylvester Simon Pascal on December 11, 2012 at 8:52am —
You may want to rethink hitting that ‘sell’ button next to your LinkedIn shares. It appearsFacebook’s newest job search app has landed with an unceremonious thud in the recruiting space.
Last week the app launched with much fanfare, probably because Facebook has done little to nothing when it comes to creating job apps.…
Added by Sylvester Simon Pascal on November 26, 2012 at 4:19am —
Over the last couple of years mobile recruiting has been on a steady incline. But while some companies are jumping in with both feet, for every early adopter there is another 100 companies still on the fence. Most of what you hear about are the statistics regarding the number of smart phones being purchased and the percentage of overall web…
Added by Sylvester Simon Pascal on November 20, 2012 at 4:00am —
Yesterday I shared a few data points from our new white paper Smart Phones in the Workplace, which will be published next week. [Click here to read Part 1] It is a survey of professional…
Added by Sylvester Simon Pascal on November 6, 2012 at 11:02am —
A few weeks ago I wrote about how email has become a key driver of mobile recruiting. I was essentially making an educated guess that a big percentage of email is being read on mobile devices, largely because of the way I read email. Even before I switched from a Blackberry to…
Added by Sylvester Simon Pascal on November 6, 2012 at 4:38am —
If you work in Human Resources chances are you have heard the Silo analogy once or twice. Ok maybe more times than you care to remember. But the silo issue is not exclusively an HR issue. All business functions are potential silos. Departments are set up so that we can apply concentrated resources and skills to specific types of work in…
Added by Sylvester Simon Pascal on November 1, 2012 at 9:00am —
Thoughts from the road…
There are a lot of people talking about the best way to pump on their employment brand these days as they prepare for the recovery, which either has started, is getting ready to start or is still a couple of years away depending on your point of view…
Here’s the deal about your employment brand – you can’t make it up and make it what you want it to be. Like your culture, it already exists. Can you move it over time? Sure, with some hard work. But back to… Continue
Added by Sylvester Simon Pascal on October 29, 2012 at 10:00am —
Tis the season for giving, especially in the corporate world. As the economy struggles to get back on its feet, many vendors take this opportunity to remind their clients how lucky they are to have their business.
This is the time for departments to dig deep into their pockets (ok, maybe not that deep) and shell out some cash for that bottle of booze or fruitcake that will hopefully see their relationship through to another year.
If you’re like me and you’ve been lucky enough… Continue
Added by Sylvester Simon Pascal on October 29, 2012 at 9:30am —
A few months back we published the Corporate Mobile Readiness Report, an assessment of the Fortune 500′s presence on the mobile web. We evaluated the companies on six criteria ranging from native apps, to mobile optimization of the corporate site, the career site, as well as the continuity between them. It was not surprising to find out that most companies are not ready. Less than 30% have mobile corporate websites, and only 13% have a… Continue
Added by Sylvester Simon Pascal on October 25, 2012 at 10:00am —
It isn’t every day that a vendor in HR is called “an emerging force to be reckoned with” by a top market analyst. But that’s exactly what happened when Workday, a maker of web-based HR software, raised $637 million in its initial public offering last Friday.
Workday soared on its open in early trading Friday morning, opening at $48.05 per share. The company is now is valued at almost $4 billion, 39 times its revenue over the past 12 months. The… Continue
Added by Sylvester Simon Pascal on October 22, 2012 at 3:59am —
Memory Triggered: When a credible candidate has worked in an absolute hell-hole where no one likes them, their organization or what they represent, guess what? They’re probably going to kick #$$ in your company, because your piddly little troubles and drama actually look appealing to them. They’re battle tested. They’ve been in the depths of hell, and your company’s not hell – it’s just El Paso in the summer.
Background: I used to be a Regional VP… Continue
Added by Sylvester Simon Pascal on October 19, 2012 at 8:52am —
Over the last six months as I have fully immersed myself into the world of mobile recruiting one of the first things I learned about was the difference between an mSite and a native app. I have found that there is a lot of confusion out there on this subject as well as some strong opinions, so I thought it would be worthy of a discussion.
First the definitions:
mSite – Also known as a mobile web app, or mobile optimized web site. It is essentially a web site… Continue
Added by Sylvester Simon Pascal on October 17, 2012 at 11:36am —
Being a full time consultant is wonderful – I have the opportunity to work with hundreds of interesting clients, tackle unusual and cutting edge projects, and yes, get paid for it. But there is a drawback – although I’m in contact with dozens of people every week via phone, email, Skype, and Twitter, I don’t actually see them. I’m here in Iowa, and they’re…well, all over the world.
Conferences are a great way to see your colleagues and… Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on October 2, 2012 at 9:06am —
How? By applying mobile optimisation to your email campaigns
Any business that needs to attract active or passive candidate talent to jobs or talent pools has or will at some time run a range of targeted email marketing campaigns. These targets may be from your own talent… Continue
Added by Martin Shaw on September 12, 2012 at 11:00am —