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 — No Comments
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 — No Comments
Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. In this article, we’ll be talking about mobile recruiting, marketecture, employer branding, recent job board news and the history of social media.
And if you haven’t seen it, we were honored to be named on of George Larocque’s #HRWins HR…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on October 19, 2012 at 12:14pm — No Comments
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 — No Comments
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 — No Comments
Last month, I was fortunate enough to be the emcee at the mRecruitingCamp 2012. If you were not there, watch the video to see what you missed. Kudos to Michael Marlatt for producing such an awesome event!
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
If you do not know this already, then let me remind you and if you do know, I hope you are actually doing something about it! Correctly promoting job advertising content via your career site and other online channels represents your best opportunity of attracting accurately matched, active…Continue
Do you really need to worry about mobile search?
Over the last five years people using search to find stuff on their mobile device has gown five times its size and this year if we look at Mobile Search spending "Mobile search spend in the U.S. increased 333% in the second quarter of 2012…Continue
Added by Martin Shaw on September 5, 2012 at 6:03am — No Comments
Added by Martin Shaw on August 31, 2012 at 12:02pm — No Comments
So why are so many career site owners still not maximising on this opportunity?
A respected peer technology company and one of the US's top online recruitment marketing solution providers, Jobs2Web, have recently published some very interesting data regarding their client base. This data relates to the success ratios of the various sourcing channels their clients use to direct hire in to the company.
From the analysis of their clients, recruiters needed to…Continue
Added by Martin Shaw on August 30, 2012 at 2:16pm — No Comments
Let's assume you have spent your money wisely and purchased a content management platform (like ours - sorry it needed to be said) that is technically compatible with the needs of Google and its peers in terms of page indexing. Then the next thing you must get right is the linguistics you add to the site, that matches the linguistic styles of your ideal visitors. You will have determined who these…Continue
Added by Martin Shaw on August 29, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
If people are a company's key to gaining competitive advantage, then this is the area where an employer brand strategy should be looking to generate the most traction.
To place the sole responsibility for your employer brand strategy with one department, be that HR or Marketing makes no sense at all. This is a shared responsibility and so needs a shared involvement. How many CFO's or COO do you know that have involvement in their company's employer brand strategy? Then ask why it is…Continue
Added by Martin Shaw on August 25, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments
Do you really understand how the mobile/social convergence will impact your prospect Candidates?
In the recruiting and HR technology sector over the past few years we have all been hearing the voices get louder and louder about the impact of mobile and tablet device usage is having and will have on how a prospect candidate will experience and use the web in relation to not only their personal consumer and social activities but also their career and job related activities.For me…Continue
Added by Martin Shaw on August 24, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments
The rules haven’t changed, but as we enter the era of mobile communication, it is important to consider email etiquette more than ever. There are several reasons why appropriate email etiquette should be important to you:…Continue
Recently I stumbled across some pretty great 'mobile friendly' job descriptions on ESPN's career site. Check these out. These are the best designed jobs I've ever seen for a mobile device.
1) great logo placement and clicking arrows leads to the full text of the job description.
2) What job seekers want to know...link to a employer branding video and info about what its like to work…Continue
Added by Chris Russell on August 14, 2012 at 1:42pm — No Comments
Earlier this week, I examined one of the more important topics regarding mobile recruiting, which is how to make your Career Site more mobile friendly. With the two main methods explored being the Smartphone App vs. the mSite.
Added by Chris Brablc on August 9, 2012 at 10:55am — No Comments
This post was inspired by Keith McIllvaine’s blog post Recruiting on the Move.
With the number of smartphone owners rising by the year (by all accounts), it’s not hard to predict that mobile applications are the way that most people will interact with the web. …Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on August 7, 2012 at 2:48pm — No Comments
Added by Chris Brablc on July 13, 2012 at 12:31pm — No Comments
The evolution of the Career Site has occurred rapidly over the last decade. Career Sites are no longer (or should no longer) be static job pages linked together by a single homepage but really act as your recruiting hub for engaging and interfacing with candidates about your company and employment opportunities.
Candidates no longer just want a job search for open positions (although that’s a necessity) but they want to learn about your company and culture so they can make an…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on July 10, 2012 at 9:42am — No Comments