Originally posted on the SmashFly Recruitment Marketing Blog.I just recently read the post Why You Should NEVER Listen to Your Customers on
Mark Cuban’s Weblog and I have a few thoughts on the subject. First, what… Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on April 8, 2010 at 12:55pm —
The annual Middle East Salary Survey is designed to look at current levels of salaries, wages and benefits across the GCC, Middle East and North Africa (ie. salaries in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, UAE, KSA, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Morrocco and other Middle Eastern and North African countries), and gauge employee opinion and employee satisfaction vis-a-vis their salaries, and how these have kept pace with inflation and the cost of living in the GCC, Middle East & North… Continue
Added by Mona Karaoui on April 8, 2010 at 7:31am —
Before joining the recruitment industry wholeheartedly, I, like many others had a pretty rose tinted view of how recruitment worked. It wasn't until it became part of my career did the realisation hit me that far from the focus being on relationships and service, it was instead on sales, closing the deal and hitting KPI's.
Fortunately for me, there are some that believe this to be a waste of time and this has allowed the Courtenay HR business to flourish inside our parent group, where… Continue
Added by Gareth Jones on April 7, 2010 at 11:36am —
Originally posted on the SmashFly Recruitment Marketing Blog.When you think of your recruitment marketing funnel, who are the candidates that make the whole recruiting process worth it (the ones that make you smile)? I bet it’s the candidates that… Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on April 6, 2010 at 12:09pm —
Originally posted on SmashFly's Recruitment Marketing Blog.
Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing. Continue
This week’s topics include social recruiting, transforming your employee referral program, texting for…
Added by Chris Brablc on April 2, 2010 at 10:30am —
It's a funny old world, recruitment. On the one hand, you have some recruiters talking about social media like it's the second coming. On the other, you have others saying its simply the recruitment equivalent of 'big hair' - a fashion fly by night that has a shorter life than your average cheap firework.
Rarely though, do you find a recruiter that champions social media in one breath, then goes on to snuff out its potential in another. So midly surprised was I, when I picked up the… Continue
Added by Gareth Jones on April 2, 2010 at 4:36am —
For those who don’t know, I was a recent job seeker. Through hard work and perseverance, I found a great position with an innovative company called SmashFly Technologies. Through this recruiting journey, I learned a lot about both sides of the recruiting spectrum. By experiencing the ins and outs of the job search grind on a daily basis and more importantly actively seeking advice from job seekers and…
Added by Chris Brablc on April 1, 2010 at 11:56am —
At V Selective we are noticing that the 'Job Scene' seems to be on the up, with clients confidence raising and jobs being phoned in at a fast rate!
Nowhere is this more relavent than on our Training Sector / FE Sector Recruitment desk! What with the economy, changes in funding and possible changes in government we've seen an influx of NVQ Assessors on the market - recently made redundant!
Confidence is now returning and it seems that the sector is on the up! What does anyone… Continue
Added by Ryan Vidor on March 31, 2010 at 10:13am —
Added by Chris Brablc on March 30, 2010 at 9:26am —
What is even better than phenomenal value? Double it! Bayt.com
has done just that and doubled the value Bayt.com Employers and Recruiters can enjoy online! As of this month, Bayt.com job postings
are valid for 60 days rather than 30 days with no limit to the number of applications employers can receive online. What has historically been a phenomenal value investment for employers… Continue
Added by Mona Karaoui on March 29, 2010 at 7:57am —
A slightly contentious blog this week, but hey, it's all about opinions. This is mine about SEO....
Hands up who remembers the Y2K ‘problem’, or the Millennium bug, as it was sometimes known? I do, as I had several clients who made a lot of money out of placing contractors into the City to ward off the Y2 evil that was set to haunt companies… Continue
Added by Alasdair Murray on March 26, 2010 at 3:30pm —
Here is a weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing. This week’s topics include social media, employment branding, talent migration, the power of LinkedIn, candidate experience and humorous interview stories from recruiters.
Here are the articles that peaked our interest this week (in no particular order), enjoy!:…
Added by Chris Brablc on March 26, 2010 at 10:23am —
Added by Rick Whitley on March 24, 2010 at 4:48pm —
Today, reaching people on the web is all about content. Not only does your content need to be well presented but it has to be relevant to the group you are targeting (and you have to show this relevance in a hurry). The biggest benefit of this content generation though is that it’s shifted the focus of how you acquire customers from having to go out and find customers to having customers find you. This is what is called… Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on March 24, 2010 at 12:30pm —
This is the face captured by photographer Phil Toldano and explained in the excellent Ted talk (embedded below) by game designer Jane McGonigal. It captures the emotion of gaming. Toldano set up a camera in front of gamers while they were playing. McGonigal in the video alerts us to the subtle nuances in this photo:
the sense of urgency, a little bit of fear, but intense concentration, deep deep… Continue
Added by Paul Jacobs on March 24, 2010 at 8:44am —
Originally posted on the SmashFly Recruitment Marketing Blog
CopyBlogger is currently running a great blog series with case studies on how you can improve your website landing pages to increase the number of conversions (or sales) that your website… Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on March 22, 2010 at 2:30pm —
Added by Greg Savage on March 21, 2010 at 7:38pm —
Here's a new weekly feature we are rolling out on the SmashFly recruitment marketing blog, called the "7 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week". Here are the top
articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing on topics such as recruiting,
social media and job boards.
So let's get started. Here are the articles that peaked our interest… Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on March 19, 2010 at 2:32pm —
Catching up on Twitter yesterday, a tweet by Matt Alder
caught my eye. Called 'Resumes are Old School, Use SlideShare & Twitter to Get Hired' Matt was referring to the story of Laura Gainor, PR and Media Strategist at Comet Branding who used Twitter and Slideshare to secure her current role.… Continue
Added by Gareth Jones on March 18, 2010 at 11:43am —
Some recruiters remind me of my house hunting days. I’d go to great effort to describe what I was looking for - the area, the price range, what I definitely wasn’t interested in etc. and lo and behold I would be bombarded for weeks afterwards with details of properties that were too big or too small, in a different location or not in my price range. I often think it must feel a bit like that for…
Added by Alasdair Murray on March 18, 2010 at 11:00am —