If you’re trying to reach out and find the best candidates, it might be time to start taking Google Plus a little more seriously. With over 300 million monthly visitors accessing the site, it’s clear that this is no longer the ghost town of social media that everyone ignores. Just as with any other social network,…Continue
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In 2013, Robin Thicke, T.I., and Pharrell Williams brought us a song called "Blurred Lines" that reached #1 on the charts for 12 consecutive weeks and sold 14.8 million copies. If you aren't familiar with the song itself, you probably are familiar with the stir it caused when Thicke…Continue
Added by Rebecca Baines on June 20, 2014 at 10:47am — No Comments
So I’m going to tell it to you straight. When it comes to investing time in a Facebook page, lately, I’m just plain against it. Well, that is unless you’re going to spend money on ads. Seriously. The social media budget is a reality.
I’m sorry if you’ve spent a ton of resources and energy building out an organic Facebook plan. News flash: the organic only days are gone. Organic reach is in the…Continue
Gay marriage. Abortion. Equal pay for women. Display the 10 Commandments. ObamaCare. Keystone pipeline. Gun control. Global warming.
Where do I stand on these issues? I'm not sure I should tell you. As it turns out, we have gotten to a point in America where no one can share an opinion or donate to…Continue
With the explosion of social media networks, we have all become content creators, networkers and spectators, and we end up spending hours online in networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest and Google Plus, both creating and consuming content.
Over 500 million photos – not to…Continue
Are last Fridays party and the not-so-great decisions that came along with it going to influence if you get your dream job or not? Well the truth is it could. The use of social media in hiring is something we all need to think about. It has made our lives increasingly public and Human Resources personnel…Continue
Check out iCIMS' latest blog post from iCIMS blogger Holly DeMuro.
Any employee who has gone through the dramatic economic downturn that began in 2008 knows, for the last few years, the mantra has been, “keep your head down, keep working, and be glad you have a job.” During this period, employers instituted round after round of layoffs and the remaining employees continued to absorb more work…Continue
How to find popular people on Twitter is the topic on this episode of The Jim Stroud Show. Pay attention because it moves pretty fast. / Follow Jim Stroud on Twitter @jimstroud
Added by Jim Stroud on January 26, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments
HR Marketer put together a list of the most influential voices on Twitter in regards to staffing and recruiting. Check out the list below and send kudos to the recipients. Click here for more information.…
This is the second part of a blog interview with EEOC attorney Edward Loughlin. Read part one.Continue
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The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) can be synonymous with discrimination charges, enforcement and litigation. But an…Continue
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Check out iCIMS' latest blog post from iCIMS blogger Dan Seaman.
Effective recruiting is what turns an average company into a great company, and HR professionals can turn not only to other professional organizations for best practices, but also to other institutions that seek to recruit top talent.
Fraternities and sororities, for example,…Continue
Added by Elise Jennings on November 26, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
The big news in the last week seems to be that Facebook can tell you if your relationship is going to work. No, they're not clairvoyant, it's based on research from Jon Kleinberg of Cornell University surrounding something called "dispersion." Jon…Continue
Recruiters are completing background checks on applicants even before the interview process begins. Employers can easily take a glimpse into the lives of applicants using popular social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. It's important to be cautious about what we post online; one bad post can make or break a job opportunity. Search your name on Google, Bing, and Yahoo! and take a look at what others can see when they search for your name online.…
Added by Brian Flax on October 29, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
If the proof is in the pudding, than the latest job survey results from Jobvite certainly prove that social recruiting works. Social recruiting is the practice by career recruiters of utilizing social media profiles, blogs, forums, and other online activity to identify qualified job candidates and to share information about available job positions.
Added by Kate Supino on October 28, 2013 at 2:50pm — No Comments
We are at a point where we have left the discussion whether or not social media is going to be a serious employer branding tool far behind. We are beyond the hype. And we are happy about it. It is about time to measure the ever-changing social media landscape and to find out how the usage of social media for recruitment has changed over the last twelve months. Did employers put more effort in engaging with their target audiences? Did we experience more interaction? And…Continue
Added by Vincent Rietveld on October 14, 2013 at 10:37am — No Comments
Twitter is, hands down, my favorite social network. It's a great source of information and learning, and a wonderful way to connect with people who share similar interests. As a recruiter, it's also great…Continue
Social media has changed the hiring process immensely, particularly for those seeking job interviews. Hiring managers who search an applicant's name will most likely discover at least one active social media profile.
Even if your resume paints you to be the perfect candidate for the position, your social media activity could prevent you from getting a job interview. While it may be fun to share your adventures with your family and friends on Facebook or Twitter, you may not want…
Added by Amy Kirkegaard on October 9, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
I have been using LinkedIn since the beginning and have had a LinkedIn Recruiter account for the last few years. I was doing a audit of my current account usage, as well as trying different formats to increase responses. With a current accept rate of 15%, I should be happy with the results, right? I look back to comments by Lou Adler about how to get a much higher response rate. I use templates and personalized messages. I try both direct and indirect recruiting.
In doing a deep…Continue