When thinking about the benefits of Social Recruiting, I think one of the most compelling is the positive effect on controlling the quality of candidates that enter the talent funnel. As a development engineer, one of the fundamental lessons I learned is “Garbage In, Garbage Out”. It didn’t matter what software tools I applied to make sense of the input data, if one of my collection channels was faulty; the entire experiment would have to be scrapped. This example is not to suggest that… Continue
Added by Omowale Casselle on March 25, 2010 at 10:00am —
It's no secret that I'm in love with technology. I enjoy getting my hands on the newest gadgets, widgets, apps and devices that are available and figuring out how they work - or just enjoying what they do. I've been known to go a few sleepless nights here and there just because there weren't enough hours in the day to wrap my head… Continue
Added by RecruiterGuy on March 23, 2010 at 3:42pm —
Traditionally, the CEO has played the role of company evangelist. In fact, having a single company representative was perfect for a broadcast, one-way method of information dissemination. However, with the rise of social media and the corresponding call for authenticity, having the CEO assume the role of evangelist is no longer necessary or even desirable. Just as most consumers are mistrustful of direct advertising, there is also an increasing likelihood that statements from your CEO may be… Continue
Added by Omowale Casselle on March 22, 2010 at 1:16pm —
Remember the first phase of the Social Web. During this time, anonymous comments with questionable intent and veracity were littered throughout the landscape of our Internet experience. In some cases, these comments cast enough doubt to prevent patronizing an establishment, purchasing a product, or applying for a job at a company. With the current evolution of the Social Web, comments are easily traceable to online profiles from Facebook, Twitter, Google, and LinkedIn. The ability to connect… Continue
Added by Omowale Casselle on March 22, 2010 at 1:03pm —
and team set out to pull off another recruiting conference in a less than ideal economy. The small but mighty team of event organizers and industry experts pulled together new and experienced speakers alike hoping to attract the usual event veterans as well as new… Continue
Added by RecruiterGuy on March 22, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Added by Chris Brablc on March 17, 2010 at 3:30pm —
Before I got into recruitment I spent a period of time developing and implementing technology solutions for the recruitment industry. For years ‘the database’ has been a key competitive edge, the USP for many recruitment businesses, especially those that operate in a niche. They guarded it fiercely and bragged about it in equal measure.
How ironic then that… Continue
Added by Gareth Jones on March 4, 2010 at 9:03am —
Over the past few weeks, the most talked about topic in social media has been the introduction of Google Buzz. Some users love it for its game-changing interactive potential,… Continue
Added by Omowale Casselle on March 1, 2010 at 11:47am —
Since the launch of Blogger in 1999, the ability to publish content on the Internet has become easier and easier. Savvy recruiting professionals have taken advantage of this dynamic shift to connect with prospective candidates to better meet their organization's recruiting needs. In many cases, these early adopters had to build a web presence on their own because senior leadership… Continue
Added by Omowale Casselle on February 24, 2010 at 11:36am —
On Feb. 12th 2010, my.barackobama.com advertised a Social Networks Manager position. Key content elements of this recruiting advertisement make it more likely to be shared with other members of an individual’s network: position utilizes… Continue
Added by Omowale Casselle on February 15, 2010 at 11:25am —
Next week I will be at TruLondon and have the pleasure of leading two tracks, The Talent Puddle and Technology Shopping List. Continue
Added by Shane McCusker on February 9, 2010 at 7:00am —
The Apple AppStore has over 100,000 iPhone applications. Verizon's Droid is a a few months old and Google just launched the Nexus One. Microsoft has Windows Mobile and the Palm has the hot new Palm Pre. The current king of Mobile Business is the Blackberry (RIM), but it is losing ground fast. Apple, Microsoft, Google, Palm, Verizon & RIM all going after the same market and that makes for great headlines.The… Continue
Added by Donato Diorio on February 5, 2010 at 11:30pm —
By Ian Alexander
We’re all drinking from the fire hose of hype surrounding Twitter, so imagine my surprise at a recent user conference when a presenter asked how… Continue
Added by Ian Alexander on January 11, 2010 at 3:35pm —
Lots of people are talking about employer branding these days. While I agree that all companies should be conscious of how they are viewed by employees and prospective employees, I think many branding efforts are misdirected and a plain waste of money and effort.
It’s not about how many people think you’re great. It’s who, and why.
Brains over beans
I work with young tech companies who, by their very nature, are selective in who they employ. Most really are… Continue
Added by Kristina McDougall on November 24, 2009 at 10:56am —
I know lots of people that only have one way to handle situations. In today's business world it takes flexibity and creativity to build relationships, to win new business and to keep your clients happy.
Basically most recruiting and staffing professional do the same things as each other so how do you stand out? What makes your company different?
As a recruiter you have to have a great reputation in your industry, with your clients and your candidates. Going through all the… Continue
Added by Craig Silverman on August 3, 2009 at 3:00pm —
It's funny, people are always asking me about what I see inside my crystal ball, where are things headed in the market or what's hot? They seem to be intersted in the newest tricks, places to go on the web, social networks and how to find the best talent. My first thought is usually that before you do anything new you have to first look at all the tricks and tools you already have.
The truth is that I really don't have anything new to tell people about. Most of my thoughts and… Continue
Added by Craig Silverman on July 27, 2009 at 6:23pm —
A Worthwhile Investment.
More and more HR recruiters are using video technology to solve the challenge of nurse vacancies. According to a Wharton School of Business National Research survey, there is a 51% greater understanding of any subject presented through video. The survey also states that prospects are 72% more likely to purchase a product or service when video is used. This translates directly to job candidates' positive response when introduced to the facility through a… Continue
Added by Valerie Ellinor on July 16, 2009 at 4:29pm —
admit it – I’m a sucker for bright shiny new technology. In fact, I’m susceptible enough that I spend a good deal of time being very critical of anything new. Why? (a) I’m weak, and (b) a lot of this stuff just disappears and you can’t remember why you liked it in the first place.
And how is this relevant to job boards and careers site? Well…almost every couple of weeks I am approached by another vendor with a ‘killer’ tool that integrates into an existing site and will drive up… Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on July 1, 2009 at 9:12am —
We are witnessing the end of an era. Since the end of the World War 2, large companies have controlled the ebb and flow of the US economy: from the reign of the Detroit automakers to the rise of west coast tech moguls like Microsoft and Google. Small businesses have been the tiny vessels tossed in the wake of gargantuan tankers, forcing their products on consumers through sheer bulk.
The tides are changing though- the failing American economy has exposed the incapability of big… Continue
Added by Darwin Redshield on June 12, 2009 at 6:49pm —
Okay here it goes.....I have spent the last few weeks researching Staffing Software for the company I work for. We plan on implementing this change sometime in January 2010. I have seen a couple of demos, one of which I was pretty impressed with. I have even posted a Blog and a Discussion here on this site, in hopes of getting some feedback on what seems to be the most widely used or most popular, yet satisfying software out on the market today. I don't know if I'm not being clear on the info I… Continue
Added by Carissa Jordan on June 12, 2009 at 11:39am —