Dean Da Costa's Blog – December 2011 Archive (5)

Who should you follow!!

Who should you follow!!

 

So in reality you should not strive to be a follower but a leader. That said this post is about who out in the industry should you follow. By follow I mean on twitter, connected to on Linkedin, RSS feeds etc. People or companies that will provide you valuable information about staffing and recruiting. This list is not all encompassing, but hits allot of the biggies.

 

Now as I am sure I do not…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on December 27, 2011 at 10:55pm — 5 Comments

Recreating the Wheel, Why?

Recreating the Wheel, Why?

How many staffing professionals, recruiters, and sourcers, create their own Boolean strings? Answer most of us. However how many copy those strings down and keep them in a file of some kind for use later? Answer not many. Why? Why do we feel the need to reinvent the wheel, recreate the search strings over and over again, when we can simply copy them to a spread sheet for use later. Moreover we can keep a tack of the results from a…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on December 20, 2011 at 10:15pm — 2 Comments

Sometimes simple is best, less is more!!!!!

Sometimes simple is best, less is more!!!!!

 

Within HR, staffing and business in general, there is a huge push towards metrics, and process. Everyone wants to ensure they have a process, and it can be measured. These things are very important, however we need to ensure we look at them and incorporate them for the right reasons, and looking for the right things.

 

So let’s start with process, of course you need a process…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on December 15, 2011 at 7:13pm — No Comments

Social Media list of Lists!!

Social Media list of Lists!!

Main Categories: general (not specific to any brand, mission, type of person), specific (targets a specific group, such as flixster which is movie orientated), and misc (any site that does not fall under the first 2 categories). Of course each main category has many sub. Below are the social sites by sub category and of course there are more and more being brought on line every day.

Sub Categories:…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on December 9, 2011 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Social Media Architecture/Framework!!!!!! Part 5

Social Media Architecture/Framework!!!!!! Part 5

This will be the 5th and final in the series of posts about Social media architecture.

In part one we went over the why, we talked about branding and about seeing what is being said out there about you. In part 2 we discussed the different sites. In part 3 we discussed tools and more. In part 4 we selected sites and tools.

Now it’s time to put it all together

First get your profiles…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on December 4, 2011 at 3:12pm — No Comments

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