Big Data has been talked about at length but what is it and how can it help recruiters? Unfortunately I fear, Big Data is another one of these technical terms that have been corrupted by sales people in an effort to confuse and further corrupted by the confused, of which there are very many.
Big Data is a technical term for data sets that are so complex that they…Continue
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Facebook Graph Search has significantly changed and this creates fantastic opportunities for Recruiters. As everyone knows Facebook is massive, much bigger than LinkedIn or…Continue
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I really do think more recruiters should be using twitter. It is such a powerful tool to find and engage with Candidates.
Recruiters are, in my opinion, far too obsessed with CVs. When are we going to realize that this is not the only way to understand a candidate. In fact how often do you look at a CV and forget that there may actually be a living breathing person behind…Continue
We all know that LinkedIn is one of the most popular sources of candidates for the recruitment industry. Unfortunately for many recruiters, their client have as much or sometimes better access to search LinkedIn than they do. In this video I show 3 alternative ways to search LinkedIn and find people that may otherwise be missed. By understanding how LinkedIn works and the…Continue
It is typically the case that a recruiter will find a good potential candidate on the internet but struggles to find any way of making direct contact with them. This is often the case when finding someone on LinkedIn where their contact details are not available.
In this video I talk about a number of different ways to make contact including how to message on…Continue
Added by Shane McCusker on July 17, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments
Linkedin seem to be making changes to the Public Profiles. They have recently released paid for Premium profiles however it seems that for may profiles, free and paid for, there is now a new format being rolled out. This has implications for Recruiters who use Google x-ray search to find profiles as the information and format is changing.
The new format is more…Continue
Added by Shane McCusker on July 16, 2014 at 12:06pm — No Comments
This is the first of a series - A beginners guide to Sourcing and Social recruitment. In this video I explain the basic concepts of Boolean Search.
If you'd like to see other videos in this series they are freely available on my blog page Shane's Recruitment…Continue
Added by Shane McCusker on June 30, 2014 at 11:54am — No Comments
I got this cool tool tip from Jim Stroud on using Google Drive to get alternative keywords for particular job titles and skills.
Added by Shane McCusker on December 2, 2013 at 7:38am — No Comments
Outwit hub has been around for a while but I thought I put together a short How To video to demonstrate how useful it is to scrape any date from the internet. In this example, I'm scrapping my Twitter followers but the same technique can be used to scrape directory sites, Google or in fact any page.
I'd be interested to hear how recruiters are using this tool and see what can be done with data found in this way.
Added by Shane McCusker on December 2, 2013 at 7:32am — No Comments
I was looking at a number of ways for recruiters to automatically post jobs and other content onto Twitter, LinkedIn and all the other social channels. There are lots of ways to do this and it is really very simple to set this up. I've put together a short video demonstrating how to use the free version of Hootsuite to schedule posts and also connect to an RSS feed to do this automatically.
While I'm using Hootsuite to automate and schedule my content it is very easy to see how this…Continue
Recruitment is Broken
Many people will know Greg Savage through his blog, The Savage Truth, or indeed his…Continue
In research for a webinar I ran last week Google Plus for Recruiters, I found that there are not too many useful tools to help recruiters source candidates on Google Plus. The big problem with the search within Google Plus is that there is no good way to limit your search to a specific geographic area. It would appear that the most effective way is not to use the search in Google Plus but use a Google X-Ray search. Glen…Continue
Added by Shane McCusker on May 21, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments
I have been looking at ways to increase the number of subscriptions to my YouTube Channel. Strangely YouTube does not make it that easy to find a link that can be published on web sites to encourage people to subscribe, however with a little bit of research I’ve found this:
I wanted to try an experiment to see just how fast Google can index a new Word press blog. I choose the phrase 'Sexy SEO for Recruiters' as Google was not returning any direct results for this phrase and so I could see immediately if my new page was being indexed. I created a new post on my blog page and within a few seconds Google had found the post.
This has big implications for recruiters posting vacancies onto web sites as generally you will want Google to index your own web site…Continue
Added by Shane McCusker on August 22, 2012 at 5:39am — No Comments
There has been much talk about Cloud computing or SAAS recruitment software and the massive benefits for a recruitment agency to move to the Cloud. I find this quite amazing for two reasons, firstly most people I speak to aren’t really sure what this means and secondly the whole argument seems to have absolutely nothing to do with finding candidates, making placements or anything else to do with recruitment.
For the life of me I can not see what all the fuss is about, but…Continue
I regularly run free recruitment software and technology webinars and yesterdays, on Advanced Sourcing, proved more popular than most. This is a recording followed by my notes on what happened.
I wanted to convey the shear scale of the subject of recruitment sourcing while also focus on some useful techniques that can give immediate benefit. It’s really mind blowing…Continue
Added by Shane McCusker on June 24, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Last week I attended Radical Planet the Recruitment and HR unconference in Toronto. There was a great track on blogging and writting blogs to I took the opportunity of asking some questions on how the write a really good recruitment blog.
Steven Duque lead the blogging track at the Unconference and was recommending Tumbler as the best platform to get started. While Wordpress may be better for SEO, Tumblr is easier to use and has better tools to allow people to share your…Continue
Added by Shane McCusker on June 11, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
My recruitment webinar this week was all about making contact with candidates particularly when you may not have all their contact details. The Social Media sites like LinkedIn and Facebook really limit a recruiters ability to get in touch and unless you already have their details on your ATS or recruitment system it can be a real challenge to make contact.…Continue
There are no shortages of clever ideas and techniques to help recruiters find candidates. Recently I've been looking at ways to help my recruitment agency customers use the internet for business development and source new clients and new vacancies. Ideally I'm looking for vacancies that no one else knows about to try and secure exclusive business or at least get a head start on the search.,
I ran the first of a new series of recruitment webinars earlier this week talking about…Continue
Added by Shane McCusker on February 5, 2012 at 10:51am — No Comments
New Legislation proposed in South Africa could see the end of the Recruitment industry as we currently know it. It is proposed to outlaw all forms of temporary and contract recruitment forcing all employers to employ staff on a permanent basis only.
This will of course have very dramatic effects for the industry and the millions of temporary and contract workers currently employed in South Africa whose employers will be forced to offer permanent employment or terminate…Continue