Recently I was on the Recruiting Animal show when the topic of how to spot a good job board came up. As a staunch defender of niche job sites, here are my top ten signs of a good job board. Look for these when considering posting your jobs...
1. They advertise: any good job board worth its salt will do some advertising to attract traffic. Make sure you see some google ads or ads on related content sites. Also be sure…
Creating a recruiting video for your company is one of the new ways to tap new media to recruit. Its main goal should be as an employment branding tool that showcases your employees and give a sense of whats its like to work there. That is something we do well at my company Jobs in Pods. But any company can create a video, its cheap and easy to do.… Continue
Added by Chris Russell on February 1, 2010 at 10:00am —
Jobs in Pods, the audio jobcast company, is proud to announce the launch of their new Recruitment Video Distribution Service (RViDS) for employers. Traditionally, recruiting videos have just been accessible on the company career page but this new syndication service will distribute it across the internet on the top video sharing sites and podcast directories.
“Employers are increasingly looking to get their media into the hands of passive candidates for branding and…Continue
Added by Chris Russell on January 20, 2010 at 3:30pm —
I got tired of the slow servers on blogtalk radio so I created my own version with all your favorite recruiters shows. Its called Recruiter Radio, powered by the Ning platform. Think of it as a "dashboard" for all the popular shows targeted towards recruiters and HR folks.
Hopefully I added all of the shows that are currently… Continue
Added by Chris Russell on January 12, 2010 at 8:30am —
I just love websites that are well designed. In my earlier days I worked as an Information Architect for companies like Digitas. And I've designed all the sites that fall under my company umbrella as the CEO of AllCountyJobs.com. So I think I have a little credibility when it comes to recognizing good web design.
Recently one of my podcast service companies,… Continue
If I were in need of talent and just starting a company one of my first hires would not be a regular recruiter. It would be a Social Media Recruiter.
I believe over the next few years many companies will be doing the same. When it comes to recruiting in social media, it is very much a human driven strategy. Its takes an actual person, not technology to do it.
There was a lot of talk at the Social Recruiting conference last month about the 'tools' but… Continue
Here is further proof that if you use new media to communicate to your customers (aka candidates) your company will have a much more favorable impression. Research firm eMarketer released this latest info which caught my eye. Podcasting your jobs and/or Youtube are perfect examples of new media in action.
74% of users have positive impression of companies who use new…
Recruiting with New Media is still in its infancy but here are some hip employers who are doing just that and reaping the rewards. Jobs in Pods features over the phone interviews with your employees about what its like to work there.
Much has been written about the big 3 job boards as a place to find work. But those sites are just a small slice of the available job market. In the past few years companies and recruiters have begun shifting their jobs to many niche job boards - local or industry specific sites and online communities. Recruiting today is all about location and quality of hire.
Thats why these niche sites are so popular. Many charge much less (for job postings) than the big… Continue
Added by Chris Russell on October 7, 2009 at 5:00am —
If you write a lousy job description, chances are you'll get a lousy response rate. Having run my own local job boards for the past 10 years I cant tell you how many times I've seen bad job descriptions.
Job postings should inspire people to apply, not the opposite. The branding you place on these 'mini-stories' should mirror your corporate culture and promote your company as a great place to… Continue
JobRadio.fm is a public service project that myself and Peter Clayton (Total Picture radio) launched in October of last year. The ideas is to aggregate career advice podcasts into an internet stream that plays continuously 24x7.
The goal of the station is to help make people better job seekers.
Having trouble filling solar jobs? Here’s a look at where to post them.
There are dozens if not hundreds of so-called green job boards popping up online these days. Every blogger and his mother seems to have one attached to their site touting it as the place to post your “eco friendly” postings. The problem is these green sites are not targeted enough.
A ‘green job’ is a relative term and many types of jobs can be green. So if you have a… Continue
There are dozens if not hundreds of green job boards filling the spaces in the online recruitment landscape. Every blogger and his mother seems to have one attached to their site touting it as the place to post your eco friendly postings. The problem is these green sites are not focused enough.
A ‘green job’ is a relative term and many types of jobs can be… Continue
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