Sourcing Candidates on LinkedIn

It’s all the rage amongst the HR community.  You know what I’m talking about — finding the best candidates on LinkedIn! In order to find and connect with the candidates you are looking for on LinkedIn, you should first make sure you are positioning yourself wisely, staying active and connected, as well as understanding the search functions.  Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

Recruiting on Google+

Between LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, it’s about time that Google+ joins the party in online recruitment. While it’s more of a social networking platform like Facebook, it still has merit in social media recruiting. Not only does it provide an outlet for networking but also drives exposure for job opportunities and company brand. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

Online Recruitment and Online Dating: Can They Work the Same?

In a recent article in Management Today, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, a professor at University College London, posited a world in which online recruitment was much like online dating. Rather than conducting a Google search or scouring company websites and social media networks to find open positions, job seekers would complete a personality assessment that determines not only the kind of worker they are but which industries and open jobs would best fit them. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

What To Do About Social Media in HR

Increasingly when I undertake disciplinary training with managers the question of social media often arises. Among the questions I am asked are: ‘what can we do about Facebook posts?’, and ‘can we stop employees saying what they like on Twitter?’ This last one is a difficult question as it’s a combination of yes and no which does frustrate managers who will have different views themselves on what they consider acceptable. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

What NOT To Do With Your Small Business Social Media Strategy

Social media strategies can seem easy. You send a bunch of tweets, you make a bunch of Facebook friends, you become the master of social hiring…right? Maybe not. When it comes to your social media hiring strategy, more is not always better. In fact, there are a few important “don’ts” when it comes to social hiring. Here’s what NOT to do with your small business social media strategy. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

4 Ways to Make Your Online Job Posting Work for You

Online job recruitment has its advantages and disadvantages. For one, it’s easy to get the word out about open positions within your company. On the other hand, though, you get more than your fair share of unqualified, vaguely interested candidates. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

Tweeting to Passive Candidates

Recruiters are already highly aware of the benefits of social recruiting and leveraging tools such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to help draw in candidates. And with so many outlets available to use, it is especially difficult to maximize their usefulness. Twitter is an especially important tool because it puts information into people’s hands quickly and succinctly. So with only 140 characters of real estate, it is crucial to know what readers, followers, and fellow tweeters want in their bite-sized information. In his Advice and How-To column at ere.net, Raghav Singh recently gave some pointers for using Twitter effectively as Continue reading

Clicking for Candidates: 4 Risks of Online Recruitment

Everyone has a LinkedIn profile these days, and we think nothing of it. In fact, online job recruitment is so prevalent in today’s job search that even Facebook is getting in on the action with Facebook Careers. But before we all give three cheers for online recruitment, there are some important risks to consider. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

Google Em’

Sometimes the simplest way to weed through job seekers isn’t with reading a long-winded resume and cover letter, but by just going to Google. Job seekers have carefully crafted a vision for themselves that they want you to see. Google is the key to unlock the door behind that potential candidate and see a less carefully crafted version. Looking to Google is a successful tool in the hiring process. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

LinkedIn Makes Major Updates for Recruiters, Job Seekers

Over the past few weeks, LinkedIn has made headlines by announcing new features to the job search social network. The new updates will help recruiters and job seekers alike and will make the platform more engaging for every type of feature. With the added features, recruiters and job seekers will be spending more time on LinkedIn. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.