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.
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.
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.
In 2011, the death of the corporate career website was announced. Dr. John Sullivan on ere.net claimed that the corporate career website was underused, under maintained, and immobile. In a survey conducted in mid-2012, the non-profit group The Talent Board found that most candidates communicated with the company via the company’s career website. How then, can we account for the “death” of these web features? Quite logically, it is the other resources being used by job seekers that put the traditional corporate career website at risk. With the surge of social media virtually reinventing the way job seekers seek employment, Continue reading
Last week we talked about social recruiting. With the number of smart phone users trafficking social media, mobile recruiting is the natural follow-up discussion. Mobile recruiting simply refers to recruiting candidates through their mobile devices. This can mean making contact with candidates through apps, text messages, or other internet media that a user can easily access on a smart phone or tablet. Research shows that 70% of job seekers use their smart phones or other mobile devices in their job search, so it is more important than ever to connect with candidates on the go. Here are 3 quick ways Continue reading
Social recruiting, like most things social media-related, has become increasingly popular and useful over the last few years. Social recruiting, by its simplest definition, is the use of social media by companies to recruit talented employees. Some point out that for true social recruiting to take place, a community has to form around a particular media source (a website, a blog, etc.)—linking the term “social” to its broader meaning, rather than a social media tag. However, either interpretation of the term can be useful in your company recruiting strategies. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a Continue reading
The world is changing, whether it’s the seasons or the winning streak of the Chicago Blackhawks. The world fluctuates, people fluctuate, and the ways people communicate fluctuate. As a human resources professional it is your job to stay on top of these things so you can keep your company changing for the better. One of the things most affected by change in the last few years is the way in which candidates are applying for jobs and putting themselves out on the internet, forever changing the hiring process. Being the spunky fisher that you are, you need to make sure Continue reading
It’s been a crazy year in the world of recruitment. Digital and social media have opened up multiple new avenues for recruiters to connect with talented candidates. Now you can connect with top talent on LinkedIn, find great people in an industry-specific Twitter chat, and even view talent before the interview thanks to video resumes and one-way video interviews. But recruiters are still dealing with slashed budgets, skill gaps and a deluge of resumes in their inboxes. Before you start formulating your 2013 plan of attack to find and hire the best people, you might want to take a look Continue reading
Have you noticed all your connections buzzing? If you’re wondering why everyone you know is sharing something about social media this week, the answer is obvious. That’s because the last week in September is also Social Media Week. With the movers and shakers of the social media universe getting together to talk about the future of connecting and sharing, it seemed like a good time to look at how social media giants find the best employees to keep innovating their services. On Wednesday we took a look at how Facebook uses its position as the premiere social network to find Continue reading
Tweet all about it! If you’re wondering why everyone is talking about social media this week, the answer is obvious: the last week in September is also Social Media Week. With the movers and shakers of the social media universe getting together to talk about the future of connecting and sharing, it seemed like a good time to look at how social media giants find the best employees to keep innovating their services. On Monday, we took a look at how Twitter uses 140 characters to snag great employees. Today, we’ll be looking at the papa bear of all social Continue reading