Whether you like it or not, or whether you initiated it or not, your business is online. You may handle all of your daily business offline, but chances are, your customers are tweeting, posting and reviewing your services, products and customer care. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.
Despite the current record high unemployment in the United States, many hiring managers still report having a difficult time finding and keeping good employees. How can this be? According to this infographic, courtesy of HireRight, general dysfunction of the hiring process is often to blame. Many employers have lengthy or unattractive online application processes, or fail to respond in any way to a majority of candidates. Many also fail to use social media or implement a social hiring strategy. Luckily, all of these problems are easily fixable through advances in talent and social media technologies. Check out the infographic below Continue reading
What happens in Vegas shouldn’t always stay in Vegas, especially if it involves the future of hiring. Useful HR technology seems to be popping up daily, making it a sure bet to roll the dice on new technology. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.
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.
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.
We throw around a lot of social media jargon on this blog. Social media is an invaluable (read: free!) tool to generate interest in open positions, and it’s a good way to keep in contact with a pool of top talent even when you’re not hiring. Social hiring strategies range from simple to complex, but they all begin by understanding the tools available to you. With this infographic “cheat sheet” from Flowtown (full size below) you can get on the fast track to discovering what social media tools might best suit your business. We’ve broken it down into a few Continue reading
If you want your business to participate in today’s social media scene (and you should), you have two options for implementing a social media plan. You can hire new personnel or a consultant to design a strategy for you. Or, you can train your current employees to translate their business experience into social media content for you. The second option is cheaper, and many companies find that their own employees make more natural company brand ambassadors. Check out this infographic (full size below) explaining ways that you can train your current employees to use your business’s social media tools. Like Continue reading
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.
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