Social Recruiting and Social Media ROI

It is said in business you measure what matters. The same can be said for the implementation of social recruiting/social media. Basically its use is designed to positively impact your business. The only way to ensure that this is in fact the case is through clear and focused measurement.  Measurement also allows you to adjustContinue reading “Social Recruiting and Social Media ROI”

Social Media Policy (Again)

Just a quick comment. I have been reading some of the feedback to Telstra’s Social Media Policy on other blogs and news sites. One comment that keeps coming is that Telstra is essentailly applying old school thinking to a new world policy. Well of course they are. When you create policies they need to matchContinue reading “Social Media Policy (Again)”

Telstra’s social media policy

Yesterday Telstra was the first major Australian corporation to publicly release it’s social media policy. Called guardrails to help employees navigate the world of social media the policy is defined around three concepts, the 3 R’s; Representing, Responsibility, and Respect. After the last few weeks I think both employees, management and stakeholders at Telstra willContinue reading “Telstra’s social media policy”

More social media and workplace firings

It seems that social media is creating an environment where “firings will continue until moralw picks up”, or it just could be that Asher Moses knows he on to a good thing so his editors keep him writing about it… So far in April Asher has written five different articles around social media sites andContinue reading “More social media and workplace firings”

Workplace policies for Social Media

There has been another little dust up over at Telstra, all due to a satirical Twitter account called Fake Stephen Conroy. (For international readers Stephen Conroy is the Federal Communications Minister.) In summary Leslie Nassar Telstra employee had been running the account for a while providing hours of entertainment. A few days ago Leslie wasContinue reading “Workplace policies for Social Media”

In the news

An interview I did late last year for Nett magazine on social networking and recruitment was finally published. Sarah Stokely did a great job getting some many different view points and quotes about social networking in the office. You can read the full article online or just my bits below: Human resources and recruitment professionals tendContinue reading “In the news”

Is Facebook good or bad?

It seems to me that if I was to believe the pundits social media is going to either cause the next apocalypse or be the saviour for us all!  But I want to look at two specific cases here and their relationship with HR. First the negative. Kimberley Swann, at 16 year old in the UK, whoContinue reading “Is Facebook good or bad?”

Social networking and recruitment

There are some major changes taking place within the recruitment software market at the moment. Changes that have the ability to remove vendors such as Taleo from being “top of the pops”. What is it? Intelligent matching of jobs to social networks. Both Australian job referral vendors 2Vouch and Hoojano do this but not to theContinue reading “Social networking and recruitment”

Productivity paradox of social networks

Social networking tends to take a bit of a beating in the mainstream press when it comes to the business value. They seem to ignore the good examples of how organisations use these tools, such as Dow Chemical to encourage their alumni and employees on long term leave to return. In the first three months ofContinue reading “Productivity paradox of social networks”

Top Recruiting/Recruiters on Twitter

Twitter seems to be the flavour of the month. Every day I hear Twitter this and Twitter that, many times from mainstream press outlets. It has taken the recruiting community a while to come to terms with Twitter. This is not a bad thing as the business value needed to be understood. I first bloggedContinue reading “Top Recruiting/Recruiters on Twitter”