What is next…

I have been pondering the future. What is next? Do you know? If so please do tell. A number of years ago I pondered what was next from blogging and podcasting, neither of these forms have really survived in the way the were circa 2005/2006. Let alone what happened to MySpace, Friendster, Orkut… Let’s lookContinue reading “What is next…”

Workforce Analytics: Following the employees

I ran across an interesting post from the LinkedIn blog, via Steve Barham from LinkedIn, entitled Where did all the people go from the collapsed financial institutions?. The post was looking at the flow of employees between five major financial services companies: Barclays Credit Suisse Citigroup Bank Of America JP Morgan Chase This image showsContinue reading “Workforce Analytics: Following the employees”

Twitter and LinkedIn

Earlier this week Twitter and LinkedIn announced a partnership whereby you can now share updates between both services. Given that according to Pew Internet & American Life Project a total of 19% of American online adults have posted a status update this change is significant. Firstly it will give all those professionals on LinkedIn whoContinue reading “Twitter and LinkedIn”

Jobvite Source: Social Recruiting for All

Late last week Jobvite, who 3 weeks ago secured another $8.25 million in series B funding, launched their latest product Jobvite Source. A product that allows any company to source candidates through a combination of social networks without the need of their larger ATS. Jobvite Source also allows employees to refer jobs on to theirContinue reading “Jobvite Source: Social Recruiting for All”

Social Recruiting Summit

A quick summary from the Social Recruiting Summit that I attended yesterday at Google in San Francisco. The day kicked off with Reid Hoffman CEO of LinkedIn giving us an amazing presentation on LinkedIn. One of Reid’s main messages was that every individual is now their own small business, which means everyone needs their ownContinue reading “Social Recruiting Summit”

Is social media a SCAM for recruiting

Credit:Flickr cambodia4kidsorg Last week a US recruitment expert Peter Weddle called social media a SCAM for recruiting. He stated that it was a waste of time with no ROI, although he did not use the term ROI. Finally his prediction was that social media will not be the future of recruiting until 2014 while job boardsContinue reading “Is social media a SCAM for recruiting”

52 ideas on using social media within HR

It has taken me a while to get this lists published, I originally had the idea six months ago! Below are 50 51 52 ideas on how you can use social media within your HR and Recruitment strategy. Not all of the ideas are practical for all organisations, and I would never recommend you tryingContinue reading “52 ideas on using social media within HR”

Meet Brett Iredale from Job Adder

Following last weeks interview with Kevin Howard from Jobs in HR today we have another local recruitment expert Brett Iredale. Brett runs the successful automated job posting system JobAdder and as you will see from the interview an early adopter of technology. While the last few interviews have been focused on recruiting I am working toContinue reading “Meet Brett Iredale from Job Adder”

Meet Australian Oracle Recruiter David Talamelli

When it comes to corporates’ who blog the typical names mentioned have been Sun Microsystems, Microsoft, and IBM. One company who has been quietly working away at their social media strategy is Oracle. Globally they have hundreds of blogs, a customer focused wiki, employees on Twitter and in general tackling social media on all fronts.Continue reading “Meet Australian Oracle Recruiter David Talamelli”

10 tips to build your network

It seems today you cannot go anywhere without hearing about social networks and their value to business. This is all very good but what happens if you don’t have a large professional network? Below are 10 easy to implement tips on how to build up your professional network. Join the social networks online The firstContinue reading “10 tips to build your network”