Archive | February 2012

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The Future Of Recruiting

I’m a big fan of Peter Cosgrove. He is one of the senior managers at Ireland’s leading recruiters, C.P.L. Peter is a thinking mans/women’s/persons recruiter. He “gets” social, is an advocate but also a realist. I like his thinking on where recruiting is going in the medium term. Peters track at #truDublin last year was one […]

Barclays Future Leaders Hub: Reducing Volume/Increasing Quality #trulondon #truStockholm

When your working with a high-profile brand with a public presence, the problem is not getting people to apply for jobs. At #trulondon, Peter Gold spoke of Tesco’s receiving over 1Mn applications via their career site. I’ve seen the same thing with my clients Oracle and the BBC, it’s a different type of problem. The last thing these businesses need […]

LinkedIn 2012: King for the recruiter?

Coming from me, this blog post might come as a bit of a surprise. I’m well-known for having had great success in Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube and other channels. I’m always looking for other places for my clients to recruit. Fishing in ponds where no one else is gives you the pick of the fish, but no […]

Not another Pinterest for recruiting blog. Evolution of a social channel #trulondon

Last week was #truLondon, so I didn’t get much of a chance to blog. More on that later in the week. There was plenty of talk about Pinterest, and how this new channel could impact on recruiting. Max Hayward ran a track on it, has blogged and even pinned it.He is so excited about the […]

@JoinTheFlock: Twitter Hiring

The story of how twitter attract talent is best told in tweets. 140 characters of simplicity. A job feed powered by jobvite, and two house accounts: @JoinTheFlock and a student hiring account @TwitterU. I’ve been following and tracking these accounts for a while to see if there are any hidden secrets in what they do. […]

LinkedIn v Twitter v Google+ v Facebook: Integrating #SocialRecruiting

I spend a lot of my time working with corporate clients helping to integrate social recruiting. This is really a combination of methodology, technology, psychology and tactics, topped up with training.  One of the most common questions I get asked is “Which is the best channel for us to recruit in,and what tech to use?” It’s […]

Sunday Shout Out: Etienne Besson: A Real Life HR Community DJ.@HappyEmployee

This weeks shout out is for my friend Etienne Besson, better known as @HappyEmployee on twitter. Etienne is a practicing HR generalist in Geneva, in Switzerland. He works at the coal face day-to-day, dealing with all the usual challenges that come his way. I wanted to give Etienne a shout out this week because of […]