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Community Video With Sergio Figueona #TruLondon

Following my presentation at social media week London, I saw a really interesting keynote from Sergio Figueroa on crowd sourced video that was different, and brilliantly simple. The speaker was a former professional musician, who produces community video, or tells story’s with silent film and subtitles. The community video are shot in mostly inner-city settings […]

Who moved my conference? #trulondon

I’ve attended a few events today at Social Media Week London. It’s the opening day, and things are shifting away from the usual conference model. I spoke at one event. Refused to bring a presentation, used up 5 minutes for an intro as to why I was talking about Twitter, then opened it up to […]

Coolest Job In The World On MonsterCoolJobs.Com

If you weren’t a recruiter, or battling your way through HR, what would be the coolest job in the world to do? I started thinking about this when I was sent a link to the “Cool Jobs” landing page for a formula one racing team, powered by Monster.Com. They’ve pulled off a bit of a […]

Sunday Shoutout: @mjebishop saves Ricoh UK £3Mn

The name of Mike Bishop might be a new name to many readers of this blog, given that he is not massively social. Neither has the business he heads the recruiting team for, Ricoh UK, implemented any new  innovations  in the social recruiting space. I have chosen Mike for this Sundays shout out because of […]

Twitter Tricks For Recruiters #SocialRecruiting #TruLondon

I’m going to be delivering training next week to a team of corporate recruiters on effective ways to use twitter for sourcing talent. Whenever I run this workshop, it always reminds me how some of the most effective features in twitter are underused, in particular twitter lists and twitter searches. I think the engagement aspects […]

Being A Recruiter

It’s 2 sleeps till #truParis and only 2 weeks away from #TruLondon, and this week I’m preparing to go live on a big social recruiting implementation. It’s fairly crazy times, but there’s nothing new in that in Boorman world. This morning I completed a screen test for a series of programs on recruiting with a […]

Imagineering Recruitment Software And Process.

Imagine you could take a hammer to your recruitment software, smash it up and start again. Taking what you know now about the way you work, incorporating how you might work in the future and the features you might need. Starting out with a blank sheet of paper and imagineering something new. Imagineering is a […]

The LinkedIn Contradiction: A Social Channel?

I think LinkedIn is having a bit of a crisis of identity. It’s driven by the search algorithm that impacts on search results and matching, and  the way in which connections are encouraged, and the way LinkedIn rules apply over invites to connect. I think it is part of the struggle the channel has with […]

Sunday Shout Out: Steve Ward: An Agency Recruiter Who “Gets” #SocialRecruiting

Todays Sunday shout out is for Steve Ward of Cloud Nine Recruitment Group, who is well worthy of recognition. Steve is one of a rare but growing breed of agency recruiters who actually understand social recruiting and social media, as more than a job posting avenue. I first connected with Steve through twitter, where he […]

The Inland Revenue Just Got Funky With Jobgram: Pass It On!

I should really start this post with a disclaimer, because I’m a bit of a fan of Paul Jacobs work, and his klout score on my influence ranking index would be much higher than Justin Bieber, and this might make me a bit biased towards his work. When I say his latest venture, Jobgram is […]