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What About The Facebook Jobboard?

There’s been a lot of talk about the Facebook job board and just what it might look like. The speculation is really around if Facebook are looking to take a chunk out of the job board revenues. Being the dominant force on the internet for user numbers and potential, it is easy to see the […]

Facebook don’t want you to search.

Sourcing wizard Glen Cathey posted an excellent article on his Boolean Black Belt blog titled “Searching Facebook For Sourcing And Recruiting.” Without going in to too much detail (you should read the post yourself.) the upshot of the post was that it is extremely difficult to extract any meaningful data from Facebook for the purpose […]

LinkedIn To Build On Facebook?

This post is based on speculation and opinion. I have no inside information, but I have a theory as to the direction LinkedIn and Facebook might take. Over the last few months I’ve been thinking a lot about what the long term aims and ambitions are for the super channels that are LinkedIn and Facebook. My feeling is that […]

Top 10 Countries By Growth In Facebook Users

After last weeks post on the number of LinkedIn users by country, I thought it would be interesting to look at the top 10 countries by growth in number of Facebook users over the last 3 months. Thanks again to SocialBakers.Com for the data. The pen figure denotes penetration of the total population. 1. Brazil: […]

LinkedIn, FaceBook Or Twitter: Social Pay Per Click Recruiting

The Kevin Costner principle of if you build it they will come, rarely applies to social recruiting. The first part of any social recruiting plan starts with building the social places, setting up the feeds and preparing the accounts for activity. The second phase is generating content and encouraging contributions from others. This starts with […]

Skills are the new currency at BraveNewTalent.

There’s a new world of work coming. There’s no doubt that work is moving to the contingent model, with people bringing in skills for the short-term, completing projects and moving on. Jobs have changed, and so have their requirments. The skills an employer needs now, they won’t need in the future. The shift to the knowledge sector […]

Viral #SocialRecruiting: The U.P.S. Road Trip

What does it take to make your recruiting  message viral? You want your message, and your opportunities to reach far and wide, particularly when you are hiring in large numbers. There has been plenty of discussion about whether gamification works, and if competitions and games attract players rather than candidates. I understand the critics point […]

Hard Rock Firenze Wins Award For #SocialRecruiting

Readers of this blog will be aware of the story of Hard Rock Firenze, and how they hired 120 people, with the whole process taking just 4 weeks end to end. The whole campaign was run entirely in Facebook, making it probably the most succesful recruiting project of its type. We thought it was great, […]

Guest Post: David Walliams Social Community – Elkie Holland

It’s been amazing to watch David Walliams swim the Thames in aid of international charity sports relief. As much as his physical feat has been awe-inspiring, it’s also been incredible to see how people have used social to connect, follow his progress and ultimately raise money for the cause. Whether it has been following his […]