Tools and Applications

Get Referred: The Big Change In #SocialRecruiting?

There is a feature that I have been noticing appearing on most of the Facebook recruiting applications. The get referred feature enables you to see how you are connected with the employing company, and enables you to message your contacts to ask to be referred for a particular job. In most of the apps you […]

@ITweetlive: My new cool Twitter tool

You know that I get really excited when I find new tools and applications to play with. Earlier this week I got sent an invite to take a look at ITweetLive, a new twitter engagement, searching and analytics tool. I’ve been playing around with it for a few days looking at recruiting and sourcing applications […]

Live and Breathe Social Media By @jobgram

I’ve been following Paul Jacobs new business Jobgram Ltd since they launched earlier this year. I’m going to be publishing a case study shortly that will share the results of one of the Jobgram campaigns. What is clear is that these infographic job descriptions have caught the imagination and are getting shared around a lot […]

Don’t think mobile, think responsive design

At #SHRM12 I got to spend time with Jeremy Langans.  If you don’t know of Jeremy, he was the force behind Starbucks launch in to social, and is a thought leader in this space, We have been connected for a few years now but have never had the excuse or opportunity to sit down and just […]

Guest Rant: BranchOut: A network for the rest of us? by @topchefsie David Hall

After publishing the guest rant about the decline in BranchOut user numbers by Marc Drees, and the response from the platform themselves, I was contacted by Chef recruiter David Hall, to say that no one had yet spoken on behalf of the Branchout users, and that he had a few things he wanted to get […]

Twitter V LinkedIn: Much Ado About Nothing?

There has been a lot of noise over the last week about Twitter revoking access to their API to LinkedIn. It was billed as a battle of the social media channels, with Twitter choosing to flex their not inconsiderable muscle towards LinkedIn and taking a stand. Most of what was written was actually rubbish. I […]

A look inside Glassdoor.Com

Last week, at #SHRM12 I got to meet Glassdoor founder and CEO Robert Hohman. He has a resume that reads like a whose who on the internet, having been President of Hotwire (the travel division of Expedia). Bob was one of the founding members of Expedia, carving a career through most of the travel divisions […]