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The Sunday Shout Out: @KevinGreenREC #CIETT2012

Turning a trade body or institution social must be one of the biggest challenges. When you are a member organisation, and the REC, (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) there’s a lot of barriers to change. For a start, as the oldest and biggest body representing the recruiting industry in the UK, everyone who works in the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The #TruLondon 5 Schedule: THE Recruiting Unconference

I’m really excited about the next instalment of #trulondon, which has the makings of our best event ever. With 50 tracks and 48 track leaders, it is packed end to end with great conversations, from the first track at 10.00 Wednesday morning, through to 5.00 on Thursday evening. Aside from the conversation, there’s plenty more going on […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]