Twitter

Twitter trends just got personal

There’s a new feature on twitter that I think is quite neat. On the twitter screen you can access trends by clicking on the #discover tab. Before Wednesday this gave you the global trends from twitter. You got to see the tweets, links, videos and pictures that were being most shared. This was quite interesting […]

Why I’m quitting Twitter, and where I’m going.

Over the last few months I have found myself spending an increasing amount of time in a new channel that combines many of the aspects of Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Having tested third life, which is an extension of role-playing channel second life, I’m convinced that this personalised experience is the way forward for recruiting. […]

#Hatemyboss #Hatemyjob Warning: Contains real tweets

In researching this post I conducted a simple search in my twitter timeline, for people posting using the hashtag #hatemyjob and #hatemyboss.The following are real tweets from this search. I’ve not embedded the tweets to protect the stupid from themselves, but I promise you these are real. Try the search out for yourself! WARNING: 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. […]

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 […]

What I’ve learnt from 50,000Tweets #TruLondon

I went over 50,000 tweets earlier this week. I joined twitter in May 2009. My first tweet was “is this working”, followed by “Can anyone see this?”. I had no idea in those days where twitter would take me, or really what I might get back. I was just curious about this channel that everyone […]

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 […]