I had the opportunity to attend a workshop last week, sponsored by Dice, TMP Government and the Partnership for Public Service, which centered on how to effectively build talent pipelines for your agency. Much of the content was centric to the federal sector, but as always it contained some relevant information for public and private alike. In addition to a lineup of well-informed speakers, they also included a panel of young professionals that helped drive home the message of the day: Recruiting needs to keep evolving. Read More
Older Stuff – 2D
Well, my friends – I suppose it was inevitable. After all, for years we’ve been hearing recruiters use stupid superlatives and specious self-descriptors like “rock star,” “ninja” or (gag) “guru.” And oddly enough, not ironically, either.
Now, we can finally add “reality TV star” to that little list as well (if, of course, you use a really liberal definition of the words TV and star, that is).
Top Recruiter is here, and well…it’s here. Read More
Unless you live under a rock (or at least somewhere far from Silicon Valley or social media), you’ve probably been unlikely to escape all the coverage recently devoted to the launch of the new social platform and crusading startup, Ello, a new site that’s positioning itself as a simple, ad-free alternative to Facebook – the “anti-Facebook,” as it were.
Ello is heavily geared towards creative professionals (and maybe programmers); their founding members, in fact, are all artists, adding to the site’s Bohemian branding and Ello’s ethos.
And as for the name? Probably, when you’re not making money off of advertising, you need to make some sacrifices. Like skimping on the ‘H,” for instance. Keep those donations flowing in, people, the English language is counting on you. Read More
This post was originally published on RecruitingDaily on September 15, 2014
Bullhorn recently released their fourth annual Global Social Recruiting Activity Report, detailing the activity of both candidates and recruiters across social networks like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. This report provides an interesting read, and even more interesting insights, into social recruiting trends, particularly around usage of these “Big 3″ social networks supported by Bullhorn Reach.
The study also looks at how the activity and usage of these three social networks differs across the many different markets where Bullhorn Reach registered users recruit, from Canada to China, providing a holistic look at the global social recruiting picture. Read More
This post was originally published on RecruitingDaily on July 16, 2014
Monster is at it again.
I want to be clear that this isn’t going to turn into a Monster-bashing. Sorry to disappoint. In fact, I’ve been a consumer of Monster on and off for over 13 years. I think they’ve always had a relatively good baseline product, and (this is anecdotal) tended to have some more relevance in their search results than their major competitors.
Of course, I think there are many things they could do better. What I never understood about them was how for many years they seemed content with just being the biggest, baddest kid on the block.
This month, Monster released the news on some major additions to the core of their platform. This included what seems to be the “debutante ball” for TalentBin, since the Monster acquisition, and the unveiling of Monster Twitter Cards. Also included in the release were the Monster Talent CRM and a whole new branding look and feel. Is this Monster turning the corner after a few uncertain years?
Let’s take a look.