Twitter: Finding Your Talent & Your Peers

Meredith Soleau Meredith Soleau, Recruiting, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, War for Talent

I didn’t like Twitter when I first joined. It’s hard to sum up anything I want to say in 140 characters or less, and it didn’t feel personal like Facebook (where I actually knew all of my Friends). But, I stuck with it, and I tweeted things, and somehow, I created a little following.  The next thing I knew, I …

Social Media in China… We’re Definitely Not in Kansas Anymore!

Jessica Lee AsiaPac, China, Jessica Lee, Recruiting, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Social Recruiting

Things don’t work the same in China. For example, there’s this thing called the Great Fire Wall. No, not the Great Wall. The Great Fire Wall. As in… you can’t access Facebook, Twitter and Youtube in China. You all know this already though – I hope. And let me tell you – that Great Fire Wall is kinda cramping my …

Twitter and the Enterprise: Ownership and Portability Is More Important Than Social Media Policy…

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Policies, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking

I know – you’re trying to figure out what social media means in your company.  If you’re reading this post within a week of it being published, you’re way ahead of the curve.  If you’re finding this at the end of 2015, welcome to the show, kid! If you’re reading this in 2015, the long tail of social media finally …

Old Milwaukee and the Pressure to Do More With Less

Steve Boese Candidate Pool, Employment Branding and Culture, Job Boards, Recruiting, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Steve Boese

Did you watch the Super Bowl a few weeks ago? Apart from actual contest itself, won by the New York Football Giants, the Super Bowl has also become the pinnacle event for big brands, marketers, and advertising agencies. In fact the Super Bowl has become well, the Super Bowl for the ad game. The stakes are very high in this …

I’m unPinterested

Tim Sackett Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Network Analysis, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett

Over the past few months some of you might have seen all the commotion surrounding the site Pinterest. It’s not new, it’s been around for over a year, but it was mainly a site used by Mommy Bloggers, crafters, home design folks, etc.  Somehow, in the past 90 days, Pinterest jumped-the-shark in the HR/Talent community and everyone is following everyone! …

So you want to use LinkedIn…but you don’t want to get fired…what do you do?

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Social Networking, Uncategorized

Recruiting can be a dangerous place…judgments can abound. I’ve written before about past responsibilities I’ve had as a sourcer.  During telecom’s peak in 2000, my company proactively searched job boards to retain staff that were testing the waters for new careers.  That was a time when a candidate could post a resume and within 24 hours be interviewing or on …

Engagement Surveys Are the Nielsen Rankings of HR – And That’s Not a Good Thing

Paul Hebert Communication, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Influence, Innovation, Paul Hebert, Social Media, Social Networking

If you are looking for additional reasons to include and manage social networks in your organization, think about this… The Nielsen rankings help networks and advertisers determine the value of a show – how much to invest in it – how much to charge advertisers – how much to pay the actors – basically everything.  The Nielsen ranking is the …

Open and Honest in HR…

Tim Sackett Good HR, Social Networking, Tim Sackett

I ran across about 13,000 Twitter profiles recently from HR Pros who all say roughly the same thing “SWF w/Cat that is giving it to them straight in HR – I tell it like it is!” or “The HR Guy – like Toby – but I let’em know what I really think!”  or “HR Rockstar my views are my own, …

Looking for Talent in the Siberian Tundra?

Steve Boese Recruiting, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Steve Boese

Last week, Facebook, (a plucky little social networking start-up from California, perhaps you have heard of them), released results of two groundbreaking studies of the network’s social graph – and the results provide some fascinating and even predictive insights into the typical Facebook user’s connections, and validation of sorts to the commonly held notion that large scale online social networking, …