Connected Employees – Do You Buy iphone Candidates or Palm Pre Candidates?

Paul Hebert Paul Hebert, Recruiting, Social Media, Social Recruiting

There has been a lot of discussion on social media and the need for job candidates to have a social presence.  When BestBuy announced it wanted its new employee candidates to have 250 twitter followers, it really hit home that a candidate’s social footprint was a possible criterion for being considered for a job.  Some thought it might be a …

Using Twitter for Employment Branding? 15 Things Recruiters Can Tweet About…

Jessica Lee HR Technology, Jessica Lee, Social Media, Social Recruiting

What’s there to tweet about? I’m asked that question frequently. Folks not yet on Twitter seem to think they aren’t interesting enough to share their lives in 140 characters. I’d beg to differ though. And for those considering jumping in for their organization to help build up your digital employment brand, I thought I’d provide a practical primer of fifteen …

Is Social Media the Ticket to Being a Credible HR Activist? + HR Bloggers Panel @ SHRM09, the Video Re-Cap!

Jessica Lee HR Technology, Jessica Lee, Social Recruiting

Last week, Kris and I were on a panel at the SHRM09 conference talking about ourselves, which we like to do at every possible chance… you know what they say about bloggers being narcissistic… During that session, the question was asked very simply, why blog? What's in it for an HR pro who decides to blog? (Check out the video …

A Common Sense Social Media Policy…

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Social Recruiting

Social Media…Social Sourcing…Social Networking…Social Recruiting….buzz phrases of the moment, no?  I’m enmeshed in this genre, like it or not.  When I hopped on Twitter a bit more than a year ago, I was looking at it strictly from my sourcing point of view, that everyone on it had a profile.  And where there are profiles there are potential candidates.  So …