Prepare Your Company For A Zombie Apocalypse

Meredith Soleau Audacious Ideas, Meredith Soleau, Social Media and Talent, War for Talent

If there's one thing that keeps HR people up at night, it's threat of a zombie apocalypse. Can we all agree on this? The threat of a zombie take over is something that the CDC openly talks about, but OSHA just sweeps it under a rug, as if zombies don't even exist! Shame on you, OSHA! We know where to …

Revisiting Social Recruiting Metrics + ROI

Jessica Lee Good HR, Jessica Lee, Metrics, Recruiting, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Social Recruiting

A few years ago I wrote a blog post on measuring ROI and metrics for social recruiting. Just for kicks, I went back to look at the list based on recent ongoing in-the-office discussions I’ve been having with my team on what we’re trying to measure and why for the work we do. Here’s what I was saying back in …

Do Job Postings Matter? What About Other Marketing Elements to Your Openings?

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Change, Communication, Employment Branding and Culture, Harassment, Job Market, Kris Dunn, Recruiting, Social Media and Talent, Sourcing, Webinar

Seriously – Do job postings and other marketing elements even matter to the response you get to your open jobs? I suspect the world falls into three camps: –They absolutely matter.  Doing a better job marketing open jobs should be a priority. –They don’t  matter.  People try and get too cute and all people want is for you to hit …

The FOT July Webinar: Bootstrap Your Employment Brand the FOT Way

Kris Dunn Culture, Employment Branding and Culture, Good HR, HR, Influence, Innovation, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Recruiting, Webinar

Editor’s Note: FOT would like to thank everyone that registered for “Bootstrap Your Employment Brand Your Brand the FOT Way” – you are now the few, the proud, the employment brand elite. Our FOT Hosts, Steve Boese and Kris Dunn, had a great time presenting and would like to give a special shout out to the fine folks at TweetMyJobs, for sponsoring the event. If …

Having trouble blending social into your HR and Recruiting game? Soon, you can be there without actually being there.

Steve Boese Employment Branding and Culture, Recruiting, Social Media and Talent, Steve Boese

This past Friday night while I was drafting this post, (I know what you’re thinking, what an incredible loser with nothing better to do on a Friday night that write a blog post. Lay off. I was desperate for entertainment since Game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals was not up until Saturday.), I checked over on to Twitter …

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 …

Who Does Your LinkedIn Profile Belong To?

Jessica Lee Employment Branding and Culture, Jessica Lee, Personal Brand, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Recruiting, Trench HR

Who does your LinkedIn profile belong to? Wait, I know we’ve asked the question of who do your LI contacts belong to… but I’m asking… who does your LinkedIn profile and all that lovely real estate within your profile belong to? I’ve always, always, ALWAYS thought of my LinkedIn profile as a destination. It’s somewhere a job seeker should arrive …

How I’m Helping Job Seekers *Literally* Put Their Best Foot Forward

Jessica Lee Audacious Ideas, Jessica Lee, Social Media and Talent, Social Recruiting, Trench HR

I’m trying something out this week that I am a little nervous about. But you tell me – awesome, or awful?! At this point, a lot of folks have dipped their toes into the water of social media for talent. Maybe you’re using it to source, or amplify your employer brand, or build a “talent community”… or maybe you’re just …

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 …