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, …