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Build Recruiting Relationships With Social Listening

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Social media has opened up the world of influence to anyone with an audience. To keep track of industry influencers, discussions and competitors, you need a social media monitoring application. continue…

Facebook Hackathon as a Traveling Recruiting Show

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Facebook uses its own social network to recruit simply by telling its own stories in unique and authentic ways, explains Matt Millunchick, Technical Project Manager for Facebook. One of the most notable ways Facebook recruits is by taking its famous hackathons on the road. A Facebook hackathon is a 10-hour exercise where employees create something new and show it off. The only requirement is that you’re not allowed to actually do your job during that time. You must work on… continue…

The Best Candidates are in Your ATS, with Jennifer Hasche

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Hundreds of resumes are being fed into your application tracking system (ATS), yet many companies ignore that “through your front door” data and look to recruiters to help them find candidates. Source from your own system first, Jennifer Hasche (@JenniferINTUIT), lead sourcer at Intuit, told Sarah White (@imsosarah). In one case, Intuit had 230 applications for Director of Customer Care in its system, yet no one had looked at them. Intuit’s online recruiting system drives the use of online applicants.… continue…

A Dramatic Theory About Social Media Referrals with John Sumser

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“The industry is moving forward to a future of social media but it’s all about data,” says John Sumser (@johnsumser) of HR Examiner. This was one of the top findings of his recently compiled report, The 2012 Index of Social Media in HR and Recruiting. “There are no vendors selling social interaction, but there’s a ton of products out there about collecting data from people.” Do Social Media Referrals Work? In his conversation with Sarah White (@imsosarah), Sumser went on… continue…

Using Social Media to Sell the Fundamentals of the Job

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The fundamentals are coming full circle, says Sarah White (@imsosarah) in her interview with Mark McMillan (@mark mcmillan) of Talent Function. The Recruiting Innovation Summit at Facebook’s headquarters was, not surprisingly, heavily focused on social recruiting. But that didn’t mean it was “new” recruiting. The latest social techniques kept pointing back to the fundamentals of recruiting — which at its core is all about engagement, observed McMillan. Is it important to be transparent in that engagement? Can you still have… continue…

Improving the Candidate Experience with Chris Hoyt

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While some view social media as a great tool for sourcing others like Chris Hoyt (a.k.a. @therecruiterguy, the Marketing, Talent and Engagement Leader at PepsiCo, use it simply to improve the overall recruiting experience for candidates. Before social media, Hoyt admitted to Sarah White (@imsosarah), candidates had a tough time finding an avenue to reach a company. But with Twitter, Facebook pages and even SMS, Hoyt and his colleagues have made themselves far more available to engage and build relationships… continue…

How to Champion Social Recruiting with Jenny DeVaughn

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The emphasis on social recruiting was definitely the topic du jour — if not the only topic discussed — at the Recruiting Innovation Summit conference at Facebook’s headquarters in Palo Alto. We don’t need to sell you on the advantages of social recruiting. But if you work at a very conservative company then you still — even in late 2011 — might need to sell the benefits of funding a social recruiting effort. Such was the case for Jenny DeVaughn… continue…

Building and Tracking Talent Communities With Jennifer McClure

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Want to start a talent community? Unsure what you should be doing? You’re not alone. Jennifer McClure (@JenniferMcClure) of Unbridled Talent LLC sees this behavior in companies of all sizes. But, she admits, it sure does help if you have a large organization. When you’re ready to launch a talent community set goals, but don’t obsess over ROI. For example, set goals for awareness, or engagement with the brand, McClure told Sarah White (@imsosarah). And don’t lean on old analytics… continue…

Thirty Innovative Recruiting Tips for 2012

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Recruiting is a tough job. It’s especially tough if you’re doing it the same old tired way. There are tons of new technologies, new ideas and new attitudes to finding and hiring the absolute best talent. We asked some of the best and brightest recruiters (at the ERE Recruiting Innovation Summit and online) to give us their most innovative tips for 2012. Here’s their advice. TIP 1: Chase Down the ‘Unrecruitable’ When sourcing candidates, Robert Friedland, founder and president of… continue…