Monthly Archives: January 2012

Martin Luther King Jr. on Labor in America

Let me say, celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Take a moment to reflect on what could be equality and peace.
 
A lot has changed since the life of Martin Luther King Jr. There has been much progress in social rights, but the socio-economic divide continues to grow, as Paul Krugman points out in “How Fares the Dream?”  Remember, this is a day to celebrate his life, and continue his cause. MLK’s mission of racial and socio-economic equality continues at the hands of his disciples, long after his assasination. Happy Birthday Reverend King (the next day we still celebrate).
 
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How to Interview a _____ (Accepting Submissions)

Interviewing is difficult. It is very difficult to know – based on an interview or two – whether a candidate has the right skills and personality to work for your company. Every job has it’s own nuances. If you have a good interview technique for a specific job you have been hiring for, please consider sharing it.
 
SmartRecruiters is starting a blog series: “How to Interview a _____ .” With this series, SmartRecruiters hopes to provide helpful advice for an interviewer of any position. We want practitioners to help practitioners in order to make recruiting more social.

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Human Resource Quotes (Modified Famous Quotes)

Tweet: “Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
 
Comment: As is, this tweet is a great quote for human resources. In HR, you must hire for and promote the goals of a company such that they are also the employee’s goals. Dwight led a whole country, so you just might be capable of motivating a single company. Keep in mind, every motivation needs a bottom-line to survive.
 
Modified Tweet: “Production’s the art of getting employees to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.”  @AcademiaHR

 

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Social Media Recruiting Best Practices For a Talent Community

One of the most common questions I receive when discussing social media for recruiting and candidate engagement beyond return on recruitment investment  is, “How do I manage it all?”  Social media is a tool to communicate and build relationships similar to email, the fax machine, or telephone.  Like building a community through any communication tool, social media recruiting requires training, preparation, and most importantly, boundaries, in order to be effective.

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Weekly Release: Tagging People

This week we released the ability to tag applicants and search based on these user-generated tags. While the possibilities are endless, below are two examples of how tags can be used to organize your applicants –
 
Organize applicants throughout your hiring process 
 
Out of the box, we provide the ability to organize candidates in the following stages: New, In-review, Interview, Offered, Accepted, Hired, Rejected or Withdrawn. However, if you have a more granular process or Read more

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Post Every Open Job on Facebook

Face it, the Internet has matured into a social place. Plus, the most visited website has built a social network while the second most visited website is a social network. We can go back and forth all day, is the Internet driven by Google or Facebook? In reality, the Internet is driven by the user. Where is the individual on the Internet? Google remains number one in pageviews, but Facebook is number one in terms of the people’s most valuable asset, time.

Not only does Facebook have over 800 million users with more than half logging in daily, but also consider this: The Internet loves Facebook so much that “Facebook” has twice as many hits as “Love” and “Google” combined (3.88 billion “Facebook” hits versus 1.67 billion “Love” hits and 1.69 billion “Google” hits, circa Google Search).

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