Just last week Instagram announced it surpassed 80 million register users. The mobile photo sharing tool purchased by Facebook earlier this year is one of the simplest yet fastest growing social networks to date. Users sign up by downloading the app to their mobile phone and begin snapping pictures and adding filters to their photos. Photos are shared on the platform as well as distributed through Twitter, Facebook, email, and Flickr. Desktop users can access photos for viewing, but to connect, comment, and engage on Instagram, you must do so completely via your mobile device.
Instagram details of my life through the power of a picture. I’m a long time Instagrammer, having shared nearly 600 photos. Since launching in October of 2010, Instagram users like me have uploaded over 400 million photos. Read more
It should come as no surprise that happy and healthy employees are more productive employees. However finding a happy and healthy employee is an extremely difficult process in these recessed times. Not only are employers having a difficult time sourcing and selecting happy and healthy employees, job seekers are having an equally difficult time finding happy and healthy work environments.
In HR we call happy and healthy employees “engaged.”
Most often we think of a personal relationship or a promise to be married, but that’s not the only meaning of the word engage. “To please” or “to attract and hold fast” and my favorite “to occupy the attention of.” So when you read or hear an HR professional use “engagement,” Read more
Biz writers often refer to stakeholders in organizations. Stakeholders go beyond those who “own” the company, to those who have some kind of interest in an organization: vendors, customers, stockholders, community members, and employees. Organizations show their concern for stakeholders by creating comprehensive mission statements. Many require new employees to memorize the mission statement and to be prepared to recite it at a moment’s notice.
How can candidate experience be better? In the search of satisfying labor, what are the friction points that technology can address? SmartRecruiters decided to ask the people. We walked down Market Street. Check out the video to see the barriers and solutions job seekers see when searching for work:
Facebook is the world’s largest social network. It’s where more than a billion people go to connect, share, and reflect. For recruiters, Facebook provides the world’s largest database of candidates the world has ever known. Just like a LinkedIn profile, a Facebook user’s profile provides insight into your potential employee’s work habits, skills, and qualifications, and culture fit. Companies who are government contractors should be cautious as the OFCCP provides specific guidelines when recruiting on the internet or online. Understanding these guidelines and the required reporting as part of a company or location’s affirmative action plan includes recruiting data on Facebook which is why using tools like SmartRecruiters can be so beneficial. SmartRecruiters offers OFCCP reporting data.
In this week’s release, we focused on making our sourcing page in our job post wizard a more visual, easier and smarter experience.
The job boards page currently has nearly 70 boards to date, and new boards are continuously added.
Best performing boards relevant to your job and location are displayed first and can be searched or quickly sorted by specialty, general or diversity categories.
Whether you are a client seeking a new employee, a candidate seeking a new opportunity or the recruiter trying to make this all happen, the one thing that connects all three is how they go about fulfilling their individual requirements.
It’s no secret that social media has and continues to make an impact on the way we recruit, compared to the way we engaged with each other say 6-8 years ago.
Interviewing is a philosophy not a science; theory, not fact. Like philosophy, there is a fine line between the very good, and the utterly awful. Unfortunately, we all tend to develop interviewing ego.
We become poisoned by the power of judgment. We’re twisted by the notion that every question asked is without fault. Read more
LinkedIn is the recruiters choice for social networks with 93% of hiring managers and recruiters using the professional social network in their hiring and staffing strategy. For many job seekers, their LinkedIn profile serves as their landing page and online profile providing employers a window into the experience, qualifications, and preferences of their candidates.
HR.com says that 53% of resumes and applications are said to be filled with mistruths and falsities. And it makes sense to assume that LinkedIn profiles follow a similar pattern. Read more
There is a story, frequently invoked by game theorists, about the Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes. Upon landing at Veracruz, Mexico, Cortes very visibly burned his ships, thus signaling to both his own men as well as the Aztecs that there would be no retreat, and the Spanish troops would be fighting to the death. This action was said to have motivated the Spaniards and demotivated the Aztecs, and as a result, Cortes successfully conquered the Aztec Empire.
Leave aside the fact that the story is most likely apocryphal . Read more