The answer is I have no idea but I’d love to find out. I’ve been advising businesses on creating communities for all sorts of reasons including alumni relations and recruitment for over 5 years now and outside professional services I’ve almost never seen any businesses combine the two and do anything useful with them. Company
This is written specifically with recruiting in mind but the learnings in here are absolutely valid to approaching potential employers, prospective customers, journalists or anyone else you want to build a relationship with. 1) Don’t waste your time sending messages to the wrong people; make sure you’ve qualified that the people you’re targeting are relevant.
Billy McDiarmid, Social Media Search’s Research and Sourcing Manager, has been featured in Recruitment Buzz. See full article here.
The nature of Facebook’s business model (targeted advertising) means that it is focused on capturing as much information about users as possible. Graph Search is the method that can be used to extract this information. Some important points to note about Graph Search:- It’s semantic – so it looks at context and meaning, rather than
If you are recruiting for a hard to fill position, you need to think outside of the box a bit. A normal search (either on-line or on your ATS) is not going to find what you are looking for to meet your requirement. Here are my top three tips for doing something different. (Something else
A leading Scottish charity were seeking a senior technical consultant to join their team. Over the previous 12 months they tried a variety of methods to source a suitable candidate include engaging with agencies, advertising on job boards, searching CV databases and seeking referrals, but had so far been unsuccessful. Due to their ongoing expansion, this hire was
I love Meetup. It’s a rich source and is my go-to place when I have a brief from a client that’s a little bit different. The open nature of the site has provided me with a few great leads in candidate driven markets. I had some time last week, and started to think about the
So 5 years ago today, WinningWork was born based on what some thought was an idea that just wouldn’t work. Here are the mile-stones. March 2009 – I was supervising teams at a recruitment company who were using LinkedIn more and more to get contact with prospective clients. I had undertaken some training with them