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Using Facebook Groups in 2017

Using Facebook Groups in 2017   Online communities present an opportunity for knowledge sharing, networking and in the case of recruitment, nurturing potential candidates. At Social Media Search we believe that Facebook Groups are the way forward. LinkedIn’s Groups seem like the perfect platform for such activities, and are supported by the professional aspect of the social

Social Media Search MBO and merger with Candidate.ID

Announcement: Social Media Search management buy-out and merger with Candidate.ID Social Media Search, the talent brand and talent pooling company founded by Adam Gordon in 2009 is to merge with the talent pooling and pipelining tech platform Candidate.ID (which Gordon co-founded) this month having completed a management buy-out from Norman Broadbent plc on 30th December.

Adam looks at Talent Acquisition in 2017

On January 3rd this year, I wrote a blog ( about the key things I thought employers could aim to achieve in 2016 in the direct sourcing and talent acquisition space so here’s a retrospective with some commentary on 2017 and what we can expect. Here we go: As normal with me, I opened by

Talent Pools in 2017

It doesn’t matter if you work in-house or for an agency, talent pooling is vital to future success. In such a competitive market, a passive approach to recruitment is key. In order to build a custom and relevant talent pool, recruiters must understand the needs of their company or sector. So what’s the best way to

Utopia for Employer Branding

Utopia for Employer Branding “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don’t know which half,” said US merchant and retailer John Wanamaker around 100 years ago. Today, it’s so much easier to measure ROI on advertising and other forms of marketing, depending on how smart your approach. Yet for

Your Hiring Manager on LinkedIn

Taking a look at how best to use your hiring manager on LinkedIn   At Social Media Search, much of what we do involves placing the hiring manager at the centre of what we call, “Relationship Building Recruitment” through our ExecConnections process. The hiring manager is an underutilised tool in the recruitment process which we

A Word On LinkedIn Groups

We took inspiration from our past whitepaper on LinkedIn Groups and have taken an updated look at the functionality. Setting up LinkedIn groups and maintaining and keeping members engaged is a challenge. However, if played to an advantage online communities can bring reap rewards.   According to LinkedIn, LinkedIn Groups, “provide a place for professionals

Specialist Social Media Sites

One of our Social Media Analysts, Jen, takes a look at some of the specialist social media sites that exist for niche interests. As the popularity of Social Media continues to grow, finding like minded individuals in a growing online network becomes much more difficult. While a major selling point for big player sites like

A deeper look at Candidate Nurturing

Candidate nurturing is a key component of the ExecConnections campaign. We recommend an innovative recruitment technology product called CandidateID. CandidateID is talent generation software which enables employers to create and nurture talent pools and importantly, to filter candidates based on our unique IDScore which measures their desire to work for your organisation, in real time. This helps

Talent Generation Case Study

Talent Generation Case Study Siobhan, one of our Social Media Analysts  has summarised one of our talent generation exercises to highlight how simple and powerful a process it is. One of our core services at Social Media Search is known as ‘ExecConnections’. Put simply, this is a contact building talent generation for hiring managers. We recently undertook an
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