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The Candidate Journey and your Hiring Manager

The Candidate Journey and your Hiring Manager   Your hiring manager plays an important part in the journey of your candidates and it is beneficial for you to know how to use them. We see the four key stages of the candidate journey as being; Awareness, Education, Consideration and Decision. The hiring manager is an

Talent Pipeline Software in Ultra-Competitive Markets

Adam takes a look at the advantages of Talent Pipeline Software in Ultra-Competitive Markets Last week I had two meetings in Frankfurt, one with a digital employer and a strategy consultancy and both have precisely the same challenges – how to get people from the competition to consider jumping ship. They’re both working in fiercely competitive candidate-driven

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.

Most Read SMS Content 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, I thought I’d share with you the most read SMS content from this year. It has been a busy one for SMS and it is great to look back and see what our followers enjoyed most! 1)      3 Boolean String Generators for Sourcers and Recruiters – a short

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

Sourcing Talent in 2017

As we near closer to the holiday season and to the end of the year, we have put together a brief summary of what your sourcing team needs to focus on to nail sourcing talent in 2017. We expect to see further advancements in technology to make the sourcing talent process more efficient. This stretches beyond finding candidates

Sorcha speaks to Andrew Hyland, MacMillan Cancer Support

Our recent series of interviews with leading recruitment professionals sees Sorcha speak to Andrew Hyland, Recruitment and Resourcing Manager at MacMillan Cancer Support     Since joining MacMillan Cancer Support 5 years ago, Andrew Hyland, Recruitment and Resourcing Manager has successfully built an award-winning team of in-house recruiters. MacMillan previously worked with an RPO model but felt

Sorcha speaks to Simon La Fosse of La Fosse Associates

Our recent series of interviews with leading recruitment professionals sees Sorcha speak to Simon La Fosse, CEO of La Fosse Associates   Simon La Fosse, CEO of La Fosse Associates, established his company close to ten years ago and in that time, has experienced phenomenal growth. Starting off as one man to now having a headcount
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