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Focus on Talent Brand

Employer brand? Tick. New focus? Talent brand! Adam published to LinkedIn his thoughts on what we should now be focussing on… When I first stepped full-time into the world of recruitment marketing in 2002, employer brand was all the rage. Thought leaders were evangelising, most businesses didn’t have one yet and it took quite a

Social Media Tips to help your brand stand out

Quick Social Media Tips Building a strong brand presence on social media is crucial if you are to use social media for recruitment. Posting can be a bit daunting for a brand, especially when it seems like you’ll just be lost in the din. Fear not! Social media doesn’t have to be complicated, and we’ve

Your Hiring Manager and the Recruitment Process

Getting your Hiring Manager Involved in the Recruitment Process The Undercover Recruiter recently published an article (http://bit.ly/1LaFLUo) on the importance of getting hiring managers involved in the recruitment process. We have also chatted about the importance of hiring managers before on this blog, here. So what were they recommending as steps to get your Hiring

The 8 Worst LinkedIn Crimes

I’m sure we have all come across a profile on LinkedIn that has made us raise an eyebrow, or roll an eye. Siobhan, a member of our research team here at SMS, has written a great list of the 8 worst LinkedIn crimes. Hopefully you don’t recognise any indiscretions as you scroll through the list!  

Pointers for Writing a Great Bio

“Bears, Beets, Battlestar Galactica” : It didn’t take much for Jim to summarise Dwight, but it isn’t always that easy to capture such a concise snapshot. Writing about yourself is a notoriously difficult task, yet writing a great bio shouldn’t be so hard! We did a bit of research to help you get the best out of

‘Join Our Talent Pool’ – A Shallow Request?

I’ve seen some big and (I assumed) sophisticated companies calling for people to join their ‘talent pool’ recently. “Calling top lawyers – we’re great; come and join our talent pool.” What the……..? I don’t know why I am continuously surprised to see global companies being so incredibly naïve and arrogant, because it happens all the

X-Ray Searching On XING

  Recently, more and more of our clients have asked us to source candidates primarily on XING. Now, you can opt to pay for the premium account to use the advanced search option, but there are ways to search with a free account. However, while searching for German speaking candidates, it became apparent that there
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