Which social platforms are right for your recruitment agency?

Social Media has revolutionised the way that communication is being done, professionally and personally. As per some research carried out in 2011, it was found that almost half of the jobseekers in the UK use social media to find and apply for jobs. It was noted that nearly 20% use Facebook and 33% use LinkedIn.

With such stats at hand, after deciding you’re going to take your agency to the world of social media, it then becomes a little difficult for agencies to decide which platform they need to be active on.

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3 ways recruiters can accelerate their social media strategy in 2016

It’s 2016, and it’s a high time for all recruiters to be accelerating their social media strategy. Gone are the days of ‘toe dipping’ into the great unknown. Social media needs to be embraced as the fantastic (and essential) recruiting tool that it is. Time, of course, is the big issue. All recruiters are busy people, and many recruiters feel that they simply don’t have the time to invest in a social media strategy. That is why, for some, their social media recruitment activity never really gets beyond the aforementioned ‘toe-dipping stage.’ But, with a coherent strategy, commitment and a bit of patience, the potential returns are well worth the investment of time and effort. Read more

Recruiters: Do you have an engaging daily structure?

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In a busy sales orientated role such as a recruitment consultant, some degree of structure is normally a good thing.

I am no fan of those recruitment organisations that like to structure every minute of your day (naming no names but we all know who they are!) but in my experience, salespeople are normally more effective where they have some structure to their day.

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3 social media tools to help boost your recruitment

Wasn’t the world of recruitment much simpler before Facebook and LinkedIn came along?

Your laser focus network was your tool of the trade. You knew everybody within your managed sector and clients listened to you for advice.

Now they much prefer to push their questions onto the internet as a status update. Your years of accumulated network and expertise are exchanged for a faster pair of hands to connect with the candidate before your client does.

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Are you a LinkedIn loser?

Are you a LinkedIn loser?

Are you a LinkedIn loser?

Recruiters are usually prodigious users of LinkedIn but are they actually using LinkedIn effectively and building credibility and influence?

Many people like to believe they are doing all the right things but how do you really know if you are a LinkedIn super-user or a super loser? (tweet this)

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Recruiters: Are you managing your time or is it managing you?

To successfully work in recruitment time management is key but with lots of different pressures on your time are you managing your time or is it managing you?

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5 top tips to writing a better job posting — Learnt from lousy candidates

How many job applications have you deleted today? 10? 20?

When I was actively recruiting for other employers, I was deleting about 50 job applications per day. That’s about 1,000 of them over a month.

If you are constantly reposting a job listing due to irrelevant response, you might like to do some reflection before hitting the publish button again.

In fact we are shown how not to do it almost every single minute — from your job applicants.

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How a recruiter got to 40,000 followers on Twitter

If you are serious about building your business, you should be on Twitter. The benefits for all professionals looking to build brand, enhance their profile, and create relationships are exceptional.

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Has the time come to pay for LinkedIn?

If you are a Recruiter and you are still using LinkedIn for free you have probably got a tough decision to make, either now or in the near future.

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Building a candidate acquisition strategy through social media

We all know the recruitment market is changing and we are now in a candidate driven market, but what have we really changed about our business and processes to adapt to this changing landscape?

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