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

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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Combatting a ‘post-holiday’ inbox……….

Ok, so I went on holiday for 10 whole days. Anyone in recruitment knows this length of time is not like 10 days to a normal human, it’s more like dog years because judging by the number of emails I came back to I might as well have been away for a couple of years.

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Premise, hosted and true cloud: What’s the difference?

I’ve seen an increasing number of technology companies positioning themselves as ’cloud’ before delivering a hosted service. Why should you care? Because it’s important to recognise which is best suited to your business. Here’s a quick rundown:

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The truth about LinkedIn skills and endorsements

“Everyone knows Skill endorsements are a joke so why are LinkedIn persisting with them?

This was a question I was recently asked by a listener to my podcast LinkedInformed and my immediate response was… good question! It really got me thinking.

LinkedIn are more than capable of mistakes, glitches, and errors but something of this nature is clearly a strategic decision and on matters of strategy LinkedIn are usually very switched on.

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