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
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.
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.
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)
Ok, just so you know, I’m half way through this. It’s a bit like a sticky break up.
Recruitment is-a changing. When I first got into it we were faxing (google it) CV’s and the internet had only just started to emerge. Now it’s all internal recruitment, job boards and social media.
Now I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, in some ways I actually welcome these platforms as they actually can create more opportunity for us. But I’ve noticed it’s giving clients a greater sense of “why should we use you?”, which in turn is making me evaluate who I partner with. Read more
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.
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?
“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.