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Recruiters - Spend a Day Back in the ‘90s Every Once in a While

Recruiters – Spend a Day Back in the ‘90s Every Once in a While

A few years ago when I was running a recruitment business in Hong Kong the server went down unexpectedly one morning. I remember watching as many of my team immediately began packing up their stuff and heading for the door like it was the end of the day.

Where’s everyone going?”, I asked casually as the stampede gathered around me as if there had been a fire evacuation.

There’s no connection so we can’t work”, one of them replied.

There’s absolutely no point just sitting around without Internet access”, somebody else chimed in, rallying the troops to all bail out with her.

If I’d had a whistle I would have blown it like a coach summoning the team back in off the field.

But I didn’t have a whistle so I just asked everyone to head straight back to their desks.

I suddenly realised that I had a team of supposedly experienced recruiters who actually believed they couldn’t work just because we’d temporarily lost our access to the Internet.

It was time for some basic Recruitment Training 101.

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5 bad social media habits recruiters should stop today

5 bad social media habits recruiters should stop today

The potential that social offers recruiters is now well understood. The benefits are many and as a result social media has now become not just accepted – but expected – in recruitment. But nothing is ever perfect.

And, just like anything, it’s easy to fall into bad habits. As everybody knows, habits can be harder to break than they are to make. Here are 5 bad social media habits recruiters should stop today.

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How to Use Social Media to Attract Top Talent

How to Use Social Media to Attract Top Talent

When you’re a human resources manager or a business owner, you want to have access to the best, talented candidates possible for the success of your business. Talented individuals don’t stay on the market long, so it’s important to be accessible and engaged with the candidates where they spend most time.

Social media is a fantastic way to connect with an audience, and that audience is likely full of candidates who would make great employees. Almost all professional recruiters network, so why not attract talent using social media.
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5 ways to measure social media ROI as a recruiter

5 ways to measure social media ROI as a recruiter

It’s all too easy to believe that the number of followers or ‘likes’ are an accurate barometer of how successful social media activity is. Of course, these are not referred to as ‘vanity metrics’ without reason – and for HR and recruiters the numbers are largely irrelevant.

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5 mistakes recruiters make (and how to avoid them)

5 Mistakes Recruiters Make (And How to Avoid Them)

Recruitment is a fast-paced environment. Targets, deadlines and pressure can all lead to sloppy practice, even for the most experienced recruiter, and inevitably the same mistakes rear their ugly heads.

Here are five common mistakes made by recruiters and how to avoid making them yourself.

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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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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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