All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Recruiting’

Infographic Looks At How To ‘Ethically’ Screen Job Candidates On Facebook

Infographic Looks At How To ‘Ethically’ Screen Job Candidates On Facebook

There’s an interesting new infographic from AkkenCloud making the rounds (via Social Media Today), which explores how recruiters can “ethically” screen candidates on Facebook. It combines data from a number of sources including: The Undercover Recruiter, HR.com, Slideshare, BNA.com, Shrm.org, Business2Community.com, business.time.com, CareerBuilder.com, and HRZone.com. According to the infographic, 84% of job seekers have a Facebook profile and 70% of …

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These Are The Top Business Skills Of The Year

This time of year, just about every major Internet service puts out some kind of look back at 2014. The search engines reveal the top trending searches of the year. The music streaming/download services reveal the hottest tunes. The social media services reveal additional insights. Few of these services, however, reveal information as potentially useful as this one. LinkedIn has …

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LinkedIn Talk Looks At How To Target The Best Candidates Before Your Competition Does

LinkedIn shared a series of videos businesses may find useful on its Talent Solutions YouTube channel. One looks at how to target the best candidates for your business before your competition does. Obviously it’s about LinkedIn Recruiter, and that’s not the only tool out there, but considering that LinkedIn has over 300 million members, it’s a pretty big one. The …

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LinkedIn Looks At ‘State Of Student Recruiting’

With the school year wrapping up, LinkedIn has decided to put together some data to paint us a picture (an infographic actually) of the state of student recruiting in 2014. According to the company, there are over 39 million students and recent grads on LinkedIn, and thousands of companies waiting to recruit them. “We decided to take a closer look …

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Watch This LinkedIn Webinar About Recruiting And Hiring Trends

LinkedIn recently held a webinar discussing the “latest buzz and talent trends” related to recruiting, staffing, and hiring. The company has now put it on YouTube for all to view. Lou Adler, CEO of The Adler Group, who LinkedIn calls a “recruiting expert,” discusses said buzz and trends based on stats from LinkedIn’s Talent Trends 2014 survey. Adler “tells you …

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LinkedIn Recruiter Gets Searchable Custom Fields

LinkedIn announced that it has made custom fields searchable in LinkedIn Recruiter, potentially making the search tool more useful for finding people based on very specific criteria. LinkedIn uses the example of a candidate who isn’t available until a certain date, and a recruiter that uses the custom field search to find him based on the noted date. To use …

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Get Better At Using LinkedIn Recruiter

LinkedIn is out to get people using LinkedIn Recruiter more by simply showing them how to take advantage of it better. The professional social network has begun a new video series called LinkedIn Minutes, which provide short tips on how to use different LinkedIn tools. The first sub-series of this is out, and deals with Recruiter: Presumably, LinkedIn will offer …

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LinkedIn Makes It Easier For Employers To Recruit Job Candidates Using Mobile Devices

LinkedIn has launched a couple of new products aimed at making it easier for employers to recruit new job candidates, specifically while on the go. They’ve expanded a couple of important recruiting tools to include mobile support, which should be pretty valuable for those seeking new hires. Work With Us and LinkedIn Recruiter are now available via mobile devices. Work …

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LinkedIn Mobile Gets Job Application Functionality

LinkedIn announced on Monday that it has added mobile job application functionality across its iOS and Android apps, as well as its mobile site. Those members seeking jobs will start seeing a new “Apply” button if the company they’re applying for collects applications with LinkedIn Recruiter. If the job poster collects applications through an ATS system, job candidates will see …

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Twitter CEO Commits Minor NCAA Recruiting Violation on His Own Service

When the top wide receiver prospect in the country decided to commit to the University of Michigan on Saturday, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo was excited. He was excited because he’s a University of Michigan man through and through. Not only did he graduate with his BS from the school, but he gave this year’s Spring commencement address to the graduating …

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NSA Recruiting Fiasco at U. Wisconsin

Last Tuesday, the NSA conducted a recruitment drive on the campus of the University of Wisconsin. Madiha Tahir, a journalist taking a language course at the university, stopped by to ask some uncomfortable questions. (Note: Tahir has posted a recording of the exchange, as well as a transcript, on her blog, The Mob and the Multitude.) “Do you consider Germany …

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LinkedIn Recruiter Gets A Homepage Update

LinkedIn has announced the launch a new home page for LinkedIn Recruiter, which introduces some new tools for hiring. There’s a new navigation bar with the Notifications feature, accessible via the flag icon at the top right. This will alert you to alerts you to job applies, new results for saved searches, completed hiring manager reviews and completed bulk resume …

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LinkedIn Makes It Easier For Recruiters To Identify Company Followers

LinkedIn announced the launch of a new feature for its LinkedIn Recruiter “Talent Pipeline” tools, which lets you identify and engage with company followers right from Recruiter itself. LinkedIn introduced Talent Pipeline back in April to make it easier for recruiters to stay organized. Here’s a rundown: “On LinkedIn, tens of millions of members are now following companies that interest …

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LinkedIn Gives Career Pages An Overhaul

LinkedIn announced today that it has updated its Career Pages to make it easier to “show off your unique employer brand”. “As with many LinkedIn products, our goal is to make both our members and talent acquisition customers more successful,” writes LinkedIn’s Thomas Sexton in a blog post. “When candidates are more engaged, more connected with companies, and better able …

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Oracle Acquires SelectMinds, Launches Retail Mobile PoS, Banking Platform

Oracle announced that it is acquiring cloud-based talent sourcing app maker SelectMinds. The company’s apps provide tools for businesses in recruiting, hiring, and employee social connections. “Recruiting candidates through employee referrals is widely acknowledged as the most effective method to find talent through trusted contacts. Making recruiting efforts efficient and seamless by leveraging social connections and through mobile applications helps …

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TalentBin CEO Reveals How The Service Scours The Web For Perfect Job Candidates

TalentBin, a new service to help recruiters find suitable job candidates, is launching today and it hopes to turn the entire web into a talent-sourcing database. TalentBin is founded on the principle that, instead of putting out a notice and having candidates come to them, or sifting through social media profiles, recruiters and hiring managers should be able to search …

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LinkedIn Blows Other Social Networks Out Of The Water For Recruiting [Report]

Bullhorn Reach released a new “Social Recruiting Activity Report,” finding that LinkedIn rules the roost in terms of social networks most used by employers for recruiting purposes. Not a huge surprise, given the nature of LinkedIn. The firm measured LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter’s frequency of usage by recruiters and their effectiveness for sourcing candidates and found that “LinkedIn is blowing …

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Twitter Recruiting Video Is Cheesy, Awesome

Twitter’s new recruiting video is suffering from something of a split personality. It is both purposely cheesy, but it still shines through as being awesome; or, even better, horribly awesome. Furthermore, the social media platform is indeed hiring and this video is an actual recruiting tool. Made by Twitter dude Ian Padgham and Jeremy Briggs, who also works for Twitter …

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Obama Campaign Recruits Volunteers With Two New Ads

In what campaign officials are calling a “tiny” ad buy, President Barack Obama is launching the first television ads of his reelection bid. The ads are a test to see if television is a good way to find volunteers for the campaign. The ads, primarily on satellite TV stations at the moment, are an attempt to recruit by urging viewers …

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89% of U.S. Companies Will Use Social Networks For Recruiting

Jobvite released an interesting report looking at employers’ use of social media in the recruiting process. The biggest takeaway, as illustrated above, is that 89% of U.S. companies will use social networks for recruiting. That’s a lot. However, it also means that 11% aren’t even bothering to check out LinkedIn, which I find pretty interesting, given how much professional information …

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LinkedIn Recruiter Gets New Search Filter Features

LinkedIn has launched new search filter features for LinkedIn Recruiter. The company has taken advanced search and refinement filters that have been available, and added them to some new places.

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LinkedIn Gets an App to Display Portfolios

There is a new LinkedIn app called Creative Portfolio Display. The app lets users in creative industries like advertising, fashion, design, architecture, film, photography, and digital media, access tools to manage and showcase their portfolios.

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LinkedIn Continues Adding Features to Recruiter

LinkedIn has added several features to its Recruiter platform. These include real-time profile matches, mini profiles, and free InMails to 1st degree and fellow group members.

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Monster Talks Up its New Search Technology

Popular jobs site Monster.com has introduced a new semantic search technology called 6Sense, which it says delivers "precision matches" for job seekers and employers. The technology powers Monster’s Power Resume Search, Candidate Spotlight and Seeker Job Search.

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Using Social Media To Get Work

If you prefer to live in the real world you will agree that the job situation in the US is not getting better any time soon. If there are any political pundit types out there who want to duke it out about the what’s and why’s of this situation that’s fine. I’m just stating a fact.

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