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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,”…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…