Who would have ever predicted I would be writing a blog as if we were in post-apocalypse times.
I write this as I am on day 3 of a precautionary 14-day self-isolation as I was fortunate enough to be enjoying the delights of the Amalfi coast when the country was put into obligatory lockdown, instigated by the Italian authorities; no cases of the Covid-19 virus in the region but all the restaurants, hotels, shops and public areas were being closed instantly.
Read more at: https://theundercoverrecruiter.com/self-isolating-as-a-recruiter/
As we look back at 2019 and buckle up for 2020, there’s one thing we can all agree on: Recruiting is on fire. And there’s proof too: LinkedIn data shows demand for recruiting professionals has jumped by 63% since 2016.
That’s because finding and engaging talent has only gotten harder. With low unemployment rates, talent professionals are essential for winning over candidates. But not just any candidates — you’re being tasked with hiring people with the right soft skills as well as those that can bring diverse perspectives.
Read more at: https://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/blog/recruiting-tips/2019/most-popular-linkedin-recruiting-stories-2019
You put up a post on LinkedIn and ask your fellow colleagues to share it. Nobody bothers, right? Meanwhile, you see your competitors face blasted all over social media with tons of engagement, and you’re wondering “what the hell am I doing wrong?!”
I’m here to be the voice of reason you need to tell you that you’re probably getting a few things wrong.
Knowing and understanding where you’re going wrong is one thing, and I can shout about it all day. Actually doing something about it is where you’ll start to notice a difference.
Read more at: https://recruitmentjuice.com/blog/recruiters-heres-why-youre-getting-zero-engagement-on-social-media/
59% of job seekers use social media platforms to find recruitment opportunities, according to Talent-Works International Statistics. The reasons behind this trend lie in the way the digital market works. Every corporate business runs by a rule in this digital age. In most cases, it has to do with growing your digital presence. This includes having a clean professional social media presence from which people can refer to. This especially helps when you need to recruit highly qualified senior employees who add value to what you have already built.
Read more at: https://recruitmentjuice.com/blog/social-media-a-safe-haven-for-recruitment-processes/
Why you should recruit on Twitter
The first social recruitment site you think of may not be Twitter. After all, they don’t have a dedicated job site and aren’t geared toward professional networking. But how to recruit on Twitter is an essential skill for any recruiter.
You may be asking yourself, “why?”
The answer is: it’s worth a shot. Here are some reasons why you should learn how to recruit on Twitter:
Read more at: https://blog.recruitee.com/how-to-recruit-on-twitter/
The use of social media as a business tool to help hire is quickly rising. It will be, or some might say already has become, a necessity as part of your overall approach to finding new candidates and staying in touvh with existing ones .
Social media’s significant prominence in both the business world and people’s personal lives means it is the communication channel of choice of many to the world. From keeping in touch with family to chatting with friends, networking with business contacts or keeping up to date with news and events, online profiles can do it all.
Read more at: https://www.rec-irp.uk.com/news-and-insight/i-love-recruitment-blog/using-social-media-in-recruitment
In an interview* that dealt with online comments made about her on-stage chemistry with Bradley Cooper at their performance of ‘Shallow’ at the Oscars, Lady Gaga described social media as the toilet of the internet. But I bet you she never worked in recruitment. Seriously. Look it up. She’s an incredibly talented and critically acclaimed artist but I bet you she couldn’t tell you anything about the 2004 ‘opt-out’ provision that was added by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills to the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003, to provide workers and hirers with minimum standards they could expect from private sector recruitment agencies and employment businesses. Could she
Read more at: https://www.rec-irp.uk.com/news-and-insight/i-love-recruitment-blog/hire-smarter-with-linkedin
How often, after applying for jobs, have you been left frustrated and disappointed by a prospective employer ceasing all communication with you and vanishing at a certain point, not even telling you whether your application was a success or failure?
Now, fast-forward to the current work of your hiring managers and HR staff, and you can probably begin to realise precisely why that situation comes to pass so often.
More information: https://www.webrecruit.co.uk/blog/recruitment-insights/why-its-so-important-to-keep-communicating-with-your-pipeline-candidates/
Early reporting suggests that, compared to past generations, today’s younger workers are less concerned with money and more focused on gaining skills and having meaningful early employment experiences. They’re thinking about the long game. By making your summer workplace experience skills-focused, you can appeal to younger workers and staff up more efficiently for the summer season.
More information: https://theundercoverrecruiter.com/summer-job-candidates/
We speak to Charlotte Clark and the Head of Talent Development at The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). She is responsible for positioning APSCo’s UK & International Talent Development division as the recruitment profession’s ‘go to’ source of high quality, credible training and talent development courses. All of which are developed and delivered by recruitment and training experts and lead to recognized qualifications which help individuals achieve their full potential throughout their recruitment careers.
More information: https://theundercoverrecruiter.com/the-recruiters-guide-to-finding-top-talent/