Employee referrals and social recruiting, which already began melding through Jobvite , Cachinko , and other tools, are growing even closer as new vendors enter the field and corporations test how well their jobs spread on Facebook and other sites. Jobster has tried this all before, as did H3 . But their mixed success did not mark the end of an era, but rather a foreshadowing of what was to come. A New York startup called Referrio is quietly entering this niche.
Social media is amazing. We can think something, type it, and just like that, broadcast it to the world. Amazing! But this ability to communicate with everyone has a downside. All too often, people feel that because they can say something, they should
As the summer’s gathering of social-media-using recruiters kicks off at Google’s headquarters in Silicon Valley, recruiters at DaVita, KPMG, CO-OP Financial Services, Burger King, California Pizza Kitchen, and the University of California we talked to over the last couple of weeks say that social media is an ongoing experiment, one that in some companies is being done without any specific plan, but is nonetheless yielding results. The Spoke and the Wheel “Smart Experimentation” is the motto at DaVita, whose recruiting department was recently honored by peers. The Colorado company hires nurses, social workers, dieticians, technicians, and others for its dialysis operations
Resume Bear has the scoop and some really eye-opening examples of the incredibly dumb things people post online. If you are searching for a job or applying to a college or even just hoping to keep the job you have you should be very careful what you say and post online
I am still trying to figure out how to make the best use of Twitter and Facebook for both my personal and business use. I am amazed at how adeptly some folks navigate these social networking tools and how oddly others use them. Have you ever heard that saying, “Better to be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt?” – that was one of my dad’s favorite things to say to us when we were kids.
I am honored to have been nominated for the Austin Statesman's Texas Social Media Awards. It's really incredible to me that I even made the cut for nominations. Now what happens is that anyone who wants to has the opportunity to comment online on nominations for each of the nominees.