hem a better return on investment in terms of hiring than the "old-school" approach of locating and approaching top talent directly?
IMO, the Social Web is just a new tool - a really cool and exciting tool - that can (but by no means needs to be) be used as part of a winning recruitment strategy, but to suggest that it in some way replaces the need to (or is better than) directly approach talent (and heck, selling to talent) is a claim based on hope and not on evidence.
I've spoken to a number of companies who have been sold to by the new "Social Recruiting" industry, and none of those approaches even came close to seeing the bigger challenge for those companies - the here and now problems of getting sales closed, getting products made and getting promises delivered.
The world may be "going social" - for now - but it's by no means a given that these techniques, which can, in some situations, work really well, will replace the existing and established best practice of active dialogue and developing real relationships.…
My business calling
IF she's asking you any of these three things chances are you've already blown it in your approach. There's a wrong way and a right way to talk to the person who answers the main phone at a company - do you know what they are?
Today's MagicMethod Phone Sourcing Clasroom Chat will address this topic today at NOON (EST) over on the MagicMethod network! Its' FREE - be there!…