eek training course. We've found a combination of in-house and external tarining to be optimum. Historically the 2/3 day intense 'Intro to Recruitment' with an external trainer spread across a week was OK but a more in depth programme over a longer time period with lots of on-the-job practice has produced much better results.
On a related note the standard of Graduate available to us has been really high compared to the past which makes for better students completing the training. Not sure if others are finding the same or if we're just lucky in Dublin??…
thus could not speak in utter confidence as to the true drives and initiatives of the company. However, calling something speculation is not valuable in terms of discredit. This is a blog article, and I believe by journalistic standards, this particular format allows for speculation (which, by the way, is largely based upon the speculation of The Washington Post).
Promotion does not have to exist separately from said speculation, nor does it invalidate the suggestion that complete and utter faith in a platform entirely out of your control in terms of its intention and direction may not be the most sound business plan.
"complete BS"—A quick click on the link for the firm I represent would show that we specialize in website design for recruiting firms. In that context, I don't believe it is "complete BS" to recommend that firms are better represented by their own website rather than a third-party entity. LinkedIn is a great tool (I never say it isn't) but if you operate a firm and the hub of your brand is on LinkedIn, then you are not promoting your brand to the best of its ability because you are sharing branding space with LinkedIn.
Let's give it a year, then we can more accurately account for the number of dog-riding-skateboard videos
Just because we live in a time of data proliferation doesn't mean we shouldn't question the motives of companies when they store and manage that data behind closed doors. Complete surrender without question doesn't have a great track record.
Thanks again, for reading! And I appreciate you candid response. While I write and work for a website design company, I do think it is a bit unfair to accuse me of baseless promotion, just as it would be unfair of me to assume because you work for Microsoft, that your defense of LinkedIn is due to some affiliation with that company and not your own thoughts and research.…