Cast your eye over any article, blog or tweet regarding 'social media' platforms and pretty much every time you will hear LinkedIn included in the list, especially when talking about 'social' recruiting. I don't know about you though, but I don't see LinkedIn as social technology at all, certainly not in the same way as I would see Twitter or perhaps…Continue
Community. It's the word in everyones lips right now. Which is always a worry. We descend into 'fads' so easily these days it seems and it would be a shame for community to end up being tarnished with the fad brush. I have long been a big fan of community - I believe it has the potential to transform organisations and shape business models, deliver exponential results…Continue
If you are involved in resourcing, whether in house or on the supply side, you won't have failed to have noticed the big shift and conversation around direct resourcing. You will also, I’m sure, have come across many conversations about the candidate experience, or lack of it – see here for…Continue
I seem to have spent a significant amount of this last year back in the field of a subject that occupied my working life some 13 years ago - recruitment technology. More specifically, new technology in the form of start ups and new entrants which is always more interesting. However, as those with way more experience of the start up arena will tell you, you have to kiss a lot…Continue
There has been quite a lot of argy bargy in the recruitment space recently following the launch of the 'Apply with LinkedIn' button, hot on the heels of their IPO announcement. A large amount of the debate is centred around the impact of the tool and, given LinkedIn's ever extending reach…Continue
I spent quite a few years working in the CRM space, many of those talking customer loyalty and retention strategy with some of the biggest brands out there. In all of the conversations we would have with their customers, there was one consistent and familiar story which often went something like this:
"How did you become a customer of…Continue
Added by Gareth Jones on September 5, 2011 at 9:51am — No Comments
I tried to make a point at the recent #SRCONF that, when it comes to the employer brand, size no longer matters. Big is not longer beautiful. Money no longer talks - people do. Judging by the looks on the faces of the audience I failed miserably.
Ultimately I was trying to make the point that the new social order completely democratises the…Continue
Added by Gareth Jones on August 16, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments
...maybe. Certainly the phrase is. Ok I hear ya about the evangelism and all the hype, but that happens whenever you have a new thing on the block of any magnitude. Over time it dies off and we get to making the most of the opportunity. I've been around long enough to know, and the Internet was the last time we had such frothing at the mouth.
Back then people argued the toss over…
I have been thinking a lot about job boards recently, as both a customer and a jobseeker. In these socially enabled times, it strikes me that the job board user experience should be something like this:
Jobs are displayed in easy on the eye tag clouds, instead of ordered lists we know are manipulated by the recruitment organisations who post them. Jobs are highlighted to me by other job seekers and I can rank them by most viewed, highest rated or…
Its not often I experience a first these days – I am after all the wrong side of 40! However, yesterday I was stunned into silence (This does not happen very often with me!) At our weekly ops meeting my colleague wanted to read out an email she had received from a client with whom we are on formal preferred supplier arrangement, regarding fees.
I have to confess that the prospect of listening to yet another set of excuses for driving down the…Continue
About 3 years ago I met with a senior HR contact who worked for a FTSE 100. An intelligent, well-rounded and high potential individual and very charming to boot. The sort of individual who rarely stays on the market, if at all, instantly being snapped up by probably any of the other blue chip organisations.
We chatted for about 90 minutes and by the end of the discussion I had drawn a very strong conclusion – that he…Continue
Added by Gareth Jones on April 22, 2010 at 4:21pm — No Comments
War for Talent? Or the Emperors new clothes?. At risk of offending most people involved in the talent arena, I have to say that the so called war for talent is a totally pointless war because most organisations are fighting over a resource which actually isn't scarce at all.
Lets go back for a minute and look at the origins of this so called war – and where the phrase was first coined – The McKinsey Article. The authors of this paper in…Continue
How ironic then that…Continue