Johnny Campbell's Blog (18)

Studs & Cuddlers: The future of Talent Assessment: How many Sexual Partners have you had?

No, I'm not seriously expecting you to go out and ask that question of the next person you interview for a sales or recruitment role, but hear me out on my logic.

I've spent a decade and a half interviewing candidates for all types of positions but I guess the ones I have cared about the most have been the candidates I interviewed to come work with me. When I am hiring recruiters, I make sure to look for proven sales experience…


Added by Johnny Campbell on December 20, 2012 at 8:07am — 1 Comment

Recruitment Branding on Facebook: 6 Key Changes You Need To Know as a Page Manager

At last, Facebook have updated some functions for Pages that'll make managing a Facebook page much better. If you or your company manage a Facebook page, particularly if you use it for employer and consumer branding, then you need to make yourself familiar with these changes.…


Added by Johnny Campbell on June 5, 2012 at 4:56am — 1 Comment gets into bed with Facebook but where’s the action?

Monster Worldwide, the parent company of, one of the world’s largest job boards today announced a much deeper integration of BeKnown, their social platform that sits on Facebook. From today, job seekers can begin to leverage the power of the Facebook social graph whilst using (or any of its 34 regional variants in 19 languages) through the first stage of what is planned to be a much deeper integration of the BeKnown Facebook App on the site.

So, what’s in it…


Added by Johnny Campbell on May 21, 2012 at 3:32am — No Comments

The Candidate Experience: Why The Recruitment Process is Failing Jobseekers

(This post originally appeared here on, written by resident blog-writer Holly Fawcett)…


Added by Johnny Campbell on May 14, 2012 at 11:21am — 3 Comments

The "Five Years Experience Required" Fallacy

I've recently finished "ReWork", the excellent story of 37Signals, the company behind the Blog of the same name, the inventors of the Ruby on Rails programming language and provider of…


Added by Johnny Campbell on April 26, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Facebook Sourcing: BranchOut just hit 25 million users

LinkedIn's main professional-network competitor, BranchOut, has just announced today that they've hit the magic 25 million user mark (and 13.3 million active monthly users). This is brilliant news for recruiters…


Added by Johnny Campbell on April 19, 2012 at 11:43am — No Comments

Top 10 Facebook Timeline Covers of Recruitment Companies

While conducting our research in time for our Facebook Pages Timeline: Essential Workshop for Recruiters event last Friday, we came across a number of Facebook pages of recruitment companies that had rather lovely Timeline covers. We also came across the 99% of company pages that haven't yet migrated to Timeline before the March 30th deadline (if your company page is one of them and you're in Dublin on Friday morning, then…


Added by Johnny Campbell on March 26, 2012 at 5:49am — 9 Comments

Why Social Recruiting is more about Implementation than Ideas

I had a very interesting couple of days at #truLondon this week. Over 170 recruiters, technologists and marketeers descended on the City Hotel in London to argue, discuss, debate and chat over 50 tracks on topics such as the Death of the CV (a very popular and hotly debated discussion), the Future of Recruitment and…


Added by Johnny Campbell on February 27, 2012 at 10:15am — No Comments

Monster Resume Database & Power Search: Has-been or Hidden Gem?

Monster Worldwide put out a press release yesterday to announce that they had…


Added by Johnny Campbell on February 17, 2012 at 4:14am — 2 Comments

8 Simple Steps to Improve the Return on your Passive Candidate Approaches

This blog originally appeared here on

The following is an extract…


Added by Johnny Campbell on February 7, 2012 at 12:17pm — 5 Comments

Social Share: The Power of Distribution in Job Advertising & Employer Branding

This blog originally appeared here on our site,

Do you advertise jobs or products/services? Are you blogging? If you think that just simply putting…


Added by Johnny Campbell on February 3, 2012 at 9:06am — No Comments

8 Steps to a Perfect Recruitment Website

This blog originally appeared here on

When was the last time that your recruitment site or careers page had an overhaul? The more recruiters that we talk to the more people…


Added by Johnny Campbell on January 25, 2012 at 12:07pm — 6 Comments

The Recruiter's Toolkit - Browser Extensions to Boost your Sourcing Productivity

We had a phenomenal response to yesterday's webinar so here's the lowdown on what we call The Recruiter's Toolkit…

As we move from Application-Screening to headhunting to recruit, our time gets eaten up by distraction and time-consuming online…


Added by Johnny Campbell on January 19, 2012 at 10:49am — 6 Comments

The Kult of Influence on Recruiters: Klout, Kred and PeerIndex

This post originally appeared here on


Taken from our Webinar yesterday, here's the written explanation of Influence on Social Media, and why you need…


Added by Johnny Campbell on January 12, 2012 at 9:44am — 27 Comments

10 Predictions for Recruitment & Staffing in 2012

Social Recruiting finally went mainstream in 2011 with corporate and agency recruiters embracing LinkedIn and internet sourcing as a required skill for the modern recruiter, shifting away from job-board advertising to digital headhunting. It was also a year of continued economic uncertainty ending with fear of a double dip recession in Europe and beyond. Despite this we will remember 2011 as the year that the recruitment industry took its head out of the arse of the global recession and…


Added by Johnny Campbell on January 4, 2012 at 5:19am — 8 Comments

The Truth About Facebook Fan-Page Messaging

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Facebook recently confirmed that Brand Pages would be able to have privately…


Added by Johnny Campbell on December 20, 2011 at 5:44am — No Comments

Recruiting Communication: Email is dead. Send flowers, pay your respects and move on.

Do you remember recruitment back in the 1990s? I do. A typical day would start with the post being delivered, we would gather around and rip open all the envelopes, pore over the CVs, passing them around the boardroom table in Number 2 Argyle Square, Donnybrook, where I started my recruitment career with HRM…


Added by Johnny Campbell on December 8, 2011 at 8:26am — 39 Comments

Social Talent Best Practice Tips: Social Media Policies for Your Recruitment Business

Since we largely train recruiters and businesses how to leverage the power of social media as a sourcing tool, an employer branding tool and a business development tool, one common question we get asked all the time from nervous HR managers to company directors is advice on a social media policy that will enable their teams to have the freedom to roam social sites for…


Added by Johnny Campbell on November 29, 2011 at 11:36am — 2 Comments


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