Lauren Smith's Blog – March 2012 Archive (3)

3 Strategies for Your Social Recruiting Efforts

With nearly 95% of people aged 18-35 belonging to at least one social network, HR professionals have turned to Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to find job seekers.  If done well, social recruiting can be a powerful way to find the right candidates.  Nearly 80% of companies are using social networks as part of their hiring process.  But are they using them effectively?  Consider these three levels of the Social Recruiting Spectrum.

 1. Putting It Out…


Added by Lauren Smith on March 29, 2012 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Additional Concerns Candidates have with Today’s Job Search

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It’s hard enough for job seekers to find a job. And struggling with a poor candidate experience will just result in mounting frustration.  Some of these complaints from job seekers will likely sound all too familiar.

Can Facebook really help me land me a job?

Of course job seekers will use social networks to tell close friends and family that they’re looking for work.  But beyond that, they’re unsure of how to…


Added by Lauren Smith on March 27, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

What’s wrong with the Candidate Experience? Five Complaints from Job Seekers.

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On behalf of the recruiting industry, isn’t it time we apologized to job seekers everywhere? They’ve put up with challenges and complications associated with finding a job for too long. They’ve been jumping through hoops to land the perfect job, and frustration is mounting! We’re listening, and we’ve taken note of their biggest concerns.

Where do I start? 

They think top job boards like Monster or…


Added by Lauren Smith on March 26, 2012 at 9:15pm — 8 Comments


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