Going Beyond the Job Boards: Grandma's Chicken Soup #31

I apologize for the tardiness in publishing this week's edition of Grandma's Chicken Soup.  Hurricane Irene and a loss of power delayed this week's blog, but the Soup continued to simmer.  I hope everyone is safe and well on the east coast.

The HireClix team will be headed to the ERE Fall Expo 2011 - check us out at booth #304. We are looking forward to learning about the exciting things happening in the industry. Please make sure you stop by and see what we have cooking to help build and/or grow your social media recruiting strategy.

The ERE Fall Expo Agenda is full of great topics including using social media for recruiting. The smart money is moving to digital recruiting through social media recruiting and targeted online advertising. Check out this week's social recruiting headlines...

Recruiting via social media will continue to erode the big job boards' revenue.  We see the shift away from job boards to a more targeted digital recruitment strategy that includes social media sites, job aggregators, and a focus on employer brand.

#1 - Facebook, LinkedIn threaten to slay Monster.com - http://bit.ly/r8tgTo

The question should be "Why aren't you using Facebook for job recruiting"?  Having a Facebook Recruiting Strategy for your organization is an important part of an overall recruitment marketing strategy.

#2 - Should You Use Facebook for Job Recruiting? | Reuters -  http://reut.rs/pDK9E6

This survey illustrates that fact that recruiting for skilled positions hasn't gotten any easier and that you have to expand where you are searching for candidates.  You MUST move beyond the job boards to find today's skilled candidates.

#3 - America's Tough Jobs Are Getting Even Tougher to Fill - ERE.net -  http://bit.ly/rhW4Va

The Grandma's Chicken Soup blog stews up the latest and greatest recruiting news, for please follow me @HireClixScott

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