What a way to end a weekend...and on to recruitment news.
We are in the midst of a transition period in recruiting and recruitment advertising. Newspaper advertising once dominated how people searched for a job. Then the big job boards supplanted newspapers as the destination of choice for job-seekers looking for new opportunities. Things are changing again.
The way job-seekers are searching for career opportunities is shifting dramatically. They are using Google, social networking sites, and job search engines to seek out employers of choice. This is a good thing. HR professionals and recruiters MUST adapt. 2011 is marching along. Have you met your recruitment goals yet? Can you afford to do the same thing you did one or two years ago? I don't think so...
Every day we are all inundated with articles about new job boards, recruitment widgets, trends in the industry, and what is going to be the Next Big Thing in recruiting. Below are my picks for the most interesting articles of the week that pertain to the human capital industry.
Advice to Recruiting Startups - ERE.net http://bit.ly/dPS9zQ
Great article. There is no magic bullet, but listening and understanding the complex needs of the HR Community is a good start.
The Rosetta Stone of Recruiting - Talent 911 http://bit.ly/hTwGO4
Some great recruiting buzz words and definitions to give you a chuckle.
ERP Provider Lawson Going Private in Purchase by Equity Firm - ERE.net http://bit.ly/jYfaKX
SuccessFactors Buys Learning Provider Plateau; Reports Financials - ERE.net http://bit.ly/ksfyZS
Some Human Capital related business transactions.
HR Magazine - 50% reduction on recruitment costs: how social media became my best friend http://bit.ly/mt6tmw
From across the pond...not only did this organization save a ton of money, they also impacted their recruitment brand in an extremely positive way.
Small-Business Hiring Jumps - WSJ.com http://on.wsj.com/mpeIAw
Another positive economic indicator. Small business is the little engine that could for economic recovery.
If you agree or disagree with any of my comments, please let me know. If I missed any great articles, please send them along. Feel free to email me. You can reach me here: firstname.lastname@example.org