Despite the less than stellar job report(s) from last week, companies that I am speaking with remain optimistic on hiring and many are still struggling to find qualified candidates to fill their open positions.
Regardless, recruiting teams have to diversify their recruitment marketing efforts. Every person I speak with has an egg timer (no pun intended) on their job board contract. Will they swear off job boards completely? The smart money is moving to digital recruiting through targeted advertising and social media recruiting. Check out this week's social recruiting headlines...
This is not a HUGE shock. It is hard to imagine that LinkedIn was going to allow competitive companies to use their data for free. Business is business.
#1 LinkedIn to Monster & BranchOut: Pay Up - ERE.net - http://bit.ly/o1eR3c
The growth and success of LinkedIn will spark the development of more tools for recruiters and job-seekers to leverage the power of LinkedIn. The LinkedIn ecosystem of tools will grow.
#2 Now You Can Use LinkedIn To Stay Up To Date On Who's Getting Hired (And Fired) - The Washington Post - http://wapo.st/o9Wsq9
I was quite surprised by the percentages that people are using LinkedIn for hiring. I would have thought that it would have been even higher.
#3 How Are People Really Using LinkedIn? [INFOGRAPHIC] - http://on.mash.to/onrWCk
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