I've been researching social media for my recruitment team. Last year we implemented an ats (Taleo) and now that we have such an awesome tool I think our recruiters are ready and eager to jump into the world of recruitment technology.
I am our Taleo System Administrator so it seemed like a natural project for me to accept - with the help of my good friend and colleague.
We've been exploring tools that both of us use for personal reasons (Myspace, Facebook, Bloggings) and changing our framework to see them as professional tools as well.
It's an interesting transition - I am used to blogging about my travels, my thoughts and really nothing too important at all. I am used to posting all of my silly crazy pictures on facebook and myspace. Twitter felt like just another way to blast your (often silly and/or useless thoughts) to your closest friends and strangers.
But, I've been really impressed by how organizations are using these tools as part of their brand strategy. This must mean that I'm a huge dork - but it is kind of exciting to see the creative ways these companies are using social media to reach a broader audience.
I'm exploring the professional world of social media and I am definitely enjoying the adventure. I had stumbled upon recruitment blogs a few times in my research (for both my masters degree and for work related assignments) and really enjoyed reading the members blogs.
I figured I'd give it a shot. So - I'm the new kid. :-)