HR MUST Embrace Social Media [Inforgaphic]


HR MUST Embrace SocialFor many human resources professionals, it is not a matter of “if” the time has come to embrace social media, but “why” they have not embraced it sooner…

Social media has stopped being a novelty (or  passing fad) and has become an integral part of the business strategy for many companies. From advertising and customer service, to hiring and talent management, social media has an impact — intensifying the scope of the small corner stores to global corporations, and everything in-between.

Business has always been social — social media now makes business PERSONAL.

This infographic from C&S Safety Training Videos doesn’t JUST suggest HR embrace social media — it says it MUST:

Infographic after the jump…

Social Capabilities Builds in Recruiting Software Builds


Over the past several months, software vendors across the industry have announced social-recruiting releases and acquisitions.

By Sarah Fister Gale for Workforce.com:

WorkforceRecruiters aren’t the only ones who see the business benefit of social media.

Human resources software vendors are rapidly building or buying social-recruiting tools to take advantage of this burgeoning talent trend.

Over the past several months, software vendors across the industry have announced social recruiting releases and acquisitions. Among the software giants, Oracle Corp. announced plans to acquire SelectMinds, a cloud-based social recruiting system that finds talent by tapping into employee and alumni social connections; and IBM Corp. acquired Kenexa Corp., an HR software and services company that has a “candidate relationship management” tool that focuses on social recruiting.

Recruiters across industries know that referrals generally deliver the best candidates, and now thanks to social media sites, they are cheaper and easier to find.

At the same time, Cornerstone OnDemand Inc., SumTotal Systems Inc. and startup Ovation Technologies added new social-recruiting tools and features to their own offerings to help companies scan internal and external social networks for candidates, target specific candidate types in different networks, and make it easier for employees to refer candidates in their networks.

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It's All in the Details…


Researching the company you are applying at is mandatory—you have to know something about the situation before meeting with a hiring manager or human resources person. With the availability of online material, there is no reason you shouldn’t have an understanding (even a small one) of the corporate culture prior to an interview.

However, there are some things even the best research cannot tell you; among them employee attitudes and job satisfaction among potential co-workers. That makes it necessary to pay attention to everything during an interview—from the second you walk in the door.

Seven details to follow when you arrive for an interview—the little things that could make a difference when deciding if a job is certainly for you:

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It’s All in the Details…


Researching the company you are applying at is mandatory—you have to know something about the situation before meeting with a hiring manager or human resources person. With the availability of online material, there is no reason you shouldn’t have an understanding (even a small one) of the corporate culture prior to an interview.

However, there are some things even the best research cannot tell you; among them employee attitudes and job satisfaction among potential co-workers. That makes it necessary to pay attention to everything during an interview—from the second you walk in the door.

Seven details to follow when you arrive for an interview—the little things that could make a difference when deciding if a job is certainly for you:

Continue reading “It’s All in the Details…”