SMS Recruitment: Connect to the One Thing Every Candidate Owns

The way to connect with the one thing every candidate owns–a cell phone–is with SMS recruitment.

SMS Recruitment

Almost everyone owns a mobile phone, but SMS (Short Message Service) in recruitment is amazingly underutilized. SMS recruitment is an untapped market, one that saves money and time, something which can clearly be appealing for any organization.

The advantage of SMS recruitment is that it saves administration costs. Bulk SMS communication takes only seconds to send, where individual phone calls take hours or days.

Everyone carries cell phones–including candidates

In a recent study, 80 percent of mobile phone owners carry their phones all the time. Text messages have become the most reliable form of contact.

Consequently, SMS is also an effective way to get the right person for a job.

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HR in the Service Industry [Infographic]

Hiring is quick, easy and convenient...These days, there is no reason hiring should be hard, especially for the service industry.

Using hiring techniques from 20, 10 or even 5 years ago just won’t cut it in today’s fast-paced, interconnected world. There is simply no reason to ignore some of the powerful tools to make recruitment, training and scheduling easy and convenient.

Cloud computing, HRM software and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) lead the charge in HR technology, with Taleo, Workday, Ovation and others on the front lines of the battle.

Who can argue with something that can make your employees better qualified, well-trained and more productive? Human resources—the heart of hiring and employee relations—have more resources than ever to be even more effective in its duties, often at prices that fit the budget of any business, no matter the size.

This set of infographics from exemplifies the best practices for human resources in the service industry—from hiring, training, scheduling and employee recognition. They take HR from the “Jack and Jill” age into the 21st Century.

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The Secret to Innovation? Three Simple Words!

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Is there a secret to innovation? It may be found in three simple words:

“How Might We…”

Innovation and creative thinking writer Warren Berger analyzed this key phrase in a Harvard Business Review blog post.  He discussed the importance each word plays and its role in inspired problem-solving.

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1 in 5 Recruitment Searches Are Now Mobile

“Job seekers want to be able to search for a job anytime, anyplace, anywhere and not just via a desktop anymore”


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New figures from Google show that job seekers are changing their search habits as 1 in 5 recruitment searches are now carried out on a mobile device.

These new figures were revealed by Emma Frazer, Head of Industry for Recruitment at Google when interviewed for the upcoming Mobile Recruitment Conference in London on the 23rd October 2012, organized by Web Based Recruitment .

The challenge for Recruiters is to make sure that they are in a position to offer a mobile-friendly experience to job seekers to keep up with the demand

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History of Social Media [Infographic]

History of Social MediaLet me tell you a secret…

“Social Media” is not a new phenomenon.

In addition, the activity we call “social sharing” is something we have been doing for years—especially outside the popular platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

Since the creation of the Internet (the first ARPANET email was sent in 1971) users have shared information through “dark social” —methods such as instant messenger and email.

In fact, over half (60 percent) of referrals come from “dark “methods, while only 20 percent come from Facebook and other established social sites.

It may be surprising that, from the beginning, the Internet (as well as every website) is designed to connect, collaborate and communicate. What is the online experience, but to exchange ideas and information?

Copyblogger has created an infographic that illustrates the history of social media. It becomes clear that the Internet is social, and always will be…

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