Recruitment 2.0

Developing a Social Media Strategy

I recently spoke at the British Library on the subject of developing a social media strategy with a focus on social recruiting for the social media in recruitment event Thanks to those of you who attended the event and participated in the debate afterward. For those who didn’t I include a copy of the pres […]

With many of the 2.2 million people out of work in the UK relying solely on the internet to find a job*, a new web TV channel will offer expert advice to jobseekers to help them find a job online, where a labyrinth of over 10,000 job boards and social networking sites dominate.

Classified Advertising 2.0 – Crowd Sourcing, Communities and Content

I was kindly invited recently to speak at the ONREC Newspaper 2009 conference in London. At the conference – focussed toward publishers, media owners and classified sales directors – I looked at the challenges facing recruiters, advertisers and candidates, and suggested 10 ideas of strategies to adopt and new revenue streams to pursue: Hand picked […]

Ouch! Google bashes Hays and Adecco?

Alex posted this on his excellent blog ( ) and asked if we’d be interested in publishing this via our network. Alex, the floor is yours.. The industry head of careers and classifieds at Google is quoted in this month’s Recruiter magazine as saying: “The Hays and the Adeccos of the world haven’t got […]

Virtual Recruitment Events: delivering a valuable candidate experience?

We recently helped BLT organise their first ever Virtual Careers event for Management Consultants. Hosted by Top-Consultant, the event featured BLT and a number of leading employers, including Accenture. The event was hosted on the iCongo Live platform. As you can see below, it looks good, and you could add some quite cool features (we […]

Authenticity & Bullsh*t – Engaging and Recruiting Graduates and Generation Y

Quick update on Jamie Leornard’s speed-dating style event “My Working Lunch” , the graduate edition of which I openeded a couple of weeks ago. This really is a neat idea that really seems to work – wonder if you could extend the concept ( clients direct? / ATS providers?…) You can see the short film, […]

Your chance to shape the future of online recruitment

We’re delighted to be working with one of the world’s leading global recruitment firms as they launch their new online careers portal. If you’re a Legal, HR, IT or Finance / Accountancy professional and would like to have your say as to what online recruitment might look like in the future, we’d love to hear […]

Dullton & Hive City Council, People Management and “Spoof” campaigns: What makes YOU angry?

A guest post here from Struan Yallup, Head of Copy at recruitment advertising agency WDAD Good work Stru! Note to readers. This blog starts off like a rant about press advertising. Bear with me and we’ll get to the digital recruitment bit. Honest. Do you ever come across a piece of recruitment advertising that makes […]

MyLongLunch: Speed dating style networking for agencies and media

Later on today I’ll be opening proceedings at MyLongLunch’s “My Working Lunch”. Lauched by Jamie Leornard and the team over at MLL, it’s a great idea that brings together agencies and media in a speed dating / elevator pitch type format. Basically, agencies move from table to table, meeting media owners who get the chance […]

Improving the candidate experience – the death of the Applicant Tracking System (ATS)?

I was at the recruitment event recently supporting our client the leading Management Consultancy recruiter, BLT. Whilst the panel (including Matt Alder of Barkers / DigitalRecruiting, and Tim Elkington of Enhance) Q & A could perhaps have been improved with the ability to take questions / engage with the floor (all questions had been […]