Recruitment 2.0

Why Employers use Facebook

I was researching something else when I came across the below employee guide explaining why employers might want to use Facebook – certainly one of the clearest and right-headed descriptions I’ve come across: Before discussing how to use Facebook to find a job, you need to be aware of how and why employers are using […]

Career 3.0 | Careers have changed: shouldn’t careers advice?

[youtube][/youtube] Great little film this, put together by the Career Player team, looking at “Careers 3.0″ (with a rare sighting of me wearing a suit near the end). I would have loved to have this to hand at the recent KNOWHOW Graduates skills event we organised with London Borough of Tower Hamlets. What was really […]

Onrec Kennedy Recruitment Summit: Paul Harrison from Carve on Social Search

Paul Harrison, Managing Partner of Carve Consulting, will be speaking at the ONREC Kennedy Recruiting HR Summit on Wednesday, Nov 4: 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM in Concurrent 3. Paul, one of just a handful of international speakers at the event and a regular participant in European Social Media conferences, is delighted to be able […]

Latest on LinkedIn – recommendations more valuable than a reference?

LinkedIn Recommendations & Jeremiah Owyang is an interesting (and comic) article by Jason Alba looking at why you should consider requesting/giving recommendations via your LinkedIn profile. I know there’s a lot of skepticism about LinkedIn in Australia, and it hasn’t perhaps yet proved itself here. Social network strategist Laurel Papworth recently suggested to a packed […]

Asda Employees on YouTube: fighting fire with fire

Quick podcast below on the Asda Fulwood store story. In a nutshell: How would you deal with an employee misbehaving and putting everything up on the social web (think Domino’s Pizza, etc )? Well Asda decided to fight fire with fire, giving a voice to some of their team to see what they thought about […]

Facebook friending your employer…

So another cautionary tale from the Facebook in the Workplace front line. Anyone recognise these people? It feels authentic to me….

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 […]