Posts Tagged Social Media
In the not so distant past, recruiters and staffing managers pored through resumes, posted on job boards and hosted expensive job fairs in top markets to find candidates and fill jobs. Now, they might interact with social network site users by posting a challenging technical question, then contact individuals who provide the best answers to discuss a potential job.
While social media outlets appear to be changing the way employers identify and recruit job applicants, the impact and long-range implications of social media on staffing functions remain unclear. According to the 10th Annual Sources of Hire Study released by CareerXroads on March 17, 2011, more than 88 percent of employers responding to a survey reported that they consider social media to be a part of their overall direct-sourcing efforts.
There was a time when social media was cutting edge. Now it is mainstream. Case in point: Facebook has more than 500 million individual members worldwide.
As with all communication, social media presents business benefits and legal risks. This article discusses four ways social media and HR have become inextricably intertwined: hiring, harassment, off-duty disparagement and “friending” of colleagues.
CHICAGO—A “Blues Brothers” comedic skit helped, but American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) President and CEO Tony Bingham and opening keynoter Daniel Pink are the ones who really got the crowd jazzed during the ASTD 2010 International Conference & Exposition, which kicked off here officially in the Windy City on May 17.
This year’s conference theme: Social media and learning.
More employers are using social networking tools to enhance employee interaction.
EMC Corp.’s social business network, called EMC/One, had been in place about a year when the economy turned sour. The developer of information infrastructure products was about to learn the value of a Facebook-like platform for use within the company.
Improved engagement, turnover, brand visibility and credibility among clients are goals
To kick-start the International Association of Business Communicators annual conference, John Santoro first cracked a semi-joke about himself.
A little more than a year ago, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) launched We Know Next, our external campaign to help business leaders, policymakers and human resource professionals — and those who influence them — better understand today’s ever-changing workforce. We believe human resources is a critical element — driving the policies, the perspectives and most importantly, the people — behind every business success. SHRM and its members are helping transform business by understanding what’s next.
Social Networking Websites Gain in Popularity as an Employer Recruiting Tool
More than half of human resource professionals (56 percent) use social networking websites to source potential job candidates, a significant increase from 2008 (34 percent), according to a new poll from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
More than 700 chief human resource officers (CHROs) and senior executives worldwide say the foundation of workforce investment is shifting and they are seeing more hiring in Europe and North America, according to a new IBM study released Oct. 12, 2010.
Additionally, social networking is having a broader impact on a company’s bottom line, and HR executives realize that they need to do a better job cultivating leaders, the study found.
Cristóbal Conde talks about the core values needed to empower people and leverage human capital within companies.
An ardent defender of youth says they’re smart and collaborative—and will reshape the workplace.
Best-selling author Don Tapscott says Millennials—those born between 1978 and 1997, whom he calls the “Net Generation”—are influencing the world of work through their ways of using the Internet.