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Change is ever-present in today’s world of recruitment. First, it was the paperless office, then it was Internet jobs boards, and, just as we got used to that, along came social recruitment. And, while many of us are still catching our breath with social media recruitment, along comes the next big transformational event in recruiting: Mobile Recruitment . And, just in case any of you think that Mobile Recruiting it isn’t officially ‘here’, you should be aware that in September last year in San Francisco , there occurred the first annual mobile recruiting conference of its kind, sponsored and attended by all the major players, including the big two of Monster and Careerbuilder. Big players are thinking that mobile is, well… big. Surprisingly, even though mobile recruiting is officially ‘here’ and that nearly 70% of jobseekers would like to use their phone for career related purposes, only 3% of employers have a mobile job app.
“I just don’t get it”
“I just don’t get it” “I don’t care what someone had for lunch”
Beyond Facebook, there’s an entire world of social media outlets worth exploring.
This post was written by Troy Janisch and Mark Anderson. Both contributors have two decades of digital marketing experience and lead social media activities at American Family Insurance, a Fortune 300 company. Janisch blogs at SocialMeteor.com and Anderson shares his art at Doodlehaus.com . Many companies are still overly wary of social networks when, instead, they could be leveraging their employees’ social engagement power. According to a recent study, Facebook remains the most-blocked and most-filtered website by companies. The openDNS study said that 14% of companies blacklist Facebook — compared with the 1.2% of companies that blacklist certain pornography sites.
Showing both a sense of humor and a willingness to explore new vehicles for advertisers, LinkedIn has produced a FedEx-sponsored series of retro instruction videos for small businesses. The videos , announced yesterday on the company's blog , outline the uses of LinkedIn for small businesses using a tone and visual approach from circa 1983.
Brad Mauney , February 25, 2011