In the digital world, the old management adage "you can't manage what you don't measure" has taken on new meaning. Staying on top of the numbers in a social recruitment campaign is crucial to achieve the best results.
Matthew Gray 27 Nov 2013
The number of recruitment channels has grown rapidly in recent years with candidates now coming in from corporate career websites, niche job boards, job board aggregators, Google searches, social media, as well as through traditional sourcing techniques. In social media, LinkedIn is now the most powerful tool on the web for sourcing professional candidates.
Matthew Gray 1 Oct 2013
Twitter is now one of the fastest growing social networks in South Africa, expanding by 129% to reach 5.5 million users by August 2013. That is an increase of more than 250,000 new members per month over the last year. Looking at Twitter use across the African continent, 60% of people are in their twenties, 57% access Twitter via their mobiles and 22% troll Twitter for job opportunities.
Matthew Gray 26 Sep 2013
Google has become the definitive source for web search, handling 65.2% of all searches worldwide - more than four times the number of pages indexed by runners-up Yahoo! and Bing combined. In 2006, the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary even included the word "Google," as a new transitive verb as in, let's "google it."
Matthew Gray 23 Jul 2013
Companies are increasingly targeting passive candidates to fill vacancies as the skills shortage takes its toll on the availability of skilled candidates who are actively looking for a job.
Matthew Gray 10 Jul 2013
There is a trend within companies to use the personal LinkedIn profile of one of their HR employees in their e-recruitment efforts to find potential candidates. In this scenario, the employee will either use a shotgun approach, pushing out vacancies to their network, or they will be tasked with trying to find a specific skill set.
Matthew Gray 4 Jul 2013