Social Networking

Bad week for Social Networking?

Several things came together last week that prompted this post: We all saw Gary Turk’s Look UP video on social networking (you can see it here too); one of the New Zealand cabinet ministers took a very public break from Twitter, a rugby player was rather foolish with a “sex-video” selfie as the media called it and a business who turned its back on social networking saw its profits - and marketing activity actually - increase. So what is going on with social networking? Read More...

Building your attractiveness as an employer

Every employer wants to be an ‘employer of choice’ but not many really feel they have got there. Our Recruitment, Career and Talent Portal systems all try and help organisations become more of an employer of choice so it's an area we know well. There are a lot of things to consider, but within this post we have distilled down some key bite sized factors to help you. Read More...

Social Media Explained by way of Donuts

Yes you can position each of the main Social Media platforms in terms of Donuts - See how you can here. Its a quick positioning of each of the major platforms. Read More...

Linkedin - an essential recruiters tool

Linkedin - for many its been around for quite a while now and is an essential part of the recruitment landscape and part of your toolkit as a recruiter. But we still come across employers for whom its fairly new - especially in NZ and Australia. They have been doing a series of seminars recently engaging with recruiters - some thoughts, information and reasons why this is an essential recruiting tool Read More...

Facebook - is it a case of the tide turning or Emperor's new clothes?

Facebook was supposed to be big the IPO of the year. As of writing its shares are down 20%. My impression pre-float was it was being presented as a sure thing. What went wrong? Has the tide turned? Is it a case of the proverbial Emperor’s new clothes and was it hype all along... Read More...

Blogging - how to set one up?

Part 2 of blogging - where we hoping to assist clients and others on the HOW to set a Blog up. We look at the 3 main blogging platforms, what they offer and which one you might choose and why. See also our Part 1 post on: Blogging - why set one up? Read More...

Blogging - why set one up?

We don’t normally get asked about blogging however we have had three enquiries recently where clients have asked us about setting one up for them. If you have ever wondered about doing a blog we suggest you first consider WHY? Also could you also achieve your objectives by other means? We outline our experience and advice in this post. Read More...

Recruitment - predictions for 2012 and beyond - Part 2

Part 2 of this post looks at technology in the world of recruitment. Technology is a key part of what we do and we keep careful tabs on what is new and what works. We look at 3 areas: Social Networking, Recruitment Systems and Job Boards and I personally have stuck my neck out on predictions in each area. Ouch... Read More...

Social Networking - facebook, twitter et al

Some evidence round usage of social networking in recruiting with a look at how it is used and its affect on selection.
Big implications for recruitment and perhaps where things will also go for the NZ market. Read More...

Social Networking - lessons for Candidates / future job hunters

Social networking is getting lots of airplay in NZ currently. We use an example to illustrate how online posts can result can affect your career and from it suggest 3 lessons for candidates in how they use social media as well as inviting thought for employers and recruiters. We plan to tackle the legislative aspects of this in a future post. Read More...