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Creating an Effective Social Media Strategy, Part 3 - Identify Spokespeople, Donít Dilute the Message
2:43pm Thursday 30 July 2009
Tags: social media social media strategy social networking online recruitment creating a strategy conversation communication collaboration pr spokespeople vocus vocus.com online marketing online communication social recruiting social recruiting strategy measuring social media

As with traditional media strategies, you must also determine spokespeople for your social media strategy. You wouldnít pull just any employee to speak to the media and social media should be no different. Despite the informal nature of the conversations on some platforms, the person responding is still a company representative and the image of the company is reflected in those discussions. read more...


Are you adding value to your database? Effective database management tips
10:30am Tuesday 28 July 2009
Tags: database candidate database database management recruitment database data integrity data capture data validation data quality information management information systems tips

Every recruitment agency has some sort of database to store candidate/client contact information, notes, conversations, jobs, resumes, files, invoices etc. A properly designed and well maintained database can help improve internal efficiencies, provide accurate data, cut costs and speed up the recruitment lifecycle. read more...


Creating an Effective Social Media Strategy, Part 2 - Take Time to Listen, Donít Just Jump In
8:00am Tuesday 28 July 2009
Tags: social media social media strategy social networking online recruitment creating a strategy conversation communication collaboration pr spokespeople vocus vocus.com online marketing online communication social recruiting social recruiting strategy measuring social media

The first step in putting together an effective social media strategy is to understand the dynamics of the landscape. With social media, it is more important than ever to listen to what is being said before participating. What are people saying, how is it being said and where are they saying it? read more...


Creating an Effective Social Media Strategy, Part 1 - Overview
1:38pm Monday 27 July 2009
Tags: social media social media strategy social networking online recruitment creating a strategy conversation communication collaboration pr spokespeople vocus vocus.com online marketing online communication social recruiting social recruiting strategy measuring social media

Itís undeniable that the new world of social media can have a dramatic impact on your organisation. All it takes is a quick scan of todayís headlines to learn the effects of successful (and not so successful) social media campaigns. While it seems that social media presents an endless amount of opportunities to build awareness, it also presents risk, which means that creating an effective strategy isnít just nice to have Ė itís an absolute must. read more...


Give your resume the FLICK
11:42am Monday 27 July 2009
Tags: resume job seekers career development job seeker advice resume preparation resume format resume layout keywords annemarie cross keith keller career communique radio

This morning, I spoke with Annemarie Cross & Keith Keller on their weekly radio show, discussing how job seekers can give their resume the "FLICK" (Format, Layout, Image, Consistency & Keywords). read more...


Search Engine Friendly URLs
4:01pm Sunday 26 July 2009
Tags: seek seek.com.au careerone careerone.com.au mycareer mycareer.com.au friendly url search engine friendly seo search engine optimisation jobsjobsjobs jobsjobsjobs.com.au nowhiring nowhiring.com.au capitaljobs capitaljobs.com.au job aggregators sef url job boards recruitment websites

Job aggregation sites were one of the fist to fully embraced the search engine friendly (SEF) URL structure, as it generates high organic traffic from the search engines. Over the past few years, other job boards have been envious of MyCareer's SEF URL structure and now SEEK has implemented a SEF URL structure for each job advert. read more...


Hijacking Competitors Job Adverts
12:21pm Friday 24 July 2009
Tags: job adverts online recruitment competitors online marketing rss job feeds rss job aggregation seo twitter hijacking

Do you want your competitors to work for you? Easy. Redirect candidate traffic and visitors away from the competitor by hijacking their job advert. read more...


CareerOne. Now powered by Monster
3:02pm Sunday 19 July 2009
Tags: careerone monster job board careerone.com.au monster.com job board search function proximity search postcode search iphone job comparison

One of the biggest changes to the job board landscape this year would have to be the new CareerOne platform which is now powered by it's partner (and 50% owner) Monster. How much this platform update will help the job board is yet to be known. Can they gain a further hold on the number 2 position and increase market share? All jobs advertised on CareerOne will now be syndicated across Monster powered sites and job seekers will also be able to search for international jobs on CareerOne. read more...


SEEK updates search function
1:48pm Sunday 19 July 2009
Tags: seek seek.co.nz job search search criteria salary range job classifications job board seek.com.au

SEEK NZ has released an updated search function to include expanded classifications and search by salary range. I am not a fan of searching by salary brackets as it does not properly accommodate hourly contractor rates, commission or non financial extras. read more...


Need a fake job reference?
1:13pm Sunday 19 July 2009
Tags: job reference employment reference character reference fake job reference career excuse careerexcuse.com employment history candidates

A new website in the US is offering fake job references. CareerExcuse offers both written and verbal references for a fee. As recruiters, we should be aware that these services do exist and we have processes in place to properly verify candidate employment history, qualifications and other details. read more...


Recruitment Blogs
1:10am Thursday 16 July 2009
Tags: recruitment blogs recruitment news hr blogs recruitmentblogs.com.au rss syndication capitaljobs capitaljobs.com.au careermums careermums.com.au kate sykes destination talent destinationtalent.com.au phillip tusing clayton wehner diane lee evenitup.com.au geoff jennings geoffjennings.com greg savage gregsavage.com.au hr daily hrdaily.com.au human capital magazine hcmagazine.com.au human resources leader hrleader.net.au brett iredale jobadder jobadder.com michael specht recruiter daily recruiterdaily.com.au recruitment directory thomas shaw recruitment extra recruitmentextra.com.au ross clennett rossclennett.com shortlist news shortlistnews.net.au sixfigures sixfigures.com.au kelly magowan the savage truth greg savage gregsavage.com.au

What started out as a small project in Nov 2008, Recruitment Blogs has grown to syndicate over 2,600 recruitment blog/news articles from 23 leading industry sources across Australia & New Zealand. The site keeps growing and growing! Remember to sign up for the FREE daily email, or follow the site on Twitter to receive the latest news. read more...


Why Job Boards Share Postings
12:15am Tuesday 14 July 2009
Tags: job boards job ads aggregators jobg8 jobg8.com.au collegerecruiter collegerecruiter.com pay for performance job aggregators job applications candidates candidate source

It's not uncommon to find the same job adverts appearing on multiple job sites. In Australia, the practice of job boards sharing "job content" has increased dramatically in these economic times. Are your job adverts appearing on other sites without your knowledge? read more...


Guidelines on Recruitment Advertising
9:22pm Monday 13 July 2009
Tags: australian government recruitment advertising recruitment guidelines print media government apsjobs apsjobs.gov.au recruitment campaigns

The Australian Government has introduced a whole-of-government approach to recruitment advertising. These guidelines took affect from 1 July 2009 and apply to all government agencies/department subject to the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997. read more...


With or without www?
8:39pm Sunday 12 July 2009
Tags: www server recruitment website job board error www prefix search engine optimisation seo accessibility cookies

Some people are very anal about whether URLs should have a www prefix or not. I personally think domains look naked without them, and there is a reason why we use the www in the first place. read more...


Use of Google Maps in a Job Search
1:12am Friday 10 July 2009
Tags: google maps job search search results mashup api jobmaps jobmaps.us gis jobs clearinghouse jobloft jobloft.com zubedjobs zubedjobs.com twitterjobsearch twitterjobsearch.com location based search google maps job search

The idea of mashing together Google Maps with a job search has been around since early 2006. But does it help a job seeker with their job search? read more...


Job Seekers should use a Recruitment Agency
9:22pm Tuesday 07 July 2009
Tags: recruitment agency recruitment consultant job seekers talent management candidates recruitment industry recruitment agencies finding a job

There are lots of things to take into account when choosing which Recruitment Agency you should use. In response to the 10 Things We Hate About Recruitment Companies article, let's take a look at why job seekers should use a Recruitment Agency. Looking for a job can be a time consuming and frustrating experience... Searching for jobs, telephone interviews, responding to selection criteria, in-person interviews, psychometric profiles, waiting for a call that sometimes doesn't arrive can all add up to stress, that makes it hard to focus and find that job you want! read more...


10 Things We Hate About Recruitment Companies
6:42pm Tuesday 07 July 2009
Tags: recruitment agency even it up evenitup.com.au standards job seekers candidates

I wanted to provide this article from a job seekers point of view. Like it or not, recruitment companies are firmly entrenched as part of the hiring landscape. However, all the evidence collected by Even It Up! seems to point to the fact that they notoriously over-promise and under-deliver? read more...


Job Site Updates
9:48pm Monday 06 July 2009
Tags: lifestylecareers lifestylecareers.com.au job boards mumbrella mumbrella.com.au myjobwizard myjobwizard.com.au job sites resume services

A number of new job sites have recently launched in Australia. These include Lifestyle Careers, My Job Wizard, and mUmBRELLA has added a jobs section. read more...


My job site has been hacked. What do I do?
10:16pm Sunday 05 July 2009
Tags: security job board malicious code insecure hacking personal information defacement privacy.gov.au information security security breaches recruitment website wordpress drupal google webmaster tools damage control

If you think your website is safe, think again. Over the weekend 6 job sites were hacked and defaced. One of the first things that comes to my mind when I see that horrible ďYouíve been hackedĒ message isÖ I wonder what information has been stolen? passwords, contact details, resumes, credit card/banking details, etc. read more...


Where did you hear about this job? Tracking Candidate Sources
1:07am Friday 03 July 2009
Tags: ats applicant tracking system application tracking system atsreportcard.com sources of hire tracking statistics allretailjobs.com jake firth sourcing data job boards recruitment marketing metrics sources of hire sources of talent

Do you track where your candidates have come from? If you are using some sort of application tracking system (ATS) in your recruitment process; more than likely you have the ability to automatically track where the candidate has come from. read more...


Changes to Employment Law, What this means for Employers
8:15pm Thursday 02 July 2009
Tags: lawlive lawlive.com.au employment law legal advice fair work regulations unfair dismissal warning notices termination small business

As of the 1st of July 2009 a number of changes have come into effect relating to employment under the new Fair Work Regulations. The following blog post has been provided by LawLive. read more...