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Articles posted on November 2009

Cut the fat. Application Form Filename Structure
1:18am Friday 27 November 2009
Tags: online application form filename conversion application form uploading files unique filename online recruitment recruitment technology

Making the candidate conform to your recruitment systems filename structure is stupid. Technology is used to improve the application process - not complicate it. read more...


Online Marketing Ideas - Peel Away Ads
4:39pm Thursday 26 November 2009
Tags: online marketing pop ups pop unders peel ads peel away ads recruitment website recruitment agency website website visitors website marketing job boards online advertising integralhrm integralhrm.com

Pop ups, pop unders and ads flying onto your pages are ANNOYING. Peel Away Ads are an effective marketing tool as they are non-intrusive and catch the visitorís eye instantly. read more...


My Presentation from RecruitTECH 2009 on Twitter, Facebook, Recruitment & Integration
9:03am Wednesday 25 November 2009
Tags: youtube thomas shaw recruitment directory recruittech presentations recruitment website ppc openid social recruiting social networking using twitter for recruitment using facebook for recruitment people search engine recruittech 2009 canberra oauth api facebook connect recruitment integration facebook twitter job boards ats applicant tracking systems crm thomas shaw presentation

A big thanks goes out to Clayton Wehner from CapitalJobs for organising RecruitTECH 2009 and uploading the video recordings. I was fortunate enough to be one of the presenters at RecruitTECH 2009 - Australian Recruitment and Technology Conference in Canberra ACT. Below is a recording of my presentation was titled "Twitter, Facebook, Recruitment & Integration". read more...


LinkedIn API released
11:31am Tuesday 24 November 2009
Tags: api oauth jobdash jobdash.net twitterjobsearch adobe air twitter linkedin linkedin api it job seekers indeed workhound linkedin.com linkedin developers tweetdeck job search applications candidate data data

Today, LinkedIn announced that it is opening up its API for developers to build applications around the platform. LinkedIn is releasing 11 different APIs, they fall into three distinct categories. First, developers will be able to let users easily access their information, profiles, connections and messages via oAuth login. read more...


Creating Adobe AIR Job Search Applications
6:30pm Sunday 22 November 2009
Tags: adobe air job search applications desktop job search applications desktop applications job search rss job feed facebook myspace twitter dapp adobe air flash html ipa ipa.com.au security issues

Unlike traditional applications, Adobe AIR isnít a desktop application like Photoshop or Excel. It isnít a web application either like Google Docs. Itís a hybrid that allows it to operate somewhere in between desktop applications and browser based applications. read more...


Job Ad Click Through Destination Statistics & Posting Methods Recruiters use on Twitter & Facebook
2:00pm Friday 20 November 2009
Tags: facebook job boards api ats rss feed statistics twitter recruiters recruitment agency using facebook for recruitment using twitter for recruitment social recruiting

I have just finished collating statistics studying the job ad "click through destination" and "posting methods" Recruiters are using on Twitter and Facebook. I looked at 100 different Australian Recruitment Agency/Recruiters who post job ads to Twitter or Facebook. read more...


Consolidating Unofficial Social Networking Groups
10:37am Thursday 19 November 2009
Tags: social networking social media social networking groups unoffical social networking groups hr facebook legal issues employees social media policy social networking policy social networking guidelines

Have you ever checked Facebook or any other social networking websites to see if there are any unofficial groups created about your organisation? "I used to work at", "I work at", etc read more...


How secure is your Recruitment website? DDoS Attacks
11:58am Tuesday 17 November 2009
Tags: denial of service attack ddos internet security server symantec recruitment software online recruitment recruitment website turborecruit recruitadvantage dos distributed denial of service attack

As reported in the news yesterday, Australian hosted recruitment software provider, RecruitAdvantage faced a denial of service (DDoS) attack on their online software. The SaaS product (TurboRecruit) was subsequently slowed down and taken offline. read more...


Cut the fat. Expired job ads should not be displayed
7:00pm Sunday 15 November 2009
Tags: online recruitment job boards expired job ads expired job advertisements job ads seo search engine misleading advertising job seekers

Have you ever wondered why some job boards display expired (or archived) job ads online? I have always been a believer that expired job ads SHOULD NOT be displayed, but others may have you believe that expired job ads are good for your SEO. read more...


What are you doing to make your job ads stand out from the crowd?
7:34pm Tuesday 10 November 2009
Tags: trademe source code job advert trademe.co.nz it job advert job board json employer branding json developer trajectory inc trajectory.com

There have been a number of innovative and creative IT job ads recently. Unless you have been snooping on the source code of Trade Me Jobs, you would not have noticed the hidden comment. read more...


Posting Jobs to the Facebook Marketplace via Oodle
4:24pm Monday 09 November 2009
Tags: oodle facebook jobs facebook marketplace facebook.com oodle.com xml api job search posting jobs xml job feed

Earlier in the year I informed readers about the Facebook Marketplace now being powered by Oodle. Now I want to show you how to automatically post your jobs into Oodle for inclusion in the Facebook Marketplace. I recommend Recruiters/Employers use a Multi Posting provider, but if you are technical capable of doing it yourself, here are some instructions. read more...


Gone in 60 seconds. The Candidate Registration Process
1:25am Monday 09 November 2009
Tags: candidate registration job boards job sites online recruitment ux ui modal boxes jquery password strength seek seek.com.au user experience form validation validation process job seeker

Most sites make it very hard for a job seeker to register for an account. The first problem they face is being redirected from the initial page they were viewing to a separate registration page. Secondly, there are often required fields like username, email address or password which require validation of some sorts. read more...


96% of Recruiters source Candidates through mainstream Job Boards
10:30pm Wednesday 04 November 2009
Tags: rcsa rcsa.com.au candidate sources sources of talent survey talentsource.com.au job boards social networking niche job boards networking events referrals statistics ih-house job board refer a friend business networking sites trade magazines virtual communication channels rcsa quarterly business manager survey

The RCSA has just released the latest Quarterly Business Manager Survey results for the 3rd Quarter 2009. Contained within the past 2 surveys, is a question regarding the "media used to source candidates". Although the survey is only a small sample of Recruitment Agencies across Australia & New Zealand, I have grouped together the past 2 survey results, to better represent any trends over the past 6 months. read more...


Job Board Statistics - Oct 09
4:52pm Monday 02 November 2009
Tags: nielsen netratings job board statistics job board october 2009 seek careerone mycareer job board report

Australian Job Board Statistics measuring the total unique browsers between October 2008 and October 2009. Data source - Nielsen NetRatings. SEEK 3.829m, CareerOne 1.578m, MyCareer 1.249m read more...