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No one wants to follow your Recruitment Agency on Twitter
10:00pm Thursday 08 October 2009
Tags: twitter recruiters job board candidates using twitter for recruitment job feed social media social recruiting strategy

I had an interesting call from a Recruiter today. He was complaining about the fact that no one wants to follow his Recruitment Agency on Twitter. I spent some time talking about the ways you can use Twitter in the Recruitment process. But he didn't care. read more...

Is your Job Site redirecting Candidates to insecure websites?
5:30pm Wednesday 07 October 2009
Tags: api hacking google safe browsing api job board recruitment website safety security php script md5 hash malware blacklist phishing database email encryption exploit mysql privacy sql injection vulnerability identity theft

Have you ever clicked on what you thought was a safe website URL and then all of a sudden your browser/antivirus software blocks the webpage? Every day, I am alerted to yet another recruitment website falling victim to some sort of security incident. If you own or manage a website, YOU are responsible for your website’s security and have an implied "duty of care" to provide safe 3rd party links. read more...

Can your job site translate HTML code?
6:48pm Sunday 04 October 2009
Tags: job adverts html code html characters job board recruitment website wysiwyg job site

This may seem like a no brainer - do you check EVERY job advert that is posted from your organisation? If your job advert contains HTML or special characters you need to ensure your listings on a job board/recruitment website can interrupt the HTML code/tags. read more...

Constructing Effective Job Advertisements
3:38pm Sunday 04 October 2009
Tags: job ads writing effective job adverts luke carolan aspire solutions international recruitment consultants job board recruitment advertising rec to rec human resources candidates job search

Despite readily available research, statistics and recruitment training, many Recruitment Consultants are still not representing their clients correctly. Luke Carolan, Rec to Rec Specialist from Aspire Solutions International explains how Recruiters can construct effective job adverts. read more...

Improving your Recruitment Website - jQuery Modal Boxes
10:55pm Tuesday 29 September 2009
Tags: peoplebank jquery browser pop up window jobadder hippo jquery lightbox jquery thickbox jquery nyromodal jquery facebox modal dialog boxes jobsjobsjobs shk job board recruitment website user experience user interface ux ui javascript

How many times have you been redirected away from the webpage you were viewing and then unable to find that webpage again? read more...

Creating a Google Gadget
11:00pm Sunday 27 September 2009
Tags: igoogle google gadget xml api job search widget widgets rss feed mobile widget google desktop

With the ever increasing number of job boards, social networking sites, RSS feeds etc. We need to make it easier for users to discover and subscribe to your content. Google Gadgets (aka widget, plugin, module) can be a great way to present and share information to your website users across multiple platforms. read more...

It's all about the numbers
11:09am Wednesday 23 September 2009
Tags: statistics analytics statistical manipulation hit counter search results misleading and deceptive conduct number of jobs number of job applications number of registered candidates number of registered employers number of candidates database statistics

Have you ever been to a job site where you looked at the hit counter and just scratched your head? read more...

Creating a Job Search Widget
7:59pm Tuesday 22 September 2009
Tags: widget iab ad unit guidelines search form job search widget javascript job distribution

One of the easiest way to create, and distribute your own job search widget is through a simple JavaScript. Within this JavaScript, we can specify the widgets size and content that will be displayed to the end user. read more...

RecruitTECH 2009 - Twitter, Facebook, Recruitment & Integration
12:27pm Monday 21 September 2009
Tags: recruittech thomas shaw recruitment directory twitter facebook recruitment integration facebook connect api oauth canberra recruittech 2009 people search engine using facebook for recruitment using twitter for recruitment social networking social recruiting ppc openid recruitment website job boards ats applicant tracking system crm

Last week, I was fortunate enough to be one of the presenters at RecruitTECH 2009 - Australian Recruitment and Technology Conference in Canberra ACT. Below is my presentation titled "Twitter, Facebook, Recruitment & Integration". read more...

Charging Job Seekers to View or Apply for Jobs
8:00pm Tuesday 15 September 2009
Tags: sixfigures ragtradejobs smsthejob smsmejobs artshub localbacon charging candidates charging job seekers for work rcsa theladders sms job alerts seek mycareer careerone fairfax news ltd

Charging job seekers to help them find work is a very touchy subject. Yes there may be some laws and the RCSA will say it is unethical for Recruiters to double dip etc. Except in the real world, there is nothing stopping a online job site from charging job seekers a fee to access premium content. read more...

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