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What's up .docx?
8:00am Wednesday 12 August 2009
Tags: doc pdf docx microsoft office resume online application form online recruitment document type microsoft word jobadder jobadder.com recruitment database resume parsing applicant tracking system

Have you ever received a resume in .docx format and were unable to open it? I have, but that was back in 2007! I was polite enough to email the candidate and ask them to resend the resume in .doc format. Unfortunately, not all recruiters/employers will do the same. read more...


Creating an Effective Social Media Strategy, Part 6 - Provide Consistent Content, Donít Simply Dabble
8:00am Tuesday 11 August 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

Now that youíve got spokespeople, guidelines and an understanding of the landscape, you are ready to engage in social media. Social media is about contributing to the conversation, not just selling your product or service. read more...


Post-n-Pray vs Pay for Performance
8:00am Monday 10 August 2009
Tags: pay to post pay for performance job board online recruitment p4p post n pray ppa ppp pay per application pay per placement advertising model seek seek.com.au careerone careerone.com.au mycareer mycareer.com.au nielsen netratings revenue model candidate tracking

Is the Australian online recruitment market ever going to see a shift away from the traditional 'pay-to-post' model to a 'pay for performance' (P4P) revenue model? Pay for performance is also commonly referred to as pay-per-application (PPA) or pay-per-placement (PPP). read more...


Recruitment Directory releases white label iPhone job search applications
10:00am Friday 07 August 2009
Tags: recruitment directory facebook myspace iphone apple iphone media release product development mobile enabled job site job search mobile mobile recruitment mobile recruiting job search application iphone application iphone job search

Recruitment Directory has continued its dominance in developing recruiting products for emerging technologies and social media sites. Recruitment Directory has developed a white label job search applications for the Apple iPhone. (see media release) read more...


Creating an Effective Social Media Strategy, Part 5 - Set Priorities and Goals, Donít Try To Do It All
7:00am Friday 07 August 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

Not all online conversations carry the same weight. Many will have no impact on your company and not every mention of your company or brand will require the same amount of attention. The trick is to understand what does and does not matter. While a discussion on the latest product release or customer feedback may be worth engaging in, other discussions may be trivial and will not require your participation. read more...


Mobile Enabled Job Sites
10:00pm Tuesday 04 August 2009
Tags: mobile recruiting mobile recruitment mobile iphone job search mobile enabled job site auto redirection url mycareer mycareer.com.au cvb cvb.co.nz michael page michaelpage.com.au mobile job search iphone job search

Continuing on from the previous article on Problems with Mobile Recruiting. One of the problems in having 2 different versions of your website, is deciding whether you should automatically redirect or allow the user to choose between viewing in mobile or original version. read more...


Problems with Mobile Recruiting
11:30pm Sunday 02 August 2009
Tags: mobile recruiting mobile recruitment mobile iphone job search iphone application iphone job search application rss product development iphone job search mobile job search

I have been working hard over the past few months developing product ideas for mobile devices and we are very close to releasing an iphone job search application. Most people would argue with me that having a dedicated mobile application is a waste, and sometimes I would agree with them except... read more...


Creating an Effective Social Media Strategy, Part 4 - Communicate the Strategy, Donít Allow for Confusion
10:48pm Sunday 02 August 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

While you may have created a strategy and identified the spokespeople who will participate in online conversations, if you do not share that strategy with the rest of the organization it will lead to confusion. Social media turns everyone associated with your brand into a potential company representative. Whether you are a large or small company, the nature of social media requires specific guidelines for conduct. read more...


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...



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