Who’s Using Social Media Anyway?

Guest post by Ann Barrett, Director eRecruitment & Social Media Strategy at Sun Life Digital. You can find Ann via her Social Recruiting blog where she writes about social media and Human Resources. She can also be found on LinkedIn.

Facebook. Twitter. Google+. Pintrest, Instagram, LinkedIn. They all have become mainstream words we use in our everyday conversation. They have penetrated all forms of media including print, TV, radio, video and digital. It would almost seem strange not to hear or see those familiar icons.

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Talent Communities: Incorporate Social Networking into Your Recruiting Strategy

Original post: Developing a Social Media Strategy, By Ryan Leary, Kenexa

Workforce Magazine’s 2010 Integrated Talent Management Software Providers

As the saying goes, the more things change, the more they stay the same. For corporate recruiters, the need to attract qualified talent in an effort to build a talent pipeline is the same. But how recruiters build talent communities and connect with both passive and active candidates is changing. There’s no denying that recruiting is experiencing a powerful paradigm shift powered by Web 2.0 technology. Web 2.0 is a new category of Internet tools and technologies that includes blogs; social networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter; and content communities such as YouTube and Flickr that encourage collaboration and communication. According to a recent McKinsey & Company survey on Internet technologies, two-thirds of respondents view Web 2.0 as an important part of maintaining their company’s market position, either to provide a competitive edge, match the competition or address customer demand.

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Introducing JIBE: the Epitome of Social Recruiting

Social recruiting gets a kick in the pants with JIBE, a platform that uses the power of your friends to get hired.

I got my invite today to try out the newest platform for job seekers and recruiters alike. Currently in private beta, JIBE is the epitome of leveraging social graphing for finding candidates as well as positions — job listings are ranked by how often they are viewed and employers can “unlock” applicant profiles and then see who that applicant is connected to. The whole premise builds on how we’ve seen social media used for recruiting thus far and takes it to the next level. And it’s pretty freaking exciting if you ask me.

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