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Infographic: Global Smartphone Sales

I recently gave a presentation at an HR conference called “Living the Mobile Life: How Mobile Technology Will Enhance Your Current Recruiting Efforts.” Many of the participants were surprised at how prevalent smartphones and other mobile devices have become in all facets of our lives. The following infographic provides some interesting data on smartphone sales across the globe. Enjoy! This Infographic is produced by Coupon Audit (provides Nordstorm promo code) and Amanda...

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How a Bad Online Reputation Can Kill Your Hiring Process

The new word of mouth about a company’s reputation can be found online. In a recent survey by the international contract employment firm Spherion, 47 percent of job-seeking respondents said a company’s online reputation matters as much as the job offer they receive. How candidates see or perceive you is based in part on what they read about your company on the Internet. Glass Door Talent Solutions recently posted a study that found even in a bad economy, job seekers care about a company’s reputation. Job Seekers Write Reviews, Too Your job postings go unanswered when your online reputation is poor. Companies that must go outside to find a new employee have...

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Social Media for Recruitment – Infographic

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Mobile Job Search

It’s hard to remember a time when my smart phone wasn’t connected to my hand 24/7 and it seems I’m not alone. According to a recent survey by Glassdoor, one in five job seekers believes that their mobile devices are a go-to resource for job searches. Some other interesting highlights from the survey: ·         Mobile job seekers want more than just job listings on their device: While 60% are likely to search for jobs on their mobile device, more than half (54%) read company reviews from employees, and 52% research salary information. ·         Non-mobile optimized career sites deterring candidates: One in four (25%) job seekers are...

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Guest Post: Seven Social Networking Sites that Will Get You Hired

Over the last few years, the technique for searching for jobs and recruiting candidates has changed dramatically. We have gone from skimming through the classifieds and hoping that the right candidate comes through to utilizing social networking sites. These social tools can be beneficial in a variety of ways but the key is to know how to use them accordingly to optimize your results and ultimately land you that job or find you the perfect candidate. So where do you begin? Well, here is a list of 7 social tools to help get you started and give you an idea of what they are about. Do not feel limited only to what is included here as there are many more where these came...

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Guest post: Limited Internet Access in Offices – Making it Work

The internet is a boon with so much information right at our fingertips. Alas, it is yet another two-sided coin, offering so many distractions – sports updates, movie reviews and personal emails – when there is important work to be done. Your company most likely goes with the majority in believing that internet access for your employees should be restricted. But the real question is “to what extent?” The company wants its employees to carry out productive work in the hours they get paid for. The employees need to browse the internet for various reasons, the most common being a stress-buster during the working day. You need to find the right...

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