Are You Still Hiring Like It's 2009??

Recruiter

Many small and mid-sized businesses are struggling to stay fully staffed. With unemployment under 4 percent, the talent market is as competitive as it has been in 50 years — but unfortunately, many small businesses haven't updated their hiring procedures in a decade. In fact, businesses often approach the talent market as if it were still the height of the Great Recession, when unemployment was triple what it is today.

The #10YearChallenge for Recruiting: What’s Changed Since 2009?

Vervoe

The viral #10YearChallenge taking over our social media feeds inspired us: how has recruiting changed since 2009? Flashback to 2009: the world of recruiting was a different place. In fact, some online experts declared 2009 “THE year to get to know and effectively utilize social media tools.” 2009: Interview candidates vs 2019: Perform a skills test. 2009: Social media vs 2019: AI. Though it’s hard to picture, social media was still relatively new in 2009.

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Cost Control Became the Motivator for VMS in 2009

Staffing Talk

In fact, throughout the recession of 2009, our client deployments of VMS brought an increased emphasis on extended cost control as companies are placing increased scrutiny around the process of vendor selection, and trending certainly suggests an increase in business process outsourcing. This last week a staffing client won a large contract because they got to know their customer really well and also because they presented a solution that reflected underlying economic realities.

Five Biggest Changes for Staffing VMS in 2009

Staffing Talk

This is an excerpt from a whitepaper that Matt Charney and I are writing on the five biggest changes in staffing vendor management for the year 2009: VMS 2.0: The Continued Importance of Social Media Bad news. Twitter, Facebook, and the myriad other social networks that have sprung up over the past few years aren’t going away. The good news? VMS stands uniquely positioned to capitalize on this trend, and the best firms are already beginning to integrate Web 2.0

Top Staffing News for the Week of June 8, 2009

Staffing Talk

It’s the NBA finals so why not check out the Steve Nash videos on employment branding. Jim Lanzalatto writes in Workforce Management that staffing suppliers are in a brutal stretch over the next year but some are making gutsy bets: “Forward-thinking C-level decision-makers are picking their spots to expand their businesses, making gutsy, strategic decisions in what they think are growth markets, hoping to offset weaknesses elsewhere in their firms. And they’re not guessing.

The Real Cause of the Great Upcoming Offshoring Crash of 2009

Staffing Talk

If you follow the story out of India this morning, you’ll see the seed of what I predict will be known as the great offshoring crash of 2009. No doubt, authorities there will spin the Satyam crash as a one-man Indian Enron, but make no mistake: this will sting every player – investors and western companies dependent on offshore – like a Sambol #5 Hot Curry on a Lake Wobegon palate. The real cause of the offshore crash is that you can’t keep a good man down.

6 Governments Who Set Their Data Free

Forum One

Users can, for example, subscribe to feeds of crime incidents or view a Google Map of construction projects completed in 2009. We're seeing exciting trends in governments making data more available ? and valuable ? for the public. Whether on crime, education, or the environment, governments are putting more data on the web. And they're doing it in ways that allow people to build web applications on top of the data. By now, most folks in the web development and Gov 2.0

Finances Worse than During Recession of 2009

Recruiting Blogs

Well, if you’ve been feeling like that, then you won’t be surprised to hear that according to a consumer analysis carried out by financial services company Simple Payday , it was revealed that our household finances are worse than they were during the height of the recession, in early 2009. The analysis showed that there has been the biggest reduction in people being able to save, since early 2009, with levels of debt increasing for the fifth month in a row.

Federal CIO Council Seeks to Advance Trustworthy Social Media

Forum One

In the absence of social media compliance and regulatory standards, social networking technologies face increased scrutiny in both the government and commercial sectors. While many government leaders and corporate executives recognize the ability for social media to enable organizations to ?tap tap into the vast amounts of knowledge ? in communities across the country?

Open Government: "Strategies and Tactics from the Playbook"

Forum One

NIH does this to allow teens a way to get credible information from a trusted third party - and NIH gets some great intelligence about what is on the minds of teens (eg in 2009 twice as many marijuana questions as in 2008.). Some Federal agencies are experimenting with fascinating approaches to public engagement online, even in the absence of specific guidance about how they should approach these online opportunities.

San Francisco Day of Service

Forum One

While several of us were in San Francisco for the 2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference, we helped install a wireless network in a local community center. I have posted photos and more about our contribution to the conference's Day of Service on our "Field Notes" blog. Photo Gallery: Connections for San Francisco's Homeless.

Global Health Essay Contest -- Please Share

Forum One

This opportunity may be of interest to Influence followers or your colleagues: The CSIS Commission on Smart Global Health is seeking essay submissions that answer the following question in 500-800 words by midnight, November 20th 2009: "What is the most important thing the U.S.

IREX staffer Haratounian wrongly imprisoned for spying in Iran

Forum One

19, 2009, she was sentenced to three years in jail. While much of the US media has focused on the recent release of Roxana Saberi after being falsely accused of spying in Iran, other cases similar remain unresolved. Silva Haratounian was working in Iran on behalf of the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX), which focuses on international education, academic research, professional training and technical assistance.

Open Development Barcamp Recap

Forum One

Forum One co-sponsored the Open Development Barcamp at the World Bank on Friday. Over 100 people showed up to talk about how we can make aid more transparent and do a better job of sharing knowledge and lessons learned across organizations, projects, topics, and countries. Owen Barder of Aidinfo ( www.aidinfo.org ) kicked off the day, watch or read his remarks. From my standpoint, it was great to get together with such a wide range of key players to brainstorm about this important topic.

Do The Social Media Recruitment Tips Still Hold True From 6 Years Ago?

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July 16, 2015 By Mike Taylor Leave a Comment It’s hard to believe as I write this post that I organised Europe’s first ever Social Media in Recruitment Conference back on the 16th July 2009 (6 years ago today). Candidate Attraction - Target Your Ideal Candidates. Recruitment Videos. Recruitment Video Ads. Training Courses. Using Online Video To Attract Targeted Candidates. Recruitment Events. About Us. Speaking. Contact Us.

Breaking with Business As Usual - An MDG Strategic Conference

Forum One

I like the concept of the conference: Accelerating the Millennium Development Goals It is an all-day event next Friday June 19, 2009 in Burke, VA, and registration is still open. Next week, I'm pleased to be participating on a panel as part of an intriguing event called "Breaking with Business As Usual - An MDG Strategic Conference" It is being led by a group I've recently learned about called MIDEGO - Global Partnerships Reaching Global Health Care Goals, based here in D.C.

Exciting Upcoming Events: Transparency and eGovernment

Forum One

Second, we're co-sponsoring and helping plan the eDemocracy2 Camp in DC on Sunday, April 19 (one day before the 2009 Politics Online Conference). Fourth, we're hosting a session on data visualization at the 2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Francisco. Lately there's lots of buzz about innovative ways that government can use new technologies share data, increase citizen visibility, and promote participation.

Join us at eDemocracyCamp2

Forum One

If you are enthusiastic about using online tools for citizen participation, please join us on Sunday, April 19, 2009 at eDemocracyCamp2. It feels like we're finally reaching a tipping point. We're closer than ever to genuinely opening up government and democratic processes.

Health Systems 'Ask the Expert' Session Starts Today

Forum One

The 5th Health Systems Action Network ( HSAN ) Ask the Expert (ATE) Session starts today, May 4th, and runs up to Friday, May 8th, 2009, on GHDonline's TB Infection Control community. The theme for this session is "Lessons Learned in Strengthening Health Systems for Tuberculosis Control in Developing Countries" HSAN Member Daniel Osei of the Ghana Health Service will serve as the resource person to respond to your questions relating to the over-all topic.

Bringing Our Hearts to San Francisco

Forum One

Five us from Forum One are traveling to San Francisco April 26-28 for the 2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference. This is my fifth visit to this conference, and it gets more valuable each year. Nearly 1,500 of the smartest, innovative, and passionate nonprofit technolology practitioners are gathering to exchange ideas, share success, promote products, and have fun. It's always an inspiring time as you hear real stories of people using technology to help solve problems and change lives.

Confessions from Social Media Experts

Forum One

My head is spinning from a rapid infusion of knowledge gleaned from three days at the 2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Francisco. (My My head is also spinning a bit from my arrival this morning on a redeye). Several of us from Forum One spoke at the conference, and we'll share more about our sessions over the next few days. Meanwhile, I wanted to share a nice summary of one of the more popular sessions that we did not lead: "Confessions of a Social Media Campaigner.".

Need help responding to the Open Government Directive?

Forum One

The Obama Administration released the long anticipated Open Government Directive on Tuesday. It lays out some ambitious steps for executive departments and agencies to take over the relatively near-term to be more transparent, participatory, and accountable, such as: Within 45 days, each agency shall identify and publish online in an open format at least three high-value data sets and register those data sets via Data.gov.

Online Extension of Conference: Global Development Network Meeting in Kuwait

Forum One

See how it is unfolding here in Kuwait: GDN 2009 Conference social network. We're doing some interesting work this week bringing the online dimension to a face-t0-face event. I'm in Kuwait for the 10th Annual Conference of the " Global Development Network ", a "global network of research and policy institutes that work on facilitating and applying research to policy development and practice."

Institute of Medicine - Hiring Manager of Web Communications

Forum One

The folks at IOM are looking to hire a Manager of Web Communications, to serve as the primary point of contact for the IOM?s s interactive activities as well as the producer and editor of the IOM?s s website. "It It is a critical role in this 175-person organization focused on improving health." More info here.

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Institute of Medicine - Hiring Manager of Web Communications

Forum One

The folks at IOM are looking to hire a Manager of Web Communications, to serve as the primary point of contact for the IOM?s s interactive activities as well as the producer and editor of the IOM?s s website. "It It is a critical role in this 175-person organization focused on improving health." More info here.

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Widgetized Health Coverage Reform News

Forum One

As the health reform debate heats up, here's a new way to stay on top of the most relevant news and opinion from major newspapers and other media outlets. Check out this web widget that you can embed on your own site or blog. The news items are updated weekly by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Cover The Uninsured staff. Simply click on "Get Widget" and copy the code into your blog, Facebook profile, or other site.

How We Use Twitter at Forum One

Forum One

We have described previously on this blog how Forum One approaches social media in general , as well as our experience with SlideShare and Scribd. In this post, we'll discuss the current glamour child of social media, Twitter. Twitter is impossible to ignore. It has been embraced by celebrities ( Britney Spears , Oprah ), adopted by journalists ( Anderson Cooper , Nicholas Kristof ) and appropriated by politicians ( Nancy Pelosi , Sarah Palin ).

Should Your Organization Use Scribd?

Forum One

Many of our clients at Forum One produce large numbers of PDF documents (reports, studies, policy briefs) which then are placed in a "documents" section on their web sites. The challenge these organizations face is then making these documents as widely accessed as possible. One way to increase attention to documents is to use Scribd, a third-party document sharing site (or in shorthand, "YouTube for documents"). We have had good luck at Forum One using Scribd for our clients.

Inspire: create, collect, share! My time at the '09 NTC

Forum One

I literally just rolled off the red-eye back from the 2009 Non Profit Technology Conference (NTC '09), and although I'm exhausted - both physically and mentally - I'm hopeful and excited about everything I heard and saw. This year I was fortunate enough to play a very active role at the conference. On Sunday I hosted a Flickr Bootcamp, where I worked with non profit, "accidental techies," and helped them learn about better online photo sharing techniques.

Inspire: collect, create, share! My time at the '09 NTC

Forum One

I literally just rolled off the red-eye back from the 2009 Non Profit Technology Conference (NTC '09), and although I'm exhausted - both physically and mentally - I'm hopeful and excited about everything I heard and saw. This year I was fortunate enough to play a very active role at the conference. On Sunday I hosted a Flickr Bootcamp, where I worked with non profit, "accidental techies," and helped them learn about better online photo sharing techniques.

Data going mobile - we MAY be moving beyond the "nifty idea" phase

Forum One

I had the great fortune last week to get to Mobile Tech 4 Social Change barcamp here in DC. The event was organized by Katrin Verclas of MobileActive.org , hosted by Google DC and sponsored by Forum One and Mobile Commons. The small-but-high-value crowd included a nice mix of mobile techies and non-profit professionals (mostly in international development or global health).

Policy 2.0: Can Online Collaboration Lead to Better Public Policy?

Forum One

First came "Web 2.0" " in which we (the people) got the power to publish, share, comment, friend, follow, tag, and organize online. Then came "Gov 2.0" " and the trumpets sounded for transparency of government data and innovation. Now, Hope Street Group (a Forum One client) has opened up the policy making process with a new collaboration platform: Policy 2.0. The concept is simple.

The Voter Information Project

Forum One

It's election day in the Commonwealth of Virginia -- the state in which most Forum One staff call home. Today we'll elect a governor, a lieutenant governor, attorney general, and 100 house delegates. Thousands of people woke up this morning seeking answers to these three questions: How do I found out if I'm registered to vote? Where do I vote? What's on the ballot?

Forum One's Experience with SlideShare

Forum One

We recently described how we use social media at Forum One. Today we'll talk about the category leader for posting and sharing PowerPoint presentations, SlideShare. Since we're a consulting firm, we (and many of our clients) produce a lot of PowerPoints. Some of them are not too bad. We've used SlideShare actively for the last three years posting our better efforts, as well as presentations from many of the events we host. The Forum One channel on SlideShare currently has 64 presentations.

Everything I need to know about web management I learned at a concert

Forum One

I recently was able to spend an amazing evening enjoying one of my new fave artists, Habib Koité and his band Bamada , based in Mali. You likely do not read this blog for its concert reviews (and if you do, you have likely been pretty frustrated to date), so, other than to say it was a fantastic show, I want to focus on two web management principles that struck me while taking in the African grooves. Create feedback loops and use them.

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A Compass for Congress

Forum One

I want to tell you about a fantastic new (and developing) resource for congressional staff. Back in September, Forum One was one of the sponsors of CongressCamp, an informal "barcamp" unconference here in Washington. For two days, attendees exchanged ideas on how social media and collaboration tools could increase citizen engagement with Capitol Hill. As conversations came to a close, a session's focus turned toward creating something of lasting value.

How We Use Social Media at Forum One

Forum One

At Forum One, we spend a lot of time thinking about social media: we run the Online Community Research Network , we lead many social media events every year, and we have provided consulting services to several hundred organizations. We have even published the Online Community Report newsletter for 13 years (yikes). So when it comes to designing our company's own social media strategy, it should be simple, right?

Watch Bill and Melinda Gates Live Online Tonight

Forum One

Tonight, (Tuesday, October 27) at 7 PM (EST), Bill and Melinda Gates will give a multimedia presentation to challenge the current problem-based global health narrative through illustration of success stories. The presentation is brought to us through the ONE Campaign Team. I just RSVP'd to watch and get a special reminder email when the video and chat go live on Tuesday night. I thought others would like to check it out too: Sign up for a link and a reminder here.

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"Real Time Web" Summit - Thursday, October 15, Mountain View CA

Forum One

We're pleased to be partnering with ReadWriteWeb on an exciting conference this week - " The Real Time Web Summit ". If you will be in the SF Bay area you should really think about going! The real-time web is creating new opportunities in business, media, communication and collaboration. We are bringing together industry leaders using the real-time web in social networks, financial services, media and nonprofit groups to discuss: * the state of the art, science and business of the real-time web.

Vote for Our Sessions: 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Forum One

It's that time again. Folks are getting excited about next year's Nonprofit Technology Conference in Atlanta. Last year, Forum One brought you great panels in user experience, data visualization, digital storytelling, and who could forget: Iron Chef ! This year, we have nominated a number of great new sessions. But they won't get selected unless people score them highly. Voting ends this Friday, October 16, so time is short. Our list of proposed panels is below.