10 recruitment trends I predicted in 2010. A decade later, how foolish do I look?

Greg Savage

August 2010) In that speech, I laid out 10 trends that I believed would impact the recruiting profession, and which I predicted we needed to factor into our strategies and business planning. A decade ago I was honoured to present a keynote address to the RCSA National Conference in Hobart.

4 HR Practices That Were Trending in 2010 That Don't Matter Today

ClearCompany Recruiting

HR technology is changing, and the corresponding HR practices are changing right along with it. Think back 20, 10 or even 5 years ago. Do you still follow the same processes? Are the systems you once used still current and the key to helping with those tedious tasks? Most likely not. In just a few short years, so much has changed that is seems impossible to keep up with the “Joneses” or to even know what works and what doesn’t.

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2010 vs. 2020: 5 Trends That Changed HR in the Last Decade

HR Technologist - RB

HR has seen a dramatic transformation between 2010 and 2020. We zero-in on the top five trends that marked this decade in HR. Digital Transformation

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Job Seeker Nation 2010

Jobvite

The Jobvite Survey: Job Seeker Nation 2010 uncovered the characteristics of a segment comprising 53% of all working Americans: Proactive Career Managers, who are not actively seeking a job, but continuously cultivating relationships and resources to increase their career opportunities. “A –Millions of Americans are currently unemployed, but they’re not alone in the hunt for work.

Job Seeker Nation 2010

Jobvite

–Millions of Americans are currently unemployed, but they’re not alone in the hunt for work. They are joined by employed people actively looking to switch jobs, college graduates entering the work force – and a … Continued. Jobvite News and Reports economy employment jobseekers social recruiting

StaffingTalk Show from Friday, January 8, 2010

Staffing Talk

With Jack Terrana and with input from @Animal, we talked job boards, lead generation, @Hubspot, state of the economy, Twitter, social media and technology. The first 20 minutes are pre-show banter by me and other participants. Just skip through that to get to the meat of the show. Join us here at www.staffingtalk.com 11:30 EST each Friday for upcoming shows. Watch live streaming video from staffingtalk at livestream.com

Social Recruiting on the Rise; Results from our 2010 Survey

Jobvite

Today, we’ve released the results of the Jobvite Social Recruiting Survey 2010. The results of our 2010 survey show that 83% of respondents are now using or planning to use social media for recruiting. Among those actively hiring in 2010, adoption is even greater: 92% of those hiring in 2010 currently use or plan to recruit via social networks. Social networks lead all other recruiting channels for planned investment by employers as the economy recovers.

Marketers Make Social Networks Top Priority for 2010

Jobvite

eMarketer recently published results of the 2010 Digital Marketing Outlook survey in which marketers reported their priorities for investment in the coming year. The top priority for 45.4% of senior marketers is social networks and … Continued. Recruiting Process Sourcing and Nurturing

Eight Things Nonprofits Should Know About Google AdWords

Forum One

When accessing the internet, people use a search engine 91 percent of the time (equivalent to the percent accessing their email). Two thirds of those searchers use Google over any other search engine. What if you could make sure when a user types in a search query to Google, your site was at the top of the list? Well, with Google AdWords you can. The content on your site is always most important in terms of driving visitors to your site and increasing your web prominence.

HealthCare.gov: A Model Facebook Page

Forum One

HealthCare.gov , the federal web site that is officially charged with helping consumers make sense of the new health insurance landscape, was substantially improved this month. For starters, they added information from over 200 insurers on 4,400 plans. As data is added in the coming months, the sites' health insurance "plan finder" promises to significantly improve consumers' ability to untangle the mess of insurance options available to them.

Marketers Make Social Networks Top Priority for 2010

Jobvite

eMarketer recently published results of the 2010 Digital Marketing Outlook survey in which marketers reported their priorities for investment in the coming year. The top priority for 45.4% of senior marketers is social networks and applications, followed closely by digital infrastructure (44.5%).

Entrepreneurship and Internet Diplomacy in the Muslim and Arab World

Forum One

One year later, April 26-27, 2010, more than 260 people from over 60 countries gathered in Washington, DC for an unprecedented two-day Entrepreneurship Summit hosted by President Obama and the U.S. When President Obama took the stage in Cairo, Egypt last year, millions tuned in to hear his approach for improved U.S.-Muslim Muslim relations. In his speech, he pledged to "create a new corps of business volunteers to partner with counterparts in Muslim-majority countries."

The New Culture of Storytelling

Forum One

Michaela and Brian at the World of Coca Cola. As we do every year, Forum One participated in the annual Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC). This year's event was held in Atlanta from April 8 - 10, and over 1,400 nonprofit tech folks attended. Brian , Kurt , and I represented the Forum One contingent. As always, the event was a blast. It helped me meet and reconnect with some of the most inspiring people in our industry, catch up on the latest social media technologies ( Whrrl !),

Launching a Collaboration or Content Management System: 8 Tricks for Adoption

Forum One

So, you have decided you need a tool for collaboration or content management. Great. And you are ready to invest the money in selecting and developing the greatest system ever. Even better. But what good is your investment if noone takes advantage of it? User adoption is a tricky beast. Naturally, clients tend to focus on the technical aspects that surround adoption: picking a solution that meets the list of user needs they have identified.

How Online Collaboration is Changing Scholarship

Forum One

It was refreshing to attend a web communications conference where the moderator of the first panel discussion wasn't someone like me: a member of generation X or Y with an English degree who can passionately argue on behalf of his favorite Twitter client, but can't program a lick. In this case, it was the decorated computer scientist Bill Wulf. Bill Wulf.

Web Metrics: How Do You Measure Up?

Forum One

If you, like me, can't get enough of numbers like these, you'll have another view of similar organizations with the release of M&R's 2010 eNonprofit Benchmarks report on April 29. So you're tracking your web analytics, and your metrics are going up in all categories. Great! But have you ever wondered how you compare to other organizations? To help with this, Convio has released their Online Nonprofit Benchmark Study , which shares 2009 data from over 500 of their clients.

Facebook Resources for Nonprofit Organizations

Forum One

My colleague Michaela Hacker and I are presenting a webinar on Aug. 17 for Network for Good titled " Nonprofit 911: Become a Facebook Rockstar Using Pages & Causes." " We will be joined by Sarah Koch of Causes. As part of that session, we are sharing a list of useful Facebook Resources. Enjoy! Nonprofit-Specific. Non-Profits on Facebook. Nonprofit Facebook Best Practices. Nonprofit Social Media Guide - Beth's Blog. 5 Most Common Nonprofit Admin Mistakes on Facebook.

7 Reasons Nonprofits Need iPads

Forum One

Apple's new iPad tablet computer has spawned some mixed reactions. Some over-hype it as "magical" and "transformative." " Others have criticized its weight , lack of Flash support, or closed architecture. Personally, I'm bullish on the product. I agree with those analysts who predict that Apple will sell millions.

Free Alternatives to Ning

Forum One

Ning , the leading free social media platform provider has recently lost not only its CEO, but also about 40 percent of its workforce. For its nearly 20 million monthly visitors, this means a rate increase. Freshly-appointed CEO Jason Rosenthal posted last week , Ning will now "double down on our premium services business." " He continues: "So, we are going to change our strategy to devote 100% of our resources to building the winning product to capture this big opportunity.

Sharing Storytelling in San Antonio

Forum One

Last week I was invited to give a keynote plenary session at the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs AFL Care Grantee Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas. This year's conference focused on Planning and Innovating for Reform.

The Good News Story in Haiti

Forum One

President Obama sends his first "tweet" for the Red Cross at their headquarters Monday. Photo courtesy of the Red Cross. The images and stories coming out of Haiti are disturbing, upsetting, and unbelievably heartbreaking. We've all been following closely, trying to lend a hand when needed, and keeping an eye out for the signs of hope among the rubble, literally.

Shake Up Your Recruiting Strategy in 2010: Get Social and Get Results

Jobvite

Clearly, people are very engaged in the topic Laurie addressed – Shake Up Your Recruiting Strategy in 2010: Get Social and Get Results! We had a great turnout yesterday for Laurie Ruettimann’s social recruiting webcast. Laurie Ruettimann is the founder and chief blogger on Punk Rock HR , and a Human Resources speaker and writer who advocates for a common sense approach to traditional employment practices. Laurie Ruettimann.

Shake Up Your Recruiting Strategy in 2010: Get Social and Get Results

Jobvite

We had a great turnout yesterday for Laurie Ruettimann’s social recruiting webcast. Laurie Ruettimann is the founder and chief blogger on Punk Rock HR, and a Human Resources speaker and writer who advocates for a … Continued. Sourcing and Nurturing social recruiting

Loco for Local: Regional Examples of Open Government

Forum One

I recently attended Transparency Camp , a two-day event organized by the Sunlight Foundation. The event convened almost 300 passionate people, all coming together for a common goal: to share knowledge on how to use new technologies to make our government transparent, accountable and meaningfully accessible to the public. I was pleasantly surprised by the number of people interested or involved in local open government projects.

Collaboration for Funders: Understanding the Challenges

Forum One

This is part two of a series on online collaboration for grantmakers. In part one, we looked at determing the value of creating a collaboration community. If you're a funder in the philanthropic sector, and you've concluded that online collaboration is a great tool for solving issues like transparency, capacity building, and strategic alignment with your grantees, the next step is to know what obstacles you'll need to overcome to make your collaboration initiative a success.

Strategy 101: Two Key Words for Your Next Requirements Effort

Forum One

I had the displeasure of spending much of the evening reading one of the worst requirements documents I have had to wade through in some time. It wasn’t that it was poorly written (it was) or poorly organized (check). Its greatest crime was that those who had written it had clearly failed to utilize the two key words that have to be part of any requirements effort: “why?” ” and “no.” ” Once again, the language we use around requirements is illustrative.

Best Practices for Listening and Engaging in Social Media

Forum One

Part 1: Discover. Synopsis: The conversations on social media can really tell a rich story about your brand, topic, cause, target audiences, or other area of interest. It is important to develop effective listening techniques in order to make decisions and justify activities based on these stories. As the first in my series on best practices for listening and engagement, this posts discusses tactics for discovery, the processes of defining content and sources for your listening activities.

Fun with Drupal Commons, a Powerful Solution for Online Community Building

Forum One

For years, we have been advising clients on how to build, manage, and grow successful online communities. In these engagements, we have relied on our mantra, "people first, technology second," encouraging our clients to focus their energy on providing useful content, facilitating sharing, and connecting people, and to avoid a disproportionate focus on technology questions. This hasn't changed.

Government Web Managers Notes: Responding to Economic Uncertainty

Forum One

In the past few months, world-wide political and economic uncertainty has shaken global confidence, which in turn has resulted in continued market instability and volatility. With economic recovery inching along, all levels of government are feeling the pinch brought on by reduced tax revenue. With ever-shrinking budgets, many government entities have been forced to re-evaluate their resource allocations. Our field is not immune to such sweeping and increasingly prevalent cost reduction measures.

Open Government IdeaScale Sites Solicit Valuable Feedback but May Unintentionally Compromise Citizen Privacy

Forum One

In the meantime, we encourage everyone to craft their own ideas on how to improve the government and submit them to the relevant agency’s IdeaScale site before March 19, 2010. The 24 agencies required to comply with the Open Government Directive have begun soliciting citizen feedback on how to improve transparency, participation, collaboration, and innovation in government. Agencies are using IdeaScale to facilitate two-way feedback with citizens.

ForLoveofLiberty.net Extends Story of African-American Contributions to U.S. Military

Forum One

Forum One Communications is pleased to mark the start of Black History Month with the launch of ForLoveofLiberty.net ! We at Forum One believe that the sacrifice of African-Americans on behalf of our country is a story that needs to be told in order for people to better understand American history, especially the civil rights movement. We are grateful to the U.S. Army for the opportunity to participate in this important project and to build their official web site at ForLoveofLiberty.net.

Social Networking and #AIDS2010

Forum One

There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference ( #AIDS2010 ) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always an eye-opening and innovative event. The theme of this year's conference is “Rights Here, Right Now,” and the objectives of the event are many.

How to Become a Facebook Rockstar

Forum One

Previously, we've discussed our approaches to Twitter , Scribd , and SlideShare. Now it's time to address the social site with the biggest stage right now: Facebook. Forum One's Facebook Page. click to enlarge). Michaela Hackner and I recently hosted a pair of NTEN webinars titled "How to Become a Facebook Rockstar." " We took folks through the steps required to raise the profile of an organization using Facebook Pages. The combined length of the sessions was three hours.

Social Media and Health Care (at SxSW)

Forum One

As I blogged previously , I've been at South by Southwest Interactive these past few days. For me, one of the most valuable sessions was " E.R. " The session featured a facilitated conversation about how hospitals and health care providers are using new media and social networking software to support their primary objectives — treatment, research, education and outreach, and patient-provider communication.

Community Matters, Even at SxSW

Forum One

Reflections on community at SxSW. Andrew , Bill , and I just got back from the South by Southwest Interactive Festival , where we spent nearly a week drinking from the proverbial technology innovation firehose. We attended numerous panels, connected with colleagues and friends on nonprofit technology and social good, and had skillets of queso in between. We heard a lot about the use of crowdsourcing, the latest Twitter apps, and why content strategy is so important.

Reflections from the Communications Network Conference: Wisdom of Crowds – Succeeding in Practice?

Forum One

Our CEO recently attended the Communications Network 2010 Conference. "Adin Miller, a friend and all-around smart guy, wrote a blog post reflecting on James Surowiecki’s talk about the“ Wisdom of Crowds ” at the Communications Network and CommA Fall 2010 Conference. Following the event, he had some very helpful insights to share, especially about crowdsourcing, an increasingly popular and effective practice for spurring new ideas and innovation.

10 Ideas for Open Development

Forum One

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Aid Information Challenge on Friday at the Word Bank. It was a great discussion that brought together a mix of people from different disciplines interested in open data and transparency's capacity to make aid more effective. Thanks again to the World Bank for hosting, and to the Development Gateway for all they did to make it happen. Below is a summary of a wrap-up session where we asked the group to identify the best ideas coming out of the day.

Internet Strategy in a World of Ubiquitous Tools: Sometimes You Just Gotta Launch and Learn

Forum One

Those of us who sell strategy services for a living tend to rely on the desire for measured approaches to big problems. This taps into deep-seated wisdom about how to manage large, complex situations: plan first, then execute. Heck, our language is littered with support for this view. "Look before you leap" is a cherished nugget. "His approach is 'ready, fire, aim'" is used as a criticism, as is "flying by the seat of one's pants."

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Webinar Recap: Foundations and Online Collaboration

Forum One

Forum One hosted a webinar on June 23 on online collaboration for philanthropic organizations. You can follow the one-hour archived session (or the slides on Slideshare ) to get a nice slice of perspective from Amy Gipson of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Melissa Schoen of the California Healthcare Foundation. Amy talked about a private global online community of librarians that she facilitates as part of the Gates Foundation's Global Libraries program.

Online Approaches for Inviting and Collecting Public Input

Forum One

I was invited to present last week at the University of Maryland's Human Computer Interaction Lab's workshop on Government and Social Media. We had a great discussion about how government agencies are using social media, and how the research community can support their efforts. We also saw some very cool examples of how to use NodeXL to map and understand social networks. Here is a nice summary of the event.