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. Hiring Trends Recruitment Recruitment Careers Recruitment Trends recruitment recruitment careers

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

ClearCompany Recruiting

For example, if a potential candidate goes to your site, a chat might pop up saying that you are hiring for a key position. 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.

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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.

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! Social recruiting is top of mind as many human resource and recruiting professionals are thinking about strategies that make sense now – after budget cuts, after hiring slowly picks up, and after a critical mass of jobseekers and companies have increased their engagement in social networks. Ford – yes, Ford is hiring.

The New Culture of Storytelling

Forum One

I would recommend that organizations at minimum hire a part-time staff writer to help with content and/or work with an intern who has a background in english or journalism. 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.

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

Forum One

Hire a Community/Content Manager! 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.

Collaboration for Funders: Get the Timing Right

Forum One

When projects are starting up, grantees may be buried with a multitude of tasks, such as hiring, finding partners, or setting up infrastructure. This is the fourth in a series of posts dedicated to the topic of online collaboration for grantmakers. In part one, we look at determing the value of creating an online collaborative community. The second part explores challenges in facilitating collaboration.

Five Steps to Collaboration for Funders

Forum One

Collaboration can demonstrably help with all of the above, but sometimes traditional solutions (holding a meeting, sending out more emails, or hiring more staff) can meet specific needs more easily and cheaply. Foundations take on the biggest and gnarliest social problems (if the problems could be easily solved, the private sector or governments would have already figured them out).

GSA Shows Some Creativity with Challenge.gov

Forum One

In the past, the government might have hired and managed people to try to find solutions the these problems. Then in March 2010, OMB issued guidance on the “Use of Challenges and Prizes to Promote Open Government” (PDF). There’s been an exciting development in online collaboration this month with GSA’s launch of Challenge.gov – a platform for Federal agencies to conduct challenges and contests.

A Recent Hire at TempWorks

Staffing Talk

In recruiting it helps to have a long-term lead nurturing plan in place, and in the case of Colin it was long-term indeed. I first got acquainted with his extended family back in 1995 when my kids and Colin’s cousins became good friends in school. Since then, not just Collin, but Karl and Laura as well have worked for us on and off both full-time and part-time. Meet Colin Stoerzinger, a Support Center Specialist at TempWorks since 2009.

Business Process Redesign Lifts Hawaiian Staffing Leader

Staffing Talk

Paul, Minn ( PRWEB ) January 21, 2010 -- Akamai Employment Agency of Hawaii recently implemented TempWorks Software, streamlining their business and allowing them to boost their bottom line. Employees are provided on a contract basis in a temporary contract or hassle free hire. Agency Redesigns Business Process to Dominate Hawaiian Staffing Market, Increase Productivity and Reduce Cost.

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Impressive VMS/Contingent Workforce Line-Up for CWS Conference

Staffing Talk

TempWorks is currently hiring sales professionals with experience in the VMS space.

Sourcing Tricks from the Masters

Staffing Talk

A recruiter could use it to record a candidate interview and then share it with a hiring manager I have tons of tricks and video clips from TruSource, the first event of the TruLondon conference, that i'll be posting once i can get in front of a computer long enough. I'll let readers in on one of the best ones though: VodBurner. Vodburner is a Skype related service that lets you record interviews and share them later.

No Shortage of Business Models for Staffing Companies in the UK

Staffing Talk

If there is one thing in common among all these approaches is that they are out to radically cut the cost of using direct hire recruiters or job board fees.

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Talk Show Today: Twitter as a Job Search, Recruitment Tool

Staffing Talk

Indeed, Simply Hired What about the non-Twitter based aggregators? For today’s Staffing Talk Show (just navigate right here to Staffing Talk to pick up the LiveStream) we’ll be discussing the merits of different job search tools enabled by Twitter. The JobBoardDoctor , Jack Terrana , and I will look at those tools and the job board market overall as it impacts staffing. TwitJobSearch A Twitter-based job search engine.

Jobvite Source and Jobvite Hire Now Available Through the Google Apps Marketplace

Jobvite

Today we launched Jobvite Source and Jobvite Hire in the Google Apps Marketplace™, Google’s recently launched online storefront for Google Apps™ products and services.This allows Google Apps customers to seamlessly access Jobvite products right from … Continued.

Jobvite Source and Jobvite Hire Now Available Through the Google Apps Marketplace

Jobvite

Today we launched Jobvite Source and Jobvite Hire in the Google Apps Marketplace™ , Google’s recently launched online storefront for Google Apps™ products and services.This allows Google Apps customers to seamlessly access Jobvite products right from Google Apps. Jobvite was built with the belief that hiring is everyone’s job in the organization and therefore everyone has a login to use Jobvite.

Social Recruiting: An Industry Leader Grows by Word of Mouth

Jobvite

The recruiting team at Yelp recently gave us an insider view on how they have been driving dramatic growth in hiring – the company has doubled in size over the past year. Yelp helps users … Continued. Jobvite News and Reports

The Sales Aphorisms of Bill Boorman

Staffing Talk

Example: one successful recruitment company positions itself as a career coach even though their revenue stream is direct hire fees. It’s been a full day since Bill’s appearance on Staffing Talk yesterday but I still haven’t fully digested his rapid-fire delivery of sales aphorisms. Really, you need to listen to his entire message to get the full benefit as this is just a sampling: Working social media has everything to do with targeting.

Social Recruiting: An Industry Leader Grows by Word of Mouth

Jobvite

The recruiting team at Yelp recently gave us an insider view on how they have been driving dramatic growth in hiring – the company has doubled in size over the past year. Get employees involved : Yelp makes it easy for all employees to refer candidates; even at this year’s rapid pace of growth, employee referrals have provided a consistent, high quality source of hires with 33% of hires made through referrals.

Jobvite Releases Enhanced Social Recruiting Features

Jobvite

We’re excited to make these features available to customers of our Software-as-a-Service applications, Jobvite Hire and Jobvite Source. Hiring Recruiting Process social recruitingToday we announced a robust set of new social recruiting capabilities for the Jobvite recruiting platform. We’ve … Continued.

The "I Quit!" Moment: What Happens Next?

Jobvite

As far as hiring talent, if the person did it for mature, principle-centered reasons, why hold it against them while giving credit to talent that salutes and doesn’t question ‘questionable’ decisions?” I have hired someone back into a company that they had walked out of. With the economic recession, the number of quits has fallen until layoffs and discharges exceeded quits from November 2008 through January 2010.

A Resume Is Not Enough…

Jobvite

Dan Finnigan posted recently on Wall Street Journal’s Hire Education blog about how to get noticed online. Candidate Engagement Hiring Recruiting Process employment jobseekersFor younger workers, the challenge is even greater than for other age groups due to higher unemployment and less work … Continued.

Jobvite Releases Enhanced Social Recruiting Features

Jobvite

We’re excited to make these features available to customers of our Software-as-a-Service applications, Jobvite Hire and Jobvite Source. Our products are architected to be used by all employees in a company, as well as recruiters and hiring managers; we build our recruiting software to be intuitive and frictionless for any hiring task, for anyone in the company. Recruiting Process Hiring social recruiting

Social Recruiting: Bigger than a Breadbox? Smaller Than an Aircraft Carrier?

Jobvite

Hiring Recruiting ProcessThis is our third year to conduct a survey among recruiting and human resource professionals on the use of social media for recruiting. The information people provide about their social recruiting practices helps us all … Continued.

Socialize Your Job

Jobvite

Hiring Recruiting ProcessI joined Jobvite in 2008 because I connected with our founders’ original vision. Experienced engineers and entrepreneurs, they intuitively knew when they started the company that finding the best talent would have to change with … Continued.

Social Recruiting: Bigger than a Breadbox? Smaller Than an Aircraft Carrier?

Jobvite

The information people provide about their social recruiting practices helps us all gain deeper insight into how social media is changing the landscape of hiring. When we started, we measured how many people were using social networks for hiring and which networks were used. Through which social networks have you hired? Recruiting Process Hiring

A Resume Is Not Enough…

Jobvite

Dan Finnigan posted recently on Wall Street Journal’s Hire Education blog about how to get noticed online. Candidate Engagement Recruiting Process Hiring employment jobseekersFor younger workers, the challenge is even greater than for other age groups due to higher unemployment and less work experience.

Socialize Your Job

Jobvite

They saw that in our interconnected world that hiring did not have to be done only by recruiters and that finding talent could go way beyond job boards. In their vision, hiring could – and should – be everyone’s job in a healthy organization. Because of this vision, last year, we integrated our SaaS recruiting platform with leading social networks, including LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, to help our customers use their power and reach to make more quality hires.

Metrics that Matter: Our New Technology for Recruiting Intelligence

Jobvite

You’ll find it in both Jobvite Hire and Jobvite Source products. Do you remember that old saying about advertising? “I I know half the money I spend on advertising works, I just don’t know which half.” Well, we all know that this is not the case anymore, and that marketing professionals are highly tuned into the performance of their marketing spend on search engines, on-line ad networks and even measured television and radio.

Building a Culture of Referral in a Growing Company

Jobvite

Hiring Recruiting Process Sourcing and Nurturing employee referral programSarah Nowicki, HR Manager, arrived at Credit Answers, just north of Dallas in Plano, Texas, to create a recruiting process and function for the fast-growing company. Building a strong culture of referral is a core … Continued.

Social Recruiting Is Bigger Than Recruiting Now

Jobvite

Right now, the 2010 survey is open for responses. Some large scale, organic themes struck me as I listened to the presentations and audience questions on Monday: Do-it-yourself recruiting by hiring managers using social media as a democratic, engaging crowd-source platform. So he’s teaching the importance of the hiring process. Loved seeing a hiring manager leading the charge.).

Building a Culture of Referral in a Growing Company

Jobvite

Now, 37% of hires come from employee referrals and over half of those referrals are the direct result of Jobvites that employees have sent. Sourcing and Nurturing Recruiting Process Hiring employee referral programSarah Nowicki, HR Manager, arrived at Credit Answers , just north of Dallas in Plano, Texas, to create a recruiting process and function for the fast-growing company. Building a strong culture of referral is a core part of the company’s talent acquisition strategy.

Jobvite our Next CEO of WorkingPoint…Make a Donation to your Favorite Charity

Jobvite

A few weeks ago, we started thinking about hiring a CEO for one of our portfolio companies, WorkingPoint. We’ve used Jobvite in the past to hire staff at CMEA. Saad Khan is a Partner at CMEA Capital where he leads CMEA’s Web and new media investments. He also spearheads CMEA’s seed initiative and early investments in Pixazza, Blekko, and Jobvite. He blogs at cmea.com/blog and saadwired.com. You can follow him on Twitter @saadventures.

Coffee Is For Closers

Jobvite

I did OK, but I wish I could do it now with everything I’ve learned… Tim: Right out of college I was hired as a 3rd party recruiter and our main account was General Motors – within a few months I was sitting across a desk from an Engineering Director who was as old as my Dad and had been with GM for over 30 years.

Job Shopping

Jobvite

NPR is hiring a Reporter/Correspondent who can break news and doesn’t mind relocating. How’s your week going? Do you wish you loved your job? Then take a look around. If you do love your job, do some window shopping. You may find something perfect for a friend. How about: Good at taming wild animals? Or maybe you want your teenager to appreciate how tough it is to be a parent. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom has a position open as Apprentice Trainer on Tiger Island.

Every Day Is Earth Day

Jobvite

Dan Finnigan, CEO of Jobvite, recently contributed a post to the Wall Street Journal’s “Hire Education” blog on job opportunities with green tech companies: “You might not eat 100% organic or drive a hybrid (yet), but these companies are working to help the world and they need people that believe in the cause. Two of our customers, Hara and OPOWER, commented for the blog on their hiring needs and the qualities they look for in prospective employees.

People Are the Social Media

Jobvite

That’s a philosophy we share at Jobvite as we build applications the empower employees to use their social networks to reach prospective candidates and contribute to successful hiring. We had a big turnout (over 1200 people registered) for the webcast earlier this month by Shannon Seery Gude. If you missed the event, you can still listen in to the entire webcast, People Are the Social Media.

Socializing Your Jobs Just Became Easier

Jobvite

Whether you are a hiring manager trying to fill a position or work in a company/department that is hiring you have invariably got that email from the recruiting team that says “Please forward this to … Continued. Sourcing and Nurturing

Socializing Your Jobs Just Became Easier

Jobvite

Whether you are a hiring manager trying to fill a position or work in a company/department that is hiring you have invariably got that email from the recruiting team that says “Please forward this to your network” We all have good intentions and want to help out and maybe earn a referral bonus so we click on the forward button in our email and then begin to sift through hundreds of contacts.