Happy New Year!! I hope you had a chance to relax and spend time with friends and family over the holiday period. While we were all (hopefully) taking a much-needed break, several great articles were posted across the web:
The Top 10 HR Resolutions for 2014, published by Automated Trader, highlights the things that HR leaders want to concentrate on in the new year. Note that 4 of these items are directly related to talent acquisition. My favorite resolution, however, is #5 – Align Organizational Goals to Individual Goals. I strongly encourage TA leaders to ensure that every member of their team has goals that can be directly linked to your organization’s goals. Knowing how your responsibilities directly impact the success of the company can be very motivating for an individual recruiter.
Still trying to figure out how to best leverage your company’s Facebook page for recruiting? Check out this article from Houston Recruiter Spot: 10 Examples of Social Recruiting Using Facebook. It provides many great examples of what leading brands are doing. Not mentioned in the article, but another great example is Home Depot’s Facebook page.
In 2014, I encourage you to stop thinking about your “social media recruiting strategy” and instead think about how social media can be leveraged in your overall recruiting strategy. This shift is being encouraged in marketing, as well. Check out this quick article by Jeremy Epstein on Switch & Shift.
Speaking of marketing, David Bernstein of eQuest published a great article on ERE.net this week: Time to Step Up to the Marketing Plate. As recruiters, we are marketers. He provides a list of things that you should stop doing if you want to be a great marketer.
Workforce.com just published a white paper, Best Practices in Recruiting & Sourcing Candidates. The first part of the white paper, written by Jobvite, is a no-nonsense piece on why you need to change the way you are recruiting. Share this white paper with individuals (hiring managers, execs, etc.) who insist on the ‘old ways’ of recruiting.