Posts Tagged ‘social media’
What I learned from Australia’s most provocative recruitment blogger of 2016
If you are reading this blog I suspect you read other recruitment blogs on a reasonably regular basis, via a subscription service or your LinkedIn feed or some other method. Given your knowledge of the recruitment blogosphere take a guess who in Australia published the most provocative recruitment blog of 2016, as measured by…Read More
Banjo PR Disaster: The well-meaning but incompetent interviewer
Two weeks ago, Sydney advertising agency, Banjo , found itself in the middle of a social media storm when one of its hiring managers, at the end of an interview, said to the candidate (of Sri Lankan origin): “the client might be alarmed by having three brown skin people attend a meeting.” SmartCompany reported…Read More
Michael Page employees go skiing … downhill all the way
Michael Page International has been operating in Australia for around 30 years. When I was a temp accounting recruiter in the Sydney CBD, back in the 1990s, Michael Page together with Morgan & Banks represented my strongest competition. I respected the company’s competitive nature and the skills of their consultants. Until this past weekend, I…Read More
Newspapers: Circulation is down, spin is up and profit….?
How quick is the end coming for the traditional print media? Pretty quickly if the latest circulation figures are to be taken as an accurate guide. Australian Bureau of Circulation figures for the September 2012 quarter revealed the following: The 27th consecutive quarterly decline in print newspaper circulation (metro dailies fell…Read More
Email marketing: Are you annoying people and trashing your brand?
One of the trivial petty annoyances that occur every week is having unsolicited emails arrive in my inbox. Mostly these messages are of the global junk spam variety. A typical random selection from this week’s jun folder being: Dear Selected Winner, We are pleased to inform you of the EMAIL REWARD PROGRAM for Internet users.…Read More
Social Media: The future’s so bright, you gotta wear shades
The benefit of consistently attending a range of recruitment conferences is that, among other things, you hear different things from different experts at different times and patterns start to emerge. Many people at these events make public predictions which are just that … predictions. What happens down the track, months or years after these predictions…Read More
Recruitment agencies: Where the bloody hell are you?
My experience of attending both the ATC Social Media in Recruitment event last Thursday and TRU Australia last Friday (both held in Melbourne), left me scratching my head as to what might be going on inside the heads of leaders in our sector. Here are two events where a majority of the attendees are…Read More
One Year on from starting ‘The Job’: Interview with Ellison Bloomfield
In October 2010, the lead article in InSight 153 was Adventures of a (linchpin) job seeker. It was the story of Ellison Bloomfield, a frustrated job seeker who decided she was going to try a different approach to finding her dream job. Ellison embarked on a very public campaign to find ‘The Job’…Read More
Social media 101: Invest in reputation by Gihan Perera (special guest contributor)
Garr Reynolds is the author of the excellent book Presentation Zen, which I bought a few years ago. When he released his next book The Naked Presenter, I had no hesitation buying it. But I bought it in a different way. I bought the first book in the traditional way – while browsing…Read More
Recapping 4 years of blogging
Today marks the 200th issue of InSight, my weekly e-zine. It’s also the 4th anniversary of the first issue of InSight which means of have been blogging for four years. Apart from a brief break over Christmas/New Year,each year, InSight has been emailed out to subscribers every Wednesday morning (or Tuesday afternoon/evening…Read More