Posts Tagged ‘social media’

Beyond ‘free’ LinkedIn: what your $ buys you

Earlier this year, after LinkedIn stated their intention to become a publicly listed company, I wrote a lead article about LinkedIn’s global aspirations and specifically, their intention to tackle the recruitment agency market.     This intention was made explicit when they registered their S-1 Statement with the United States’ Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)…

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Interview with Australian Association of Graduate Employers 2010 Recruiter of the Year: Hayley Warne

Hayley Warne The Australian Association of Graduate Employers (AAGE) is the peak industry body representing organisations that recruit and develop Australian graduates.     The current membership comprises over 340 organisations, including a variety of large and small employers across a wide range of industries in both the private and public sectors.   Every year…

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Agencies are far from dead: 2010 in review

Yes, I am pleased to confirm that the Australian recruitment agency sector, after a near-death experience in late 2008 and early 2009, is alive and well. Reports of the industry’s irrelevance were proven to be well off the mark as growth and profitability rebounded strongly in 2010.   That doesn’t mean it was a year…

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Atlassian32 – the story (and lessons) so far

In August 2009 I blogged  about the innovative recruitment campaign of Australian software company, Atlassian. This campaign invited open slather recruitment agency participation … with a catch. The Atlassian32 campaign was launched with the purpose of hiring 32 software engineers for their Sydney head office.     After I posted the article on my blog…

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‘Source of Talent 09’ – some thoughts

Last week the first Australian Source of Talent   (SOT) report was released (see details in Ross Recommends below) and it contains a host of fascinating information.    I haven’t had an opportunity to fully digest its contents but I wanted to bring to your attention some initial highlights and make some comments in time…

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Use of Twitter and Facebook in recruitment up for debate at RecruitTECH

The future of recruitment and the impact of technology on talent acquisition will be debated when Canberra hosts the inaugural Australian recruitment and technology conference on 18 September 2009.       An initiative of local jobs website CapitalJobs.com.au, the conference – known as RecruitTECH 2009 – will feature some of Australia’s foremost thinkers and…

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