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  • [twitter]88% of respondents have no recruiting strategy for Facebook but 54% have a company page #sourcecon[/twitter][twitter]36% of surveyed companies still have no planfulLinkedIn strategy, only 58% manage their LinkedIn company page #sourcecon[/twitter][twitter]100% of respondents #fail to source from MySpace yet this is still a source of millions of profiles #sourcecon[/twitter][twitter]Only half of respondents source from Google, 80% #fail to use Bing and Yahoo missing out on 80% of non-overlaping resumes! #sourcecon[/twitter]
  • [twitter]Have you tried the “COMPANY * past” hack for public LinkedIn profiles? Ex: http://bit.ly/9ybW57 #sourcecon[/twitter]
  • [twitter]You know that now there are top level domains for LinkedIn profiles, but did you know for which 97 countries? Find out: http://bit.ly/6cLcC [/twitter]
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    • 1. Recruitment Trends in New and Emerging Media
      Tweet feedback with #shallyotys
      Shally SteckerlEVP, Arbita, Inc.shally@arbita.net
      http://aces.arbita.net/shally
    • 2. Trends in Recruiting via Emerging Media
      Facebook: 88% of respondents have no strategy, yet 54% have a Facebook page and 76% update Facebook less than weekly; 65% of recruiters spend less than an hour a week on it (while the average user spends 55 min./day)
      LinkedIn: 36% still do NOT have a planful strategy and only 58% manage their company page. What does your company page say about your social presence?
      Twitter: 87% have no strategy for finding candidates on it. 60% tweet less than once per month and 71% spend less than 1 hour on Twitter yet there’s 75 million tweeple
      MySpace:100% have no strategy for finding candidates there but this is still a source!
      71% have no strategy for sourcing from niche and regional networks and 83% have no strategy for sourcing on blogs: both massive, yet remain widely overlooked
      Not all the tried-and-true methods have been supplanted: 86% say Employee Referral programs are much or somewhat better than social networks. The challenge going forward is how to make social networks and employee referral programs synergistic
      70% say sourcing is a major part of their recruiting, yet 67% feel their current sourcing capabilities are inadequate and only 42% feel they have adequate training
      Search engines: Only half use Google, over 80% do not use Yahoo or Bing. They are shooting themselves in the foot, given ~20% resume overlap in query results between search engines (see Thumbshots)
    • 3. “Social Recruiting” – Fiction or Reality?
      Not all social networks are a good source of candidates
      LinkedIn is not a social network, it’s behaving like a job board
      Twitter, Facebook and blogs are about engagement and conversation, thus good branding, but not a highly efficient source of hires
      Social recruiting sources as compared to:
      Job Boards – if LinkedIn is more of a job board now, who else will follow?
      Employee Referral Programs – one of social networks’ “best and highest uses”
      SEO – “social search” will drive SEO results;
      SEM/PPC - very effectively done inside of TW, FB, LI
      Direct Marketing – emails are being replaced by FB messages, @tweets, and InMail; must be used properly (approach as engagement, value added networking, not as “hey, I have a job opening for you - click here”
      Print Advertising – a great branding device, and way to reach high volume, low complexity hires; could be replaced by direct ads on FB and maybe TW, LI
    • 4. Trends in Source of Hire
      Hires from Direct Sourcing and SEO/SEM are increasing by about 2% per year at the expense of 1) Agency hires, 2) newspapers and 3) job boards
      91% of employers have Monster contracts vs 61% LinkedIn
      36% of Job Board hires are from niche sites compared to:
      28% from Career Builder
      22% from Monster
      0.25% LinkedIn
      Source of hire continues to be extremely difficult to measure: did your applicant originate with Monster or was it really Facebook? Or did they begin with a Google search?
      Your company’s jobs or “career site” is as a destination not a source!
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    • 5. Top Five Sourcing Technology Trends
      Direct Sourcing: the 20% of job openings that cannot be filled via traditional sources are filled by proactive sourcing activities to uncover experienced prospects directly from competitors using search engines and social networks.
      SEM/SEO: Search Engine Marketing also known as PPC, is buying paid advertising on search engines, job board aggregators and social media platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn. Search Engine Optimization is a long-term process that increases employment brand visibility by increasing the chances of being found in the organic (unpaid) search engine results increasing visibility of individual job postings.
      Economies of Scale: reduce cost, save time and decrease effort by centralizing and automating tasks such as posting and distributing jobs, downloading resumes, and processing or filtering information found on the Internet.
      Soliciting Referrals: aggressively, proactively and continuously soliciting referrals from everyone a recruiter comes in contact with
      Talent Communities: engaging talent in their natural habitat, building online communities populated by the types of talent you seek. Purposely-built, skill- or job function-based sites, blogs, virtual private networks, LinkedIn Groups, Facebook Pages or Ning Groups geared uniquely towards the most challenging candidate skillsets. Enhance but not detract nor replace career sites.
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    • 6. Top Three Social Recruiting Strategies
      LinkedIn
      Participate don’t just search
      Maximize your complete profile
      Create, join and participate in groups
      Host and search for events
      Ask and answer questions
      Twitter
      Tweet to engage not just post jobs
      Use your real name, have a full bio, link to a page about you
      Search tweets using 1) twitter, 2) Google, and 3) directories
      Automation
      Create pervasive searches using RSS Feeds
      Manage all your social networks from one dashboard like HootSuite
    • 7. What are people saying? (tweet #shallyotys)(courtesy of Timo Elliott from SAP Business Objects)
      © SAP 2009 / Page 7
    • 8. New LinkedIn Hacks
      Currently at COMPANY:
      “current * COMPANY” but..
      Also try “COMPANY * past”
      Find members of a group:
      site:nl.linkedin.com (inurl:in OR inurl:pub) "Dutch Speaking SAP Consultants"
      Find attendees of an event/meetup:
      site:events.linkedin.com "dutch sap" -intitle:popular
      Efficient international search with new TLDs
      site:de.linkedin.com"software engineer" google
    • 9. Top 20 LinkedIn TLDs by # of profiles
      UK 4,130,000
      India 3,670,000
      Canada 2,500,000
      Netherlands 2,400,000
      France 1,940,000
      Australia 1,340,000
      Italy 1,240,000
      Brazil 1,180,000
      Germany 1,050,000
      Belgium 945,000
      Denmark 875,000
      Spain 856,000
      Sweden 753,000
      South Africa641,000
      Argentina545,000
      Switzerland 499,000
      Poland 494,000
      Norway 451,000
      Mexico 440,000
      Israel 427,000
      For the complete list, see the LinkedIn Recruiter GuruGuideNote: above population estimates include only public profiles
    • 10. Twitter
      Directories:
      Tweepzsearch for bio:company, create RSS feed of results
      Followerwonk search twitter bios for company, skill, jargon
      LocaFollowsearch bios AND tweets, bulk follow, create twitter lists
      Twiangulatesee who your candidates follow and follow them too
      Search:
      From search.twitter.com look for “at company” near:location -source:twitterfeed
      And from Google choose “Latest” option and you’ll see tweets among search results
      Twingly
      Go beyond Twitter: also searchesJaiku, Identica, Bleeper, Bloggy, Cirip, Koornk, Lareta, Linux Outlaws, Suffice to say, TWiT Army and YouAre
    • 11. Automation
      To avoid logging in/out of accounts, get a multi-Twitter account application to manage them, like HootSuite (voted best Twitter app in 1st annual Shorty Awards)
      Great metrics/analytics using owl.ly URL shortner
      Built in integrated search
      Enter RSS feed URL and set it up to automatically post your new blog posts as tweets and status updates
      Enter the URLs to your: company and/or personal blogs, jobs RSS feeds, LinkedIn and Facebook updates, and Big Buzz RSS. Works with Ping.fm,too!
      Schedule posts in advance (runs even if you're on vacation!), ideally when your target audience tweets most – even on behalf of a group
      Converge on a topic: If you see something posted (e.g., article, blogpost) that your organization should be associated with, get everyone to comment and RT
      Other robust ones include SplitTweet, CoTweetand many others on the Twitter GuruGuide handout you received.
      4/21/2010
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    • 12. Ongoing results - RSS feeds
      For ongoing web search results from other major search engines, they can be processed like emails, too. Just enter the feed URL (see Live & Yahoo below) into either of these tools:
      Outlook 2007 - RSS reader integrated so feeds can be processed just like emails/alerts (for Outlook 2003 - Install free Attensaplug-in)
      Google Alerts – goes to your email address; includes News, Blogs, Web, Groups (Google groups includes all Usenet newsgroups postings) or all those types of search results. Or get as an RSS feed fromFeedMySearch
      Bing.com click the orange/white RSS button (in MSIE v7+) or append &format=rssto any results URL to create a feed (Example)
      • Yahoo.com: just replace the boldface with your string to this URL http://api.search.yahoo.com/WebSearchService/rss/webSearch.xml?appid=yahoosearchwebrss&query=your+keywords+here
      • 13. IceRocket has RSS alerts in the right column of any search result. Check out Big Buzz to track your brand!
      • 14. Twitter: run a Twitter search then click Feed for this query top right
      • 15. Emailed LinkedIn Searches http://www.linkedin.com/search/sslisting
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    • 16. Next steps…
      What now?
      • Follow us Twitter: @arbitainc, @shally, @gutmach
      • 17. Connect on LinkedIn: CyberSleuths Group (12,000+), Shally, Glenn
      • 18. Friends us on Facebook: Arbita Page, Shally, Glenn
      • 19. Get our Sourcing Tip of the Day RSS Feed
      • 20. Join our (nospam) mailing list for tips and news, or just email us questions!
      • 21. Tons more free learning at The Sourcer’s Desk
      4/21/2010
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      Shally SteckerlEVP, Arbitashally@arbita.net
      http://aces.arbita.net/shally
      LinkedIn | My Bio | Skype
      Glenn GutmacherVP, ArbitaACESglenn@arbita.net
      http://aces.arbita.net/glenn
      LinkedIn| My Bio | Skype