How Social Media Reshapes  The Hunt for Talent   U-Mass Family Business Forum     Nov. 2, 2012, Holyoke MA          George...
Talent Sourcing: 1970 and Today                                                            Social Networks                ...
The Online Boom Affects Us in 3 Ways• We can consider VASTL    Y more candidates• Zuckerberg’s Law: We can tap into a much...
1. The Numbers Game Does Doing More = Doing Better?   Paper Credentials   Character Traits                         for Suc...
There’s Huge Value in ‘Soft Skills’                              Desire to                               Learn            ...
Yet Overload Makes Us Fixate on …                 Education                 Transcripts                 Paper Credentia...
Blessing or Curse? So Many Candidates              219          1 Source: Jobs2Web Inc.
Applying to Harvard … and Starbucks      6.2%                         0.9%        acceptance                 acceptanceSou...
Yet We Still Struggle to Find … Critical            Hi-Po                     Top  Skills           Employees             ...
2. Better Networking?   Can We Take What’s Great About   Referrals and Make That Digital?                        • ‘I Will...
Voila! Here Is Your Social Graph  (Create yours at: inmaps.linkedinlabs.com)                  You!
Big Data Might Make Us Wiser Networkers
3. Cutting to the Chase Instant Access to Specialists’ Work
Let’s Go Looking for Graphic Designers
Facebook’s Ingenious Shortcut 70,000 puzzle    Top 1% earn an   118 solvers win jobs solutions/year      interview
How Public Portfolios Pay Off       For Employers                        For Talent• You Can Look Anywhere for       • You...
Takeaway messages• Social Media Is Least Valuable When It Jams  More Names Into Clogged Pipelines• Social Tools Look Bette...
Follow Ups? Of Course!Twitter: @GeorgeAnders Facebook: TheRareFind    Slides will be on       SlideShare         Email:Geo...
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How social media reshapes the hunt for talent

  1. 1. How Social Media Reshapes The Hunt for Talent U-Mass Family Business Forum Nov. 2, 2012, Holyoke MA George Anders
  2. 2. Talent Sourcing: 1970 and Today Social Networks Your Web Site Internet Job Boards Referrals Agencies & Recruiters Print Ads Paper Applications1970 1997 2006 2009 2012Sources: Rees & Shultz (U of Chicago); BoozAllen; CareerXRoads
  3. 3. The Online Boom Affects Us in 3 Ways• We can consider VASTL Y more candidates• Zuckerberg’s Law: We can tap into a much wider network of contacts, referrals and useful (?) acquaintances.• We can enjoy a surprisingly detailed look at the work portfolios of many, many people that haven’t even applied for jobs.
  4. 4. 1. The Numbers Game Does Doing More = Doing Better? Paper Credentials Character Traits for Success
  5. 5. There’s Huge Value in ‘Soft Skills’ Desire to Learn Efficiency Judgment Resilience Compati- Self- bility Reliance Curiosity/ Acumen
  6. 6. Yet Overload Makes Us Fixate on … Education Transcripts Paper Credentials Prior employers Resume claims Interview Poise
  7. 7. Blessing or Curse? So Many Candidates 219 1 Source: Jobs2Web Inc.
  8. 8. Applying to Harvard … and Starbucks 6.2% 0.9% acceptance acceptanceSource: The Wall Street Journal.
  9. 9. Yet We Still Struggle to Find … Critical Hi-Po Top Skills Employees Performers 72% 60% 59%Source: Towers/Watson Talent Survey 2012
  10. 10. 2. Better Networking? Can We Take What’s Great About Referrals and Make That Digital? • ‘I Will Vouch for Her’ • ‘He Gets Our Values • ‘We Talked About What The Job Really Involves’ • ‘We All Want to Get This One Right’
  11. 11. Voila! Here Is Your Social Graph (Create yours at: inmaps.linkedinlabs.com) You!
  12. 12. Big Data Might Make Us Wiser Networkers
  13. 13. 3. Cutting to the Chase Instant Access to Specialists’ Work
  14. 14. Let’s Go Looking for Graphic Designers
  15. 15. Facebook’s Ingenious Shortcut 70,000 puzzle Top 1% earn an 118 solvers win jobs solutions/year interview
  16. 16. How Public Portfolios Pay Off For Employers For Talent• You Can Look Anywhere for • You Can Live Anywhere and Talent at the Right Price Attract Global Clients• You Can Identify Stars Who • Your Work Markets Itself; Aren’t Hunting for Jobs You Lose Less Time Hunting• You Can See Relevant Work • You’re More Likely to Match Right Away; It’s Efficient Jobs in Synch With You• It’s Easy, at Last, to Notice • Your Credibility Builds Fast; ‘Talent That Whispers’ Less Time Paying Dues
  17. 17. Takeaway messages• Social Media Is Least Valuable When It Jams More Names Into Clogged Pipelines• Social Tools Look Better When They Help Us Use Existing Contacts More Efficiently• Seeing Candidates’ Portfolios Is Enticing• We Will Always Need Face-to-Face Contact, At Both the Earliest and Final Stages
  18. 18. Follow Ups? Of Course!Twitter: @GeorgeAnders Facebook: TheRareFind Slides will be on SlideShare Email:George.Anders@gmail.com

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