Keeping Pace with Recruiting
    Technology Trends

      Fordyce Forum 2010
           Las Vegas, NV
        Presented by...
About Me
Shannon Myers
 •  Managing Partner, Walton Search
 •  Recruiter since 2001
 •  Specialize in Sourcing, Social Med...
Why this Presentation?

Interviewed staffing firms and individual
recruiters, mostly high level billers, over
          th...
Information Overload
World Revolves Around
     Technology
Technology will continue to move at a
 rapid pace regardless if you follow
    the trends or resist change.

Embracing tec...
Resisting too much can leave you
 further behind extending the learning
curve but moving ahead without a plan
  doesn’t al...
Goal for Today’s
 Presentation
Help you define what the particular
     goals and needs are of your
 business to implement a strategy
that allows you to ...
If everyone used the same tools,
   the same way, you would have
         the same results.

Get in the mindset to recogni...
Where to Start?
Goals
Goals 1st, Tools 2nd

Main Goal - Match Candidates with Employers

Secondary Goals
  •  Find candidates faster.
  • ...
Needs Anaylsis
What are the essential basics that you
  need……phone, computer, ATS?

First determine what you already have...
Needs Analysis


Who else do you need to consider?

  Do you need another piece of
    technology or a person?
Inventory
What is working, why is it working and
 how did you choose that item?
  •  Did someone choose for you?
  •  Was ...
Inventory  
What’s not working or can be improved
 and again, how did you choose that
 item?
  •  Before replacing, can it...
Leverage
what you already have
 and already know.
Email

Templates – Type it once then customize

    Folders – Action items into folders

    Mass Mailings – Email everyon...
Website



Tweet, Post Links, Facebook
Leverage
Completed Placement
Twitter Contact
Devote just a few minutes to
see if the application is useful
        for your needs.
Budget 

Everyone’s budget is different. Know what
     you are willing to pay for quality.
Free no longer equates to infe...
Budget
Evaluate paid tools with demos or free
    trials if possible. Ask for proof,
         references, show me.

Free t...
Budget
For paid technology – what is the cost in time
    and money down the road switching to
              a different v...
Time
 For purchased software or tools there is
usually a return policy or cancellation period.
Be prepared to have time to...
Time

      RSS/Feed Reader
Use for websites and searches
If you find one blog you consistently like follow
  their Blog Roll. You can always delete later.
Keep Notes
Tool : Gist

Website: www.gist.com

Priority: 10

References: @shally @animal show
  http://recruitinganimal.ty...
Keep Notes Accessible  
Time

          Easily distracted?

Set up a second user for projects, testing,
  email, 2 RSS Readers, etc. and devote
  ...
Skill & Comfort Level

Think about whether you are going to be
  comfortable with your skill level and
   knowledge to uti...
Decision Maker

Get others involved on your team.
  •  Delegate
  •  Form a Committee


Again, rely on your trusted networ...
Social Media
Why Social Media?

Again, what are your goals?

Social Media has many uses.
  •    Find candidates, clients or leads
  •  ...
Getting Your Feet Wet

     Again, reduce the learning curve.

Don’t dive in, wade, use caution, get to know
    the commu...
“Parking” Usernames 

Keep your
Identity consistent.

Is this a username
I will use in 2 years?

Is the username.com
avail...
Questions   ?
Contact or Connect with Me

Shannon Myers
Email: shannon@waltonsearch.com
Web: www.waltonsearch.com
Social Media: @waltons...
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Keeping Pace with Recruiting Technology Trends

  1. 1. Keeping Pace with Recruiting Technology Trends Fordyce Forum 2010 Las Vegas, NV Presented by: Shannon Myers
  2. 2. About Me Shannon Myers •  Managing Partner, Walton Search •  Recruiter since 2001 •  Specialize in Sourcing, Social Media and Technology
  3. 3. Why this Presentation? Interviewed staffing firms and individual recruiters, mostly high level billers, over the period of 6 months. Why do they use the technology they do and how can it be better?
  4. 4. Information Overload
  5. 5. World Revolves Around Technology
  6. 6. Technology will continue to move at a rapid pace regardless if you follow the trends or resist change. Embracing technology leveraging the right tools can save time, energy, costs and increase results.  
  7. 7. Resisting too much can leave you further behind extending the learning curve but moving ahead without a plan doesn’t always equate to progress. By choosing the wrong tools it can be frustrating, time consuming and a drain on expenses.  
  8. 8. Goal for Today’s Presentation
  9. 9. Help you define what the particular goals and needs are of your business to implement a strategy that allows you to quickly recognize, find and utilize the best pieces of technology or tools for you.  
  10. 10. If everyone used the same tools, the same way, you would have the same results. Get in the mindset to recognize what you need and avoid being distracted by shiny new tools.
  11. 11. Where to Start?
  12. 12. Goals Goals 1st, Tools 2nd Main Goal - Match Candidates with Employers Secondary Goals •  Find candidates faster. •  Track emails easier. •  Faster way to track contacts. •  Better smart phone for people to access me outside the office.
  13. 13. Needs Anaylsis What are the essential basics that you need……phone, computer, ATS? First determine what you already have, what’s working or not, then decide what else you need or where can you save time or automate.
  14. 14. Needs Analysis Who else do you need to consider? Do you need another piece of technology or a person?
  15. 15. Inventory What is working, why is it working and how did you choose that item? •  Did someone choose for you? •  Was it the ease of use or implementation? •  Cost? •  What made you choose that over something else? •  Did you like the color or the buttons on a phone?
  16. 16. Inventory   What’s not working or can be improved and again, how did you choose that item? •  Before replacing, can it be fixed or is there a complimentary tool to make it work? •  Ask when is the next upgrade? •  Are you sure the technology hasn’t changed – when is the last time you did training?
  17. 17. Leverage what you already have and already know.
  18. 18. Email Templates – Type it once then customize Folders – Action items into folders Mass Mailings – Email everyone Filters – Filter directly to a folder or delete
  19. 19. Website Tweet, Post Links, Facebook
  20. 20. Leverage Completed Placement
  21. 21. Twitter Contact
  22. 22. Devote just a few minutes to see if the application is useful for your needs.
  23. 23. Budget  Everyone’s budget is different. Know what you are willing to pay for quality. Free no longer equates to inferior product however do not be surprised when they begin to charge. Example 29.95 vs. 2995.00
  24. 24. Budget Evaluate paid tools with demos or free trials if possible. Ask for proof, references, show me. Free tools/beta versions still ask for a demo if you see value in the tool. Negotiate if possible on price and content.
  25. 25. Budget For paid technology – what is the cost in time and money down the road switching to a different vendor? Break up costs - what is the price for installation, upgrades, ongoing training or tech support? What is the cost of implementing versus not implementing?
  26. 26. Time For purchased software or tools there is usually a return policy or cancellation period. Be prepared to have time to implement and “stress” the system. Social Media is social and takes time for updates, policing comments, etc. Before using what is the time commitment to remain active?
  27. 27. Time RSS/Feed Reader Use for websites and searches
  28. 28. If you find one blog you consistently like follow their Blog Roll. You can always delete later.
  29. 29. Keep Notes Tool : Gist Website: www.gist.com Priority: 10 References: @shally @animal show http://recruitinganimal.typepad.com/recruitinganimal/2010/03/shane- mac-speaks-about-gist.html Contact: greg@gist.com Tags: email, social media tracking, lead research, rank contacts Notes: Bullhorn ATS open API possible 6/10. Gmail & Outlook integration. **In Beta 2 week idea to implementation.** Greg – Lafayette Hill, PA & Photographer. Slowing the system 3/10 better 5/10 – more? http://mashable.com/2010/06/03/how-to-organize-contacts/
  30. 30. Keep Notes Accessible  
  31. 31. Time Easily distracted? Set up a second user for projects, testing, email, 2 RSS Readers, etc. and devote specific time to accessing each user.
  32. 32. Skill & Comfort Level Think about whether you are going to be comfortable with your skill level and knowledge to utilize each new tool. Who is going to be using the tool, what is their skill level?
  33. 33. Decision Maker Get others involved on your team. •  Delegate •  Form a Committee Again, rely on your trusted network for support and information.
  34. 34. Social Media
  35. 35. Why Social Media? Again, what are your goals? Social Media has many uses. •  Find candidates, clients or leads •  Networking •  Ads •  Information Source •  Place to test out marketing or get feedback
  36. 36. Getting Your Feet Wet Again, reduce the learning curve. Don’t dive in, wade, use caution, get to know the community and rules first. Do not outsource Be sure you are going to use the tool before inviting your whole network.
  37. 37. “Parking” Usernames  Keep your Identity consistent. Is this a username I will use in 2 years? Is the username.com available?
  38. 38. Questions ?
  39. 39. Contact or Connect with Me Shannon Myers Email: shannon@waltonsearch.com Web: www.waltonsearch.com Social Media: @waltonsearch or @slcmyers

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