Jobsite’s March 2012 recruiter newsletter contained news of our free Whitepaper from the TruLondon event, plus our candidate attraction and reactivation activities to ensure Jobsite is the first port of call for candidates.
This month’s highlights also include:
- 19,000 candidates attracted back to Jobsite through our reactivation email campaign
- Our Onrec Award win for innovative marketing
- The importance of a great candidate experience
- And a great blog on social media – staff usage and candidate referencing
To read the newsletter online, click here.
When we launched our Fresh Thinking Series last year we had an important aim – to bring fresh, innovative thinking and new faces to our clients and partners, and to be able to share with them some of the inspiring and thought provoking conversations we have had with global thought leaders.
We’ve now run two events, both to capacity audiences in London and Manchester, and from the enthusiastic feedback supplied by attendees it’s apparent they really appreciate the efforts we make to bring them the best current thinking in our industry.
And last night we got major industry recognition too as our Fresh Thinking events won the Innovative Offline Marketing Award at the 2012 Onrec Online Recruitment Awards!
Our first Fresh Thinking event was held in May 2011 when we invited Scott Stratten and Amanda Hite to the UK to talk about Engagement and the Social Revolution. You can download the whitepaper from the event to find out more about some of the key themes they discussed…and you can also watch the presentations here.
For our second event in November 2011 the topics were Mobile and the Future of Digital Consumer Engagement, with a look at how we’ll be targeting tomorrow’s talent. We bought together Tomi Ahonen and Tony Fish, both renowned thought leaders in the subject, and you can see what they had to say by downloading the whitepaper. The full presentations are also still available here.
We really enjoyed creating these events, and got great satisfaction from hearing how our speakers had energised our clients and got them to think about their topics differently. Many thanks to the speakers who have helped make the Fresh Thinking Series such an innovative event
Last night’s award really was the icing on the cake!
We have used Jobsite for many years for vacancy posting and CV searching, and we have just undertaken a CV Watchdog trial.
We have found the CV Watchdog facility to be an extremely useful tool. The ability to have relevant candidates emailed through as soon as they register their CVs is invaluable to us for securing active candidates quickly.
The support Jobsite provided to help us set up our searches made a huge difference in terms of ensuring we received relevant candidates for our roles. I would highly recommend the CV watchdog service to any business looking to make the best use of their time.
Katie Cleverdon, Recruitment Advisor
Quantica Search & Selection
At the recent TruLondon5 unconference we participated in an enlightening and thought provoking session led by Miranda Ash (Global Director at Wordblu, a workplace democratisation consultancy) on the benefits and advantages of creating democratised workplaces.
It was a session that energised the participants – inspiring many ideas and talking points – and we were pleased to capture the essence of it in a livestream discussion that you can watch below.
Joining Miranda in the Jobsite studio were Felix Wetzel (Strategy Development Director, Evenbase) and Gareth Jones (Community and Social Engagement strategist) – and the key points to look out for are:
(1m 10s) Democratic workplaces are based on an established set of principles:
- Purpose and vision
- Fairness & Dignity
- Reflection & Evaluation Continue reading “The Benefits of Creating Democratic Workplaces” »
There was a lot of discussion at TruLondon5 around the legalities and practicalities of two key areas of social media usage:
- Allowing your staff to use it as part of their day job
- Having your recruitment team check, or reference, potential employees on social media channels
If you download the TruLondon5 whitepaper you’ll be able to read our summary of the lawyers’ views on the first, so in this blog we’re bringing you the full livestream discussion around the second of those areas – checking the social media profiles of candidates and prospective hires.
With a recent survey suggesting that as many as 90% of recruiters have checked out a candidate’s background on social media sites, and a recent article suggesting that jobseekers were being asked to pass on Facebook login and e-mail password details, this is certainly a topic that requires closer investigation.
It was certainly a lively, ‘no punches pulled’ exchange, in which some of the key moments to look out for are: Continue reading “Checking Candidates on Social Networking Sites” »
We were represented by our Head of Sales, Gary Green, who told the group that we were looking for Budget announcements that:
- Supported business growth
- Helped create jobs
- Equated to a better deal for workers to help them deal with rising living costs
Some of the announcements that we would welcome to help businesses and create jobs are: Continue reading “Looking Ahead to Budget 2012” »