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On the 19th November (2013) LinkedIn announced the introduction of Showcase Pages. In essence this allows companies to set up product or service specific pages that can be “followed”. Up until now users could only follow company pages (or LinkedIn influencers). The new Showcase pages feature is...

Clock-Icon Nov 24, 2013 | author-Icon |

In the business to business (B2B) sales environment individual credibility and brand can be as important to a client as the company’s brand. People buy from people they say. In today’s society many people will check out a person online before/after they meet them. The information they gleam...

Clock-Icon Nov 16, 2013 | author-Icon |

I have attended hundreds if not thousands of networking events in my life and the worst people you can possibly meet are those who immediately ask what you can do to help them without considering what they can do for you. ‘So what do you do? Are you hiring? No? Ok do you want to move companies?...

Clock-Icon Feb 7, 2013 | author-Icon |

Towards the tail-end of 2012 LinkedIn implemented a number of changes across the site, most noticeably to users’ very own profile pages. This is part of the move by LinkedIn away from simply being a place to store your online CV, to a network aimed at, in their own words, “telling your...

Clock-Icon Jan 23, 2013 | author-Icon |

I often joke with potential clients that the main reason they should work with us is because they are about to make the same mistakes that we made for the first time four years ago. We learned our lessons quickly and sometimes harshly and adapted what we do so our clients don’t have to go through...

Clock-Icon Jan 22, 2013 | author-Icon |

As we work more and more on social media for recruitment consultancies, we continue to see that the biggest opportunity to maintain content creation comes from making sure that the type of content created is focused on exactly the same things that drive recruitment consultants on a day-to-day...

Clock-Icon Jan 15, 2013 | author-Icon |

The steps direct recruiters and agency recruiters go through to get to creating a social recruiting content strategy are often the same- Setting objectives, identifying resources, mapping current processes, analysing and understanding their audiences but, when it comes to the content strategy then...

Clock-Icon Dec 5, 2012 | author-Icon |

LinkedIn recruitment tips are always useful. In this short video, eSocialMedia talks to Rebecca Drew from LinkedIn who answers some questions on advice for using the freely available facilities of the system, and also explains what she finds are the most common misconceptions about LinkedIn as a...

Clock-Icon May 30, 2012 | author-Icon |

In this short video, Malcolm Kemp, Director of Talent Acquisition at Betfair, talks to eSocialMedia about recruitment, social media, and today’s challenges, as well as what makes a good recruiter. Betfair have taken the view that without the right resources, it would have been the wrong thing...

Clock-Icon May 17, 2012 | author-Icon |

During a recent meeting I had with Skype's Gavin Russell I asked about how they use Social Media for recruitment    

Clock-Icon May 4, 2012 | author-Icon |