With just over a week to go, we’re thrilled to announce the (near) final track listing for this year’s truDublin. We’ve packed 22 tracks into this one day event and have trimmed it down to 45 minutes per track to keep everyone on their toes! Alongside old favorites like Culture, Employee Referrals and the Candidate Experience, we’re mixing it up this year with two case studies (Country Branding & Workforce Engagement), no less than 2 sessions on the Science of Recruitment Marketing (LinkedIn & TMP Worldwide), 2 Graduate tracks, a lesson in Google Marketing, 2 debates on how recruiters are losing their sales mojo and even a genuine former Irish rock star leading one of our most hotly anticipated tracks! Thanks to our fantastic sponsors, Social Talent (that’s us!), Sigmar Recruitment, The National College of Ireland, Monster, Bullhorn, Kelly OCG and StackOverflow, we’re providing attendees a with breakfast, lunch and drinks afterwards, all for only €49 per ticket. Of course, we couldn’t do any of it without our amazing track leaders to whom we are enormously grateful! Check out the line-up below!
If you haven’t got your tickets yet, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? You can get them here.
India is one of the fastest growing markets for recruitment, and also one of the fastest growing markets when it comes to professional profiles online. India just hit the 20 million profile mark on LinkedIn, and there’s more than 63 million on Facebook (May 15 2013). In fact, India ranks as our own site’s third largest market, when it comes to our visitors (hi India!), so this blog is just for you:
Here are some ideas for finding engineers in India:
Back in the day, many of us whiled away our primary school lunch breaks engrossed in a game of tag. The objective was simple: run around like a maniac for 30 minutes and try to catch and therefore tag the next person to be ‘on’. The concept which inspired a feature we have all come to know and use on many social networking sites on a daily basis. Read an article Johnny would enjoy? Tag Johnny and share it. Seen a cute LOLcat picture Holly would adore? Tag Holly and share it. It’s how we communicate on a regular basis.
Now like Facebook, Twitter and Google+ before it, LinkedIn has newly implemented an in-status tagging feature, set to revolutionise the way we connect to others on LinkedIn. Announced recently on their blog, the new feature enables you to tag a person or a company in your LinkedIn updates just like you do using the @ symbol on Twitter for example and is heralded as the “new way for you to engage with your network”.
So how does it work?
Back in 2003, when 50 Cent was up In Da Club and Beyoncé was telling us she was Crazy In Love, a new little business-related social network by the name of LinkedIn was taking its first steps onto the world stage as an exciting new tool for making business connections. The ten-year milestone of the professional network makes LinkedIn about a year older than Facebook, three years older than Twitter and grand total of eight years older than Google+. Check out how the homepage has evolved over that space of time here:
“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know”
I dropped our Au Pair off to the airport this morning. She is going to London for the weekend so in an effort to look after her I gave her any Sterling notes I had and my travel card for the tube, and while over-explaining how to get the train from Stansted into Central London she said those words that no 40 year old man, trying (in vain) to act cooler and younger than he is, wants to hear: “You are just like my dad”. Had I not been buckled in I would have whizzed around the car like a deflating balloon.
She can grab a taxi the next time! Ah, I jest!
The decision to employ an Au Pair to look after our kids three days a week (plus two nights babysitting – which is a godsend) was a difficult one as we were not sure how our lives would change having a constant live-in guest/employee in our house. Would it be weird having someone else involved in the cocoon of our lives? Would she think we were strange or, worse still, really boring? Either way we decided to press ahead and make “a hire”.
Do you remember the The Truman Show. In the movie, Jim Carrey plays a guy called Truman who is the star of a TV show called the Truman Show wherein he is the only cast member who doesn’t know it’s a show. His every moment from birth is video-taped by secret cameras and broadcast to the world. The show is the highest rated TV show in the world and people tune in 24 hours a day for a glimpse of what is actually a rather ordinary life. Jim’s character literally can’t visit the bathroom without it being captured on camera and broadcast to the world.
It’s a great movie. When it was released it created a brief flurry of debate about privacy and reality TV shows. Then we all threw our empty popcorn bucket in the bin and went home. Nothing to concern ourselves about in the real world!
Fast forward 15 years (yes, it’s been that long!) and we exist today in a world wherein everyone has a camera in their pocket and the photos they take can be shared with thousands (or even millions) of people within a few simple clicks. Sites like Facebook will find your face in a friend’s photo and before you know it, a photo of you that you didn’t know had been taken has been tagged and your friends and family have been notified!
Yes, it can be kind of daunting and maybe even a little scary but we’re still a far cry from the Truman Show’s 24 hour life-cast! Or are we?
Here’s 5 quick vox-pops from the keynote speakers at this year’s NRF Annual Conference – organisational psychologist Clare Mulligan, Jeff Matthews of LinkedIn, Colin Donnery (former NRF President) of FRS Recruitment, motivational speaker Mike Southon, and co-founder of Xing and Coder Dojo Bill Liao.
Mark Monday May 27th in your diary as a must-attend conference for every Recruiter and HR practitioner, as the tru Recruitment Unconference hits Dublin again! In this, our fourth, Unconference in Dublin, we have HR and Recruitment heads and expert thought-leaders from giant tech organisations and start-ups to hundred-year old companies who’re integrating smart recruitment techniques and innovating in this space.
The unconference is structured with concurrent tracks started by our track leaders, and the conversation will continue with you and your fellow peers sharing best practice and debate. Our sincere thanks to our sponsors: Sigmar Recruitment, Monster, Bullhorn, StackOverflow and Kelly.
The Line-Up so far:
EMEA Talent Solutions, LinkedIn
EMEA Sales, Bullhorn
“Google Dave”, Ph.Creative
Head of HR, EMEA, Twitter
Business Dir, TMP Worldwide
Author, “Where’s My Oasis?”
Head of HR, Version1
|Robert MacGiolla Phadraig
Director, Sigmar Recruitment
Media Director, Monster UK/IRL
CEO, Social Talent
When we teach people to search for synonyms of job titles through our Blue Belt course, we also include misspellings of those job titles – but I suppose not every recruiter wants someone who’s put “Pubic” instead of “Public” relations and not noticed it. What will they be like when writing press releases? AGH!
Here are the top 10 misspelled current job titles on LinkedIn:
Pubic Relations: 263
What funny ones have you come across on LinkedIn?
At the National Recruitment Federation Annual Conference last week, we spoke with Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton TD, about the future of Job Bridge – the Irish internship scheme designed to encourage unemployed people on the live register for longer than three months to take up internships in companies and gain new skills and much-needed experience.
Minister Burton gave us a couple of minutes of her time to explain where she sees the future of Job Bridge, which from the very beginning drew criticism from the public that companies were exploiting this “free labour” and not offering worthwhile experience or long-term job prospects to interns. In fact, the day of the NRF conference, the Irish Times reported that 15 companies in Ireland had been banned from applying for Job Bridge interns because they had used the scheme unfairly. Only one company was named (Oxigen Waste Management Services), but it was reported that all 15 had replaced paid employees with unpaid interns.
Minister Burton put the emphasis back on employers and what their role could be in helping alleviate unemployment, provide meaningful experience and also help themselves with extra hands on deck – where most of the 13,500 Job Bridge Interns were taken on in small and medium sized enterprises, it was to their credit that most firms found employees with skills that were hidden away in Dole queues. Re-training and up-skilling is still important, said the Minister, where some unemployed people were being re-trained in software engineering. In Ireland, we have over 4,000 roles unfilled in software engineering and IT development, so filling some of that skills gap with people who were once long-term unemployed is ideal. Can your business find room to mentor an Intern?
Watch the Minister’s interview here: