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 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?
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