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?
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”.
This week saw the shifting of Europe’s footballing tectonic plates as both Real Madrid and Barcelona conceded 4 goals on German soil. You may have zero interest in watching overpaid prima donnas roll around in pretend agony every time someone looks at them sideways but stay with me awhile, I will get to recruitment! For the non-football fans, Real and Barca are the aristocrats of Europe and the rise of German teams is comparable to the marauding barbarians heading south in 410 AD. That is probably a bit harsh on the Germans as they have an impressive history in European competitions but have only won the Champions League 3 times in the last 30 years. The dominant force in recent times has been the Spanish, and seeing the top Spanish teams utterly dismantled was astonishing.
With probably the most high-profile Twitter account hack to date still in flux, The Associated Press have been forced to suspend their Twitter account and the Internet is in frenzy. This is what happens when your Twitter account gets hacked:
The brand damage that will follow from hacks like this is insurmountable. Boy who cried “wolf”, anyone?
Here’s some examples of other high profile Twitter hacks: