Much has been bandied about the web on mobile recruiting and ridiculous-sounding statistics like "By the end of 2012, the number of mobile-connected devices will exceed the number of people on earth". But what we simply cannot ignore is that mobile internet traffic has grown significantly even from as recently as 2010 (that same Cisco report states that 2011 mobile internet traffic grew 2.3 fold over 2010).
We talk to Gary Mullan of Prosperity.ie who, with their focus on social media and blogging, have managed to create the third most popular recruitment agency website in Ireland - with only a team of 10 recruiters. They're third behind only CPL and Morgan McKinley - two giants of Irish recruiting
Big companies, small companies, agencies with offices all of the globe and self-employed "work from home" recruiters are pretty much agreed that social media is impacting their business and should not be ignored. Companies like Deloitte, IBM, Unilever and the BBC all spoke at truLondon about their various challenges in "implementing" social, and I had quite a few one-on-ones with recruiters, IT Directors, Marketing Heads etc about this same issue. It turns out that ideas are not unique.
In a debate at the Jobsite Tru London Recruitment Unconference, Bill Boorman, Andy Headworth and our own Jonathan Campbell thrashed out their views on Direct sourcing In-House versus the Agency Recruiter model. If you'd like to watch it rather than read it, click here to view the livestream channel (video entitled "Direct Sourcing").
Twitter has announced that they're rolling out their self-serve Advertising products to small businesses with the help and promotion of American Express, to the first 10,000 Amex-merchant businesses that come their way.
On Saturday, we were given an exclusive invite to test the recently Beta-launched site Jobsminer.com, a social-network scouring search engine that looks for "hidden jobs" advertised across every social network - from Twitter to LinkedIn, Facebook to forums.
Taken from our webinar on Wednesday, Future ATS - The Convergence of Social (available to watch for free here on our Livestream Channel), here are some key points from the webinar in Infographic form. We realise this is a rather small representation of it, so click here to view the whole thing in all its glory. If only we individually had the talent to create our own perfect applicant tracking systems... What are your future ATS feature wishes? Let us know in the comments.