"Social networking is shaking it all up once again. A report by analysts Frost & Sullivan says that social networking sites, including LinkedIn, threaten the performance of specialist job portals such as market leader Seek. Social media sites offer their own paid listings services and also offer alternatives to paid job listings."
Linda Hill & Kent Lineback - "'What can I do to help you be more effective?'
What question could be more central to being a good boss? If you want to manage and lead successfully, you've got to know what the people doing the work need. So why not ask them? But the truth is, this question is not asked by bosses nearly enough."
"Australia’s largest ever peace time job drive has begun.
From today, approximately 29,000 casual Census Collector jobs are available.
Across Australia Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collectors are needed to help the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) deliver and collect approximately 14.2 million Census forms to Australia’s 9.8 million households."
"It is of utmost importance to not only create but use a successful onboarding program. The pieces of an onboarding program are very simple and will help to set the tone on the individual’s first day and hopefully for years to come. A successful onboarding program will have three basic elements: participants, material, and timeframe."
'Owner-managers can sometimes be left underwhelmed by the enthusiasm, commitment and performance of their employees. This can be particularly frustrating when there are growth plans because employees are so critical to achieving success.
'Here are 6 common mistakes that businesses make with their culture that impacts the level of employee engagement and ultimately, performance.'
'I’ve said many times, “If you are not recruiting your own people, you are the only company that isn’t…”
'That has never been truer than today as social media has created innumerable entry points for recruiters and non-recruiters to reach people in your company. Yet company after company maintains policies that erode the concept of a laissez-faire talent economy internally. They restrict their own employees from changing jobs even as the world around them has evolved to be a free agent nation.'
Measuring your online influence has become so much more than how many times you've blogged or how many twitter followers you have. Consider: how can you use these tools to attract people to your company?
"Aussies might be social media savvy in their personal lives, but 60 percent of professionals surveyed don't use social media to find employment."
This December 2010 cites LinkedIn's recent research into usage trends.
"According to the research, most professionals are keen to advance their career with 84 per cent interested in job opportunities and 57 percent willing to be contacted for jobs via social networks. However, only 3 percent said they would be comfortable being approached for jobs via Facebook and 1 percent via Twitter."
Many employers place critical talent acquisition responsibilities into the hands of ill-equipped and oftentimes unprofessional individuals who step on fingers of those perceived to be on lower rungs of the ladder.