It goes without saying that social media channels like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ have given job seekers and employers unprecedented access to one another. And for many, particularly those who are “happily employed” (who we in the IT staffing industry refer to as passive candidates), that’s why they’re shutting down their social media accounts.
However, there are many reasons you should stay on social media, not least of which is the ability to take control of your narrative and determine what people find when they search for you online (like it or not, they’re doing it). So sure, you may be happy where you’re at now, but think of the ideal opportunities you could be missing out on: If your dream employer can’t find you easily, it’s as if they’d never heard of you. Read More »
How Technology & Psychology are Filling the Gaps of Traditional Hiring Process
Lately, we’ve been seeing a surge in employers embracing digital recruiting tools for talent identification and candidate screening. So we thought we’d revisit “The Perfect Hire: Technology and Psychology are Reshaping the Search for the Best Employees,” an article from the Scientific American Mind which explores technology’s increasingly prominent role in recruitment among the traditional résumé, cover letter, and face-to-face interview.
Authors Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic and Christopher Steinmetz argue that social media, online gaming, and data mining technologies are changing the way we search for employees and jobs for the better. What do you think? Click here to read the entire article or check out our highlights (and commentary) round-up below, and let us know! Read More »