Rather than my usual reasoned (rambling?) posts, I thought I’d go with something a little different today. The following are highlights from yesterday’s Social Media in Recruitment conference (#smir), which I’ve simply picked out from the Twitterstream for those who couldn’t be there and didn’t manage to follow. If any fellow attendees have others, please do feel free to add them! Great event, kudos to @MikeETaylor for the organisation – very smooth indeed.
@BillBoorman: My favourite quote at #SMIR I used to send my clients wine, now i send them Cows! (Farmville) – This came from @ElkieHolland’s presentation.
UKStaffSearch: 3million new signups a month, impressive stats for Linkedin! #SMIR
ChairmanSam: Key words from #SMIR Real-time, Recency, Relevance – the 3R’s quite fitting for a Conference on Recruitment via Social Media…
@garyr0binson: Need augmented reality app to locate all my Twitter friends in the audience at #SMIR
myworksearch: #smir getting onto interesting Twitter lists can bring you to the attention of recruiters
vicokezie: Online communities enhances the human touch in the recruitment process #SMIR
SiteAdvisor: #smir – People know where they want to work but they want to know about the job and company but in a social way – NOT corporate babble
BraveNewTalent: CK Clinical hired a social media recruitment manager after coming to #SMIR last year and has reaped the rewards. Every company shud hav one!
@CKClincal filled a director level role from a YouTube video!! #SMIRJonathan is inspiring!!
@WaasdorpiGI: 3D’s of social media: dedication, discipline and determination #smir
Kilkennykitten: Most Recs have a long way 2go re engaging job seekers. Most don’t even respond to job applications. Gr8 opptys for gr8 recruiters #SMIR
HRWPB: #SMIR MAYBE I am obsessive about the subject am surprised noone has mentioned culture, they are all depending on it but not conscious of it
vicokezie: Cands that knows employers used social networking sites could claim reason not successful was discrimination, eg religion etc #smir
luciant: Surprised that the legal advice is still to block employees from using the web! That isn’t social! #SMIR
luciant: I strongly feel the legal risk of getting it wrong is not comparable to the phenomenal benefits of getting engagement right #SMIR
HRWPB: #SMIR corporate organisations, scared about brands being in the hands of employees. Employee owned organisation is radically different
There will no doubt be fuller blog reports on this subject – including one already published by @topbananas with some video interviews. Keep following #smir on Twitter for the wrap-up.