3 Ways LinkedIn Can Help Your Company Besides Recruiting

This post is brought to you by my friends at SocialMonsters.org. LinkedIn has become one of the most important tools for HR department recruiters. Nearly nine in 10 recruiters use LinkedIn to source and vet candidates, over twice as many who use Facebook, a Jobvite survey found. LinkedIn provides an efficient, affordable way to find, …

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Events and Trends in Employment Legislation

I wanted to make you aware of some of the things that are going on in employment legislation around the country. This list is by no means the only things that are going on but they are ones I found interesting. Federal level activities First up, are the changes in the Fair Labor Standards Act. …

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Learn to Use the tools you have: Some advice for LinkedIn

  I think it is important to read outside of the field of HR. I make that statement for those of you that have not read me before, the rest of you are saying to yourself “So what else is new?” One of my favorite people to read is Todd Schnick. Todd is a marketing …

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Putting the "SOCIAL" into Social Media

There is a great deal of material on social media being produced on a daily basis. There are millions of people tweeting, linking, posting, “booking” each day. Some are personal connections, some are business oriented. Generally in the personal connections there has at sometime in the past been some “in-person” connection, albeit some may be …

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Networking Is More Than Just Adding A Contact on Social Media

Dan Schawbel, a personal branding expert, put a link about LinkedIn on Twitter. The article is entitled LinkedIn Skyrockets As Job Losses Mount. Apparently more and more people join as they are getting laid off. I have seen alot of people join and I have advised alot of people to join. I think it is …

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Job Hunting in the 21st Century

I was going to post about HR and using social media, since Twitter has been big in the news yesterday and today. But in reading Twitter this morning I came across this article, the link to which, was posted by Jim Stroud on Twitter. The article is entitled “7 Secrets to Getting Your Next Job …

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Back to the Future Part II

You got lucky! Yesterday I presented 5 trends from 2002 and commented on them in 2008. I said I would present another 5 today. Well I miss counted. There were only 8 to begin with so you will only have to look at 3 today. Here we go. Trend #6 (from HRNext’s 2002 trend projection)Acquisitions …

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