Our latest research looks at the use of social networking media for recruitment, including how employers use such platforms as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Google+ in their search for suitable candidates. On this page: About th More...10 May 2013 10:27
Fewer than half of organisations use social media for recruitment purposes, according to research published today. Of 138 employers that took part in the 2013 XpertHR survey on using digital recruitment, only 46% said they use social media to recruit More...04 March 2013 16:13
The overwhelming majority of employers use some form of digital media in their recruitment processes, with corporate websites leading the way as the most commonly used medium to attract candidates. This is according to an XpertHR survey publish More...30 January 2013 16:32
The average HR professional might not rank themselves alongside comedian Frankie Boyle and footballer Ashley Cole, but their recent high-profile outbursts on the microblogging site Twitter are a cautionary tale for anyone operating online. Whether i More...10 December 2012 09:07
Casual Films is a supporter of the 2013 RAD Awards, and the company is a keen advocate of using video in recruitment communications. Here, they tell us why it is so effective. The use of video in recruitment communications has grown massively, mostly More...15 November 2012 08:49
The days of purely paper-based recruitment are long behind us. HR professionals and recruiters now use a selection of methods to assess candidates, from social media sites such as Twitter and LinkedIn to storing potential candidates' data in sophisticat More...30 October 2012 09:22
Recruiters using LinkedIn to source candidates should approach the information on the site with "a healthy amount of scepticism" as many profiles are exaggerated or out of date, a report has warned. Nearly one respondent in 10 (9%) who said that they More...03 September 2012 14:48
Further findings from the Potentialpark survey include:
In the UK, Roche has the best tools for online talent communication, followed by Accenture and Intel.
The corporate career website continues to be the major hub for all online and More...17 August 2012 13:00
According to Potentialpark , there are a number of common traits among the organisations found to be doing an effective job with their digital and social recruitment strategies: They don't try to be present on every channel at once, but make e More...17 August 2012 13:00
According to the Potentialpark research into the online presence of recruiters, eight students in 10 said that they want to communicate with employers via mobile technology. Furthermore, 86% said they are already using or intend to use More...17 August 2012 13:00
Research-focused healthcare company Roche has been identified as the organisation with the best online career presence in the UK, according to a global study of more than 30,000 people. The Potentialpark Online Talent Communication study (OTaC) More...17 August 2012 13:00
Recruiters should be making greater use of YouTube to attract candidates, according to an infographic recently released by HireRabbit , a US social recruitment specialist.
The infographic underlines YouTube's value as a recruitment tool, in par More...15 August 2012 15:58
The UK tends to follow US trends and, as recent statistics suggest, it is becoming increasingly common for US recruiters to review candidates' social media profiles before offering a job, so now is a good time to get to grips with what you can and can't More...13 August 2012 15:04
Businesses have been urged to get behind a government-funded online career platform for young people, to ensure that the next generation of workers have the right skills to get started in their chosen careers.
The plotr careers platform,  More...04 July 2012 14:15
More than half (55%) of HR directors believe that social media platforms are an ineffective recruitment tool and a further 15% are unsure of their effectiveness, according to a survey by recruitment firm Robert Half.
HR directors were also found to More...20 March 2012 12:26
If you're a recruitment company, you should be quaking in your boots. The world you have been working in for the last two decades has dramatically changed and your very existence is now under threat. At least, that's the message being spread in some qua More...10 August 2011 10:57
Global job board Monster is to launch a professional networking platform on Facebook, which looks set to compete with the LinkedIn social network. The Facebook application, called BeKnown, will enable Facebook’s users to make professional connections More...26 June 2011 02:33
With youth unemployment soaring, the cost of attending university set to rocket and employers' recruitment budgets hit by the recession, young people could be forgiven for thinking that getting a decent job will be impossible in the coming years.
Ev More...02 March 2011 16:58
Online jobseekers are facing the highest level of competition for vacancies in almost two years, according to research released today.
Recruitment website totaljobs.com has recorded application figures for vacancies posted on the site, and foun More...18 October 2010 15:13
Insurance giant Aviva expects to cut the cost of recruiting staff by at least 10% after outsourcing its entire recruitment process to a third party supplier. Under the terms of the deal, which commenced this week, outsourcing firm Hyphen is responsib More...08 October 2010 16:50