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Social Media in 2014 in US – Facebook remains by far the most popular, Twitter and LinkedIn saw significant increases Pew Research Center finds

In a new survey conducted in September 2014, the Pew Research Center finds that Facebook remains by far the most popular social media site. While its growth has slowed, the level of user engagement with the platform has increased. Other platforms like Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn saw significant increases over the past year in … Continue reading

“Facebook at Work” – To get a foothold in the office

Facebook is secretly working on a new website called “Facebook at Work” to get a foothold in the office that will see the social network of more than 1bn people compete directly with Google, Microsoft and LinkedIn. The Silicon Valley company is developing a new product designed to allow users to chat with colleagues, connect … Continue reading

Recruiting with Social Media – Eight out of 10 HR teams

Eight out of every 10 HR functions use social media as at least one part of their recruitment strategy, according to research by online recruitment specialists Konetic. The survey of HR professionals suggests that despite so many using social media, 78% still see its use as a “major challenge” in their recruitment process. Figures released … Continue reading

Social Media and Recruiting Tools

Social media is a great way for recruiters to engage passive candidates. There are some great new tools that integrate social media into your talent acquisition efforts. Here are my favorites. Before I start, let me say that this isn’t an exhaustive list meant to exclude; it’s merely meant as some good examples! Zartis and … Continue reading

Job Search / Your online profile could harm

We’ve all searched our own name online (come on, admit it), but how many of us have really checked out our search results thoroughly? And how many of us might be more vigilant if we thought a potential employer was doing exactly the same thing? We spoke to online profile management experts Veribo to find … Continue reading

Tech Companies / What the newly hired get

What the newly hired get at Tech Companies. Facebook, LinkedIn, Square, Google, Apple, Twitter, Dropbox, Airbnb and more Continue reading

10 Steps employers should take when creating a social media policy

Employers should take the following 10 steps when creating a social media policy Continue reading

Job Search / How to hide it from the boss

How to hide your job search from the boss ? A new service called Hire My Friend promises to keep the secret and expand job-hunters prospect. Continue reading

Recruiting on Facebook / Work4 Helps Pepsi, Gap and Oracle

Work4, previously known as Work4 Labs, has been on our radar since the fall. Run by CEO Stephane Le Viet, a 33-year old Frenchman, the San Francisco-based company helps companies like Pepsi, Gap and Oracle recruit for entry-level and hourly positions via Facebook Continue reading

US / Men and Women Uses of Social Media (Infographic)

When it comes to social media, male and female behavior is very different. For instance, women do the bulk of Facebook sharing (62 percent), while more men are on LinkedIn than women (54 percent). Men also spend more time on YouTube each week than women, as guys clock an hour compared to 35 minutes for … Continue reading

Take care of your Facebooking: 1 in 10 young people losing out jobs

A survey of young people aged 16 to 34 shows the impact their use of social media can have on their careers – but this won’t stop them from using it. On Device Research questioned more than 17,000 young people in six countries – the UK, the US, Nigeria, India, Brazil and China – on … Continue reading

Job Search Tools and Internet / 8 New Ways To Do

The internet continues to yield new tools, job search strategies, and factors to consider. Here’s the latest crop: Employers will Google you. If there’s something you’ve posted that you don’t want prospective employers to see, take it down. If someone else has written something unfairly negative about you, see if you can get them to … Continue reading

Using Social Media In Your Job Search

Social media is a key player in the job search process today. Sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+ allow employers to get a glimpse of who you are outside the confines of a résumé, cover letter, or interview—while they offer job seekers the opportunity to learn about companies they’re interested in; connect with current … Continue reading

US / Social Media: The Demographics

A late 2012 survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project shows that young adults are more likely than others to use major social media. At the same time, other groups are interested in different sites and services. Internet users under 50 are particularly likely to use a social networking site of … Continue reading

Dublin / Facebook to open up 100 jobs

Facebook is bringing 100 new positions to Ireland as part of its ongoing expansion in Europe. Irish Broadcaster RTE says that this will add to Facebook’s team of 400 people in the country. The new positions are already showing up on Facebook’s recruitment pages. Positions range from corporate communications, developer relations, systems, user operations, sales … Continue reading

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