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Tips to recruit with Twitter
As a Recruitment Advertising Agency we’re keen to stay ahead of the latest recruitment advertising trends and the adoption of social recruitment is only set to increase.
Twitter has over 500 million registered users, or in other words 500 million potential candidates. That’s a huge pool of people right at your fingertips and for free. So with that in mind surely there should be at least a couple of potential new recruits.
Twitter Recruitment: 5 Top Tips
1) Hashtags are a great way to source potential candidates; search hashtags related to your industry to find candidates and use hash tags such as #jobs #industrykeyword #location to enable candidates to find you.
2) Get savvy: Share posts in one simple click across all your social media accounts with tools like HootSuite and Tweet Deck.
3) Search …
Back in 2011 our client Ring Automotive asked us to design, create and promote a game for them to use on their Facebook page to celebrate the success of their xenonultima bulbs providing 120% more light on the road. And after a great response we have launched the competition again for 2013!
The game is a night time race where the more bonuses you collect, the better the bulb lighting becomes, improving visibility and ultimately the driving experience, enabling players to avoid obstacles and improve their lap time to make the leader board.
Those who reign supreme at the top of the leaderboard by 22nd December 2013 will win the following prizes:
1st: iPad mini
2nd: Xbox 360
3rd: iPod nano
4-10: Set of Xenon bulbs
The game is designed to be fun and enjoyable for everybody, so whether you fancy yourself as the next Lewis Hamilton …
Ever thought of advertising a job vacancy on Overlooked Talent? Have you even heard of the Overlooked Talent jobsite?
Overlooked Talent is a jobsite that assists offenders and ex-offenders in the recruitment process, helping them find and apply for employment.
The Overlooked Talent jobsite plays an active role in encouraging the recruitment of ex-offenders and matching them with employment opportunities. Overlooked Talent challenges the preconceptions many recruiters hold about these groups by breaking down the employment barriers that offenders currently face, by providing a platform for employers to have contact with ex-offenders.
A growing body of evidence suggests that employer discrimination is a key barrier contributing to the marginalisation of offenders in the labour market. There are 7.3 million people in England and Wales on the Home Office Offenders Index; a huge potential talent pool that is currently being overlooked by employers.
Overlooked Talent …
So you’ve got a position to fill, maybe even several positions, and you have a dilemma how are you going to recruit and fill the posts if you can’t internally? What is the best way to recruit, saving both time and money? The traditional options tend to be the two extremes: The costly option of recruitment agencies or the time consuming alternative of recruiting solely in-house.
A recruitment agency will use their database and advertise and pre-screen candidates for you, providing you with their recommended shortlist, with the hope that one of the short-listed candidates will be right for your position; if using a reputable agency this is often an effective method but also very costly. Or there’s the DIY alternative, do all the recruitment yourself in house: Decide on a job spec, create an advert, choose the right media (local/national …
Recruitment is often regarded as a costly, time consuming hassle. With the high recruitment agency fees and stress of meeting publication deadlines.. Never mind agreeing on the design and artwork for the actual ad.
So when we tell people about our free recruitment advertising service, they are instantly skeptical and quite rightly want to know the catch.
Well the only catch is that the publishers or job boards pay our fee for you. As a recognized advertising agency within the industry, we receive commission for every advert we book. So for the same price you would pay placing your advert directly, you get our recruitment service for free!
This free service includes negotiation and booking, advert design and artwork, an optional post box service for sensitive appointments and our vouchering service that checks your correct advert has appeared in the right place at …
Business Web TV the video production division of Stuart Hirst, exhibited at the Yorkshire Mafia’s Buy Yorkshire Show back in April.
We ran a competition for one lucky business to win a free web video, all you had to do was enter your business card into our prize draw.
As announced previously the lucky winner was National Flexible; the UK’s largest distributor of polypropylene, laminates and special films.
After meeting with the Marketing Manager Andy Smith, he set out a brief:
To showcase the added value and latest developments of their latest range of easy-open and resealable packaging.
Before filming we created a suitable storyboard and script, to provide us with a clear vision in production.
Filming then took place on site at National Flexible’s headquarters in Bradford.
Once the scenes were shot, the video was edited in post production, using a voice over, background music and …
Marketing Week recently ran an article stating that charities were missing out on 665 million in donations each year; due to their lack of engagement with potential supporters.
Charities are failing to effectively evidence and explain how their donations are being used and the impact a small donation could have.
Digital platforms such as online video and social media are great methods to promote a charities cause. Online video and social media are highly shareable are relatively low-cost; however according to industry observers charities are failing to capitalise on these channels and engage with potential supporters. The Charities Aid Foundation found that donations fell 20 per cent last year, due to pressures on disposable income, highlighting the need for charities to do more to encourage donations.
Benefits of Online Video:
Last month YouTube found that 1 billion unique users were visiting the website every …
Vine is a new mobile video service developed by Twitter, Vine lets users capture and share short looping videos (6 seconds or less) inspiring creativity challenging users to create something short with impact. Vine has been designed to see and share life in motion, giving users the opportunity to share moments and content in unique ways.
The development of Vine illustrates the growing importance of Video both socially and as a marketing tool; a six second Video clip is highly portable and shareable and an excellent way to engage your audience and get people talking about your brand.
Video provides great opportunities for marketers and companies to show users short, easily-digestible content; that can be fun, experimental and innovative. To make Vine and other video platforms work it is important not to bore users with irrelevant, dull content. For further information on …
Let me start by explaining something, up until very recently my girlfriend was convinced that if she ignored the advent and explosion of technology and communication (namely, the Internet, laptops and mobile devices), that it would all simply go away as quietly as Beta-max in the 80’s, and she would be left with the smug look of “I told you I’d never needed to learn how to attach a sodding image to an email”.
Don’t get me wrong, it is not as if she doesn’t have the intelligence to master any of these technologies, it’s just that she has never connected with them as a positive part of her life. Even on-line shopping was a fraught with rage and frustration as sessions timing out and poor payment gateways which fail to confirm clearly whether you have in fact purchased the product or not.
Unfortunately for her …
If you’re a professional person looking for connections or a person looking to find work in a certain field you probably will be using LinkedIn. The recruitment site now has millions of members and is probably the most popular professional site in the world. However, only a proportion of people use it to its full potential. So, we’ve compiled some tips to aid you make the most of LinkedIn.
LinkedIn is highly favourable to Google’s search and so optimising your profile for the sort of work you do, will see you returned in search results. As a significant amount of recruiters will use Google to search for people, employees and suitable people for employees – apt profiles are a necessity. Updating and adding to your profile can see you returned in these results and provide innumerable more opportunities than you may …