Tag Archives: social

March 01, 2015

Best Practices in Recruiting for 2015

Recruiting the right talent can play an important role in the long-term success of a company. The process of finding, recruiting, and retaining new talent can be a daunting and time-consuming task, especially for hard-to-fill positions that require specific skillsets. The competition for talent is fierce. Every company wants the best to join their workforce. In today’s world of recruiting, companies have to...




January 01, 2015

Employment Trends for 2015 and Beyond

Last month, DCR TrendLine concluded the year by providing a recap of the trends in employment over the course of 2014. As we gear up to begin 2015, we highlight our predictions of employment and workplace trends for the upcoming year. Generation Z, born between 1994 and 2010, is becoming a major target for companies looking for interns. The oldest Gen Z’s will be seniors in college in 2015. Companies such as...




January 01, 2015

The New Sources of Talent

The ever-widening skills gap, combined with the current 13-year high in number of job openings, is causing employers to look for new sources of talents. Hiring managers are starting to rely more heavily on non-traditional talent to fill vacant positions and obtain needed skillsets. Currently, according to Ardent Partners, 32 percent of the average company’s overall workforce is considered contingent or...




December 01, 2014

DCR TrendLine in 2014

In 2014, DCR TrendLine has covered a large assortment of topics. In this article, we look back at the trends we focused on most heavily this year. HR technologists and professionals estimate that HR technology will be an $8.1 billion dollar industry in 2015. Technology companies are continually releasing innovative products that provide HR organizations with cloud-computing capabilities, mobile access, social...




December 01, 2014

Talent Networks vs. Talent Communities

Those working and interested in the HR and recruiting functions have probably heard about talent networks and talent communities. Both derive from the belief that every recruitment campaign should not be solely focused on finding applicants for specific jobs but also aim to build a pool of talent that HR organizations can engage and leverage when recruiting for future positions. A talent community is an open group of...




November 01, 2014

Social Sourcing is More Effective

Technology and the increased usage of social media are transforming the recruitment industry, allowing companies to reach targeted candidates and create new forms of employer branding while simultaneously cultivating relationships and interaction between job seekers and potential employers. As companies adopt new software, tools, and methods for screening candidates, and millennials join the workforce in increasing...




November 01, 2014

Accomplishment Through Collaboration

Social collaboration is becoming increasingly important within companies. According to a research study by Salesforce, 86 percent of executives cite lack of collaboration or ineffective communication as a major reason for workplace failures. And McKinsey Global Institute says that failing to implement social technology makes high-skill workers and management 20 to 25 percent less productive. According to Forbes,...




October 01, 2014

Social Media’s Use in Recruiting

Recent research by CareerBuilder found that 43 percent of employers currently use social networking sites to research job candidates, and an additional 12 percent plan to start soon. A report by PwC surveying 10,000 workers worldwide and 500 HR professionals predicts that online monitoring of social media profiles by employers will rise over the next ten years. With the entry of recruiters, human resources...




April 01, 2014

HR Tech in 2014

In 2013, big data and social media helped to shift the landscape of HR technology by creating new challenges and opportunities for organizations in managing their blended workforces. This year, with global economic growth creating a new level of competition for talent, HR organizations are transferring their focus from cost reduction to retention and engagement. “2013 was a big year for HR technology. When you...




March 01, 2014

Talent Acquisition Trends for 2014

LinkedIn recently released the results of their 3rd Annual Global Recruiting Trends survey, which asked 3,300 talent acquisition leaders to share their thoughts on hiring and budget trends.  Five key trends regarding the future of talent acquisition emerged: Social professional networks are fastest growing source of quality hires A strong employer brand has a significant impact on the ability to attract talent...




October 01, 2013

LinkedIn Remains Top Choice for Employers

Recruiters are increasingly turning to social sourcing channels to fulfill their talent needs. Similar to marketers, recruiters are using social networks as a key tactic in a multi-channel strategy to find leads and cultivate them to hire. Social networks provide a great platform to finding the right candidate just in time. Across social channels, as a part of the hiring process, recruiters look to discover...




March 01, 2013

Social Media Strategy and Metrics & Measurement

Social media has revolutionized the transition of communication from the slow-paced conventional one-to-one interaction to a fast-moving many-to-one process.  People have limited knowledge regarding their field of application in social media, despite the fact that it is a vast ocean of the information.   The movement of information at lightening speeds, with increasing levels of spontaneity, has...




January 01, 2013

Adoption of social media by enterprises: A double-edged sword

Innovation adoption has long been associated as a signal of market leadership and thought leadership. In almost all sectors, this is borne by firms wanting to maintain their market position, reduce risk, and to offset any competitive advantage to a prospecting challenger. Even an innovation unlikely to be used could be a deterrent to an alternate business model. Examples include blocking of automobiles using...




October 01, 2012

Social Media Usage Across Geography

Apart from wide exposure, trust in professional and social media through networking with the right people is becoming the user mantra for making the optimum use of Social Media. In 2012, usage of online social profiles increased by 10% from 6% in 2011. Facebook, with its large user volume and popularity, is an instrumental tool for recruiters conducting background checks, and candidate references. More than 50% of...




October 01, 2012

Trends: Social Media and Recruiting

Based on a recent survey of online job-seekers, Jobvite unveiled social media usage trends by jobseekers. We analyze key findings of interest from the survey. So, how many job seekers really use social media? The answer is not too difficult to predict given that the proverbial six degrees of separation has been further bridged thanks to virtual social media adoption going viral globally. A good 9 in 10 job seekers...




September 01, 2012

Secretary of Labor on Twitter on Labor Day: An Analysis

Hilda L. Solis, the U.S. Secretary of Labor and a key member of the Obama administration held a public outreach program, and we bring you the top insights from the Labor Day live twitter chat between her and the audience. This was preceded by a webinar for Latino workers the same day and unmistakable public relations messages tacit in the same, was not missed by political observers. We dig into close to 3,000 tweets...



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