The eleventh edition of WEDDLE’s Guide to Employment Sites on the Internet – the book the American Staffing Association called the “Zagat” of the online employment services field – is now available at Amazon.com.
This edition is completely updated, so if you have the 2011/12 Guide or an even earlier edition, you need this all-new classic right now!
The book features:
Click here to get your copy of Weddle’s Guide to Employment Sites on the Internet today.
Recruiting Under the Dome
The new CBS series Under the Dome explores what happens to the people of a small town when they’re completely cut off from the rest of the world. It’s a tale of endurance and intrigue, and a happy break from summer reruns on the network channels. For recruiters, however, it’s also a guide to how best to implement post-social recruiting, the next stage in using the Web as a social medium for talent acquisition.
In the TV show, the citizens of Chester’s Mill, Maine suddenly find themselves locked inside a huge impenetrable dome. People can see in and out of the enclosure, but they can’t pass through it. In effect, there’s the rest of the world on the outside and a small, clearly demarked community on the inside. It’s the perfect metaphor for post-social recruiting.
To date, social recruiting has been an exercise in using commercial social media sites to find, connect and communicate with talented prospects. Whether it’s LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter, what you do and with whom you do it is in the public domain. In effect, you’re trying to connect with top prospects “outside the dome.”
Oh sure, you can make your LinkedIn group private, but doing so doesn’t prevent LinkedIn from seeing who’s participating. Why is that a problem? Because LinkedIn sells job postings to your competitors enabling them to target the very same prospects with whom you’re trying to network and build relationships.
Talent Acquisition Under the Dome
Post-social recruiting involves building online relationships with top talent in the privacy of your own corporate Web-site. Unlike today’s job application pages (whether they’re called a “career center” or simply labeled “employment”), this domed area is a protected space for networking with the kinds of passive prospects you meet on social media sites. Because it’s under your dome, however, your networking strategies and the resulting relationships are hidden from the public including your competitors.
Here’s how talent acquisition under the dome works.
Yes, there’s a cost to developing and maintaining such a post-social campaign, but it’s no more than what you already invest in pages and groups on commercial social media sites. The difference is that your return on that investment is likely to be much greater because it is achieved under the dome where it is protected from the prying eyes and intrusive acts of others.
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You Pick the Winners
The recruiting field is awash in self-appointed pundits who opine that this site or that one is the best for acquiring top talent. But, they aren’t the people who know best. You are.
That’s why we at WEDDLE’s hold the User’s Choice Awards every year. They are the only awards in the online employment services industry in which actual users – employers and recruiters, job seekers and career activists – get to pick the winners.
So, let your voice be heard. The ballot necessarily lists only a small subset of the 100,000+ job boards and career portals now operating on the Web. You can pick some of them and/or nominate others … but the choice is yours.
Please click here and cast your vote today.
The Best Online Recruitment Tool Ever
WEDDLE’s Directory of Employment Web Sites is a one-of-a-kind database of job boards, social media sites, career portals, aggregators, employment-related search engines, job ad distribution companies, recruitment blogs and other recruiter resources. Its 9,000+ entries are organized by occupational field, industry, geographic focus and other specializations (e.g., diversity, veterans).
If you want to:
then the WEDDLE’s Directory is for you!
The database is delivered to users online and is both internally searchable and suitable for downloading into a CRM system.
Click here to order your copy or contact WEDDLE’s at 203-964-1888 for additional information.
Recruiters Have Careers Too
Recruiters have careers too. And, in today’s economy, they need to protect them! Even the best of recruiters have found themselves laid off by their employer or at a dead end in their organization.
How can you protect yourself?
Get Peter Weddle’s new guide, The Career Fitness Workbook. It’s available at Amazon.com.
The book has a number of special features:
So, get your career in shape. Get The Career Fitness Workbook today!