Social media ROI… aren’t we missing the point?

Boy, social media sure seems to have got people talking!  On the one hand you have Marketers going all a quiver over it, treating it like some divine new marketing tool and claiming it’s the new CRM, (even giving it a suitable acronym – SCRM!) whilst at the same time obsessing over the ROI. And…

Email is dead… hopefully..

Or at least that’s the headline I’m hoping to read within a year of the Google Wave launch in a couple of weeks. I should have seen the challenges of email coming though. Sitting in the company lecture theatre of my old employer back in 1990 (yes that’s 19 years ago!) listening to our IT…

Social Media Sickness…

So I pay a visit to my local GP and this is how it goes: Me: “Doc, I’m not sleeping well” Doc: “Why’s that?” Me: “Well, I seem to be having vivid dreams all night and consequently I never fall into deep sleep.” Doc: “What are your dreams about?” Me: “Work! Mostly about our social…

The end of the road for Search..?

[tweetmeme]You may have seen the recent post entitled How free social media beat the recruitment consultants to death It seems to have caused much hysteria in certain circles and whilst it is still a bit premature to hail the death of the recruitment consultant (again!) it does serve as an indication of the power of…

Passive is the new Active

When I first dipped a toe into the world of recruitment the term ‘Passive’ when referring to candidates didn’t really exist.  Back then they were known as ‘innactive’ candidates and only really of interest to Search firms like the one I was with at the time.  Paid to dig around and not rely on advertising,…

Face to face is STILL the best option!

As a job seeker, despite the rapidly shrinking economy, you have never really had it so good.  Gone are the days of creating each cover letter individually, printing off hard copies of your CV and posting the small number of carefully selected applications via snail mail.  No more Lever Arch files containing pristine cut outs…