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August 14, 2013

This has been quite a week for the Jobcast team.

Mostly because Ryan “Our Fearless Leader” St. Germaine hosted the first ever Jobcast sponsored webinar!

Ryan shared his in-depth knowledge of passive recruiting live, to a huge turnout of recruiters and employers, hence the nickname. It was pretty awesome, if I do say so myself. And I do.

We had such a great time working on this webinar that I’m sure we’ll do more of them in the future. Which is pretty amazing when you think about it, as Ryan lives in Vancouver, I live in Holland (most of the time), and there were people in attendance from all over the place. Thank you technology!

It’s still amazing to me that connecting with people like this is even possible. Technology has really changed our ability to interact on a global scale, engage with each other, and, of course, how we recruit.

Always gotta bring it back to recruiting!

So, to celebrate our very first webinar, this week’s links are all about technology, what’s new, what’s cool, and what it means for employers.

Google Glass is about as new as it gets when it comes to tech, well for me it is anyways… Blogging for Jobs recently posted a great piece about the impact of Google Glass on HR by Mike Haberman. Apparently there are a ton of legal issues that will need to be addressed as Google Glass becomes a more commonly used technology. Mike’s got you covered, I’m still trying to understand exactly what Google Glass does?!

With great technology comes great responsibility, and a whole lot of data. Chris breaks down how to tackle all that Big Data you’ve got access to these days.

Google Glass may be new and shiny, but the most important area of tech for recruiters to focus on is mobile, without a doubt. But if you did still have some doubts, check out this infographic about the importance of mobile, brought to us by Leader’s West.

Then there’s that old standby of recruiting technology: job boards. They certainly aren’t dead, but they’re not exactly alive and kicking either. According to Raj Sheth’s article for ERE, job boards are just plain boring! Although I would love to point you towards the Job Board Doctor who has quite a few ideas about how to fix that.

Our favorite recruiting and employer branding technology for recruiters is, you guessed it, Facebook. Shocking, I know! But what I didn’t know was that apparently, according to a recent announcement by the social network itself, over one third of Americans use Facebook every day. That’s a huge talent pool right there, just sayin’.

And if you want access to all those passive candidates, might I suggest a certain awesome Facebook recruiting app?

There’s always something new popping up in the world of tech. If you have any hot tips about what the next new bit of tech that’s going to come along and “revolutionize” how we look at recruiting, or you just want to share your opinion, let us know in the comments!