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What's new in social recruiting, and a hot tip!

Posted by Samara Parker
January 8th, 2014

It's Link Love time again.

You know what that means... a silly, rambly intro from yours truly! Then a whole bunch of super useful links of course.

Do you ever feel like there is so much to do that you simply don't know where to start? I do. Almost all the time. Definitely today. But, because I find myself in this position so very often, I've developed a trick for coping with it.

Tidy one small thing from start to finish.

Your desktop, your email inbox, your kitchen sink, it really doesn't matter what, so long as it is a small project, and you finish the job.

Sounds a little silly maybe, but it works. Sitting down at your newly organized desk, opening up your email to find it completely empty, or glancing over at your sparkling sink, will give you a sense of accomplishment that can put a positive spin on your entire day. And even if it doesn't, who doesn't like a clean sink?

Link time!

Experienced recruiters have a lot going for them. Namely: experience! But what about when that usually positive quality becomes a negative? Nancy Park exposes the number one error that experienced recruiters make, and what to do about it.

Gamification, it's still a thing. In fact, it seems to be getting more and more attention lately, especially in the world of recruitment. This article gives a great summary of how gamification is changing HR, and how you can benefit from including it in your workplace. i.e. how you can make HR policies fun... Apparently the impossible is possible in 2014!


Our gamification article, was recently featured on the cover of HR Insights Magazine.

Gamification is usually aimed at millennials, but apparently younger and older generations are coming together like never before. According to this article by Allen King, the workplace generation conflict is just a myth. I agree. I get along just fine with Gen Xers, so long as they keep the Nirvana to a minimum.

Unfortunately, the gender gap in HR is no myth. According to a recent article from XpertHR, the HR profession in the UK in 2014 is three-quarters female, but only two-thirds of UK senior HR professionals are women. Check out Michael Carty's post for more info on the gender profile of HR in the UK.

No matter what demographic you are looking to reach, having a better Facebook landing page will help. Inside Facebook shares an awesome template for improving your Facebook Page template in 2014.

Happy link lovin'!