Archive for November, 2013
Veredus just recently held a drive for Metropolitan Ministries (An organization that provides a wide range of services to the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless.) I told the company that I would match our money raised and we were able to raise $8,000 which furnishes a room at the Metropolitan Ministries. As a whole Veredus will have furnished 2 rooms! It is a tribute to all to help make the lives of those less fortunate just a little bit better.
For more information on Metropolitan Ministries click here.
This week I asked our Director of Marketing, Alex Wright, what she thought about social media and recruiting. This is what she had to say:
In the realm of recruiting, candidates, consultants, recruiters and clients all use social media for their benefit.
- Candidates are looking for connections, jobs, companies and recruiters.
- Consultants are looking for future jobs, companies, and recruiters.
- Recruiters are looking for candidates, consultants and companies.
- Clients are looking for candidates, consultants, companies and recruiters.
That being said social media is used for positive and negative insight. Recruiters can look for candidates/consultants on social media and also see whether they are the right fit or even corporately acceptable.
Recruiters are always connected, doing what they can to find the right fit. In order to find the missing piece recruiters turn to social media for answers. One’s social media can say a lot about them. They have pictures, comments, connections, events, companies, personal information, etc. The list goes on and on.
So some advice to job seekers would be to monitor your social media profiles and make sure they are acceptable and show off your assets. You never know who could be looking at your profiles.
I recently asked one of my fellow founders and Chief Talent Officer, James Hawley what he thought about the growing debate over the human vs technology approach to recruiting. I recently read an article that spurred the question and was curious to find out his opinion.
Here is what James had to say:
“No doubt technology has been a game changer in the world of recruiting. Gone are the days of sourcing into companies just to find out who the programmers names are, now one click on LinkedIn and you can build an org chart. So will it replace the human recruiter, I think not. Through all the changes over the years one thing has remained constant, the relationship. Recruiting is a people business. A talented recruiter can “learn” through actual conversation far more than any software the emotional side to know why one match is better than another that you can’t see on paper. It’s not about having 90% of the criteria matching in an algorithm so you’re hired, it’s the art of truly listening to what a candidate wants and what a company wants to hire that results in a great hire. Science can make us far more productive in leveraging time and creating efficiency however it won’t replace the art of truly understanding the emotional side of why people are hired. That (luckily for us recruiters) will remain a human sport.”
Last week we held a vote on what charity we would support in our next Dress Down for Charity week. The contestants were: The Messiah Migrant Ministry, The American Heart Association, The New Hope Center for Grieving Children and The Humane Society of the United States. The winner for this Dress Down for Charity week was…..
We are currently participating in the Dress Down Week so stay tuned for our results!