Show Us Your Home And We Might Hire You

by Etienne Besson on 20 March 2012

in Recruitment

Imagine that you applied for a job and were told that – as part of the standard hiring procedure – you had to invite the recruiter to your home. Or even worse: you had to give them the key to your place, so they could drop by whenever they wanted, whether you’re at home or […]

Recruiters love to use the word “talent”. It sounds nice. But I believe that we still hire for skills and experience most of the times. What Does Talent Really Mean? We’re using the word talent more and more often, but it’s usually just a replacement for words like candidate or employee. Talent Acquisition is usually […]

How can paid online ads be used for recruitment and what are the advantages? Last week I presented my quick and informal survey showing that some Swiss recruiters are using paid ads for recruiting. Today I’d like to describe the advantages of paid ads for recruitment, include a few examples and point to additional articles […]

Survey: Do Swiss Recruiters Use Paid Ads?

by Etienne Besson on 7 March 2012

in Recruitment

The other day I asked some of my LinkedIn contacts if they had ever used paid ads for recruitment. I admit that I expected most to say “no”. The method was very simple. I sent a message to as many contacts as possible (50 is the maximum for LinkedIn messages). The criteria was: they recruit […]

At last Tuesday’s HR TweetUp Geneva (#HRtug) the main topic was Facebook, but of course we also discussed many other things including why HR is behind Marketing. Facebook: Personal Or Professional First of all, we agreed that in Switzerland Facebook is still used mostly with friends and family, but that it has a great potential […]

How do the Swiss recruit these days? And how is social media used for recruitment in Switzerland? I was at #TruLondon last week and Keith Robinson, Director of ECOM Digital and publisher of the Recruitment Buzz and other “Buzz” newsletters, asked me about the state of recruitment in Switzerland. This was just a couple of […]