More and more companies and recruiters say that they’re using social media for recruiting. But is it “real” social media? And does it actually matter? Not long ago most HR departments couldn’t imagine using social media at all. This seems to change with LinkedIn (or Xing / Viadeo) becoming part of the tools recruiters use […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Today I’d like to share a few thoughts after the latest #HRtug (HR TweetUp Geneva) from Tuesday, 24 January 2012. First of all, I halfway expected to spend this #HRtug all alone. Many were busy, sick or I simply hadn’t heard from them in a while. I mentioned this on Twitter and David Goddin (@ChangeContinuum) […]