Social Media

Second #HRtweetupZH @ VBZ

by Etienne Besson on 14 September 2012

in Events in Switzerland,Recruitment

Here are some of the topics discussed during the 2nd HR TweetUp Zurich (11 September 2012) at the VBZ headquarters in Zurich. But first of all, What is the #HRtweetupZH? It’s an informal gathering of professionals from the People Space (aka Human Resources) who want to share ideas, information and viewpoints about online recruiting. And […]

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 […]

The early bird catches the worm. And you can still get #TruGeneva tickets at the early bird rate until this Saturday! Tickets for the Recruiting Unconference on 4th May 2012 are available on the #TruGeneva Eventbrite site. On this page you will also find answers to questions like: Why #TruGeneva? What is a Recruiting Unconference? […]

You Don’t Need A Social Media Policy

by Etienne Besson on 22 March 2012

in My musings

This article will be short. I don’t think that you need a social media policy. And maybe you should first ask yourself why you think that you need one or revise your existing personnel policies. Of course we could talk for hours about the necessity of policies. But today I’d rather tell you why I […]

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 […]

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 […]