Facebook has 100m users in Africa

The Real Question? Should you be recruiting on FaceBook?   Facebook has reached a significant milestone in Africa, announcing that as of June 2014, 100m people are connecting to the social network at least once a month. And showing that Africa truly is a “mobile first” continent, Facebook has revealed that 80% of users are […]

How to Get the Job When You Can’t Shake Hands

Digital Interview Tips Picture this: for your next job interview, you might be alone in a small, quiet room speaking to an LCD display. Your prospective employer may be one of a growing number of companies that recognizes the benefits of conducting interviews over the Internet. Web camera interviews are more personal than phone interviews, […]

5 Social Recruiting Tips To Boost Hiring By Franz Gilbert on

  If it feels like you can’t go a day without hearing about social media, you aren’t going crazy! Since 2009, the term “social media” has increased by over 5X in terms of Google Search terms. Additionally, the frequency of the term has increased by over 10X in usage! The challenge is that this term […]

Digital Reference Checking

If you need to hire someone and you want to make sure the references from past colleagues concur with your judgement, Checkster’s collective intelligence gathering will provide that extra degree of certainty in your decision. Checkster’s innovative web-based solutions each use collective intelligence combined with the ease and reach of social networks to deliver fast, […]

How to Hire a Top Candidate

                Know exactly whom you’re looking for. Constantly seek viable candidates. Look for character, not experience. Resilience is the mark of potential greatness. Seek out the self-motivated. Attitude is all-important. Don’t settle for canned references.        

5 Clever things to do after your internship ends

If you are a young, career-minded hopeful just completing your internship, don’t close the door on this experience just yet. There are at least five clever things to do after your internship ends. Say thank you This cannot be stressed enough. Say thank you to the company by sending a well-written letter, but also do […]

The top 10 talent management trends for 2014

Too often in business we only look back – what happened last month, quarter or year? Progressive companies, though, look forward, predicting what will be and proactively planning for it. As we look forward, here are our views of the emerging trends that will impact HR over the next 12 months, and those already started […]

Your Employer Brand Owns The Candidate Experience

  By now we’ve all seen the October 2013 Gallup report on employee engagement, The State of the American Workplace. Words that come to mind when I re-read the report:  bummer, disheartening, bad news.  But I also wonder: what exactly did we expect? Look around you, managers, and you’ll see disengaged employees with the Zombie […]

Communication Strategy: Understand Job Seekers

I read something recently that surprised me: 29% of active job seekers in a recent survey use Google+ to find a job.  My first assumption was that active job seekers will do anything to find a job.  But, I was shocked to read that an even higher percentage of random respondents said they use Google+ […]

Recruiting Passive Candidates with Social Media

  Just to recap: Passive candidates are magical unicorns. They will instantly improve your business, upgrade your company culture, and double your chances of winning the lottery. Recruiting passive candidates will solve all of your problems! Sadly, this is extremely difficult to do because passive candidates live in a land without help wanted ads, job […]