Tags: LinkedIn

Gareth Matthews: Could LinkedIn be costing your business?

As the world’s largest professional network, with around 11 million UK users, LinkedIn can be a hugely beneficial tool for businesses. In fact, many employers are now actively encouraging employees to use it strategically to benefit their business. However, this doesn’t come without risks, says Gareth Matthews, an employment law solicitor at MLP Law.

Katrina Collier: Seven easy ways to improve your LinkedIn social recruiting

Recruiting on LinkedIn should be easy. After all, it is the place where many people create online profiles to share their career history, skills and experience. So why are other users unresponsive? Why do your connection requests get ignored? Why is it proving more challenging than expected? I call it LinkedIn fatigue. LinkedIn is busy.…

LinkedIn report shows HR as fourth most popular skill leaving the UK

LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network with more than 300 million members, today revealed new insights into the flow of professionals between countries around the world and the skills moving in and out of the UK. Of the top skills flowing into the UK in 2013, the creative industries were the most represented, above finance and engineering,…

Ruth Ferguson: LinkedIn is not the only social media tool for recruiters

Social recruiting refers to the process of acquiring candidates and reaching out to talent through social networks and social media. Social platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter are still expanding and provide their users with a way to create individual profiles whilst also acting as a personal PR machine.  Social platforms also support informal interaction…

UK workers not so good at using social media to further their career

British professionals are less career-focussed than their American peers and are also far less likely to use social media to build their networks, share knowledge and look for jobs, new research from YouGov reveals. The study among employees in the United States and the United Kingdom found that British workers are less savvy when it…