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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…

The involvement of social media, and particularly Twitter, in employee dismissal seems to be on the rise. This has been highlighted in two recent cases which recently hit the world of football in UK and started a debate. Last March football player Nicholas Anelka was dismissed for ‘gross misconduct’ by West Bromwich Albion after using…

Susan Thomas and Will Nash: Can you sack someone in 140 characters?

Everyone – employee and employer alike – knows what misconduct is. It’s stuff your employer doesn’t want you to do. But gross misconduct is an important, altogether trickier, concept. How do you know when misconduct is so serious, it justifies immediate dismissal without notice? What if your policies don’t describe what amounts to gross misconduct?…

Recruitment agencies have an audience of 650 users for every social media update

Specialist IT Recruitment Company IntaPeople has found that recruitment agencies have an average audience of 650 users per social media update, and enjoy a combined social reach of 2,000 across LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. An average of 650 LinkedIn Company followers was supported by an average of 600 Facebook page likes or friends and 1700…

National Careers Service launches twitter campaign to help improve job applications

Job hunters across the country are committing common CV mistakes and not spending enough time on their CVs which is costing them new roles, according to new research among careers advice experts. Almost 80% of advisers from the National Careers Service said that the most common mistake people made was sending generic CVs to employers…

Gemma Murphy: Watch what you ‘tweet’!

There used to be a clearer line between an employee’s professional and personal life, but with the ever growing use of social networking sites for business and pleasure, the line is increasingly blurred. Whilst social media undoubtedly brings substantial benefits to a business, particularly in relation to LinkedIn which can help raise a business’ profile…

‘Doctors need social media guidance’

The General Medical Council should produce a new section on social media in its official ethical guidance to doctors the Medical Protection Society has urged. According to E-Health Insider, the warning follows the recent GMC open consultation on guidance for Good Medical Practise. In response, the Medical Protection Society said social media websites like Facebook…

HMRC ask for help as how to use social media

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs suffered from a couple of high-profile social media-related incidents but authorised the roll-out of blanket internet access to all of its staff for the first time. The findings of the consultation, published in the form of a Workings and social networking report, are available on the Acas website and were…

Digital and social media specialists’ wages expected to grow

Senior digital and social media specialists have seen an explosion in pay over the last three years as companies increasingly divert marketing budgets to online campaigns. Wages have soared by almost 70% over the last three years, according to recruitment company, ReThink Recruitment. ‘Head of Search’ jobs, responsible for managing a company’s Search Engine Optimisation…