Tags: LinkedIn

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…

UK business wasting huge sums on avoidable recruitment costs

New research by professional services network PwC, commissioned by LinkedIn, the world’s largest online professional network, today reveals that poor talent adaptability – the inability for people to retrain for new skills or switch industries – is costing the UK millions of pounds in lost productivity and leads to businesses wasting huge sums on avoidable…

Steve Girdler: Social media – Screening success or business blunder?

Social networking sites have revolutionised communication methods in the last decade, both privately and increasingly, at work. As they enter the corporate arena, they are starting to become an integral part of many companies’ recruitment processes. Facebook, twitter and LinkedIn have all taken leading roles in helping businesses to source job candidates and they have…

Candidates three times more likely to apply for jobs with companies they follow on LinkedIn

In March 2014 LinkedIn announced that it has just passed the 15 million members mark in the UK – an increase of 5 million on how it was positioned in Britain two years ago. Coupled with this landmark news, it was previously announced in January 2014 that 80% of LinkedIn users are passive candidates, but they are…

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…

Employers can check LinkedIn but not Facebook says CIPD

New guidance for employers on what constitutes good practice when conducting pre-employment checks on job applicants has been released by the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development. Drawing on consultations with HR professionals and employment lawyers, ‘Pre-employment checks: an employer’s guide,’ offers advice to employers who are struggling to keep up with the…

Simon Robinson: Screening an applicant’s social media profiles – yes or no?

“I know what you did last summer!” It’s commonplace for individuals to check out a potential employer’s company website or Facebook page, but does it work the other way around? Is it ever legitimate for an employer to check a candidate’s social networking profile before employing them? While obtaining information from these profiles might seem…

Why employers face a LinkedIn minefield

Social media sites such as LinkedIn are increasingly being used by employers to develop business and create new opportunities in the workplace. According to Rosling King LLP, whilst LinkedIn is undoubtedly a valuable business and marketing tool, the risk that employees will use LinkedIn to compete with their employer following termination, exposes employers to a…

Richard Prime: LinkedIn – Asset or Adversary?

A decade ago, many recruiters were in two minds about the introduction of the job board. Whilst excited by the benefits that this tool would bring, there was a sense of fear that the new technology would cut demand for real life recruitment services. Experience has taught us that there was no need for concern…

Research shows recruiters are right to use LinkedIn with caution

HR professionals and recruitment consultants using LinkedIn to research potential candidates are right to use caution. New research from ICM reveals that two thirds of those who have ever been on LinkedIn do not update their information. ICM’s research into the user habits of those who are ‘active’ on LinkedIn (i.e. those with an up-to-date…

UK professionals confused about how to get ahead in a weak economy

LinkedIn Research reveals Majority of UK workforce over-estimate time required per day to further career    Expert reveals that 9 minutes a day is all it takes to maintain a healthy, successful career. Men perceived as better networkers than women. Nearly 36% of population believe that Marketing and PR professionals are the best networkers.  …

The ten strangest job titles on LinkedIn

Have you ever shared an office with a ‘Digital Overlord’? Or crunched numbers with an ‘Accounting Ninja’? If not, there’s hope yet, because the recent movement towards more unorthodox job titles looks set to continue, according to specialist recruitment consultancy IntaPeople. Having scoured thousands of online profiles, IntaPeople has revealed what it believes to be…