There is a lot of technology on the web that is already available, that works and that can be used for Recruitment.
New Zealand is a long way behind the US where these technologies are already being tried and used successfully. The great thing is we can miss some of the steps the pioneers have made and jump straight into using this new technology that is so well suited for recruitment.
- SaaS, “the Cloud”
- Web 2.0 Applicant Tracking Software
- Social Media
- Public Business Networks
- Private Social Networks
- Recruitment Blogs
- Recruitment Search Engine Marketing
If you work down this list, and click on the terms there is is an example of a technology that fits under the heading.
Cloud recruiting is excellent for all sized companies but is particularly good for smaller companies who are unknown, do not have an employment brand and also do not want a bit outlay on recruitment technology when their recruitment needs ebb and flow. Most cloud technology is either free or SaaS – pay as you go, per person. Constantly new ideas come out that can be added to this list. For example, I have just I read about Mobatalk which is away to send video on Twitter.
Recruitment 2.0, e-recruitment are being used to describe this new way of recruiting, but things have moved on a notch in that people no longer need to have the tools on their own PC. People can access information anywhere, any place on any device as long as they can connect to the internet.
This is all so new there is no widely accepted term that describes all this but this week I found a new definition by Michael Marlett from Microsoft, Cloud Recruiting and it is the one I am going to settle on.
The way people work as well as the type of information, the speed that this is now that this is now available is undergoing a major change. Why not take advantage of this for your firm and be one of the early adopters in New Zealand?
- Employers slow to realise the benefits of web 2.0
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