May 21, 2012

Where Has All the Talent Gone? By Robert Teal, CCP, CBP

Robert Teal, CCP, CBP

Robert Teal

Where Has All the Talent Gone?

By Robert Teal, CCP, CBP

Or is the question, “Where has all of my talent gone?”

 

Matt Lynley, writing for the Business Insider on April 7th, reported that employees are jumping ship at Apple. Running a search on LinkedIn, a professional social media site, Lynley looked for individuals whose past employer was Apple. Lynley found 17 of those former Apple employees at Zynga, a social gaming leader.
Where did other Apple employees go? According to Lynley here is where a sizable group of former Apple employees landed.

Facebook, 73 VMWare, 118 IBM, 130
Adobe, 154 Dell, 157 Oracle, 163
Hewlett-Packard, 216 Microsoft, 300 Google, 315
Cisco Systems, 329

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June 15, 2011

Employers Beware: When Social Media Says Too Much…

Shannon Tinker

Shannon Tinker

Employers Beware:
When Social Media Says Too Much…

By Shannon Tinker

This month, Redfish explores the importance of background checks and references before extending a candidate a job offer. Responsible hiring decisions usually include basic steps to double-check that a candidate’s credentials are legit.  With an applicant’s consent, employers can quickly get reports about a candidate’s credit and criminal record, and this is perfectly legal.

In addition to old school, traditional background and reference checks, employers now have access to data that would make even the most seasoned Private Investigator blush.  Social media has opened the playing field making it fairly easy to gather personal information about most of the computer using public.  Employers can learn a lot about a job seeker through her online profile, in fact, if they’re not careful, they can learn too much. (more…)

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November 16, 2010

“Today’s Job Seeker Report – 2010 Edition” – from Simply Hired

Job Seeker Preferences

Simply Hired, Inc. published their “Today’s Job Seeker Report – 2010 Edition, A survey of job seeker behaviors and motivations”. The report is based on over 75 user polls conducted on their website; this is what the job seekers said:

Tech-Savvy & Social Job Seekers

Internet is the number one channel for job search, with 86% of job seekers looking for jobs online. Social media is also a vital tool for today’s job seeker—32% find jobs through networking which is moving online, with LinkedIn (45%) and Facebook (24%) considered the most effective social networks for job search.

Passion for Work

Although jobs are currently hard to come by, the main career goal in 2010 for 83% of job seekers was to find a job they love and not “just a job.” (more…)

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