Photo Montage from 2010 Social Media In Recruitment Conference

Here is a short photo montage from the 2010 Social Media In Recruitment Conference. It doesn’t seem possible that the Conference was over two weeks ago!

I’m now starting work on planning the next Social Media In Recruitment Conference. If you are a user of social media in recruitment, and you would like to share your success with other recruiters, then please please get in touch via the web site.



Twitter #SMIR and Nick Clegg

At the time of writing this post it was exacty a week ago that I opened the 2010 Social Media In Recruitment Conference in London.

We have had some great feedback about the Conference and what I found interesting was the number of conversations that were going on before, during and after the Conference on Twitter.

At 9:51am (just after the Conference started) Bill Fischer from TwitJobSearch (who was following the Conference from his office in London) tweeted:

I managed to take a look at Twitter during the coffee break and sure enough #SMIR was in the top 10 trending topics for London (the results were in real time). At the time I looked #SMIR was number three just behind #NickClegg at number two!

I asked Bill for his comments the day after the Conference and he said  “This is a sign that recruitment has embraced social media:  In London, the Twitter capital of the world, the Social Media in Recruitment conference was one of the 10 hottest trending topics just behind Nick Clegg on the day of big debate. As the conference had about 250 delegates, this would indicate that there was wide-spread interest in the event beyond the conference itself.”


The day after the Conference I then searched Twitter for #NickClegg and came across this tweet from @SocialFuel

It was interesting to see that they were monitoring the performance of Gordon Brown, David Camerson and Nick Clegg across the social media space so I spoke with Lisa at Social Fuel and she very kindly did some research for me about the performance of  #SMIR during the day.

You can see her findings here:

My thanks go to Bill for highighting that #SMIR was a trending topic on Twitter and to Lisa for doing the research.

Mike Taylor

2010 Social Media In Recruitment Conference – Feedback Video

Wow, what a great day yesterday at the 2010 Social Media in Recruitment Conference!

There was a great line-up of speaker,  250 registered delegates and plenty of buzz and networking.

I will be posting some more feedback next week but in the meantime here is a great video about what delegates thought  of the day.

My thanks go to AllTheTopBananas for making the video and everyone who appeared in the video for their fantastic feedback.

Mike Taylor

Global Gathering For The Second Social Media In Recruitment Conference

Around two hundred forward-thinking Recruiters from the UK, New Zealand, South Africa, USA and nine European countries will be gathering in London on the 22nd April 2010 for the UK’s second Social Media in Recruitment Conference.
With a broad mix of delegates, including Corporate Recruitment and HR professionals, Recruitment Agencies, Recruitment Advertising Agencies, Recruitment Software Providers and Job Site owners there should no shortage of questions for the expert speakers!

Mike Taylor from, organiser of the 2010 Social Media in Recruitment Conference, has programmed the event to show how a wide range of Social Media tools can be used effectively as part of an online recruitment strategy.

2010 Social Media in Recruitment Conference Programme

The subject areas to be covered at the Conference (including some brand new social media case studies that will be published for the very first time at the 2010 Conference) will include:

•    Strategies for using LinkedIn as part of your online recruitment plans.
•    Insights from Google to help you recruit using social media.
•    How to maximise the use of Facebook pages as a recruitment tool for your company.
•    Key strategies for using Twitter effectively in recruitment, including the use of automated tools.
•    How online communities can play a part in your social media recruiting strategies.
•    The legal issues surrounding social media and employment.
•    Social media strategies for Generation Y job seekers.
•    Social Media Success Stories
•    Social Media Discussion Panel

Social Media In Recruitment Success Stories

Taylor is particularly excited that two delegates from the first Conference will be sharing the Social Media strategies they have implemented since attending the July 2009 Conference. “I have never heard of delegates from a previous event coming back as speakers for the next event and sharing their success” commented Taylor. “They have a unique story to tell and both have seen their businesses grow as a result of using social media.”

“If you are a Recruiter and you are unsure about how you should be using Social Media in Recruitment then the Conference offers an ideal opportunity for you to learn from others who are already embracing social media as part of their online recruitment strategy” continued Taylor.

To book your place visit the Register page and save yourself £50 if you book by the 16th April.

Jobsite Announce Gold Sponsorship of Social Media in Recruitment Conference

We are delighted to announce that Jobsite have become the gold sponsor of the 2010 Social Media In Recruitment Conference.

Mike Taylor, Director of Web-Based-Recruitment, who organise the conference says; “We’re thrilled to have Jobsite on board as gold sponsor, particularly as they share the same sentiments as us that social media is only worth doing as part of a wider, well planned strategy.

“With over 150 recruiters looking to attend it’s a very encouraging sign for the industry that its professionals are looking to embrace new ways to recruit. We look forward to working with Jobsite and to welcoming the attendees and speakers for what promises to be another fantastic social media conference. ”

Felix Wetzel, Group Marketing Director of Jobsite, adds; “Social media is a hot topic but the danger for brands is that they jump on this bandwagon without a clear idea of what they want to get out of it. We’re sponsoring this conference as it focuses on helping recruiters understand what social media channels are right for them and how they can best utilise them to achieve their recruitment aims. We’re following this same philosophy at Jobsite and have recently launched social media activity which helps us perform better for our candidates and clients e.g. our Jobs-by-Twitter service. For us, this is when social media is most powerful.”

You can view the full press release at: