Paul Connolly, Strategic Account Director at Work4, led a session on recruiting with Facebook at the Social Media in Recruitment conference. Here he talks about what recruiters can expect from Facebook.
The conference programme for the fourth Social Media in Recruitment Conference on the 19th April 2012 has been confirmed by Mike Taylor from Web Based Recruitment. The Conference has been designed to help Recruiters, Recruitment Agencies, Recruitment Advertising Agencies, Job Boards and Recruitment Industry suppliers get the most from using Social Media in Recruitment.
“Social media continues to play an increasingly important role in recruitment and we are delighted to offer such a varied programme, with each of the speakers having a unique insight into how social media is being used” said Mike Taylor, organiser of the Conference. “Once again we will be featuring the latest social recruiting trends, case studies and best practice examples. So whether you are recruiting in the private or public sector there is something in the programme for everyone, covering both beginners and experienced users of social media.”
Having launched Europe’s first ever Social Media in Recruitment Conference back in July 2009, Taylor is aware of how much social media has changed traditional recruitment methods. “At our first conference in 2009 the idea of using social media as part of a recruitment strategy was totally new to a lot of delegates. Some three years later the emphasis is now on how to get the most from using social media as opposed to why to use social media in recruitment.”
Conference Subject Areas
The subject areas to be covered at the Conference will include:
- Social media in recruitment – past, present and future
- How companies have embraced Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to recruit top talent
- The best ways to build a talent pipeline for future hires
- How job seekers use social media when job hunting and what they expect to see from employers
- How to develop and manage a global social media strategy
- How to use social media to engage with potential hires and develop talent communities
- Tools, tips & techniques to help you manage your daily social media activities
- How social media can make your company stand out from the crowd and become irresistible!
- Previous delegates social media success stories
- How to incorporate mobile as part of a recruitment strategy
- Social Media Question Time
Full details of the programme can be found at: http://www.socialmediainrecruitment.com/programme-2012/
Exhibition Area & Sponsorship
As part of the conference there will also be an exhibition area where delegates will be able to talk to companies and see demonstrations of various social media related products and services. “We introduced the expo area at the recent Mobile and Video in Recruitment Conference in November 2011 and it went down well with delegates. We have therefore decided to make an Expo Area available for the Social Media in Recruitment Conference to help delegates see a live demonstration of a product or service in action” continued Taylor.
“Getting involved as a sponsor or exhibitor at the 2012 Social Media in Recruitment Conference offers forward-thinking companies the opportunity to promote their products and services to a targeted audience and at the same time be seen as supporting one of the major social media events of the year.“
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.
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.