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5 Fascinating Facts All Recruiters Should Know This Week

All the stories you need to know for the week ahead!

1. Google Jobs

Google are pretty good at being innovative. Sure, the billions of dollars and massive intellectual scope help a bit but the ideas and drive for creating opportunities is what keeps them at the top. Last week, Google hosted thousands of developers for a developers festival that was mirrored in Google offices all over the world. One of the biggest announcements of the week was the introduction of Google Jobs.

Accompanied by a statement from Indeed’s President Chris Hyams: “We are happy to see that 13 years after Indeed launched, Google has woken up to the fact that searching for jobs is one of the most important searches in anyone’s life. Indeed is the global leader in job search, and our 5,000 employees wake up every morning and go to bed every night focused solely on helping people get jobs. We look forward to relentlessly innovating to help hundreds of millions of people find the right job, including millions of jobs that are only on Indeed.”

Check out the release of Google Jobs from Google CEO Sundar Pichai:

2. Tracking a Candidate’s Digital Footprint


The Undercover Recruiter released a fascinating article about why a candidate’s digital footprint should be an integral part of the hiring process.  In this episode of The Employer Branding Podcast Fiona McLean,  founder of The Social Index, a service that analyses the digital footprint of job applicants in a very transparent way, covers all aspects of analysing candidate data and how to inspect this data when hiring.

3. Linkedin Top Companies

LinkedIn has announced its annual Top Companies list a ranking of the best places to work, developed by analysing billions of actions taken by LinkedIn’s 500+ million members.

Companies such as Lyft, WeWork and JPMorgan Chase have topped this year’s list which represents employer brands that are standing out among the crowd and with 80% of talent and HR managers saying that a great brand makes it easier to recruit top talent.

4. Top Recruiter Episode Two

The second episode of Top Recruiter: North America vs Europe has been released. From next year the programme will be called The Movement as Chris LaVoie continues to bring the finest brains in recruitment together for this unique docuseries. Social Talent CEO Johnny Campbell joined  Karren Brady, James Caan, Torin Ellis and others to help determine who has the best chance of becoming the next top recruiter.

5. Small team, small budget, large potential

We have found a new favourite recruitment blog at Social Talent. The Mighty Recruiter provides excellent insight into specific challenges that all recruiters face. This article on how to recruit on a small team with a small budget. The article focuses on the 5 key components of recruiting and how to maximise their potential when the purse strings are a little tighter:

  • Job Advertising
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Recruiting Agency Costs
  • Employer Branding
  • Recruiting Systems & Tools

Check out the full article below:

How to Recruit with a Small Team on a Lean Budget

What do you make of all of these stories and their impact in the world of recruitment? How about reading one story a day and sharing your thoughts in our online community!


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