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Your Essential Recruitment News This Week! (11th August 2014)

In the news this week:

WeChat to Launch Micro Jobs Service in South Africa

Social network WeChat plans to launch micro jobs service, ‘Money for Jam‘, targeted at job seekers in South Africa.

The service is expected to give businesses, NGOs and government organisations a new way to crowdsource information and interact directly with job seekers. It will also enable people to earn easy money by completing a job that takes no longer than ten minutes using a smartphone.

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“M4JAM breaks large projects into small tasks, empowering many geographically dispersed people to quickly and independently complete the tasks using their phones in exchange for payment.” says Money for Jam founder and CEO, Andre Hugo. The value proposition includes completing tasks at a significantly lower cost than outsourcing to a traditional supplier, as well as directly accessing a unique and positive channel for continuous engagement with customers in real time.

For more info about Money for Jam and the services it offers, click here.

You Know eHarmony, the Dating Site? Yep, entering the Recruitment Race too!

Elevated Careers by eHarmonyThis week, eHarmony, one of the largest and most popular dating websites in the world with over 600,000 marriages over 14 years, is officially entering the Jobs space. They’ll be launching a dedicated site called Elevated Careers in December, after over a year of hard work.

According to Business Insider, CEO of eHarmony Neil Clarke Warren believes that their remarkable success in finding perfect couples (with a divorce rate of just 3.8% over 7 years) can be used to help job seekers find companies in which they will thrive, flourish and stay with long term. Seems perfectly plausible! In fairness, we’ve predicted a sort-of Match.com takeover of the recruiting world for ages, so it’s only logical that Match.com’s most immediate competitor actually make a move.

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Here’s what Neil Clarke Warren had to say in an interview with Business Insider:

“We decided to turn this company back into a relationship company. So we had the core product ‚¬€ we’ve had 600,000 marriages now and our divorce rate over a 7-year period is only 3.8 percent. We’ve done really well with matching people for long-term relationships. We think no one has done as much matching of personalities as we have, and we have very specific ideas about how we can be a successful participant in [the careers] space. We think we can do it better than some of the other companies like Monster and LinkedIn.

“…We have spent way more time thinking about personality fit. We’ve spent way more time thinking about relationships, what is required to make a relationship great. People on eHarmony stay together, have a more satisfying experience, and the divorce rate is way lower than it is for people who meet in virtually any other way. We think we’re better at matching people, we’ve spent more time at it. You don’t find in these other companies anybody who has spent that much time.”

Lumesse and Cammio Announce Partnership in Video Recruitment

Lumesse, one of the big ATS providers, and Cammio, a European video recruitment platform, announced on August 5th that they would be joining forces. In a nutshell, the new partnership will mean that Lumesse’s TalentLink customers can now use Cammio video interview functionality all within one piece of software.

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In a press release for the announcement of the partnership, Cammio stated that the partnership would help recruiters and candidates on the TalentLink platform to get a better first impression as part of the pre-selection process using the industry-leading video interview functionality. They went on to say that video recruitment is rapidly gaining momentum across the world as employers are increasingly seeing the benefit of adding personality to the résumé. Video recruitment allows them to save time and valuable resources while creating an enhanced candidate experience.

The integration of both Lumesses’s and Cammio’s services, will enable clients to use video interviews in a tightly integrated workflow and will help further increase efficiency in their recruitment process. TalentLink users can publish Cammio automated interview templates to TalentLink where they can invite available candidates for video interviews. The video recording is then shown with the candidate profile.

The partnership will initially commence in Europe and will be made available to other regions globally going forward. For more information, see the official press release below:

**London / The Hague, August 5 2014 – European video recruitment platform Cammio and global leader in talent acquisition and talent management solutions, Lumesse, today announced their partnership in video recruitment. Lumesse’s TalentLink customers can now use the Cammio video interview functionality directly from their favourite recruitment software. The partnership helps recruiters and candidates on the TalentLink platform to get a better first impression as part of the pre-selection process using the industry-leading video interview functionality provided by Cammio. The integrated video interview workflow is readily accessible for all TalentLink customers to opt-in to with no additional development or installation.

Video recruitment is rapidly gaining momentum across the world as employers are increasingly seeing the benefit of adding personality to the résumé. It allows them to save time and valuable resources while creating an enhanced candidate experience. The integration will allow users to access their existing interview templates and candidate recordings directly from their TalentLink account allowing recruiters to rate, share and select the best talent.

Raymond van der Wal, Head of Partnerships & Alliances at Lumesse, explains: We have selected Cammio as one of our integration partners in video recruitment, given its strong installed client base in Europe and excellent product reputation. We believe that our TalentLink customers will greatly benefit from the enhanced functionality through Cammio’s combination of live and automated video interviews, ease of use and strong focus on employer branding.

The integration will enable clients to use video interviews in a tightly integrated workflow and will help further increase efficiency in their recruitment process. It is based on industry-standard HR XML and is made available for automated video interviews as a first phase of development. TalentLink users can publish Cammio automated interview templates to TalentLink where they can invite available candidates for video interviews. The video recording is then shown with the candidate profile. The partnership will initially commence in Europe and will be made available to other regions globally going forward.

 About Lumesse

Lumesse is the only global company making talent management solutions work locally. Lumesse helps customers around the world to implement successful local talent management initiatives that identify, nurture and develop the right people, in the right place, at the right time. Lumesse works with more than 2,300 customers in over 70 countries to unlock and inspire that human potential in their businesses. The company’s integrated talent management solutions are comprehensive, intuitive, secure and fully internationalised into over 50 languages. For further information visit www.lumesse.com.

 About Cammio

Cammio is an award-winning, powerful cloud-based video recruitment platform helping candidates and employers towards better hiring matches with a visual first impression. We uniquely combine live and structured video interviews within one integrated platform that is easy and fun to use. Market leaders including ManpowerGroup Solutions, SONOS EMEA, European Stability Mechanism and Metro Cash & Carry rely on Cammio to power their daily search for the best candidate while reducing recruitment cost and time-to-hire. Get rid of unnecessary travel and difficult scheduling. No talent to waste with Cammio! Simply interview valuable candidates around the world through your web browser. For more information visit www.cammio.com.

Google to Break Up G+ Photos in New App

So Google+ are taking a leaf out of Facebook’s book and creating a separate app for one of Google+’s features – photos. Yes, an article posted on Bloomberg.com last week exposed the fact that Google are planning to give its photo service, called Google+ Photos, more autonomy from its Google+ social network by creating a separate photo app, so that the photo service can stand more independently and be more accessible for consumers who aren’t part of Google+“.

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After years of encouraging people to sign up for the social network with various tactics, including a mandatory partnership with YouTube, Google+ have decided that the best way to increase the usage of some of its services is to free them up. Sure, only last week Google Hangouts, the company’s video conferencing feature, was enabled to work for some business customers who aren’t on Google+.

But while the extent of a separation between Google+ Photos and Google+ is yet unclear, more autonomy gives Google the opportunity to take on more rivals, much like Facebook did with their purchase of Instagram, and opens more doors and let’s face it, another social network option opens more social sourcing doors for us!

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