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5 Recruitment News Stories to start your week! (September 15 2014)

LinkedIn are Expanding Their Job Aggregator Programme to the World

Job Aggregator platforms like Indeed.com better watch out – LinkedIn has it’s eyes on you! Last May, LinkedIn began testing its job aggregation of jobs in the US, adding around a million open jobs to LinkedIn without the companies having to pay for it. LinkedIn is now expanding out its initiative to add even more jobs from around the world, with their goal of making every open job in the world available on LinkedIn.LinkedIn-Logo.jpg

LinkedIn are actively pulling roles from company career sites, ATS’s and other 3rd party sites, and automatically loading them into LinkedIn. It’s promoted Job Slots and Job Posts are still a paid-product, being promoted to both passive and active candidates alike through ads in LinkedIn newsfeed and in a weekly digest email. These aggregated jobs will be for active candidates only, with the aim being that LinkedIn become to go-to one stop shop for all things professional, including jobs.

Demise of Google+ Authorship (old news but really important)

Google Authorship

This news is a couple of weeks old but it’s really important – Google+ have stopped support for Authorship, which is where a blogger, author or regular website contributor (like recruiters who write job ads online!) had registered themselves with Google and Google leveraged +1’s and their Google+ circles to personalise content in a person’s Google results.

So no longer will your face appear beside Google search results I’m afraid… However, if you’re really into your SEO (Search Engine Optimisation), try this Rich Snippets markup format worksheet from Google.

Data Protection in Germany Ruling: Facebook is Responsible for Fan Data, Not Your Company

Last week, the German Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ULD) has, in an appeals court ruling, ordered that Facebook page owners, like business pages and fan pages, are not responsible for the personal data of the fans of that page. This came after the ULD started ordering companies in 2011 to deactivate their Facebook fan pages, or face a ‚¬50,000 fine for processing the personal data of German Citizens on their Facebook pages.

So if your company has a Facebook page targeting German fans, you shan’t fear of being forced to shut it down. Facebook is the one who bears all responsibility for anonymising stats for page managers to analyse. Phew!

Glassdoor Award their 10 Talent Warriors from their Employer Branding Summit

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Congratulations to the Glassdoor Talent Warriors 2014 for excellence in employer branding, engagement and innovation in their approach to hiring – here’s the official list of winners:

  • Jennifer Newbill, Global Talent Acquisition Program Manager, Dell   
  • Kimberly Bocian, Vice President Global Talent Acquisition, Ericsson
  • Tiffany Ligon, Senior Recruiting Manager, Evolent Health
  • April Eldred, Vice President Global Talent Acquisition, Forrester Research
  • Dustin Carper, Employment Brand Strategist, Groupon
  • Celinda Appleby, Global Talent Acquisition Digital Media Program Manager, Hewlett Packard
  • Cindy Cloud, Senior Manager Global Talent Attraction & Recruitment Marketing, Informatica
  • Chrissy Glover, Employer Brand Marketing Manager, Opower
  • Elaine Poucher, Recruiting Director, Protiviti 
  • Suzanne Myers, Director Talent Acquisition, RealPage

And finally: Disgraced Baseball star Alex Rodriguez opens a LinkedIn profile…

…Obviously on the lookout for a new job!

One to give you a bit of a chuckle of a Monday morning! The New York Yankees star, ARod was suspended for Biogenesis, and has reportedly opened a LinkedIn profile – and according to a LinkedIn spokesperson, it’s genuine!

Alex Rodriguez LinkedIn Profile

He needs some connections though, and possibly could do with this free whitepaper on how to pimp your LinkedIn profile. Go connect with Alex and help him through this tough time, Recruiters!

Have a great week!

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