Saturday, 19 January 2013

The Impact of Social Media and Mobile Technology on Recruitment

As most of us may already be aware, activities of social media sites like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter have become a part of our every day routine. Whether in the workplace, school, home or even places of worship, we cannot but appreciate the impact it has made. There is hardly any serious organisation that hopes to reach the wider community that does not have an account with one of these sites. Such has been the impact that members now plan and advertise their meetings, parties and all sorts meet-ups there. We can still remember the impact of mobile tech (BBM) on the recent Arab Spring uprising  - particularly in Egypt.

How do we feel any time we forget to take our mobile phones along? I may not be alone here but I am beginning to form the habit of taking my mobile phone with me when going for a shower simply because I do not want to miss that 'all important call'?  This would have been unthinkable a few years back..

The recruitment industry appear to be facing a similar challenge and this is bound to affect how people go about their job search as well.  Have a read of the press release by The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) on how social media and mobile tech  will revolutionise the recruitment industry via link below.

REC is the professional body for the recruitment industry and represents corporate members and individual members within IRP (Institute of Recruitment Professionals')

The significance and impact of social media and mobile tech is evolving and it will be fairly difficult for anyone to predict the full impact. We cam can only watch it unfold. It is however best to plan ahead (whether as an individual or a corporate body) and avoid being caught 'off-guard' like a number of companies without online internet presence are beginning to realise.

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