Back in August I commented on the impending release of a Facebook Job Board that had the potential to reach unprecedented volumes of candidates via their online profiles.
This month saw the release of Facebook Social Jobs as an app bringing together 5 existing Facebook app providers such as one well known example, Work4Labs who already provide Lumesse customers with job board functionality for their corporate Facebook Fan Pages (like our customer Sephora....).
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So I see the news that Facebook is seriously considering a Job Board as part of its core offering…about time? Missed the boat?
Facebook is an unbelievable phenomenon, as Jenna Lebel @Likeable comments “Roughly 81 percent of Facebook’s 955 million active users are outside of the United States and Canada. There are more than 70 translations available on the site..”. (Read her full posting here ). With stats like these it’s no surprise Facebook would consider a job board, in fact the only surprise is that it’s taken this long for this “killer app” to make it to the social networking leader.
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You know, technical functionality is not always something an organisation needs to directly create and control. Whilst we @Lumesse have a functional roadmap of ideas and changes for our products we also have a data roadmap with a more simple mission – “Open up opportunities for customers to deliver their own innovative ideas”.
Sometimes these innovations can truly grab attention.
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As a recruiter I felt fortunate to work at Cisco Systems in the year that the UK Sunday Times put them at the top of the "Best Companies to work for" list (it always made those screening interviews easier!). At that time there was a regular employee roadshow focussed on their employee referral program," Amazing People!" The HR team of Cisco Systems worked hard to emphasise the need for employees to use their personal networks for the future success of the company.
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It’s always seemed to me that social networking whether for business or pleasure only works if you take the time to contribute.
I’m struck this week by an interview from the BBC’s journalist Leo Kelion with Zynga’s CTO Cadir Lee. (You can see the full interview here ). In this interview Lee describes one of the principles to their success – and upto 82 million unique users on a single day is certainly world class success;
"...one of the things that we have seen is that your likelihood to play and to continue to play is directly related to the number of people you are engaged with."
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The header for this entry is taken from a quote, here it is in full:
"No organisation can depend on genius; the supply is always scarce and unreliable. It is the test of an organisation to make ordinary human beings perform better than they seem capable of, to bring out whatever strength there is in its members, and to use each one’s strength to help all the others perform. The purpose of an organisation is to enable common people to do uncommon things."
(Peter Drucker, Management Consultant)
As Lumesse TalentLink continues its growth beyond recruiting with Succession and Performance planning (and more!) I'm going back to basics with research and personal development on these topics.
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