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Social Learning: Key resources from January

February 7, 2012 12:30 by Ann Pace

(From Jane Hart's Learning in the Social Workplace blog) -- Here is my pick of 10 articles about social learning since my last posting just before Christmas. I have listed them below in chronological order, and also added a short quote from each of them to give you a flavour of what each is about. If you want to read further articles you will find many more that I have saved in my 2012 Reading List.

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Tips for Identifying and Recruiting Top Talent In 2012

January 26, 2012 12:00 by Ann Pace

(From Business Wire) -- "In 2012, companies looking to successfully add top talent to their company need to be aware of the shifting dynamics in the recruiting arena and become even more strategic in their approach,” said Cindy Lu, CEO of The Novo Group, a national managed recruitment outsourcing firm.

Novo has developed some key recruiting tips and strategies for successful recruiting in 2012:

  • Recruiting Passive Candidates: Understanding the differences between active and passive candidate recruiting will be a big competitive advantage in 2012. The typical process for searching out top-notch passive candidates takes more time and requires dedicated recruiters with industry-relevant experience and connections.

    According to a recent Linked In survey, 78% of employed professionals stated that they are interested in a new position, yet ONLY 18% of them had their resume posted anywhere. So, a full 60% needs to be found! A successful recruiter has the knowhow and contacts at targeted companies to recruit those top-notch “passive” candidates.

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The Recruiting Revolution: How Technology Is Transforming Talent Acquisition

October 20, 2011 13:00 by Ann Pace

(From UNC Kenan-Flagler) -- We are living through an exciting era in technology development—the emergence of interactive, social media and virtual technologies whose business applications are not yet fully realized. While marketing professionals have been quick to embrace the potential of these technologies for product placement, branding and sales, HR and talent management professionals have approached them with a little more caution as they explore how interactive, social media and virtual world technologies can be effectively applied to attract talent to their organizations.

This white paper:

  • Identifies some of the major players in social media and describes their main features;
  • Examines the pros and cons of using social media, simulations and virtual world technologies to expand talent pools and to identify good job candidates;
  • Explores how leading organizations are using these technologies in their HR practices, and;
  • Provides HR and talent management professionals with information they can use to help them incorporate social media and virtual technologies into their organizations’ hiring practices.

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Social Media And The Workplace: Virtual Worlds and Legal Realities in 2011

October 10, 2011 17:45 by jllorens

(From Transworld Business) Radical revolution. Breaking boundaries. Peak performance. Sounds like the last ten years in surfing, skating or riding, right? Probably.

But that also describes the advances in personal communication platforms. These changes have altered how we all play, live and work. What was once spoken, or written and edited, is now instantly uploaded for all to see and hear. Coupled with eroding workplace boundaries, employers face new challenges with employees.

This article briefly discusses how these personal communication platforms (i.e., social or new media) are impacting the workplace. And potentially increasing liability risks for employers.

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Recruiting Tops List of Corporate Social Media Initiatives

October 5, 2011 16:43 by jllorens

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SelectMinds, a developer of social recruiting and community management solutions, today announced the findings of its annual ROI of Social Media in the Enterprise survey. The data shows that 86% of firms are currently using social media in their organizations, and 72% are actively engaged in social recruiting initiatives.

Developed to establish benchmarks for corporate use of in-house and external social networks, the SelectMinds survey asked 216 executives at US firms with 3,000 or more employees to share the details of their corporate social media initiatives. Topics covered include social media usage, management responsibilities and results measurement.

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Workplace social policy gets an overhaul

October 5, 2011 13:27 by jllorens

(From btobonline.com) Think your company has an adequate understanding of how employees may or may not use social media? Think again. Last month the National Labor Relations Board issued a decision that roiled the common thinking about how companies can govern the social media activities of their employees.

The NLRB ruled Sept. 2 that Hispanics United of Buffalo, a New York social services nonprofit organization, must reinstate five employees with back pay after they were fired for griping among each other on Facebook about a co-worker's job performance.

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Blogs: Measurement is repetitive, off-key music in the learning community.

August 15, 2011 16:25 by jllorens

(From CLO Magazine) Our world — and the world of work — is changing fast. I realize some of you may not even know what a vinyl record is, let alone why the phrase “sounding like a broken record” is relevant, but bear with me as we waltz down memory lane — music pun intended. This is my way of sharing a once familiar metaphor that has been made obsolete by the digital age, but is appropriate for a discussion of the importance of metrics for the CEO.

For those who have never heard music played on a phonograph, sometimes the record player’s needle would get stuck in a crack of the vinyl surface on a broken record. The result would be a continuous repeating of the same few bars of music.

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Enterprise Hive Releases HiveSocial 3.0, HiveSocial Now for Education

July 15, 2011 12:30 by jllorens

Enterprise Hive’s software-as-a -service collaboration platform HiveSocial™ has been upgraded to Microsoft’s .NET 4.0 Framework. This upgrade provides a technology infrastructure that rapidly allows customers more flexibility to connect to existing applications with their on-line communities. In addition, significant enhancements were developed to optimize user engagement. These enhancements include simplified content creation, ameliorated content search and sharper navigation.

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Blogs: Workplace learning professionals who blog

June 3, 2011 16:02 by jllorens

(From c4lpt.co.uk / Jane Hart) "Following a number of requests from readers, I’ve updated my popular page on Workplace Learning Professionals on Twitter to include links to their blogs."

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Companies ban Twitter from workplace

May 11, 2011 11:55 by jllorens

(From The Telegraph)  Some 48pc of companies have stopped workers from “tweeting” and posting updates while at work over the past year, with 45pc fearing business reputation was at stake, the survey by Lewis Communications and HCL Technologies found.

The news comes as experts debate the legality of “tweeting”, after thousands of tweets and re-tweets have revealed alleged “court-protected” information.

Vineet Nayar, HCL Technologies’ chief executive, said: “It is quite remarkable that in this day and age, many employers are still putting their employees’ interests as a low priority by not allowing them to use sites like Facebook.

“Banning them outright will impact employees’ approach to work in a negative way, having a detrimental effect on the business as a whole.”

Clive Longbottom, principle analyst at business research firm Quocirca, said stopping workers from using social networking sites did not deal with the real issue anyway, as employees could find other means to write detrimental things about their company.

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