Staffing World Show
Twitter is turning into a chatterbox about the upcoming American Staffing Association Staffing World trade show in Orlando October 20-23. You can monitor the talk yourself on this channel or with the Twitter hashtag #staffingworld like this.
Social Media Presentation at Staffing World
At the show, Jim Lanzalotto of Scanlon.Lois will be delivering a presentation on “strategic marketing."
I don’t know Jim, but from the looks of his program, it’s chock full of real-world experience on what works and what doesn’t, especially as it relates to social media and staffing.
Personally, I would have preferred his title be more Web 2.0-oriented than “strategic marketing,” which sounds like something out of the 1980s, but I have no doubt from reading his material that he gets it.
Take for example his advice on video clips:
Shoot videos and photos featuring your value proposition and post them to media sharing sites for increased visibility. Recruiters can give advice to jobseekers; temporary workers can give testimonials; hiring managers can provide case studies and/or testimonials.
Big amen on that, Jim … my video clips on YouTube are now at more than 23k views.
Twitter Overtakes LinkedIn as Favorite Recruiter Hangout
This is actually old news. I’ve been saying it for a few months but was getting serious push-back on it from some high-profile recruiters that worked a more traditional, Fortune 500 space than I’m used to.
Rather than wax philosophic about why the move to Twitter took place, I’ll just point you to folk I follow:
The Recruiting Animal. Animal also does a radio show each Wednesday. This is fast-track networking. If you’re easily offended, he advises not joining in. I agree.
John Sumser. John is an economist and an HR strategy guy more than a recruiter, but he’s a great writer and really good at pointing out useful resources.
The Devon Group. This is a PR agency out of the UK. They really get the recruiting and social media space and are fun to follow.