Importance of Facebook Recruiting!!

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There is more to Facebook than what we all think. Everyone is one Facebook, Yes almost everyone. Let’s take a look at some data:

  • Facebook has more profiles than Any Job Portal and LinkedIn too.

  • Facebook has around 1.3 + billion accounts. This is where many say “So what’s in it for me”

  • Well, 108+ million People in India are on Facebook

  • Mumbai has 6+ million / Delhi 8+ million, Pune 3.6 million, Bangalore 4.4 million, Ahmedabad 1.4 million users

So after this data, would like to ask recruiters “Are you searching candidates via Facebook” If yes, great, if no – its never too late…start it :)

Following is a video that talks about Importance of Facebook Recruiting!! This show is done by Rakshita Dwivedi. Looking forward to your views on how you are using Facebook for Hiring.

Regards

Rambling Recruiter

How to make LinkedIn work for you!!

332 Millions Users across 200+ countries.

Every 2 seconds a new user joins LinkedIn.

Linkedin is your new professional identity.

Following is an attempt to showcase how to make LinkedIn work for you. Yes, you read it right. There are loads of features on LinkedIn that can help you. Rakshita Dwivedi came up with this amazing idea to have a hangout and interact with the audience on various topics related to Social Media. You can also read her amazing Blogs right here – https://rakshitadwivedi.wordpress.com

This is a series of  videos that will be shared and you all are welcome to share your views and thoughts related to it.

So here’s the video – How to make LinkedIn work for you!!

Regards

Rambling Recruiter

They are on Twitter!! What’s your excuse of not being there!!!!

Same old story. Why are you not on Twitter? Well, its too complicated, no time. Okay, fair enough. So what if I tell you that these 50+ CXO’s are on Twitter and are actively using it. Would you believe it!! If you still don’t believe it, how about this fact that they are normally more busy than an normal employee in any organization. Right!!!

Okay, let’s move to another excuse that normally HR Professionals make related to Twitter. Its Complicated. Well, how about Bell Curve!! Is it not Complicated!! (Do take this on a lighter note, hahaha ) The point that I am trying to convey is that it’s time for HR Professionals to take Twitter a bit seriously.

Twitter is a goldmine in terms of knowledge, insights, latest trends and much more. You could find and follow Industry Leaders in the space of Learning and Development, Compensation and Benefits, Generalist HR, Labor Laws, Digital Marketing, Social Media and so on and on and on.

There is a lot of talk about HR and Social Media and how they can embrace it. Also don’t forget that so called Gen Y is very much active on Twitter. It’s not about matching their pace, but about understanding the latest trends, their expectations, their needs. (If you give a DAMN about it, they too will do the same ;) )

Don’t be an ostrich.Don’t put your head in the sand.

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It’s time to look around beyond the excel sheets and PPT’s. I understand that this is your core job, but don’t be left behind, as the future HR folks are all set to embrace Social Media, especially Twitter. I had mentioned in my previous post that Twitter is my personal Learning Management System. Have learnt much more via Twitter than any other training programs in my entire career.

Following are some of the blogs that might help you to know more about what you are missing by not being on Twitter:

So are you convinced or should I confuse you more ;) Jokes apart, Do give it a shot. Join the amazing world of Twitter.

Looking forward to your views, suggestions and feedback’s related to this topic.

Regards

5 years of Blogging – Rambling Reflections :)

23rd Dec 2009, was all set to have my own blog. Had been reading loads of blogs, commented and shared my views on them. But wanted to setup my own blog where I could share my thoughts, experience and what I learnt . Wanted to write as a layman for the audience; with no place for HR Jargon :)  Did struggle on what should be the name of the blog, so did some research. But after a point of time thought that the idea of starting a blog was a random thought, as I was just wandering; so came up with the name ” Rambling Recruiter “.  aka wandering recruiter :) This is how the amazing learning journey began.

BloggingOne thing that I have learnt from Blogging is that “The more I share, the more I end up learning”. Blogging is all about sharing your passion with the audience. You don’t have to be a writer to start blogging. Just go ahead and pen down your thoughts about the subject you like.

I started my journey as a Sourcer and did enjoy every bit of it for 5 year. So my blogs did range from “Yes I’m Proud to be a “Sourcer” | Are you!!!! to Are you up for a Weekend Drive!! Then moved on to so called End to End Recruitment ;) So the focus of my blogs got shifted towards Recruitment. Those Include – Sorry, It’s a BAD HIRE!!” to “Ways to bring down cost per hire!!!” During these 8 yrs in my career was always keen to learn new methods and techniques to search talent. This is where I developed my passion towards Social Media.  Following are some of the blogs related to the amazing world of Social Media –  “Have you identified your Social Media Ambassadors!!” Global List of HR TweetChats right here!!! & Dear HR, Recruiters, Sourcers are you missing this action on Twitter!!!

There were some blogs which were tough to write and more importantly tough to post too. The following blog did give me some sleepless nights. Was not sure if it can be posted and shared online. But then did go all out and shared it. Here is that Blog : India’s largest database of employees!​!! Free!! Possible!!

So far it’s been a wonderful learning experience.

Would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone of you for the constant support and encouragement. Looking forward to the next 5 years and also towards contributing to some more interesting topics.

Happy Blogging.

Regards

Rambling Recruiter

Made in India : List of CXO’s on Twitter

There have been lists and lists….. But what about a list of CXO’s!! They are top notch executives in their respective companies. Normally there is a myth that there are only a handful of Top Executives on Social Media. But when it comes to Twitter, we think that the list might be even shorter.

There was a time when it was almost impossible to reach or approach Head of Companies. But Social Media, especially Twitter has made it far more easy to follow, connect, learn and even interact with these CXO’s.

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So let’s take a look at an exhaustive list of Indian CXO’s on Twitter. 

– @RNTata2000 : Former Chairman of Tata Group

– @anandmahindra : Chairman and Managing Director, Mahindra Group

– @vivekparanjpe : HR Professional with more than 39 years work experience both in India and abroad.

– @vsikka : CEO & MD, Infosys

– @AbhijitBhaduri : Chief Learning Officer of Wipro

– @IndianYash : Global Head of HR for Business Transformation, IT & Chief Learning Officer at Philips

– @YugeshGoutam : Group President -HR, JSW Group

– @malia_adil : Group President H.R, Essar Group

– @RajKarunakaran : Director – Human Resources at Philips Healthcare

– @PrabirJha : President &Group CHRO @ Reliance Industries (RIL)

– @HarlinaSodhi : SVP – Head Employee Engagement, Communication, Diversity, Transformation and Change Management at RIL

– @kshankar21 : Head of HR- Indian Sub-continent at Philips

– @SanjaySingh21 : CHRO at Crompton Greaves

– @SinghNeelmani : Head – Leadership Development at RIL

– @DrSantruptMisra : CEO – Carbon Black Business & Director Group HR of Aditya Birla Group

– @sanjayjorapur : Chief HR officer at HeroMotoCorp

– @naveenn1972 : Global Head Talent Management at HCL

– @debjani_ghosh_ : VP -SMG, MD – Intel South Asia

– @sharmaaparna : Country Head-Human Resources at Lafarge

– @saumenb : Head Talent Acquisition-GE India

– @pdbhat : Talent Lead SapientNitro

– @Anand__Pillai : Chief Learning Officer at Reliance

– @SinghaniaGautam : Chairman and Managing Director at The Raymond Ltd

– @agastyasays : CHRO and Emerging Geo SBU Head at MphasiS

– @RajanNS : Group Chief Human Resources Officer, TATA Sons

– @iSharad : Global Head – HR at Polaris

– @Namrata2010 : Vice President – HR at Mahindra & Mahindra

– @raotv : Father of HR

– @AnmolNautiyal : Director, IBM Social Business & IBM

– @rsukumar : xCognizant [SVP/CIO & Head of Innovation,CKO]

– @Sairee : Founder SHEROES.in

– @aashishsingh : Vice President and Head of HR at Sutherland Global Services

– @swam2007 : Chief People Officer at WNS Global Services

– @Rajeshwar_T : Chief People Officer – Mahindra, Automotive and Farm Equipment Sectors

– @kiranshaw : Chairman and Managing Director of Biocon

– @C_P_Gurnani : MD & CEO | Tech Mahindra

– @udaykotak : CEO, Kotak Mahindra Bank

– @hvgoenka : Chairman, RPG Enterprises

– @meher_taj : Global Head Employer Branding at Infosys

@Vivek_Nayer : Chief Marketing Officer – Auto Division, Mahindra & Mahindra

– @_Kavi  : Chief Manager – Learning & Development

– @tnvora  : Director (Product Development, R&D) at Basware

– @pgopins : President – Global Delivery & HP Channel Sales at Mphasis

– @sznigam : VP HR Snapdeal

– @ss123yc : SVP & Head of BPO – Emerging Geographies at Mphasis

– @emranas : Vice President – HR, Mahindra & Mahindra – Auto & Farm Sector

– @shergillprithvi : CHRO at HCL

– @psukanya :  Practice Head – Diversity, Ethics, Sustainability, Coaching at TMTC

– @vineetnayar : Former CEO HCL

– @AjaiChowdhry : Founder, HCL Chairman,IIT Patna

– @anupamaberi : Head HR Snapdeal

@DPDilpreet : VP HR for IBM India/South Asia

– @GaneshNatarajan : Vice Chairman & CEO at Zensar

PS: The list is in no particular order :)

This is an exhaustive list, so do feel free to add more CXO’s that are active on Twitter.

Regards

Rambling Recruiter

Best of HR TweetChats 2014 – Part 3: #CHRDX

Twitter is my personal Learning management system“. This is a small attempt to share some of the best HR TweetChats of 2014. Twitter has been an amazing learning tool. Was fortunate to connect and learn from some amazing HR influencers via Twitter.  There have been some amazing Tweetchats that did make 2014 an amazing learning year for me.

It’s time for the the 3rd Part of Best of HR TweetChats 2014. For those you might have missed on the first two parts, can catch up with it right here:

Part 1 : #HRtrends

Part 2 : #ihrchat

TwitterSo, lets look at the 3rd TweetChat that has also create a buzz in the HR community this year.

#chrdx is Hosted by @nidhisand .  It occurs on 3rd week of every month (Wednesday) at 7:30pm.

Following are some of the interesting TweetChats Topics that were covered on #CHRDX in 2014

The Micro-Learning Wave

Unlocking Women Potential

Building a High Performance Culture

Continuous Learning

Mentoring Minds

Engaging Employees for Change

Goal it Right

Reshaping the Leadership Mindset

Professional Networking

Managing Gen Y at Work

Looking forward to your views on these interesting topics related to HR. You can also follow Nidhi Sand on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Regards

Rambling Recruiter

Best of HR TweetChats 2014 – Part 2: #ihrchat

Twitter is my personal Learning management system“. This is a small attempt to share some of the best HR TweetChats of 2014. Twitter has been an amazing learning tool. Was fortunate to connect and learn from some amazing HR influencers via Twitter.  There have been some amazing Tweetchats that did make 2014 an amazing learning year for me.

For those who missed the 1st part of this series, they can go through it right here. Part 1 : #hrtrends

It’s time to focus on yet another interesting HR TweetChat that made a lot of buzz in 2104. #ihrchat – (Earlier know as #IndiaHRChat) is a monthly twitter chat aimed at creating conversation with/for the Indian HR community and those interested in the region. It occurs at 7 PM IST, 8.30 AM EST, and 1.30 PM GMT on the last Wednesday of every month. Hosted by @tanvi_gautam

TweetChatLet’s look at some interesting topics that were covered via this amazing platform (These include Storify and News Articles)

Social learning communities: What does it take ?

Creating emotionally intelligent organizations

- Emergent leadership

Leading in a VUCA world – July #indiahrchat

Co-creating meaningful careers

Toxic workplaces with Kate Nasser #ihrchat

Digital employer brand with the HCL team #Ihrchat

Cracking the collaboration code

Looking forward to your views on these interesting topics related to HR. You can also follow Dr. Tanvi Gautam on Twitter LinkedIn and her Website too .

Regards

Rambling Recruiter

Best of HR TweetChats 2014 – Part 1 : #hrtrends

Best of HR TweetChats!!! If you ask me, I would stick out my neck and say ” Twitter is my personal Learning management system“. This is a small attempt to share some of the best HR TweetChats of 2014. Twitter has been an amazing learning tool. Was fortunate to connect and learn from some amazing HR influencers via Twitter.  There have been some amazing Tweetchats that did make 2014 an amazing learning year for me.

Hence via this blog would like will share a series of such HR TweetChats and some interesting topics that were covered. This series will also include the Storify of these TweetChats that were conducted. So that you don’t miss out on any of the learning’s and can go through all the discussions, views and comments on various HR topics.

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So here we go:

#Hrtrends

PlugHR sets up & runs HR department for companies for a fixed subscription bringing in the best HR practices,across sectors in 7 Indian CitiesThey have Twitter Chats which Occurs every Thursday at 4:00pm IST. Hosted by - Rakshita Dwivedi : @Raks_d

They had some interesting topics in the year 2014. Following is a list of those topics for your reference. Just click on the topic you like and you can go through some interesting conversations by HR professionals.

Are the Employees Engaged?

- #HR and #workplace politics

‘Employee of the Month': Pros and Cons

Solving #workplace #negativity!!

#Colours at #workplace

#Confessions of an #HR leader

- Its all about an ‘A’ team!!

Is #HR a performance genie??

Lets talk about Exits!!

What could be Good or Bad side of Recruitment?

- Who is a leader?

Looking forward to your views on these interesting topics related to HR. You can also follow Rakshita Dwivedi on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Regards

Rambling Recruiter

Have you identified your Social Media Ambassadors!!

Your Company has a Facebook Page! Twitter Handle! LinkedIn Company Page! If your answer is YES, then the following question is for you. Have you identified your Social Media Ambassadors!! Who are they? Where do they work? Loads of Questions, right. Let’s make it easy. Now a days almost every company is on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. They would like to increase their presence and increase their followers on Social Media Channels. Nothing wrong in that. They are all trying hard to build their social network. But are they forgetting something? 

Yes you guessed it right. They missing out on their very own Brand Ambassadors on Social Media. Every company has a set of Social Media Ambassadors who have good amount of followers and are great influencer’s within their network. Yes, you read it right, every company has such employees. So have companies tried to identify them and make the most of their network? Well, some have, but most are still clueless about where they are and how to encourage them to promote their own company on Social Media Channels. 

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It it one thing to create a Company Twitter Account and other thing to promote it. Do you know how many in your company are on Twitter? I bet most of them will not have an answer. It’s important to build your internal network first and encourage your employees to embrace such powerful social channels. Companies need to train them, engage them and nurture them to use Social Channels. Then they need to identify top influencer’s from them and slowly develop them into their Social Media Ambassadors.

Companies have also created multiple Facebook Pages, but are these pages talking to each other? Are they even following each other? In this case too, companies must promote their Facebook Pages Internally and then encourage them to share relevant content within their networks. As every employee has his/her strong network on social channels. And companies must make the most of it. 

LinkedIn is a channel where we by default mention our Company name and our designation. So is there a way we can ask all our employees on LinkedIn to share important links in their company sections, add videos, careers website url’s on their profile? Companies must realize that charity begins at home. In other word, promotion begins from internal networks and then one can go all out externally. 

So have you identified your Social Media Ambassadors? 

Looking forward to your views on the following topic.

Regards

Rambling Recruiter

Global List of HR TweetChats right here!!!

Before we move towards the list of amazing TweetChats across the Globe, let’s spend some time on some basic questions. Can you learn, share and connect in 140 characters? The answer is YES. Twitter has been at the forefront of proving an amazing platform to Learn, Share and Connect. Now your next question would be HOW? And for some it will be WHY? The following post is a small attempt to answer the HOW, WHAT, and WHY. So get ready for an amazing journey of 140 characters.

Gone are the days when people used to run away from Twitter (Some Still do run), But there has been a positive change and people are slowly moving towards Twitter. Especially as an HR professional one must explore Twitter. If you find value, do stay back, if you don’t, you are free to move out. But no point talking negatively about Twitter without joining it and exploring the right places.

So coming back to the topic – Can you learn, share and connect in 140 characters? TweetChats is the answer to all your questions. You might have heard a lot about TweetChats, might have participated in a few of those. Surely it’s an amazing platform that connects HR professionals and helps in engaging on to a particular topic. You can call it as your Personal LMS (Learning Management System). As an HR Professional you need to stay connected with the latest trends in the market, take note of best practices around the globe. This is where TweetChats helps you to achieve that.

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Following is the Global list of  HR related TweetChats that might interest you and help you to learn, share and connect in just 140 Characters.

 –  PlugHR sets up & runs HR department for companies for a fixed subscription bringing in the best HR practices,across sectors in 7 Indian CitiesThey have Twitter Chats which Occurs every Thursday at 4:00pm IST. Hosted by - Rakshita Dwivedi : @Raks_d

#chrdx – It occurs Wednesday of the 3rd week of every month at 7:30pm. Hosted by @nidhisand

#HirersChat – It occurs every Saturday at 11am IST. Hosted by @thehirers

#sourcingchat – A dedicated TweetChat for Sourcing and Hiring Professionals. It occurs 1st Wed of every Month at 4pm IST. Hosted by @SourcingAdda

#talkingmatters –  It is part of @peoplematters2 Radio Program that Occurs 1st Week of  Every Month at 12pm IST.

 – They are known as change agents transform the world of HR-Broadcasts LIVE show every first and third Tuesday at 8 pm IST. Hosted by Nisha Raghavan – @TheHrbuddy 

#NextChat – Sharing the latest workforce and workplace trends and best practices. @weknownext is the Host of  #NextChat on Wed at 3 p.m. ET ie 12:30am IST (Thu)

#dthr – @drivethruhr is a Daily 30 minute radio program hosted by @bryanwempen @williamtincup @thehrbuddy. You can tune in for great HR conversations.

#ihrchat – (Earlier know as #IndiaHRChat) is a monthly twitter chat aimed at creating conversation with/for the Indian HR community and those interested in the region. It occurs at 7 PM IST, 8.30 AM EST, and 1.30 PM GMT on the last Wednesday of every month. Hosted by @tanvi_gautam

#TChat – It occurs Every Wednesday 7-8 pm ET ie 4:30am IST. Tough for India based followers to attend it. But one can always check the hashtag and activities the next day. Hosted by @meghanmbiro and @kevinwgrossman

#LeadershipChat – As the name suggests, an amazing place to connect and learn from Leaders. Occurs Every Tue, 8pm (ET) ie 5:30am. Again Tough for India based followers to attend it. But one can always check the hashtag and activities the next day. Hosted by @swoodruff and @LisaPetrilli

#TalentNet – It is a Tweetchat & a radio talk show for recruiters and HR Professionals. Occurs Every Tue 7pm – 8pm ET.  ie 4:30am IST. This chat is hosted by @Fishdogs@TheOneCrystal@mattcharney, and @mverver.

#peoplechat – Occurs Every Tuesday 12.30 – 1pm (CT) ie 11pm IST. Hosted by http://peopleclues.com/

#Spiritchat – This is an interesting community TweetChat hosted by @AjmaniK that occurs every Sun 9am ET ie 6:30pm IST.

#HFChat – The whole idea of #HFChat is to make your job search easier. A great platform to connect with leaders in the career search industry. Occurs Every Friday at 12 pm ET, ie 9:30pm IST. Hosted by @HRMargo

#HRTechChat – As the name suggests, its all about HR and Technology. It Occurs Every Friday 2-3pm ET, ie 11:30pm IST. Hosted by @brentskinner & @MeghanMBiro

#linkedinchat - All about LinkedIn. Share all your quires right here :) Occurs Every Tue 8 – 9pm ET, ie 5:30am IST.  Tough for India based followers to attend it. But one can always check the hashtag and activities the next day. Hosted by @LinkedInExpert & @martinehunter

 #pocchat - Hosted by @raehanbobby  Occurs Every Monday at 11am  ET ie 8:30pm  IST Monday

#HBRogue – A weekly discussion that happens every Thu from 1-2pm ET ie 10:30pm IST. Hosted by @HBRogue1 

#Luv4Social – A weekly Twitter chat on Thursdays at 2pm ET/1pm CT ie 11:30pm IST,  for professionals, students & enthusiasts! They tweet on all things social media & marketing! Hosted by @Luv4Social

#lrnchat – Where the topics of social media and learning meet each Thu 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT ie 6am IST. Hosted by @lrnchat

#omcchat – An Open Mic Career Chat : Friday 12-1PM ET ie 9:30pm IST with @CyndyTrivella @TomBolt @LevyRecruits; a career/job search chat.

#ozlearn –  Australia’s first L&D tweet chat. Join us every second Tuesday of the month at 8:00 p.m. (AEST) ie 3:30pm IST. @LearnKotch is the founder of @OzLearn

#leadfromwithin – A TweetChat that covers topics such as: Teamwork, Communication, Character, Change management, Core Values, Vision, Conflict, Influence, and much more. It Occurs Every Tue at 8pm ET,  ie 7:30pm IST. Here is the complete schedule of topics – http://www.lollydaskal.com/leadfromwithin/ .Hosted by @LollyDaskal

#Blogchat – A dedicated TweetChat about Blogging. Occurs every Sun 8pm CT ie 6:30am IST. @MackCollier is the Founder.

#BeTheOne – A monthly chat about inspiring people to make a difference through personal leadership that infuses integrity, dignity and character. Occurs every Month 9pm EST ie 6:30am IST. Hosted by @BridgetHaymond and @pdncoach 

#peopleskills@KateNasser is the founder of #PeopleSkills which occurs Every Sunday 10am ET ie 7:30pm IST, Sunday

#ESNchatweekly Twitter chat hosted by @JeffKRoss on Thu from 2-3pm ET ie 11:30pm IST. This TweetChat is for those interested in Enterprise Social Networks

Hope you had a great time exploring these amazing HR related TweetChats. Happy Tweeting and Happy Learning.

Regards

Rambling Recruiter

 

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