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The Best Business Resources – Staffing Success Magazine May/June 2010

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Recruiting in a Web 2.0 World
Web 2.0 – highly interactive web applications like social networking sites, blogs and video sharing sites – have revolutionized the way that companies do business today. Is your firm maximizing Web 2.0 capabilities to find the best talent for your clients?

In Hired 2.0: Recruiting Exceptional Talent at the Speed of Light, Dr. Denis Cauvier explores how companies can use Web 2.0 to identify, engage, prescreen and recruit top talent. The book’s introduction forecasts challenges and opportunities in the labor market within the next few years. Part one explores 10 employee experiences that can transform a company in to an “employer of choice”. Part two highlights social media recruiting practices and success stories from various companies and organizations. Cauvier is a strong proponent of social media recruiting but he does not recommend abandoning tried and true recruiting methods. He says, “A critical point is not to forget all the traditional recruiting methods that continue to serve you well but rather to supplement and reinforce the organization’s brand while broadcasting recruiting messages via social media marketing.” Hired 2.0 is published by DAX Enterprises International Inc. and is available on Amazon for $ 24.95

The American Staffing Association promotes legal, ethical, and professional practices for the $86 billion U.S. staffing industry. ASA members account for 85% of U.S. staffing industry sales and operate more than 15,000 offices throughout the nation. Some 2.7 million Americans go to work for U.S. staffing companies every business day. Founded to promote flexible employment opportunities and ensure the quality of staffing services, ASA has been the voice of the U.S. staffing industry since 1966.