Facebook isn’t only the most popular social media channel in the world; it’s also a tool recruiters can use to get to know candidates. And while over 18 million users have found a job thanks to the site, many companies are learning more about candidates through their Facebook posts than either candidates or recruiters want.
At the end of June, President Obama and the Department of Labor announced a proposal that could make millions more workers in the United States eligible for overtime pay. Although the rule change can take effect without Congressional approval, people are still expecting it to be challenged and individuals and organizations on both sides are gearing up for a fight.
Remote working has become the staple for the new generation of employees, especially those who work in digital or social media. Companies save costs by either not hosting a workplace or occasionally occupying of a co-working space, and employees get the freedom to focus and work from any location. But the debate rages on: does this make employees lazier and less accountable? Are employees wasting time with emails to keep connected to co-workers instead of focused on the task at hand?
Yahoo’s been slowly but surely trying to change their staid image over the last few years, and their latest update is an exciting new hire: former JCPenney CMO Debra Berman has been hired as Yahoo’s senior VP of consumer marketing, the first ever incarnation of that role at the company. According to CMO Kathy Savitt’s blog post announcing the hire, Berman will “oversee product marketing, help drive audience engagement and lead consumer brand strategy.”
There are millions of articles out there on how to use freelancing websites like Elance , Fiverr and others to help sell your goods and services. The articles detail how a freelancer can offer his or her services online and set a bid price for the work they promise to do. Understanding how to navigate these waters is vital for the success of any marketer willing to dip into this pool of talent.
Picture the scene; you’re in the very last stages of your final year at university and graduation is nearly within sight. You’re not entirely sure what you want to do when you graduate yet but you quite like the idea of working in the digital sector. Why? Because it’s exciting, it’s fast-paced and the sector’s growing everyday… and you’ve already been told that you’re a ‘digital native’ so you already have some of the skills that employers are looking for.
When you’re working in the comfort of your own home, you might be tempted to slob out in your pajamas, watch a bit of TV or play your favorite computer game – but you need to stay focused, otherwise the luxury of working from home will soon disappear. With that in mind, here are some tips on staying focused while working remotely.
One of the most common question that I hear in the 6 years that I’ve been actively managing social networks is “How do I hire the right person or company for social media”? This is truly a difficult question to answer because, in every case, most businesses are different. Secondly, all social media managers or social media management companies have their own culture. Most businesses fear that their new hire or company will destroy the reputation and branding of the company.
“Your words do not communicate your value, your work does,” said award-winning author Pamela Slim in her book, “ Body of Work: Finding the Thread that Ties Your Story Together .” The recent career moves of our following social business associates shows their work is both communicated and valuable. Let's congratulate them.
When it comes to choosing an industry to work in, it’s fair to say that the digital industry is a great option. OK, so due to the nature of our business we might be a bit biased, but there’s no denying that the digital sector is an exciting one – and, as you can see from our jobs board, there are always lots of jobs available with a range of major brands both in the UK and around the world.