Having a strong social media team is important especially now that social media as well as online reputation are what people have to judge a company in today’s world. Most social media teams are outsourced out as having a few people in house doesn’t make sense as far as cost goes and they do not have to worry about quality of work as this is what they specialize in. Hiring strong social media talent can be quite difficult to do effectively and within budget. The following are some ways to ensure solid talent and hires that won’t have you regretting your choice in a matter of months. Finding the right employee for a business is hard regardless of the industry so these tips will help the process.
Face it, if you want to recruit the best and brightest minds, you’re going to have to go after top talent in your industry. There is no avoiding it. And with more than 75% of the workforce active on social media, ignoring it is a detriment to the bottom line. So, there are new rules for attracting A+ talent in the workplace, and some of them might surprise you.
Social Media has changed traditional job roles and requires the creation of entirely new jobs. An infographic from Modern Servant Leaders looks at the ways that job responsibilities have changed their core principals since social media changed the rules of the game for businesses and corporations.
Whether you're job shopping, entering the workforce or making a lateral move into the red-hot field of social-media marketing, 2016 should be a very good year. The demand for social-media staff has climbed rapidly over the past 10 years, according to Indeed.com.
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.