Colleague Software will be hosting its first free #SocialAgency Hangout on 15th November, 7pm GMT, focused purely on social recruiting for agencies.
November 12, 2012 (Newswire) - Social media and social networking are becoming important tools in today's business environment. Sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are popular online spaces that help engage, encourage and inform candidates regarding possible employment opportunities. In addition, the social space allows content and information to be collected and shared in new ways than a few years back. The web is evolving and so are the methods of communication online.
Colleague Software, a recruitment software agency serving the United Kingdom market since 1995, digs deep into social recruiting with its #SocialAgency Hangout webinar. The webinar, scheduled on 15th November (7pm GMT - 11am PST - 2pm EST) will be streamed live via Google+ Air and later on YouTube.
The first ever to be hosted by Colleague Software, the social recruiting webinar will feature well known Bill Boorman, #Tru conference organiser and social media consultant; Amanda Ashworth, social recruiter and community manager of EMEA Marketing and Digital; Steve Ward, social recruiter and owner of Cloud Nine Recruitment, and Louis Welcomme, Marketing Executive at Colleague Software.
Talking about social media for agencies, Bill Boorman said: "An increasing number of agencies are turning to social media for candidate sourcing and business development. It has taken some time, but the real challenge is finding the time to be social against the challenge of running a demanding desk."
"To some social seems a bit of a playground, I've even heard one industry leader saying recruiters shouldn't tweet. There's plenty of talk about social being solely about what people are having for lunch. Whilst some are raising these doubts, other agencies have been stealing a march, building up candidate networks and winning business through introduction," Mr. Boorman added.
Highly relevant to Colleague Software as a renowned recruitment technology specialist in the UK, the #SocialAgency hangout will bring about discussions of various topics, including the nature of being a social recruiter, social channels, tools and applications, content creation or curation, sourcing on social, the new LinkedIn, Twitter stalking and images and video.
Recruiters and attendees are encouraged to leave their questions and comments on the #SocialAgency Hangout page or Facebook page and take part in the discussion #socialagency on Twitter.
To learn more about the #SocialAgency Hangout on November 15th, please visit http://www.colleague.eu for information or sign up on the #SocialAgency Hangout page.