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2015 talent trends: Insights for the modern recruiter on what talent wants in South Africa

Posted By APSO, 05 October 2015
Updated: 29 September 2015

2015 talent trends: Insights for the modern recruiter on what talent wants in South Africa
By: LinkedIn Talent Solutions

 

The typical career path is more fluid than ever. Today, talent is staying more connected, informed and open to new opportunities throughout their professional lives. In this report, step inside the mind of talent at every stage of the job search journey. Armed with this data, you will have a blueprint for successfully attracting, engaging, and hiring within this modern and dynamic talent pool.

 

 

We surveyed over 20,000 professionals in 29 countries, including 766 professionals in South Africa, to better understand their attitudes and behaviors at each stage of the job search. Do you think you know what talent wants?

 

Click here on to find out!

Tags:  APSO  candidates  CV  job  job search  LinkedIn Talent Solutions  management  modern  modern recruiter  opportunity  professionals  recruitment  recruitment professionals  resume  search  social media  work balance 

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Give LIFE to your social media content with images

Posted By APSO, 16 October 2014
Updated: 18 September 2014

Give LIFE to your social media content with images

 

About the Author: Daniela Bascelli is the Digital Marketing Specialist & Founder of Onyx Digital. Follow her on Twitter @danielabascelli and follow the Onyx Digital Team on @OnyxDigitalTeam.  Website: www.onyxdigital.co.za

 

It is the creative and innovative content that gets noticed online and gets people talking.


 

Brands need to do much more than just put a simple social media update together. They need to be extraordinary to notice extraordinary results! Competition is stiff and ways and means to create the right type of attention has become more challenging. Content needs to be magnetic to attract engagement.

 

Brands as a whole need to understand the essence of visually compelling images and for smaller businesses, if the thought of hiring a graphic designer for your social media seems way out of your budget, then perhaps it’s time for you to look at simpler, yet still quality, alternatives.

 

This means you need to be ultra-creative and innovative. You need a collection of high resolution quality images (that communicate your messages) and that (engage with your audience), that can be easily accessed and used as key content pieces in your social media content.

 

Where should you begin?

 

Browse various stock photo websites, look at the quality and type of images they offer, the purchase process and cost, and most important what works with your personal requirements. Familiarise yourself with the websites license terms so you understand how to use their images, legally.

 

Lastly, please REMEMBER, for the successful process of getting these images onto your system, you need to allocate resource to take the time to source, collect and finally download the images.

 

Ensure you understand the download requirements of what you pay for and work it into your daily work schedule so that you never forfeit images that have mistakenly not been downloaded in the allocated access time period.

 

There are really great options out there and nothing is stopping you from creating the WOW factor. 

 

Some of the websites links you can browse to obtain good quality images are the following:

 

www.shutterstock.com

www.istockphoto.com

www.depositphotos.com

www.dreamstime.com

www.stockphoto.com

www.gettyimages.com

www.fotolia.com

 

Always download images that are large because the resolution will be best and because you can use large images for other content pieces over and above social media.

 

Enjoy getting creative and having fun!

 

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Recruiters still considered to provide the best candidates

Posted By APSO, 08 July 2014
Updated: 19 May 2014

Recruiters still considered to provide the best candidates

MCI Consultants recently announced the results of its 2013 SA HR Recruitment Trend Survey, the second consecutive year its been run and which saw the participation of 1012 HR professionals from across the country.

“The results of this survey clearly indicate that HR departments and professionals of corporate SA have become extremely proactive and are managing a bulk of their recruitment internally. Interestingly though, there was an increase of 6% in the number of corporates utilising agencies as their first port of call. This year’s results also showed a remarkable increase of 5% in the number of organisations utilising Social Media to recruit which aligns with the growing global trend.”

Some of the major highlights from the 2013 survey were as follows:

  • 87% of organisations attempt to source and place candidates internally before approaching recruitment agencies;
  • 74,3% have a careers section on their websites;

  • 68% use job portals to advertise vacancies, as opposed to 65% using print media;

  • 61% have an employee candidate referral awards program in place;

  • 58% use social media to recruit candidates, up from 53%; with LinkedIn being by far the most successful one utilised;

  • 43,6% primarily make use of recruitment agencies to satisfy their requirements;

  • 43% use a recruitment management system;

  • 40% of respondents have between one and five recruitment agencies on their preferred supplier lists.



Overall, recruitment agencies and internal referrals gave the best quality candidates; whilst print media gave the worst, observations that were identical to those made last year.

 

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