January 2008

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Mums using Google!

Posted by Ben Muir on 17 Jan 2008 | Tagged as: Direct recruitment strategies, Employer Branding, HR Strategy

This made me laugh, a lot!

At a recent online recruitment advertising event I was talking about Search Engine Employer Brand awareness. I mentioned how, if listed correctly, an employer can dramatically improve his or her direct recruitment strategy and produce high volumes of quality jobseekers applications.

When I finished it was Q&A time, however this time instead of asking questions straight off, the HR Director of UK Plc stood up and said that since last weekend he now understood why it was so important to list well in search engines. He said that when speaking to his Mum the previous week he had asked how she was getting on with the email account he had set up for her and she replied,

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How Google can help secure your employer brand

Posted by Roisin Venter on 15 Jan 2008 | Tagged as: Employer Branding

The estimated number of internet users is well over 1.1 billion people and one of the most common activities is searching on the major search engines and applying for a job. It has never been more important to secure your employer brand in all the search engines.

Let’s go through an example:
Apple Mac. Probably one of the biggest brands in the world and right up there alongside Microsoft and Pepsi. They have a fantastic job portal which makes it very easy to navigate and apply but once an actual job term is searched for there is no presence in the search engines.

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