Multitasking, Facebook and “Up in the Air” HR

Mar 17, 2010
This article is part of a series called News & Trends.

ere-community-logoTop of the morning to you! This is a special ERE Expo/St. Patrick’s Day edition of the community highlights.

Here’s what’s going on in the ERE community this week:

  1. Multitasking hurts corporate recruiters too
  2. Two Facebook accounts? No!
  3. Are video interviews going to replace face-to-face interviews?
  4. Example RPO agreements
  5. Featured group of the week: Sales Recruiting

1. Multitasking Hurts Corporate Recruiters Too

Louis Kadetsky writes: “Multitasking, once considered a rare talent, is now an essential skill … but it comes at a price. As employees juggle tasks – and take this into their personal life, checking devices while pushing grocery carts and ordering dinner – they are paying with pain. Fortunately, there is a cure for what ails you!

Do you think multitasking is harmful? Check out the conversation.

2. Should you have 2 profiles on Facebook? Heck no!

Shally Steckerl writes about the inadvertent problems with two Facebook profiles. Shally says, “We strongly advise you not to have two Facebook profiles. When someone searches for you by name they will have no way of knowing which profile of yours to connect with, even if you name them “work” and “personal” because your contact will just choose one and you have no control over which you choose. It also creates bland blurr and confusion. If you are worried about people hijacking your wall with their spam, you can prevent your connections from posting things to YOUR wall.

What’s your take? Do you have two Facebook profiles?

3. When video meets HR, are you “Up in the Air”?

Tara Repucci writes, “Some of you have seen the movie Up in the Air. For those who haven’t, George Clooney plays a corporate downsizing expert who believes that firing someone over the Internet is sort of like, well, breaking up via text message. It’s hard to argue with his logic, especially for those of us who are most attracted to the human aspects of our Human Resources jobs.

What do you think about video interviewing? Are these tools going to eventually replace the in-person interview?

4. RPO agreement example

Do you have an example of a RPO agreement you’ve seen? One of our posters in the ERE forum would like to see some examples.

5. Featured group of the week: Sales Recruiting

The Sales Recruiting group is just starting to get revitalized. Sales recruiting is such an interesting recruiting challenge and there is a renewed interest in the topic. Take a look at the post about kick starting the group and get some conversation going.

To see what else you’ve been missing, check out the ERE community.

This article is part of a series called News & Trends.
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