We are thrilled to launch the new Phelps website, which represents a big step forward in terms of innovation, use of internet technology and valued-added information you can use.
We still have all the information you need to fully understand Phelps’ experience, expertise and scope of practice, but we’ve repackaged it in a modern CMS-based site built with a stunning theme, and we’re creating more value-added materials to help educate and inform.
Like this blog. The Phelps blog will be published regularly on a wide variety of pertinent topics such as:
- Job search
- Online Marketing for Recruiters
- Article Summaries
- Book Reviews
- Gender Issues
- Work / Life Balance, Wellness and Recreation
Plus, we will be publishing videos, podcasts and a newsletter – all to keep you informed about the field of recruiting and career transition, and keep you up-to-date about Phelps’ news and events.
The LinkedIn Revolution
Our industry is going through a period of significant transformation due to changing demographics, a retracted economy and of course the digital revolution. The social network site for professionals, LinkedIn, for example, has become a leading online recruiting portal and is re-writing the rules.
As LinkedIn has exploded ” perhaps because it has exploded ” there has been a major shift in the way employers find new workers. Gone are the days of post and pray, a recruiter’s adage for the practice of advertising a job opening and then idly hoping that good candidates swim up to the bait. Now the process of talent acquisition is something of a hunt.
The change is happening rapidly: A 2013 study by the Society for Human Resource Management found that 77 percent of employers are using social networks to recruit, a sharp increase from the 56 percent who reported doing so in 2011. And among the recruiters using social tools, 94 percent said they are using LinkedIn. Via Freakanomics.
And the latest technology curve is the growth of mobile. It was recently noted on Twitter that one in four people browse career sites from a mobile device, and LinkedIn says that about 33 percent of members visit the site from a mobile device, and more than 30 percent of LinkedIn job views come from a mobile device.
We will keep an eye on these and other developments, so stay tuned, check back often and please sign up for our upcoming newsletter!
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