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
  • Leadership
  • Psychology
  • 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!

Signed,

 Heather-Phelps

 

Thanks for reading,

Heather