In June last year Microsoft announced their largest ever acquisition. Purchasing LinkedIn for a price that works out as just over $26 billion. The recruitment world did not dance with joy at this news, as anyone who's been around a little while knows that when a product/service you use gets sold for a massive price, the simple laws of economics mean that the buyer will be wanting to recoup this money and soon. 7 months on, LinkedIn looks to have already started this with price rises and the retirement of some features that you can only access if you upgrade to more expensive products.
It seems like only the other month we ran our last Corporate Recruiter’s Networking Evening. I just opened my calendar to check and it was February that we last got together in Brown’s Restaurant Covent Garden. The year is flying by so fast it’s worth taking a little time out away from the madness of the day to day to get a little more strategic. This I suspect was the aim the 40 of us who turned up at the Sway Bar in London on Tuesday evening to talk about Talent Brand, Attracting Talent and all things related.
Linkedin Company Pages are a free resource to any company that has an email address registered to its own domain. You can use the page to share news, updates and blog posts and your employees can officially be affiliated with you via their Linkedin profile.
Here are our 5 of the best company pages on Linkedin, in no particular order. While each has its own unique merits, they all engage with their audience by providing information that is relevant to them.
Tuesday 3rd February is a date that will be etched in networking event history, okay might be exaggerating a little, but it was a big day for the team at EasyWeb as they launched their first corporate networking event in London.
Adrian (our Chief Ideas Officer) had been given the thankless task of trying to convince interesting speakers to attend an event with no previous history. Somehow he managed to convince Chris Brown (Talent Solutions Director, Linkedin UK) and Ravi Edwards (Client Relationship Director, Glassdoor UK) to help support the event. We’re not sure how he did it, but Adrian put it down to “the luck of the Irish”. It’s worth noting that this was delivered in his Milton Keynes/Cockney accent, and how “Irish” Adrian actually is has become a great source of debate in the office.
Presumably you are here either because you are using a free Linkedin account and do not want to pay to upgrade or that you are using a premium account, but don't have enough Inmails to fulfill all the messages you want to send. Did you know that there is a legitimate way to send messages to people that you are not connected to for free? Here is how...
Many might think that Linkedin is limited in the ways you can personalise your profile. While editing colours and making it look "pretty" might be limited, that in no way means you cannot personalise your profile with images, videos, slideshows and documents. Here is our infographic quick guide to the perfect Linkedin profile for recruitment.
Preparations are finally complete for exhibiting at the CIPD Conference & Exhibition this week. After the comments we received about our new look and stand at the HR Software Show this year it was important that we continued the trend and we are sure that we won’t fail to impress!
Win free in-house training!
This year we are offering you the chance to win an online recruitment training day at your offices for up to 8 people in your HR/recruitment department. The training day will be run by Adrian McDonagh who has trained over 1,500 delegates on subjects such as Linkedin, Job Boards and Recruiting with Social Media. You can tailor the day to meet your needs, a package worth roughly £1,500!
Canva is a free online design tool that allows you to create custom graphics for use with social media, presentations or printed materials. If you use your own images or selected images that they provide then it’s always free. If you use any premium images it costs £1 per image. It is very clearly displayed which images are free and unlike other services you aren’t highly limited by what is available.