Social Media: Age vs Experience, does it really matter?

There is great debate that takes place among those who work online and its premise is that the younger you are, the better you 'get' social media. I'd like to consider and challenge some of the basic assumptions that this attitude creates. On the 20th July 2012 a young student called Catherine Sloane published a … Continue reading Social Media: Age vs Experience, does it really matter?

LinkedIn Endorsements vs Recommendations

There has been a lot of activity on LinkedIn recently with the introduction of their brand new feature, endorsements. It's the logical extension of a profile that now lists the skills that people have. But what exactly are skills (as understood by LinkedIn), and what are the endorsements that go with them? And how do … Continue reading LinkedIn Endorsements vs Recommendations

Please help me to help you get your message and writing to a wider audience

I'm going to make a huge assumption here and that is that you are hoping that your writing will eventually pay off in some way and that you aren't doing this just for the love of writing. I could be wrong but writing for the sake of writing, without any sort of recognition of 'success' … Continue reading Please help me to help you get your message and writing to a wider audience

So, here’s a personal story about how social media works in practice to give you and your business exposure

Here's a simple story of how social media works in practice and how I found a new supplier on Facebook quite by accident. Things to Note First: I also run a social enterprise called The Hysterectomy Association. We have a Facebook Page. I also have a public Facebook Page for me as Linda Parkinson-Hardman the author … Continue reading So, here’s a personal story about how social media works in practice to give you and your business exposure

Focus, that’s what needed to make an impact!

People arriving at my little bit of the blogosphere could be forgiven for being completely confused about what it is I'm doing when I'm writing here.  I flit about from subject to subject, sometimes I'm thinking business, sometimes I'm thinking LinkedIn and networking and sometimes I'm just plain 'Linda', thinking almost and sharing a few … Continue reading Focus, that’s what needed to make an impact!

Social Media Recruitment Report

Despite the vast amounts of money spent on advertising the availability of radio for rescruitment - only 3% of our respondents had used in the last 12 months. Social media was 6% MORE popular than traditional advertising. Almost 70% of the respondents reported that their cost per hire was less than £1000. Unsurprisingly perhaps, this reflects the reduced costs were cited as the biggest drivers towards the use of Social Media

Social Media in Recruitment – Initial Results

What an interesting outcome from the social media in recruitment survey, there are some very surprising results which require a lot more analysis, but here is the bare bones version.  A much fuller report will be available after the Christmas Holidays as it is going to take some time to tease everything out of the … Continue reading Social Media in Recruitment – Initial Results