Why the Bromford Innovation Lab is only recruiting via Twitter

shirleyayres:

The use of social media has an increasingly important role in helping people to collaborate, build relationships, share information and resources and as of today find a job. 

A challenge to conventional recruitment the #BromfordLab recruiting through Twitter has certainly generated a lot of interest. The responses to this very new way of recruiting will be interesting as applicants are being asked to demonstrate their skills, experience and social influence within their relevant communities through web content such as community engagement on social networks, blogs and other searchable publications.

I wonder whether the Open Badges movement a new online standard to recognize and verify learning will become increasingly important as people are able to display their skills and achievements on social networking profiles, job sites and websites.

I was struck by the concerns expressed about people being digitally excluded and Paul Taylor’s response that “the first thing @ConnectBromford do is is to let people know being offline excludes you from job market and that they provide support to help people get online”. I believe every organisation has a responsibility to ensure that their community is digitally included and that digital engagement is seen as a core part of their business.

The social CV is a growing trend and I am inclined to agree with Vala Afshar who pioneered this approach in the US “the future of talent acquisition is being social”

Originally posted on Paul Taylor :

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Imagine a future where you don’t have a CV or resume. A future where your talent and achievements are broken down into tweetable chunks. Your professional life , and a good bit of your personal too, is available online for all to see. You are scored according to your worth and the value of your followers. Your score can determine whether you get that job interview – Me , March 2013 – How Social Media Could Get You Your Next Job 

The first and only time I start a post quoting myself. Honest.

Next week marks the launch of the Bromford Innovation Lab – a new venture that we are very excited about.

What makes it different is the way it will work.

It consists of Lab sessions each lasting 12 weeks and run four times a year. During those 12 weeks we’ll be hosting a number of problems…

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One response to “Why the Bromford Innovation Lab is only recruiting via Twitter

  1. Thanks Shirley for your support and a very good shout about open badges.

    Less than 24 hours after advertising the posts on slideshare have had over 500 views each with many more on my site.

    But what’s more important than the numbers is the conversations that have started with potential applicants and the new connections we are making.

    In a conventional recruitment in a big organisation with a HR team a manager may not know who has applied for a role until after the shortlisting stage. That’s because a lot of applications are anonymised. These procedures were put in place , quite rightly, to protect people from discrimination on grounds of race , gender , age , disability or sexuality.

    But social media has disrupted this completely. We all know much more about people than ever before.

    We have an opportunity to rebalance our organisations for the social age but it must be done carefully.

    It will be interesting to see how this recruitment unfolds…..!

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