A selection of the Tweets I found interesting from the ITWeb Social Media Summit 2013
According to TweetBinder.com #ITWebSocial. WeszMadz was the Most Active User and the Most Original Tweets Generated. Oh Yes! I also won a R1000 Kalahari.com Voucher!! What a fruitful day. Thank You ITWeb!
MCI Consultants, the largest distributor of staffing software in Southern Africa, announced the results of its 2013 SA HR Recruitment Trend Survey which saw the participation of 1012 HR professionals from across the country over a period of 30 days.
WeszMadz compares their 2012 results to 2013 results
Organisations that use a recruitment management system [2012 52% / 2013 43%]
Organisations that had an annual staff turnover rate of less than 10% [2012 58% / 2013 59%]
Organisations that attempt to source and place candidates internally before approaching recruitment agencies [2012 93% / 2013 87%]
Organisations that rely on internal staff to refer candidates to HR for hiring consideration [2012 56% / 2013 52%]
Organisations that have an employee candidate referral rewards program in place [2012 58% / 2013 61%]
Organisations that do not primarily make use of recruitment agencies to fill their requirements [ 2012 58% / 2013 56%]
Organisations that have between 1 and 5 recruitment agencies on their preferred supplier list [2012 40% / 2013 44%]
On Social Media
Organisations that use social media to recruit candidates [2012 53% / 2013 58%]
Organisations that use job portals to advertise vacancies [2012 64% / 2013 68%]
Organisations that use print media to advertise vacancies [2012 65% / 2013 65%]
2013 Social Networks that gave the best results
69% LinkedIn. 18% Facebook. 7% Twitter. 7% Google+
Fees charged 21% Cost to Company [2012 2.8% / 2013 3%]
Fees charged 16-20% Cost to Company [2012 16.3% / 2013 14%]
Fees charged 11-15% Cost to Company [2012 46.5% / 2013 46%]
Fees charged 6-10% Cost to Company [2012 17.6% / 2013 20%]
A word from MCI
“This is the second consecutive year that we have run this survey. Due to the overwhelming response, we can definitively say that this is the largest survey of its kind ever to be conducted in South Africa,” commented Rhett Davies, Partner at MCI.
“The results of this survey clearly indicate that HR departments and professionals of corporate SA have become extremely proactive and are managing a bulk of their recruitment internally. Interestingly though, there was an increase of 6% in the number of corporates utilising agencies as their first port of call. This year’s results also showed a remarkable increase of 5% in the number organisations utilising Social Media to recruit which aligns with the growing global trend.”
I attended a workshop organised by APSO and presented by Greg Savage all the way from Australia and on one of the slides Greg had a topic “The Re-Invention of Everything – Future of SA Recruitment” and that inspired this post. With your permission Greg I will take some snippets of the words you used in this post.
My previous post quotes Greg’s buddy answering the question, When will the market recover by saying “You know, maybe it has recovered. Maybe this is the new-normal. Maybe, the way it is now, is just… as good as it gets.”
Having said that, what is the Future of the Recruitment Industry in SA? Should we really re-invent everything?
At the time of going to press these are the laws that are being chopped/changed/added/substracted/withdrawn that affect our industry
Definately our future needs re-invention as some of these are definately going to change the way we do things, perhaps we are going to do the same things but differently.
Reminds me of what my GM said, what did the mice do when the cheese was moved? There is a book by Spence Johnson called Who Moved My Cheese? and there is a character called Hem. Hem denies and resists change as he fears it will lead to something worse? Are you being a Hem? Do you know the changes to the above Laws? or you are like Haw who learns to adapt in time when he sees changing leads to something better.
Whatever parts of us we choose to use, we all share something in common, a need to find our way in the maze and succeed in changing times to get our cheese back! “Who moved my cheese?” “Its not fair!”
Anyway back to Greg Savage
“Manager” is what you have on your business card. “Leadership” is how you influence attitude and behaviour. Greg encourages leaders to set the tone, always and he refers to a situation where, if a plane is going through some serious turbulence and the pilot say its okay its all normal but in a shaky voice, you can imagine the reaction of the passengers. What’s your tone in times of hardships, tricky situations with your team?
Your future as a leader is to master the art of getting things done through other people by balancing between doing and delegating. Hire people that are more skilled than you and don’t hire someone who is like you! Bottom line – Build A Team that Enhances your Productivity
Do you remember Kodak? Do you know Canon? What is Instagram? Is your business still in Kodak days or Canon Days or Instagram days? Are you not a dinosaur that is going bye bye? Is your business a cassette player or walk-man or an iPod or iTunes? Old ways are becoming extinct… oooops YOU TOO! if you don’t wake up and smell the coffee.
Greg SAYS! Job boards are not the threat to the recruitment industry. LINKEDIN is!
Clients want to replace the recruitment industry with Social Media. That’s where your extinction process commences. South Africa’s Corporate world is far ahead on Social Media than most of the Recruitment Companies. What are you doing about the fact that your client is more advanced on Social Media than you? How relevant will you be to them? Is your value still the same?
Don’t get me wrong, you still need the usual processes such as interviewing but it will be Skype interviews. Are you geared up? What world does your candidate live in? Picture this, candidate walks in with iPad and wants to run a Prezi Viewer presentation of his CV to you. How would you handle that?
How social is your website? Do you have a mobi site or is your website mobile friendly? This is Mobile Recruiting – a topic for another day. @ksgsakyi Tweeted- At least 40% of mobile internet users in South Africa, India and Indonesia, never/infrequently, use a desktop computer to go online. Do you have a presence on the mobile scene for candidates to apply for jobs?
Toby Shapshak wrote:
The youth of today sniggers at using e-mail, for instance; smartphones have effectively replaced desktop computers and are most people’s primary device. We’re all going mobile. Innovation occurs because of necessity. The refinement of existing techniques is all good and well, but where would the world be if Henry Ford devoted himself to making a more comfortable horse-drawn buggy?
RE-INVENT YOUR WHOLE BUSINESS
Call in your whole team for a session and ask them one question “Team we need to re-invent this business, what should we do” Tell them Wesley said I must ask you.
On my way back to my car on 16 January 2013 at ORTAMBO Airport this happened when paying for parking to about 5 of us
Quick Response, they really want to help, I’m thinking, Yeah Right
This is getting serious now, they want to refund the R5
By then I had left the change and the building
I land at ORTAMBO from one of my business trips and I check-in on FourSquare and send the check in to Twitter
Howz that for Customer Experience, Use of Social Media. Am still wondering how they remembered after three weeks
This is the post conference posting to the previous post. It was a two day conference and I only attended Day one so the quick summary below is only for Day one and from 5 speakers
Great Line up of speakers and great delegates.
12 points From the Conference
From Twitter #SMB2012
I have been invited by DHC International to present “Using Social Media to Brand and Recruit” on behalf of Express Employment Professionals SA, at their Social Media Branding Conference 2012 at the Crown Plaza Hotel, The Rosebank in Johannesburg from 19-20 July 2012. “It all about keeping control of the branding message through effective use of social media” Winning strategies to effectively manage the plan, the risk and content of social media branding.
Successful businesses see the importance of leveraging social media channels to communicate their employee value proposition and attract talent. Effective use of social media within a branding strategy and recruitment activity can result in reduced recruitment costs and improved access to a wider range of candidates.
This session will discuss
Quite a lot for 45mins but that’s all I got and will do my best to cover as much in the time
The Overall highlights of the conference
I will post a post-conference post.
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