Wesley Madziva had all the tongues wagging when he presented, The Professional Recruiter – Leveraging Social Media Tools to Recruit Talent.
Wesley captivated the audience as he spoke about positioning yourself as a Professional Recruiter, He shared that one of the most important tenants of a great brand is consistency, and it’s even more important when it’s a person.
So what does your Recruiter brand say about you? #WesleySocial
WeszMadz would like to thank you all for the wonderful messages and compliments! I am highly Honoured!
— Collette Bliss Morey (@BlissfulMiss) May 25, 2015
— Carmen Prinsloo (@carmenprinsloo) May 26, 2015
— Wesley Madziva (@WeszMadz) May 25, 2015
— Anthony Stears (@PhoneAssassin) May 28, 2015
— Anthony Stears (@PhoneAssassin) May 28, 2015
— Konrad Bryczkowski (@Afpol_konrad) May 25, 2015
— Nikki Bornman (@Nikkibornman) May 25, 2015
@WeszMadz some great questions today. I love it when the audience really get involved
— Anthony Stears (@PhoneAssassin) May 27, 2015
— Sofia Ferreira (@sofiaf_29) May 27, 2015
— Sofia Ferreira (@sofiaf_29) May 27, 2015
Thank U. It was great meeting u 😉 https://t.co/IzUMThbRxq
— Nana Sepeng (@MpelegengS) May 27, 2015
— WarVol (@warvol) May 29, 2015
Thank you very much APSO for inviting me to be part of your 2015 Recruiter Indaba. The 2015 APSO Recruiter Indaba is on its way and APSO brings you the exciting theme titled: HOW TO BECOME A RECRUITMENT MASTERMIND!
Wesley is passionate about Social Media Management and Training within the Human Resources and Recruitment spheres. We are living in a socially connected business world and it is imperative that HR & Recruitment Professionals fully understand the different social media platforms and how they affect the day to day staffing challenges.
Meet Wesley at this year’s APSO 2015 Indaba as he speaks on…
“The Professional Recruiter – Leveraging Social Media Tools to Recruit Talent”.
- Position yourself as a Professional
- Time Management in a SMART & Socially Connected World
- Sourcing Tools
- Boolean 101
- Hashtags – Do’s and Dont’s
- Social Media Platforms you should definitely be on
- Social Media Rules of Engagement
The list of Speakers is here http://www.apso.co.za/?page=Speakers
Wesley’s Topic is here https://apso.site-ym.com/?WesleyMadziva
Please note that each region will have different speakers, click on the region to find out more when you click here!
APSO Recruiter Indaba dates and venues. Click on the link for more information about each venue and who the speakers are for that region.
25 May 2015 – Durban
26 May 2015 – Port Alfred
27 May 2015 – Johannesburg
28 May 2015 – Cape Town
In the Webinar I covered
Go from Amateur to Expert, learn how to position yourself as a recruiter on Google+ and using what you know already in sourcing. In this session you’ll learn:
– What is GooglePlus and Why GooglePlus for Recruiting as well as G+ Features
– Learn how to position yourself as a Recruiter
– Master the art of candidate sourcing on GooglePlus
– How to use Boolean Searches in GooglePlus
We also looked at
- Creating Circles and examples of industry related circles
- Communicating with your circles
- Posting jobs
- Rules of Engagement
- Things you need to be doing in Social Recruiting
Feedback from Attendees
— Khanye Staffing (@KhanyeStaffing) November 12, 2014
@WeszMadz no question from me. Thanks for the Webinar. Recruitment…best industry!
— BoardroomAppointment (@SAJobFinder) November 12, 2014
— Wesley Madziva (@WeszMadz) November 12, 2014
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
- Basic Conditions of Employment Act
- Labour Relations Act
- Employment Equity Act
- Employment Services Bill
- UIF Bill
- Immigration Act
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.
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
- Social media is the top mobile media activities among mobile web users in South Africa
- 57% of tweets from Africa are sent from mobile devices (Cool Tech iafrica.com Jan 2012)
- 70% of Social Media in South Africa is being accessed from a mobile phone…(Google SA, 2011)
- Support of mobile is critical to success of your social media strategy
- First step when contemplating a social media strategy is LISTEN!
- “Twitter is to Facebook as Email Newsletter was to a website” Candice Goodman
- Use Twitter as a messaging platform to generate traffic to your sites like Facebook or mobisite
- Because most social media is accessed from a mobile phone, then give them a mobile friendly site to go to!
- Companies are no longer exclusively in control of their brand messages
- Consumers controls how your brands are being perceived online.Use everyone and everything to promote your organisation on the Social SpaceMake it a standard practise to have all level of management on professional social networks like LinkedIn
- Do you consistently communicate your Brand across all Candidate and Employee Social Media channels?
- Have three core messages that you repeat across your networks
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
- How you can better put your stamp on the employment market.
- Assessing which social media recruitment channels best suit your brand
- Using relationship-centric sourcing in an increasingly global talent market
- Integrating a social media strategy into an overall talent acquisition strategy
- Optimizing social media channels for recruitment activities
- Measuring the impact of your social media branding & recruitment efforts
- Communicating your employer value proposition through social media
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
- Developing a social media strategy to engage customers
- Social media and the socially responsible brand
- Integrating social media with traditional marketing channels as part of your overall marketing & branding strategy
- Using social media to brand and recruit
- Risk management in social media branding
- Social media strategy and activation
- Metrics and measurement
- Working on social media branding within a budget
- Using internal social media to reinforce your brand
- Developing engaging brand content for social media sites
I will post a post-conference post.
Below is a random selection of some of the Tweets that came from the event under the hashtag #SMIR