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Global powerhouse Ernst & Young was the first major employer to implement a full-scale Facebook recruiting strategy.  That was at the beginning of 2007—and by September of 2008 (according to a story posted on Attracting Talent) their FB Careers page had 18,000 “fans.”  A year later (according to our own Facebook basics story), that number had almost doubled.

And today?  48,029 People Like the EY Careers page.

That’s a lot of folks.  In … Read the rest

Recently, the Boston advertising agency Conover Tuttle Pace started its second annual Summer Sublet desk swap.  As reported by the Boston Globe, the Summer Sublet is a combination lottery/draft, in which employees maneuver their way to better quarters for a month.  This year’s big winner traded his spot in the communal workspace for the president’s glass-walled corner office–complete with TV and a garden view

Summer Sublet requires everyone, from the newbies to the bosses, … Read the rest

I am (at last) getting into Facebook.  For some reason, Twitter made sense to me immediately, while Facebook has remained largely a mystery.  But after a few weeks of floundering around, I’m starting to understand a little better.

Biggest help:  Oddly enough, a talk by David Kirkpatrick on BookTV.  Kirkpatrick (formerly senior technology editor at Fortune magazine) is the author of The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company that is Connecting the Read the rest

The unemployment rate among U.S. veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan has been increasing every year—all the way from 6.1% in 2007 to 14.7% in March, 2010.

Obviously, unemployment is higher overall in 2010.  But in March the composite national rate was about 10%, which means there’s a big difference between vets and most other groups.

A recent USA Today story cites three specific reasons for the high rate of veteran unemployment:

1.  Difficulty in translating … Read the rest

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Among the Earth-shaking events of April 2010 was Apple’s announcement that iProducts will never, ever have support for Flash.


It may not be important to follow the back-and-forth technical arguments about Flash, but anyone who has anything to do with corporate communications online should acquire at least a high-level overview of this development.  And since employer branding in general, and the Careers site in particular, have a strong interest in social networking and … Read the rest