Top 5 Recruiting Fails for 2011 11 Comments

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The story lines were..  The latest and greatest way for you to find a job (if you are a job seeker) or to source and hire a job seeker (if you are a recruiter).

Here are the top 5 recruiting #fails of 2011:

  • #5 – Twesume:  While twesume was just announced, it’s still 2011.  This is yet another example of a waste of time for both job seekers and recruiters.
  • #4 – The Online Recruiting Transformation:  Huh? When you don’t hear about something for a year after it’s announced (or see any results in search engines), it’s a #fail.  This was the case with the .jobs debacle from Direct Employers.
  • #3 – Retention:  At the close of 2010 many HR and Recruiting Pros were touting retention as a key focus for 2011, with under-engaged and dis-engaged high performers leaving at record numbers.
  • #2 –  Social Jobs Partnership:  There are tens of thousands of pages and apps on facebook already for job seekers.  By adding another job aggregation and search page on facebook in an effort to put people back to work was the answer here from the companies you see listed on the social jobs partnership.
  • #1 – Beknown:  Launched in June of this year, launched BeKnown on Facebook – and many experts called this a game changer.  AppData shows the app having a consistent decline in usage, and I have yet to hear the word BeKnown in any conversations with job seekers and recruiters on the “you should do this” list.
Have other examples? Feel free to email them in, or leave them in comments.  Cheers to 2012!

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  • Posted on: Friday, December 16th, 2011