Blogging4Jobs to Host Cocktail Party & Speaking at SHRM 2012

Using social media as a source of recruiting, employee engagement and employment branding is no longer just talk. An estimated 36.6 million job seekers in the US used social media as part of their job search in 2011. These new communication platforms are everywhere, and a growing number of industry influencers and experts in the Human Resources and Recruiting industries are attending social media conferences and technology events. One such event is, SHRM’s Annual HR Conference. The conference held in Atlanta, Georgia, is June 24-27, 2012.

Blogging4Jobs, the world’s leading HR and workplace blog is hosting a cocktail mixer on June 26, 2012 during the SHRM HR conference., [Social Siesta], a cocktail mixer for HR and recruiters in it’s first year during SHRM’s conference being held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Atlanta, GA. The event is not affiliated or sponsored by SHRM, and interested parties can register or learn more by visiting the blog.

Social Siesta is sponsored by Broadbean, a California-based HR technology company specializing in providing automated tools for candidate and recruitment sourcing to improve the hiring process. Other sponsors include Talent Circles, a HR technology specializing in the development of corporate talent and recruitment networks.

“Social media and technology are emerging, untested, and complex topics especially for the HR and recruiting industry. It’s an area of opportunity for HR especially since 75% of HR professionals believe their company is behind the curve with it comes to technology and social media use. Our mixer will connect people in our industry who have an interest in connecting to learn more about HR’s place in workplace technology, “says Blogging4Jobs chief blogger and founder, Jessica Miller-Merrell.

In addition to the mixer, Miller-Merrell will be leading two different sessions during the SHRM HR Conference. She is co-facilitating a Social Media 101 Workshop on Sunday, June 24th from 8:00-12:00 PM and How Social Media Changes HR Tuesday, June 26th at 10:45 AM.

Blogging4Jobs began in 2007 by Jessica Miller-Merrell and provides resources for HR, recruiters, and corporate leaders about social media, technology, leadership, and other important industry news. The site boasts more than 100,000 visitors a month and more than 60 articles shared by thought leaders who’s experience and insights span the spectrum of HR, Recruiting, CEO’s and leadership topics.