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 SXSW, the music and interactive media conference which begins March 9-13th. Blogging4Jobs, the world’s leading HR and workplace blog is hosting a cocktail mixer on March 10th, 2012 in Austin, Texas.
Social Siesta, a meetup for HR and recruiters in Austin is in its third year is scheduled for March 10, 2012 from 12:00 — 2:00 PM at La Condesa restaurant. The event is not affiliated or sponsored by SXSW, and interested parties can register or learn more by visiting the blog. Social Siesta is sponsored by Dovetail Software, an Austin-based company delivering case management and help desk software that manages and tracks employee interactions with HR. Other sponsors include Broadbean Technology and Cornerstone OnDemand.
“Social media and technology are emerging, untested, and complex topics especially for the HR and recruiting industry. This conference discusses cutting edge technologies as well as a special `Future of Work’ sessions. Our meetup will connect people in our industry before they dive into the interactive media conference,” says Blogging4Jobs founder, Jessica Miller-Merrell.
In addition to the meetup, Blogging4Jobs will be covering the conference by live tweeting sessions and stories distributed on their site as well as for SmartBrief’s Social Media blog. Interested parties can follow the tweets of @blogging4jobs and @ray_anne during the week.
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’s motto is to take professionals to uncomfortable yet necessary places.