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Posted January 11, 2012 by

Definition of a Talent Community

Mark Mehler and Gerry Crispin of CareerXroadsBy Mark Mehler and Gerry Crispin

This brief but solid list of practical notions by Gautam Ghosh is well worth thinking about for 2012 (another thoughtful blog by Gautam emphasizing the marketing component of SM is also good). In part, Gautam said: (more…)

Posted January 10, 2012 by

Does Your Employer Own Your Social Media Contacts?

Mark Mehler and Gerry Crispin of CareerXroadsBy Mark Mehler and Gerry Crispin

Is tweeting part of how you get your message out to prospects and communicate with your company’s candidates? Do you drive (or ask) the people you have sourced to ‘friend you’ on Linkedin even before inviting them to join your company’s Linkedin group? It might be time to consider a conversation about whose social media accounts are in play during the sourcing, wooing, selection and onboarding of your prospects and candidates: the company’s accounts, the recruiter’s accounts or, more likely, both. (more…)

Posted January 09, 2012 by

Web Streaming Means Conferences Are At The Beginning of Their End

Mark Mehler and Gerry Crispin of CareerXroadsBy Mark Mehler and Gerry Crispin

Educational Technologies (broadband video, collaboration tools, e-learning development tools, marketing and distribution tools, apps, etc., etc.) passed a tipping point in 2011 and will change ‘training’ and ‘learning’ business models forever. 2012 is the beginning of the end for current approaches to how we attend conferences; collaborate at seminrs; develop ourselves and our colleagues; train our subordinates; support local-tax-based school systems; matriculate at college and much more.

This article in Forbes: M.I.T. Game Changer (passed on to us by Carmen Hudson) begins by noting an M.I.T. announcement from December 19, 2011 that it will offer online courses for free beginning in January (not its current decade-old OpenCourseWare (OCW) initiative with 2300 courses online anyone could audit but) “a new online learning initiative, internally called M.I.T.x, which combines research, technical innovation and new online learning opportunities” and where “Students using the program will be able to communicate with their peers through student-to-student discussions, allowing them an opportunity to ask questions or simply brainstorm with others, while also being able to access online laboratories and self-assessments.” Individuals who complete the program will receive a certificate of completion. (more…)