I have long advocated that leaders need to stay abreast of evolving technology, and tuned to the impact of social media in today’s workplaces. Something interesting happened last week that brought this message home to me, loud and clear, yet again.
LinkedIn is a valuable tool for employers and employees
A young professional male I know was laid off from his job over a year ago due to the current economic recession occurring in Alberta. For over a year, he has been actively seeking new employment, and while he was getting at least a few interviews in the early days of his job search, recently even those have trickled down to almost nothing. That is until last week. He received a message through LinkedIn (the widely-used social media platform that is primarily business and employment-focused) from someone asking if he was still looking for work, and if he could come into an interview the next day. Of course he agreed. But he thought it was odd that this was not an organization that he had reached out to himself, or for that matter one that he had even come across in his months of job search. Continue reading