Sometimes simple is best, less is more!!!!!
Within HR, staffing and business in general, there is a huge push towards metrics, and process. Everyone wants to ensure they have a process, and it can be measured. These things are very important, however we need to ensure we look at them and incorporate them for the right reasons, and looking for the right things.
So let’s start with process, of course you need a process by which you work. However less is more when it comes to process. Just because you think the process has 100 steps does not mean it has to. This is where process improvement and lean comes in. When thinking of the process “less is more”, “simple is best”. Do not go into this thinking the more steps you have, he bigger the better. The reality is, it is the opposite. Try to make the process as simple, as possible. This will ensure you are not wasting time, and can not only perform at a high level but do so quickly. This may mean doing some lean process improvement and finding and deleting the redundancies and wasted steps.
Now on to metrics, how we measure how the process is working, how our employees perform and more. This is another example of less is more, and simple is best. I mean do we really need to know how many calls our recruiters make in the last 10 minutes of a work day on Friday. Really? No of course not. Be sure whatever metrics you use are relevant, and important. Whatever you do try not to over complicate it by having to many metrics, having metrics that really do not matter or worse require too much time on the part of the recruiter or HR person to provide the needed info. Remember less is more, simple is best.
Social Media list of Lists!!Main Categories: general (not specific to any brand, mission, type of person), specific (targets a specific group, such as flixster which is movie orientated), and misc (any site that does not fall under the first 2 categories). Of course each main category has many sub. Below are the social sites by sub category and of course there are more and more being brought on line every day.
Sub Categories: Arts, Bookmarking, Cars and Auto, Connecting with Friends, Consumer Reviews, Cooking/Food, Cultures/Foreign Language, Dating, Education/Books, Event Planning, Family, Fashion/Clothing, Finance, Games, General Networking, Health/Medical, Internet Marketing, Link/Website Sharing, Microblogging/IM/Mobile, Movies, Music, News, Pets, Photo Sharing, Politics, Pop Culture, Professional, Real Estate, Religious, Shopping, Social Action, Sports, Technology, Teen, Travel, Video Sharing, Women, Miscellaneous
ARTS: ArtSlant deviantART Humble Voice – Art, music, video, photography imeem – Music, videos, photos MyArtInfo PhotographyVoter Virb – Music, art, fashion, film and more
BOOKMARKING: AllMyFavorites Backflip Blinkbits Blinklist Blogmarks Blummy BuddyMarks BookmarkTracker ChangeToLink Chipmark del.icio.us De.lirio.us Diigo Dogear Favoritoo Feedmarker Foxmarks FreeLink Furl GiveALink Hyperlinkomatic iKeepBookmarks Jack of All Links Lilisto LinkaGoGo Linkatopia Linkroll List Mixer Lycos iQ Mister Wong Mobilicio.us MyBookmarks MyHq Mylinkvault MyPip My Stuff (from Ask) MyVmarks Namakkal Netvouz Online Bookmark Manager OnlyWire Oyax Shadows Simpy SiteBar SiteJot Snipit Socializer StartAid Stufflinker Sync2it SyncOne Turboclip Windows Live Favorites WireFan Zurpy
CARS AND AUTO: AutoSpies Boompa Car Community CarDomain Motorpulse
CONNECTING WITH FRIENDS: Classmates ConnectU Friends Reunited Graduates Meetup MyYearbook Reunion SKOUT
CONSUMER REVIEWS: Cork’d – Wine reviews Chowhound – Food Epinions RateItAll Yelp
COOKING/FOOD All Recipes Barmano Bake Space Epicurious Community Family Oven FohBoh – Restaurant network Kitchen Bug MyDish Nibbledish Recipe Key Recipezaar Sharecipe Tasty Planner We Eatt WineLifeToday – Wine
CULTURES/FOREIGN LANGUAGES: Acelerame – Spanish (cars) Amina – Chechen Republic Black Planet – African American ClubGh – Ghana Hyves – Dutch IRC Galleria – Finland iWiW – Hungary IndianPad LunarStorm – Sweden MiGente – Latino Mixi – Japan Nexopia – Canada Playahead – Sweden Scoopeo – French StudiVZ – German students Wamba – Spanish social network Yigg – German
DATING: Bachelor Place Chemistry Crush or Flush Cupid’s Lab Flirtomatic LoveandFriends OkCupid SpeedDate WooMe
EDUCATION/BOOKS: BookCrossing Bookins BookMooch BookSwim Carmun Citeulike Connect via Books Curriki - for teachers Good Reads LibraryThing PaperBackSwap qoolsqool Read It Swap It Shelfari We The Teachers
EVENT PLANNING Socializr Zoji
FAMILY: Amiglia Babbiz CafeMom Eons Family 2.0 Family Den Famiva Geni Genoom GreatSchools – Parents review schools Kinzin MomJunction MothersClick Moxie Moms MyFamily.com Parentography TheFamilyPost WebBiographies
FASHION/CLOTHING: 2Threads Chictini Fashionising Fashion Network Metro Friendly Movmnt My Kids Fashion Springleap – T-shirts StyleCaster Community Stylehive StyleHop StyleMob Threadless – T-shirts Us Trendy
GAMES: Gaia – Games and anime Game Diggity GuildCafe WeeWorld
GENERAL NETWORKING: AIM Pages Badoo Bebo CyWorld EarthFrisk ECpod Facebook Faves Friendster Grono Hi5 iBritz LiveJournal Lovento Multiply MySpace MyWebProfile NetFriendships Netlog Orkut Passado Plaxo Skyrock Tagged Tribe Trig Windows Live Spaces Yahoo! 360 Zaadz
HEALTH/MEDICAL: DailyStrength DrConnected Health Ranker icarecafe MyPharmaNote Sanewire – recovery Sermo – Doctors Walker Tracker Who is Sick?
KIDS: imbee KidLinks
INTERNET MARKETING: Gooruze PlugIM Sphinn
LINK/WEBSITE SHARING: Ensiting Faves StumbleUpon TagTooga Trailfire
MICROBLOGGING/IM/MOBILE: BeeMood Feecle – Japanese FlickIM Frazr – German and French IMified Jaiku Komoo – Chinese loopt mbuzzy Numpa – Dutch Pownce Radar Robisz – Polish Rummble Twitter Zannel
MOVIES: Filmcrave Reelempire
MUSIC: 10Tune Buzznet Fuzz JamNow Jango Last.fm MOG Purevolume Soundpedia thesixtyone
NEWS: Blog Engage Blogg-Buzz BloggingZoom BlogsVine BookmarkUs.net BuzzFlash Content Pop Digg Fark Hubdub Mad or Love Mixx NewsCloud NewsHeat – Politics Newsvine NowPublic Plime Propeller RawSugar Reddit Shoutwire Stirr’d Up Tagza Wobblog Zoomit (Canada)
PETS: Catster Dogster Fuzzster MyCatSpace MyDogSpace PetSide PetZume Pikapet UnitedDogs
PHOTO SHARING: eSnips Flickr Fotki Fotolog Linkinn My Opera Photbucket Picli Tagmee Text America Zoomr
PHOTOGRAPHY: MyShutterspace Photography Mentor Photography Network Picture Social Shutterate Shutter Social
POLITICS: Carnival of Politics
POP CULTURE: Lipstick – Celebrity Showhype
PROFESSIONAL: APSense Biznik CitiAlly Cofoundr – Entrepreneurial CompanyLoop DoMyStuff Doostang Ecademy Fast Pitch JASEzone KillerStartups Konnects Lawyrs LinkedIn MeetIn MyCareer.ge Naymes NetHooks Ryze Small Business Brief StartupNation – Entrepreneurial Startupping – Internet entrepreneurs Synergy Street – Entrepreneurial Tapped In – Educational professionals Upspring Venture Capital Network Xing Ziggs
REAL ESTATE: Puurple Trulia Zillow
RELIGIOUS: Blessedit GospelShout MyChurch Tangle – video sharing Xianz
SHOPPING: AgentB BiddingBuddies – For Ebay members Deal Comet Dealigg Iliketotallyloveit Judy’s Book OSoYou ThisNext Yub Zebo
SOCIAL ACTION: Care2 – Social Issues/Humanities Hugg – Environmental Planet Change – Environmental TakingITGlobal
SPORTS: Armchair GM Ballhype eFans FanNation Fanspot GymMeet KeeCricket Joga – Soccer (Football) Prep Champs ScoreGuru SportsFlip Sportsvite Takkle – high school sports SportsCast Strands
TECHNOLOGY: Design Bump – Web/graphic design Design Float – Web/graphic design DesignRelated DevelopersNiche DNHour – Domain Name News DotNetKicks Dzone – Developers Earner’s Club – Internet Marketing Hacker News Hosting Bookmarks Pixel Groovy – Web design Slashdot Tweako SWiK – Open source software WPscoop – WordPress
TEEN: eCRUSH eSpintheBottle Piczo Profile Heaven Sconex Student.com Stardoll Teenwag
TRAVEL: Couch Surfing EveryTrail – GPS GeckoGo Groople Gusto TravBuddy Travellerspoint TrekCafe Trip Advisor TripUp WAYN Woophy
VIDEO SHARING: Broadcaster Panjea Revver Tubearoo Viddler Video Bomb Video Sift Vimby Xillian TV YouTube
WOMEN: Kirtsy PNN SurgarLoving
MISCELLANEOUS: 9rules 43 Things – Goal sharing Beautiful Society – List and vote for your favorite things Clip Clip ChickAdvisor Clipmarks Clipstar Clubnet UK – clubbing Consumating Dandelife – A social biography network Dawdle – Auction Daytipper – Tips and tutorials Digglicious DigStock – Financial DontStayIn – Clubbing EnergyPeopleConnect Experience Project – Share Life Experiences Faceparty – “The biggest party on Earth” Fazed Faqqly – Community of questions and answers Ficlets – Collaborative writing Flixster – Movies Freagle Gather Global Voices GoLark – Events and activities GreekStrength – fraternities and sororities Hypediss I Am Bored Jambo JetEye LinkFilter Listible Match A Dream Neighborrow – Borrowing and sharing Ning – Create your own network Outside.in – local news Product Clash – Product reviews Prosper – People to people lending Recruiting.com Scoop.at – Austria Searchles SEO Tagg Shared Confession – Secrets Spout – Films Squidoo StoryLink – Screen Writers Sydney Networkers Tipstrs – Tips and tutorials Tribe Truemors Value Investing News – Financial Vampire Freaks Velospace – Bicycles WeGame – Video games Wists
Social Media Architecture/Framework!!!!!! Part 5
This will be the 5th and final in the series of posts about Social media architecture.
In part one we went over the why, we talked about branding and about seeing what is being said out there about you. In part 2 we discussed the different sites. In part 3 we discussed tools and more. In part 4 we selected sites and tools.
Now it’s time to put it all together
First get your profiles in the selected sites up, complete and running ( see previous post on “A Prelude to Social Media Architecture/Framework!”
Get your name in Zoominfo, Jigsaw and any other like site. (Helper sites)
Download and get up and running Tweetdeck and Yoono.(monitor tools)
Download and get up and running either Tweetadder or Socialoomph. Ensure your thank you for connecting reply also asks them to connect with you on Linkedin and includes your linkedin url.(Combined-inscreaser-responder Tool)
Get an account with Twitterfeed, Pingfm or Dlvrit.(deliverer tool)
Get your twitter account on the toplisted, topfollowed lists (this can be done by searching for both on a search engine and following the directions. (Helper sites)
Create blog and find RSS feeds of consistently updated information relevant to you and your brand.
Social Sites(a) – monitor sites(b) – responding and finding(c)- blog and RSS feeds & Deliver content(d)
So social sites set up and running –CHECK
Monitoring sites tools set up and running- CHECK
Blog up and running- CHECK
RSS Feeds selects- Check
Now for the last step- set up the RSS feeds you have selected and your blogs RSS feed and use your selected deliverer tool to deliver your constant and automatic messages to your social sites. I typically have all the RSS feeds go to my twitter and then send my twitter feed to all other social sites. Makes it easier, cleaner and organized.
There you have it; you sites set up and running(a), your monitoring them(b), your responding and looking for connections and followers(c), and your message going out(d).
That’s it, once it is set up and running the only real updating you need to do is your own blog the rest is automatic.
Now of course you might add or delete RSS feeds, add social sites, and update your blog but that is about it and falls under intermittent maintenance. Once the architecture/ framework is built and running the rest is easy.
Social Media Architecture!!!!!! Part 4
This will be the 4th in a series of posts about Social media architecture.
In part one we went over the why, we talked about branding and about seeing what is being said out there about you.
In part 2 we discussed the different sites. In part 3 we discussed tools and more.
Now it’s time to pick the sites and the tools to use.
So for the purposes of this we are going to discuss what sites you should join and be involved with as a minimum,
to get started, there are plenty of others as previously stated. When choosing a social media sight ensure it is ones that are applicable to your brand or are general enough to touch your brand.
Facebook-Too many people on it not to be part, this includes the 2 spin off site BeKnown, and Branchout. Ensure to
keep it professional and in keeping with your chosen brand.
LinkedIn- a now brainer
Myspace –Like facebook just too many people on it, also like facebook keep it professional and in keeping with your
Twitter- A must to spread your word.
On to blogs. Blogging is a must for your social brand. It is the easiest way to spread your message and with the use of feeds have others help to spread it too. Make sure your message is professional and in keeping with your brand. You can use Blogger or anyone of a number of blogging sites and tools.
Tools: As you read in my previous blog there are many types tools. Below are the ones I suggest and what they do.
Tweetdeck or Yoono- both allow you to monitor multiple social sites and post (monitors).
Socialoomph or Tweetadder – both work with twitter, both allow you to send a thank you message to those who follow you. Both have stats and both allow you to schedule posts. Tweetadder will also increase your following through targeted research and will unfollow those who do not follow back (Combined-responders, SEO, increasers).
Twitterfeed, Pingfm or Dlvrit-All allow for RSS feeds to be automatically feed to your social media sites (deliverers).
Zoominfo and JIgsaw- this will ensure people who want to look you up can find you (helper sites).
Toplisted, Topfollowed- these will get you to the top of the biggest twitter lists out there (helper sites).
In part 5 we bring it all together
Helping people connect with their Destiny”