QR the Bar code of Staffing, Recruiting, and HR!!
QR code stand for Quick response code. It is basically a bar code that can quickly allow smart phones or any mobile device that has the application to provide quick easy access to anything on the internet.
This is fast becoming the new thing to put on resumes, business cards etc.
What it does is to easily allow someone to download your contact info, and other pieces of information into their phone and eventually into ATS and HRIS systems.
You can easily create a QR code for any URL on the web. Some places you can go to do this for free are: Jumpscan, Delivr, and Quikqr.
So how else can we use QR codes. Well the possibilities are endless;
Posting jobs by QR- You can make custom codes for different positions. The thing is using a QR code will allow you to provide allot of information but take up a small amount of space and since we are dealing with mobile technology allot it will be allot easier when dealing with candidates who live in the mobile world.
Tacking and Analytics- Well QR codes cannot only be made quickly, and free, but they are 100% trackable.
Talent communities and funneling. A QR code can make it easier for people to find and join communities. ATT already use it like this.
The biggest thing is dissemination of information a QR code can quickly and easily provide allot of information quickly and easily.
The world of Staffing, Recruiting and HR is going mobile and what email shortners are to social media, QR codes is to mobile.
Visual Stimulated Resumes (VSR), HMM well VizualizeMe!!
Well it had to happen, we all know we are visual people we like to see things. We like to be excited by what we see. Let’s get real though a resume usually is not that exciting. It is usual fairly mundane and after reviewing 100s it can get old. So well now comes Vizualize.me a site that takes your profile, your resume and makes it into more of a Visual Stimulated Resume (VSR) that is actually pretty exciting to see. It can take your LinkedIn profile and make into a very visual and exciting presentation that can be personalized. Think of this as the step between a written resume and a video resume.
So I know allot of companies have changed the title of the staffing professionals to include the term “consultant”. However the problem is their definition of consultant is incomplete. In most cases they are having the staffing professionals (SP) live up to the advice part of being a consultant but not the service part. They want their SPs not to solve the problem but instead advise and help the client solve the problem themselves. While in some cases this is the correct approach in other it is not, however the companies do not want the SPs to solve problems. The reality is we are hired because we are experts in a particular field and while in some cases we do indeed want to advise our clients in others we need to solve the problem.
The definition of a Consultant is: professional adviser: an expert who is providing advice or services in a particular field. The service part means to give the client what they need and to solve problems.
So if you are asked to be or act as a consultant remember you are not just there to advise but to solve problems and ultimately provide a service to help the client in any way needed.
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