Monday, March 27, 2017
Social Media has, over the years, reshaped our world, our conversations, and how we access each other. It allows employers to gain a glimpse of the person behind a résumé based on their digital footprints. In the USA approximately 90% of recruiters are using social media for recruiting and the sites leading the way are Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Additionally the sites are being used to contact and screen potential applicants.
In Jamaica more and more recruiters are turning to social media to source job seekers and make recruiting decisions. Our local job seekers need to be aware of this and be more responsible with their actions on social media. Hence how they engage others and their interests help to form an opinion of who they are.
With social media being so integral in our personal and work lives, the HEART Trust/NTA in collaboration with the Human Resource Management Association of Jamaica (HRMAJ) hosts a Public Forum under the theme ‘Is Social Media the New Recruiter? The Digital Self or the Individual’ on Monday, March 27, 2017 at the Cardiff Hotel and Spa beginning at 2:30 p.m. The public will learn first hand how their brand on social media can influence employment opportunities. HR experts will describe how they use social media to make recruiting decisions and students will share their views about social media.
Specially invited guests:
- Hon Norma Walters, Custos Rotulorum of St Ann
- Mrs Dona Stewart Sykes, Director, HRMAJ
- Ms Kim Isava, Regional Sales Manager, Caribbeanjobs.com & member HRMAJ
- Ms Susan Brodber, Secretariat Manager, HRMAJ
- Mrs Lisa Lewis, Founder & CEO, Great People Solutions
- Mr Geoffery Fullerton, Managing Director, Fullerton Management Group Ltd.
- Mr Maurice Lewin, Director, Human Resources, Bureau of Standards
- Ms Simone Harrison, student, HEART College of Innovation & Technology
- Dr Wayne Wesley, Executive Director
- Mr Sonia Lynch, Senior Director (Acting), HR & A