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About richardmatthews

Richard has been part of the Canadian Recruiting landscape since 2000 and is the founder of ION Groups which includes the RNG and HRNG on-line communities for recruiting and HR professionals. He is known as a thought leader and expert in Social and Professional Networking, Social Media and the evolution of Web 3.0 and is a featured speaker on these subjects at conferences and industry events. Richard is a Partner at Granite Consulting and is focused on building and delivering Social Media Recruitment Strategies to Granite Consulting Clients. ION Groups' connects "Like Minded Individuals", using our peer driven content, social networking and an on-line collaboration approach.

Social media, NOT another job board

I came across this interest article (2 minute read),…. Are you one of these folks that use Social media as the newest job board? STOP!!!! Social media should be part of your Talent Acquisition Strategy, not just another job board. … Continue reading

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July – Quick look at the recruiting landscape in Canada

Good news– The market is heating up again!!! Bad news – Right in time for the summer holiday season which means it might take a bit longer to find that candidate, get that job or move through the recruiting cycle. … Continue reading

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Top 5 reasons to Hire a Contract Recruiter

Manage Increased Recruitment Activity – Organizations often find their recruitment team stretched thin and could use additional support.  A Contract Recruiter assists the recruitment function, for a desired amount of time, reducing the pressure on your team. Mitigate risk – … Continue reading

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State of the HR/Recruiting Landscape Q1 2012

Over the past few weeks we’ve been speaking to Recruiters and HR professionals about the “State of the recruiting/HR landscape,” and we all agree that, “the market has not been this slow for quite some time.” With some economic uncertainty, … Continue reading

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What does Granite Consulting do?

Someone asked me what our company, Granite Consulting actually does: Here’s the quick answer…We do 3 better than anyone else: 1. Talent Placement – we recruit Recruitment and HR Professionals. We can find you full time, contract or project based … Continue reading

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Social Media Recruiting needs to be accountable

I’m always asking recruitment leaders to tell me about Social media recruiting in their organizations. What I find is that most companies got caught up in the craze and jumped on the social media bandwagon (in one way or another) … Continue reading

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Referral networks and Social Media Recruiting-Your Best hires Come from Your Employees

With the use of “Referral Networks” you will begin to see the real power of an effective Social Media Recruiting Strategy. Do you ever wonder what happens when you send a message (job, brand, culture, etc.) through the organization’s social … Continue reading

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