The History of Google Helpouts and Why Recruiters Should Care

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My obsession with Google+ isn’t a secret. I host the #SourceCon Live Google+ Hangout ON AIR and I spend as much time on the network as I can.  I know, user adoption isn’t what Google had hoped, but I’m optimistic.

A Google product I haven’t written about in the past is Google Helpouts. Helpouts is a tool that connects people who need help with people who can help them, via video.

Why should talent acquisition professionals care?

First of all, Helpouts is a great place to share your expertise and meet others. There are a number of sourcers and recruiters who give resume advice to professionals and share social networking tips. Second, potential candidates are helping others by charging for their expertise. Are you looking for a javascript programmer? Take a look at these Helpouts, maybe one of the hosts is your candidate.

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Have I piqued your interest? See the infographic below for more information about Helpouts.

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Jeremy Roberts, SPHR, is VP, Customer Experience at HiringSolved. He is the previous Editor of SourceCon. Prior to joining the ERE Media team, he spent over a decade working as a recruiter, sourcer, and sourcing manager. This time was spent in diverse environments, including third party agency settings (retained and contingent), recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) providers, and internal corporate HR departments. His previous employers include the MHA Group, Ajilon Finance, Korn Ferry Futurestep, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, and Randstad Sourceright, US. He resides in Corinth, TX with his wife and 3 children.


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