census, year 2050 was when minorities would become the majority," says Regina Angeles, CEO of Talent2050, noting that the latest census has pushed that date up a decade.
"I started monitoring 2050 and learned that's also a milestone year for workforce trends around the world," she
A veteran recruiter, Angeles partners with global organizations and provides recruiting and employee engagement solutions.
specializes in securing multicultural talent and identifying workplace trends.
has 10-plus years of experience in executive search and recruiting.
works with startups, established companies in digital and interactive media,
I'm a bit radical," says Angeles
Social media is something that she
has found to work for recruitment.
It's a gold mine for savvy recruiters, says Angeles
urges companies to maximize recruitment of diverse talent through the social media platform.
Companies are clawing for top talent and an investment in recruiting through social media is essential in a competitive environment.
"Everyone wants the same skill sets.
and Facebook are great because they have good names, but there are other companies that are smaller and may be great for top talent," says Angeles
Companies need to think about "employee branding," she
"They have to view potential employees as a potential community even when they don't have actual jobs to fill.
adds, "Companies must connect their brand with service.
Wouldn't it be grand if the people who used your brand were potential talent for your company?"
Social media has transformed the job search process.
Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, and other sites are great ways for candidates to brand themselves and a great outreach mechanism for recruiters.
But the arena is not fully utilized by employers who crave qualified talent.
uses social media as a primary tool to recruit diverse talent and says that companies are looking to the social arena to create a new dimension to their human resources departments.
Just as she
guides and helps clients to use social media as a tool to find talent Angeles charges professionals seeking employment to safeguard their online image to be an attractive job candidate.
"Everyone should be thinking about their professional relationship management online," says Angeles
who also teaches a course to professionals on the subject.