BINGHAM FARMS, Mich., September 25, 2009—Tom Nixon, a partner at Bingham Farms, Mich.-based Identity Marketing & Public Relations, will speak on the developing role of social media and its utility in making hiring decisions, employing successful branding campaigns and attracting potential employees. The presentation hosted by the Human Resources Association of Greater Detroit (HRAGD), will be held on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 from 7:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. at the Michigan First Credit Union Community Room in Lathrup Village, Mich.
HRAGD workshops touch on industry topics aimed to help provide Detroit-area human resources professionals with the tools to enhance employee relations and support business development. The October presentation is entitled “Effective Use of Social Networking for Employee Recruitment and Organization Branding.”
Nixon, a veteran public relations and marketing specialist with over twelve years of industry experience, will bring to his discussion an emphasis on utilizing social media technologies to attract and assess qualified applicants with respect to individual public Web behavior. He will address tactics for properly engaging and networking with online contacts, specifically focusing on the LinkedIn platform, its services and application plug-ins. He will also discuss optimizing online presence with social networking tools such as Facebook, Twitter and blogs.
“Social media is shifting the paradigm relative to company recruiting and branding strategies,” said Nixon. “This program will introduce HRAGD to the social media channels that have the ability to be especially valuable in attracting and retaining qualified job candidates.”
For more information, or to register for this event, please visit www.hragd.org.
Identity Marketing & Public Relations is a full-service agency specializing in business-to-business communication strategies and programs. Industry segments serviced by Identity include professional services, insurance, real estate, hospitality, automotive, technology, financial and manufacturing. Identity is headquartered in the Bingham Office Center in Bingham Farms, Mich. For more information, visit identitypr.com.