Archive for April, 2010

Deloitte NZ hits Top 40

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

Engage client, Deloitte New Zealand has received another accolade for their social media strategy. This time, Your Future at Deloitte (New Zealand) was recognised as one of the Top 40 Fan Pages on Facebook.

Paul Jacobs

Deloitte NZ wins international social recruiting award

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Awesome news: Engage client, Deloitte New Zealand has received an international award for their social recruiting initiatives. The 2010 SOCRA award honours excellence in social media and recruiting. Deloitte NZ received over 500 votes from industry professionals, edging out North American heavyweights UPS / TMP with 275 votes and Sodexo with 201 votes. Richard Long, manager of talent acquisition at Deloitte NZ will accept the award at Recruitcamp in North Carolina USA on April 22.

Deloitte NZ won the award for their Facebook page, which is geared towards graduate and intern recruitment. The company broke new ground by mashing live-streaming video with social networking, directly on their Facebook page. This ’social videoing’ technique has been successfully used by celebrities like Shakira and Miley Cyrus to engage with their fan bases.

Since launching in late 2009, the page has hosted 10 live and interactive shows. Prospective recruits were able to watch and listen on Facebook as graduates from a range of teams and locations gave impromptu talks on their experiences and impressions. The shows involved both groups of graduates and individuals, and fans were able to type questions into the Facebook page and get answers during the course of each show.

The shows are part of a wider strategy to humanise the Deloitte NZ brand, offer authentic experiences for prospective graduates, and differentiate the company from other firms. Other initiatives include graduates blogging about life at Deloitte NZ.

Deloitte NZ’s social recruiting initiatives have created greater awareness of the firm among propsective graduates. Richard Long reports that students attending careers and networking events appear to be better informed and more familiar with the company, and the opportunities available. Deloitte NZ are very happy with the quality and number of applications received this year.

All up, this is a win for a Southern Hemisphere company and an example of social recruiting in action.

To keep up to date with the evolution of this page, you can follow Deloitte NZ on Twitter (@deloittegradsnz).

Paul Jacobs