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The HealthyPeople Feed – It’s a step into the unknown (again)


In what is possibly an indulgence based on perceived value, we have created for HealthyPeople and the industry as a whole, the ‘HealthyPeople Feed’.

What is the HealthyPeople Feed and what’s it all about?

The HealthyPeople Feed is a micro-blogging platform for our industry. It is publicly visible but can only be contributed to by HealthyPeople registered professionals and employers.

The intention of the service is to provide industry employers and professionals with the ability to communicate more easily in a common space.

It’s also an opportunity for myself and the team at HealthyPeople to alert our users to things of relevance; upcoming jobs, filled positions, links, tips, whatever. While there are existing social networks we could use for this purpose, we felt there was no one place where we could be sure to reach all people. The HealthyPeople Feed gives us the opportunity to communicate in the space where the action is happening.

What we are NOT trying to do is replace your existing social networks. On the contrary, we’re providing an alternative space to share industry relevant information. For employers, it’s a chance to have greater engagement with prospective candidates. For professionals, it’s an opportunity to create a presence that can only improve your employability.

How is this of use for employers and professionals?

Job ads are no longer a static posting

Using the Feed, professionals can ask questions relating to the role. Recruiting employers can answer these job ad queries publicly, providing greater insight for other potential candidates. Existing staff may also wish to contribute, providing insight into what it’s like to work for the facility.

Professionals can build their industry profile.

Your professional feed includes the image attached to your profile (if there is one), any job categories that you’ve expressed an interest in and space for you to include a brief profile.

Use this forum to answer questions posed by other professionals, follow people and employers of interest to you and post information that you think will be of value to others. All of which provides great fuel for employers that are interested in your level of professional engagement.

You can easily link to your feed (on your CV, etc.) with the URL[your handle].

Employers, this is a chance to get some personality behind your business.

The HealthyPeople feed provides a chance to join in and start conversations with industry professionals. It also provides an opportunity for potential applicants to learn more about your business and what might be coming up in terms of opportunities.

With regards to your job ads, here is a unique opportunity to keep conversations fresh, encouraging people to apply throughout the month of listing, rather than losing application numbers as the ad ages.

Please note; First come, best dressed with regards to your @… name.

If you’d like to get your name, I recommend getting in early. Once it’s taken, it’s taken.

Posting rules.

To borrow from Tim Ferris; Remember what Fonzie was like? Cool. That’s how we’re gonna be — cool. Critical is fine, but if you’re rude, we’ll delete your stuff. Loss of posting rights or account deletion are also on the table.

Please refrain from including contact details in posts or profiles – it’s smart internet practice and, to be frank, this sort of thing is our bread and butter.

This is work in progress

I’m pretty happy with what we’ve created, but there is a lot more that we’ll add in the very near future. Your input in this regard is much appreciated. I’ve no idea how this is going to pan out. But one thing is for sure, I’ll never find out unless I put it out there.

@dennishosking on HealthyPeople


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