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Social recruiting uses social media profiles, blogs, and online communities as a talent database to find and search for passive candidate data and information. It also uses social media to advertise jobs either through HR vendors or through crowdsourcing where job seekers and others share job openings within their online social networks. Popular social media sites used for recruiting include LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
You¡¯re probably wondering what kind of results other recruitment businesses and teams are getting on social media. You¡¯re wondering whether your business is missing out¡ªand whether that should be a cause for concern or not.
Integrity and transparency matter. Companies that genuinely value it, rather than just paying lip service to it, recognise how fundamental it is in achieving corporate success.
It¡¯s been a long road to recovery, but the economy is finally bouncing back after the Great Recession. Businesses are growing, companies are hiring and quality talent is in high demand. For the skilled worker, the job market has shifted in their favour, and professionals everywhere are taking advantage.
“Social hiring” to source candidates is a rapidly emerging recruitment strategy. Companies are using social networks and other platforms, such as GitHub for software developers or Dribble for designers. Yet many companies still don¡¯t understand how critical it is to their success.
Employers are optimistic about growth and hiring over the next 12 months, and yet they also expect that filling these new jobs will challenging. What are companies doing to attract talent and how can you position yourself for maximum visibility?
By now, we¡¯ve all heard about how employers scope out the Tweets and Facebook profiles of job seekers to winnow down the field of applicants. But job seekers may be surprised to hear just how many recruiters now use social media throughout the hiring process. Perhaps more surprising still, most recruiters are apparently checking for grammar and spelling on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
You might not think of Twitter as a recruitment tool, but companies are integrating it into their hiring strategies. Here¡¯s how Twitter helps hiring managers and recruiters find talent — particularly passive job seekers.