If there’s one thing I’ve noticed about successful recruiters, it’s that they tend to be super organised. Disciplined too. Much of what I’ve written about social recruiting has focused on raising your profile with your candidate audience, learning to engage with them more effectively, becoming perceived as someone knowledgeable in your sector – without it being a total drain on your working week! Getting these things right is particularly valuable when you come to post your next job openings. If candidates in your niche have got used to monitoring your streams for quality content and insights, they’ll also come to …read more
This monthly Social Recruiting column is contributed by Tony Restell. Tony is the Founder of Social-Hire.com and a respected commentator in the online recruitment and social media sectors. A published author and Cambridge graduate, Tony spent his early career in strategy consulting before going on to build and sell an online recruitment business to Jobsite. He is focused on helping candidates and recruiters use social media to find their next career or their next hire.
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Of all the platforms you might use for Social Recruiting, Twitter ranks as my favourite. If you’re just starting out in social recruiting, Twitter is also the platform I’d recommend checking out first. Why’s that? 1) It’s transparent 2) It fosters real-time discussion 3) It allows you to be responsive to candidates, without being a huge time drain 4) It’s fun So why are these things important? Twitter is Transparent One of the biggest frustrations of social recruiting can be the platforms themselves getting in the way of what you’re trying to achieve. With Twitter’s rivals, the platforms are constantly …read more
In the third in our series of Social Recruiting articles, I want to help speed you on your path to becoming a knowledgeable recruiter in the #socialrecruiting space. Who can you really get great insights from if you’re trying to learn about leveraging social media to hire talent? In my role, I am constantly scouring the web for the latest developments and trends in social media. On the one side I’m looking for resources that will help candidates to use social media in their job search. But on the other side, I’m hunting for tips, data, new technologies and trends …read more
With the mass adoption of social media, the recruiting arsenal is far broader than ever before. The number of tools and approaches available to recruiters to attract candidates has ballooned – as has the conjecture about the most effective routes to hiring in our socially networked world. What is increasingly clear is that some recruiters get Social Recruiting – and others really don’t get it at all. The good news is there is a simple litmus test you can take. Simply look at the current ways you are using social media in your hiring strategy and ask yourself this: What …read more
A New Series Focused On Social Recruiting If you want to understand how social media has transformed the recruiting landscape, you’re in the right place. In this series of articles focused on Social Recruiting, we’ll be accelerating your understanding of the role social media is now playing in recruiting – and delving into specific strategies for how you can best leverage these trends. Let’s kick things off by talking about the changes that have taken place – and defining what we mean by Social Recruiting. How Social Media Has Transformed Recruiting Before the arrival of social media, there were two …read more